First off I am largely influenced by music in almost everything I do. Music and sound in general have the ability to sway our in emotions in many ways. I could write names forever of bands that have inspired me but rather than dedicate a month to that I’ll break it down to genre:
Oldies Rock/Pop, Jazz, Classical, Baroque, Opera, Industrial, Gothic, Black Metal, Doom Metal, Heavy Metal, Trip-Hop, NuJazz, Grindcore, Psychobilly, Rockabilly, Punk, Ska, Reggae, Dark Ambient, Brutal Death Metal, Industrial Metal, Grunge Metal, Graveyard Rock, Carcass Worship, Techno, Crust Punk, Dark Dubstep, German Rock, Operatic Metal, Blues, Blues Rock, Classic Rock, Neurofunk, Steampunk, Progressive Rock, Southern Rock, Lo-Fi Death Metal, Synth Pop, Pop Industrial, Psychedelic Rock, 80s Pop/Rock, Avant Garde Metal, Sludge, and I’m sure there’s a ton more.
Films are a bit more specific in my book. They include but are not limited to:
Begotten, Cannibal Holocaust, Salo, Nekromantik 1+2, Night of the Living Dead, Return of the Living Dead 1+3, Dawn of the Dead, House of Flesh Mannequins, The Frighteners, Dead Alive, Night of the Demons, Evil Dead Trilogy, The Last House on the Left, Mirrormask, Pan’s Labyrinth, Visions of Suffering, Nails, Philosophy of a Knife, Sublime, House by the Cemetery, Zombie Women of Satan, The Dead and the Damned, Death Factory + Bloodletting, Chainsaw Sally, The Short Films of David Lynch, Solar Anus Cinema, Mullholland Drive, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Halloween, A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Exorcist, Hostel 1+2, Event Horizon, V For Vendetta, and the list goes on.