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Let Us Press Pley: Jus Oborn Of Electric Wizard's Favourite Horror Films
Harry Sword , October 31st, 2017 10:08

Electric Wizard grand magus Jus Oborn talks to Harry Sword about a lifetime of immersion in the outposts of horror, sleaze and exploitation cinema, why 'heavy' isn't about the peddles and amps you use and the importance of playing the long game.


A Lizard In A Woman's Skin
Fulci is one of those names who is always name dropped when people want to talk about horror or gore but nobody remembers he had a career before Zombie Flesh Eaters. He was considered one of the great directors of Italy before that. He always made dark movies. This is great, set in London with whole 15 minute sequences that totally go off on a tangent - the music and visuals take overand everyone is on acid. The whole basis of the story is 'was everyone on acid?' Did she imagine the murders or did they really happen? And I love that jazzy guitar on it. The tone is brutal and it just works so well with horror, I wish there was more of it. I like irritating sounds - sounds that really grate. We were planning to do a soundtrack style album which was just fucking annoying sounds: 'Panic' 'Ominous' 'Sudden Death'. I like the idea of uneasiness and affecting emotions and feelings. I like the idea that you can force people to feel something they didn't ever want to feel or were not expecting to feel - music can often do that, play with emotions. You can be obvious and pluck the harp strings - that Coldplay thing where everybody is in dopey tears. They milk it and milk it and milk it, don't they? It's a cynical bullshit formula.