February 26, 2015 Favorite Horror Movies Revealed: Victor Love of Dope Stars Inc.
Many would call Italy the motherland of Horror cinema. Graced with a broad range of legendary filmmakers ranging from Mario Bava, to Lucio Fulci, to Dario Argento, the country has left its mark on the genre over the course of time. Founder of Industrial Synth’n’Roll Roman band Dope Stars Inc., Victor Love holds a special place in his heart for the macabre, and always finds time to fit in a viewing. Balancing a schedule of creating music, touring, and building a subculture with his band, Love can recall a vast range of Horror films which he considers to be the cream of the crop. Recently we caught up with the musical entrepreneur to talk about his Top 10 Horror movies of all-time.
1) Alien (1979): The Horror Sci-Fi at its best. Fully loaded and explosive. Visionary backgrounds and the creepiest creature ever created.
2) Psycho (1960): I think just anybody would freak out just hearing all of a sudden “that” sound in the back while the girl is getting stabbed in the shower.
3) Suspiria (1977): The masterpiece of Dario Argento with the soundtrack of The Goblins. Enough said.
4) L’Aldilà, aka The Beyond (1981): The visionary extremism by godfather of splatter gore, Lucio Fulci.
5) They Live (1988): That is how you imagine a brainwashed society under alien elite control.
6) The Shining (1980): All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, and that Redrum thing on the door, you can never forget. Too bad Stephen King did not like it.
7) Saw (2004): The mathematical murder under captivity. Surviving the maze for salvation.
8) Jaws (1975): You see this movie and your summer vacations will be fucked up a little bit more and forever. So when you go swimming in deep waters you will have sometimes that small feeling a shark could appear for no reason and eat you alive. At least, not in Italy.
9) The Exorcist (1973): The one and forever representation of the exorcism, satanic possession with all the creepy details, contortionism and dark shadows.
10) The Last Man on Earth (1964): Undead, vampires, plague, biohazard and apocalypse. What else? Fuck yeah!