Atreyu’s always paid homage to the horror genre. Take the cover of their 2004 breakthrough album, The Curse. It featured a super hot, scantily clad vampire chick, instantly giving the album a pronounced darkness. Infectious cuts like “Bleeding Mascara” and “Right Side of the Bed” didn’t hurt their case either. Also, the fact that the SoCal metalcore quintet named itself after a character from The Neverending Story is pretty scary in and of itself…
Number one is going to be John Carpenter’s Halloween. I think it’s rad how Michael Myers never runs and the film is not that gory; it’s just intense. Michael is always there. You can’t get away from him! The music was super creepy. On the DVD’s behind-the-scenes feature, they said the movie actually didn’t get picked up until they added the special piano track to it that John Carpenter wrote. Once he wrote that, the film got distribution. It’s cool because it was an independent movie that became huge. This is definitely my number one horror film!
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