Renowned Guns N’ Roses guitarist and horror movie enthusiast, Slash, has unveiled the horror film that had the most profound impact on him.
In a recent interview with NME, the guitar hero shares that he is not easily frightened, stating, “I don’t scare very easily.” However, he goes on to reveal that the original Night of the Living Dead from 1968 managed to send chills down his spine. He describes it as a visceral, raw, and dark film that had a destabilizing effect on him.
Slash explains that his fascination with horror movies started at a young age while growing up in England. He discovered films featuring iconic British horror actors such as Vincent Price, Peter Cushing, and Charles Laughton. He was completely captivated by their work, and it ignited his passion for the genre.
In addition to being a guitar virtuoso, Slash has also produced and scored a new horror film titled The Breach, which is set to release as a digital download on Friday, July 10.
When asked about his influences in film scoring, Slash mentions notable composers such as John Carpenter, Hans Zimmer, and Danny Elfman, whom he considers geniuses. He also appreciates the contributions of other lesser-known composers in the field.
While currently focused on touring with Guns N’ Roses, Slash recently expressed his plans to resume touring with his other project, Slash ft. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators, in the upcoming year.