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Metal Macabre: Day 20 of 31 Days of Horror Movie Challenge

Day 20 of 31 Days of Horror Movie Challenge: Metal Macabre, we explore horror's influence in heavy metal.

Metal Macabre

Day 19 brought us the horrifying appetite for human flesh with the cannibalism theme in horror films, What’s For Breakfast, Cannibal? Today, Day 20 of 31 Days of Horror Movie Challenge: Metal Macabre, takes us to a more unique exploration in horror films: movies that inspired historic band names or albums in metal music. While the Black Sabbath (1963) is not directly linked to the band Black Sabbath, the film’s title served as the inspiration for one of the most iconic heavy metal bands. Nightbreed (1990) indirectly influenced the metal community through Cradle of Filth, with the band naming an album Midian after the city of monsters in Clive Barker’s creation. Both movies showcase the intersection of horror cinema and the metal community. The indirect influences of these films, from inspiring band names to album titles, emphasize the impact of horror on diverse artistic expressions. The distinct filmmaking methods in each contribute to their historical significance within the horror genre. 


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