SLASH Reveals How Horror Movies Have Influenced Him (Video)

July 2, 2015

According to The Pulse Of Radio, Slash discusses his love of horror movies in a new video posted online by Fandango Movieclips. The latest episode of the ongoing Fandango series "I Love Movies" features the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame guitarist describing how films like "The Exorcist" shaped his life as both a musical performer and, more recently, a movie producer.

Slash explains: "The first time I saw 'The Exorcist' was in the back of a Volkswagen in a drive-in theater. Mike Oldfield's 'Tubular Bells' theme was so perfectly creepy for 'The Exorcist' itself. A really great score like that one becomes an essential character in the movie."

Slash told The Pulse Of Radio that classic monster movies were a big influence on him as well. "I was turned onto anything that Boris Karloff did. You know, I loved 'The Wolf Man', 'Creature From The Black Lagoon', 'The Fly', and then went onto, you know, 'Alien' was a favorite, we talk about 'The Thing' all the timeā€¦ I mean, all the way up until you had Mike Myers and Freddy Krueger and Jason. Then everything started to get very diluted. But up until then, I was pretty much drawn to any monster that looked scary."

Production on Slash's second film as a producer, "The Hell Within", is scheduled to begin next January under his Slasher Films banner.

Slash's first film as a producer, "Nothing Left To Fear", came out in 2013.

Slash and his band are currently touring Europe but will return for some U.S. dates in September.

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