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Cannibal Corpse's Alex Webster Picks the Most Metal Horror Movies

Cannibal Corpse's Alex Webster Picks the Most Metal Horror Movies

Our favorite holiday? Easy: Halloween. We’re eagerly counting down the days to All Hallows Eve, and we’re doing it by enlisting some of our favorite rockers to select the “most metal” fright flicks of all time. So check back right here at every day until the big, bad scariest one of them all. Here, Cannibal Corpse bassist Alex Webster gives us his selections.

The Shining
The Shining truly captures a dark atmosphere of terror, and it does so not only visually, but also musically. It truly has the most eerie soundtrack of any horror movie I’ve seen, featuring ominous pieces of music by great composers like Penderecki and Bartok. The fact that music plays an integral part in creating The Shining's dark vibe is what makes it metal to me, because metal is music that often creates a dark vibe.”

The Exorcist
“One of my all time favorite horror movies, and I think it also creates an extremely dark and evil atmosphere for the viewer. The Exorcist is metal because I think it’s possible that the demon voices coming from Linda Blair’s mouth might actually have helped inspire the black/death growling vocal style. Whether or not that is the case, there is no denying that there is a connection between Satanic imagery and extreme metal, and The Exorcist is one of the best movies you’ll ever see as far as Satanic imagery and vibe are concerned.”

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