The History of Metal and Horror – documentary – USA, 2019 – overview

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Artwork by Brian Allen

The History of Metal and Horror is a forthcoming American documentary written, co-produced, edited and directed by Mike Schiff.

The film is co-produced by Robert L. Lucas (One For The Fire: The Legacy of Night of the Living DeadMore Brains! A Return to the Living Dead; The Theatre Bizarre). Executive producer Brian Slagel runs Metal Blade Records.

The production team have just released the new promo for The History of Metal and Horror to tie-in with their second fund-raising round via Indiegogo


The documentary explores the histories of heavy metal music and horror films, and explores how the two genres have merged together over time. Various metal artists share their greatest fears, favorite horror films, their influences, and much more. Horror film icons also discuss how their films have influenced the horror genre, their connections to metal artists, and why metal and horror work together.

The many artists and icons interviewed so far include Doug Bradley (Hellraiser), Alice Cooper, John Carpenter, Kirk Hammett (Metallica), Gunnar Hansen, GWAR, Kane Hodder, Bela Lugosi Jr., Dave Mustaine (Megadeth), Bill Moseley (Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, The Devil’s Rejects), Claudio Simonetti (Goblin), Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour), Sid Haig and Tom Savini.

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