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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


Tower Of Evil (Jim O'Connolly, 1972)

I think I first saw this on TV really late night and I think it's probably never been on TV since. I don't think it's very well regarded on any websites or anything like that. It's just kind of been forgotten in many ways, but it's got a nice gloomy atmosphere. Again it was a bit of a pioneer for the modern slasher film. It's set on an isolated island where all these bizarre murders are taking place and all these girls are running around half naked. It's classic British horror.

I noticed there's no Hammer films on your list.

I thought I would avoid that sort of cliché. I've talked about Hammer so much in the past that I thought it would be good to focus on the less well known British horror films.