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  • Writer's pictureGabe Powers

Episode 44: Heavy Metal Horror, feat. Justin Clark of Slant Magazine


Can hard rock music really corrupt the youth? Will the lyrics raise the dead and turn innocent children into perverts and murderers? Is that a literal demon on lead guitar? Join Gabe and returning guest Justin Clark as they enter the pit to answer these questions and more. While Gabe spent the month watching several heavy metal and hard rock horror movies, the discussion this week pertains largely to four films – Krishna Shah’s Hard Rock Zombies (1984), John Fasano’s Black Roses (1988), Álex de la Iglesia’s Day of the Beast (Spanish: El día de la bestia, 1995), and Tetsuro Takeuchi’s Wild Zero (1999).

00:00 – Intro

08:38 – Hard Rock Zombies (and other ‘80s Heavy Metal Horror)

27:58 – Black Roses

45:21 – Day of the Beast

1:11:05 – Wild Zero

1:36:47 – Outro

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Check out Justin’s review of Monkey Man here!

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