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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


Kansas City Confidential (Phil Karlson, 1952)

This is one of the greatest noirs ever, in my opinon. It was a huge influence on Reservoir Dogs. Tarantino pretty much took the whole script and made his own version of it. It's got a modern feel to it as well, in the way it was edited, especially considering its from 1952. It's hard to sum up the appeal of noir. It's a combination of the shadowy figures and the hard drinking and the sleazy bars. It's something that really appeals to me. I went through a stage of just watching film noir for months on end because it was so fascinating to me. It's a black and white world that's gone forever.