In Flames Frontman Anders Fridén 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 RevolverMag.com every day until the big, bad scariest one of them all. Next up, In Flames frontman Anders Fridén.

Phantasm
“Terrifying? The ‘Tall man.’ He’s very tall…and supernaturally strong. And supernaturally evil! And he hates you! Metal? The ‘Sentinel Spheres.’ I’m talking about metallic balls sent zipping around a mortuary. If the sphere catches up with you, it’ll impale your forehead. And trust me, the sphere will catch up with you! That’s what they do.”

The Exorcist
The Exorcist has scared the hell out of me for as long as I have known. After first seeing it when I was much younger, I remember that I didn’t get a good night’s rest for at least two weeks. Don’t forget: People have fainted, thrown up, and gone crazy when seeing it on the big screen. With all of the fury of a rabid pit bull, Regan torments anyone brave or foolish enough to come into her room. The film releases its terror in carefully controlled doses, which heightens its horror! The movie’s most famous scenes—Regan’s head doing a 360, her using projectile vomit like a venom-spitting dinosaur—are scary, gross, shocking, and metal! Just imagine how audiences must have felt in the early 1970s…”

The Shining
The Shining ranks with The Exorcist as being one of the best horror films of all time. From the spine-chilling music playing during the first frames of the movie as the car winds up to the hotel to the very last frame as the camera zeros in on Nicholson’s figure at the center of the black-and-white photograph, the movie delivers. The Shining has one of the best, if not the best, movie soundtracks of all time. The music is able to convey a sense of movement as well as emotion, often washing over the listener like a wave, stabbing like an icy-hot pitchfork, or giving the strange but distinct impression one is swimming in a sea of knives. While not ‘metal’ per se, the eerie sounds and random voices become another character in the movie.”

 

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