The Devil’s Music: Eight Rock N’ Roll Infused Horror Movies

Rock n’ roll. Punk rock. Heavy metal. Music has always been transgressive – a means for outcasts and the marginalized to push back on social norms. Likewise horror movies are often at their best when putting our world under a microscope. Not surprisingly then, horror and rock and roll – and all of its variants […]

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We Summon the Darkness: Subversively Devilish Take on Old Tropes

Few things are better-suited for one another than horror, heavy metal, and Satan. Much has already been written about the Satanic moral panic that emerged in the 1980’s. Heavy metal bands that infused their music and public image with Satanic themes – Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Motley Crüe – drew the ire of moral entrepreneurs […]

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The Devil’s Candy is Tasty Heavy Metal Horror

Few horror directors make quite the impression on their first kick at the can like Sean Byrne. The Aussie director’s debut effort, The Loved Ones, was critically acclaimed and has earned a cult following. Unfortunately for horror fans, Byrne took nearly six years to craft a follow-up. But it turns out the wait was worth […]

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Shout at the Devil: Satan, Heavy Metal, and Horror

Get out your devil horns. If you grew up in the 1980s, there’s. a good chance you may have listened to Motley Crüe, Ozzy Osbourne, or Iron Maiden. I went to a Catholic high school and distinctly recall getting a detention or having an Iron Maiden poster in my locker – it was considered morally […]

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