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Exclusive: Korn’s Jonathan Davis Shares His Favorite Horror Films

Korn mainman Jonathan Davis knows horror firsthand.   Working in a coroner’s office as a kid, he’s gotten up close and personal with more blood and guts than George Romero, Sam Raimi and John Carpenter combined.

Davis laughs, “I did all of the blood and guts shit for real, bro. I hacked up over 2500 bodies in my day working in the coroner’s office.”

photo credit Lilly Ryden

Now the singer has just been hacking up heavy metal with Korn’s latest offering, Korn III — Remember Who You Are. It’s a bloody, brutal and brilliant return to form for Korn, and it sees Davis sparing no one lyrically.

Given his connection to the world of “real” horror,’s Rick Florino ( spoke to Jonathan Davis in this exclusive interview about his favorite horror flicks! Jonathan Davis’s Favorite Horror Movies

1. Salem’s Lot

When I was a kid, Salem’s Lot scared the fucking shit out of me! This one always creeped me out.  

2. The Exorcist

I think this is the scariest one—especially from that time period.  

3. Evil Dead

I dig Evil Dead.

4. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2

This is one of my favorites! It’s got Dennis Hopper, and it’s fucking good. It’s so underrated. I think it’s the best film of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise.

5. Suspiria

There was this really old school Italian film that scared me called Suspiria. I saw it when I was a little kid. I haven’t watched it in years, but I remember it just fucking killing me. I think I was six or seven-years-old.  It was on HBO or some shit. I’d wake up in the middle of the night and I’d sneak down and watch TV because that’s when the horror films were always on. I’d sit there, watch them and get the shit scared out of me, but I loved it! The Hollywood version of Satanism is scary; it’s a totally different thing. It makes for good scary movies and good metal lyrics, grindcore bands and all of the bands in Norway and Scandanavia. I’ve met so many Satanists, and they’re like the nicest people in the world, bro [Laughs]. They’re really cool. When we were on tour with Joey Jordison [Slipknot, Murderdolls], he had a lot of those black metal guys come out, and they were totally cool.

6. The Fourth Kind

I watched this recently, and it freaked the fuck out of me. Awe fuck, dude, it really gave me the fucking willies! Horror films don’t really scare me that much now, but this one freaked me out. It felt so real.

7. Paranormal Activity

When I first saw this, it fucking flipped me out too! Shit that looks real and deals with any kind of otherworldly shit freaks me out! I did all of the blood and guts shit for real, bro. I hacked up over 2500 bodies in my day working in the coroner’s office. Shit like Paranormal Activity—where there’s demon possession and you see the whole video—fucking scares me!



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