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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


Deep Red (Dario Argento, 1975)

It's almost psychedelic in some ways - the way it was shot. There's a lot of innovative camera work and plenty of the sort of gore that you'd expect from Argento. I saw Goblin perform the soundtrack to this a few months ago and I thought “this is a great film”. It's one of those ones that if you revisit it you appreciate it a little bit more. I'm not sure where the interest in psychedelia and altered states comes from really. I guess it's a kind of escapism or something. It takes you away into some place that's not of this world. Its like a bizarre distraction

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