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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


Assault On Precinct 13 (John Carpenter, 1976)

I really like films that take place in one location. This takes place in an abandoned police precinct, so it's got that claustrophobic thing when they're under attack and they're all working together to try and fight off the siege. One of the things that really attracted me to the film when I first saw it was the soundtrack. It's got an amazing score from Carpenter. It's a little bit different to a lot of his other stuff. But yeah, I love the score. Carpenter's the master of scoring his own films. His films always have strong soundtracks and part of the reason I'm such a big fan is because he really takes care in the presentation. The soundtrack fits perfectly to the visuals you see. He gets it perfectly – he immerses himself in the films that he creates.