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Bizarre Distractions: An Uncle Acid Cinematic Baker's Dozen
Mat Colegate , September 21st, 2015 11:06

With their new LP The Night Creeper out now, Mat Colegate talks to Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats singer Kevin Starrs about the horror and exploitation films that feed into the band's rich world of imagery and music


Black Christmas (Bob Clark, 1974)

It's really bleak and negative which considering it's set at Christmas is quite a good contrast. It's a great tour bus film this one. It had a huge influence on John Carpenter - the Halloween films he made took quite a lot from this. The point of view shots that you have from the killer and everything – you can trace all that back to Black Christmas. There's only so much you can do with the slasher film, I suppose, but it just seems to appeal. If you're in the mood for a slasher film you can't really go wrong as there are so many good ones out there.