Ever wanted to sit down and watch a classic horror movie with one of your favorite heavy metal stars–say, I don’t know, Corey Taylor from Slipknot or Scott Ian from Anthrax? Well, what if instead of a classic, it were a loud, violent schlock flick you could guffaw along to? Well, SYFY is giving you a chance to do just that with the launch of Metal Crush Monday, a month-long film series featuring metallic horror flicks alongside interview commentary by some of the biggest names in rock and metal.
According to SYFY’s website, the series kicks off tonight at 7:30pm EST, and features host Whitney Moore doing Zoom interviews with members of music’s heaviest acts about their favorite metal-oriented horror, sci-fi, and dark fantasy flicks. Featured on the first episode will be GWAR‘s Pustulus Maximus and Blöthar the Berserker and Black Veil Brides‘ Andy Black, discussing the 1999 giant gator flick Lake Placid.
The series continues throughout the month of August, featuring the following films and commentators:
- Resident Evil: The Final Chapter – Includes interviews with Butcher Babies‘ Heidi Shepherd, New Years Day’s Ash Costello, and Sevendust‘s Lajon Witherspoon
- Underworld: Blood Wars – Includes interviews with Anthrax’s Scott Ian and Battlestar Galactica actor Aaron Douglas
- Rob Zombie’s Halloween – Includes interviews with Korn‘s Jonathan Davis, Slipknot’s Corey Taylor, In This Moment‘s Maria Brink, and Ronnie James Dio’s manager and widow Wendy Dio.
“We know there’s a natural connection between fans of metal and genre,” said SVP of SYFY WIRE Sandy Deane in a statement on the series. “SYFY is bringing both together in a way that may seem surprising to some, but makes perfect sense to us.”
Trashy, high-octane horror movies with insights provided by some of metal’s finest–many of whom are huge horror aficionados in their spare time? We’re in.
Here’s a quick promo video for the show. Tune into to SYFY tonight at 7:30pm EST to watch a giant alligator eat unsuspecting vacationers.
Words by Chris Krovatin