B-Sides: Die Hard with an Antichrist Superstar

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Imagine a Die Hard scenario set aboard a passenger plane. Imagine if the John McClain of the movie was based on Marilyn Manson. Imagine if the terrorists were a Satanic cult trying to bring about hell on earth. If you’ve ever seen Turbulence 3: Heavy Metal, you weren’t imagining it.

If you’re a regular listener of my Foycasts, then you are probably already aware of my love for Turbulence 3: Heavy Metal. It really is one of those movies you have to see to believe.

The unlikely devil worshipper-whooping, plane-landing, hard-rocking hero of Turbulence 3: Heavy Metal is a Marilyn Manson clone named Slade Craven. Played by Canadian actor/musician John Mann, who is, rather ironically, more famous for performing in Broadway-style musicals and providing lead vocals for the Spirit of the West folk rock band. Mann’s physical and musical makeover into the Manson-esque Slade Craven proves Mann is nothing if not versatile, as you will see in the clip below from a scene in which Craven performs a live internet concert in the belly of the soon-to-be-hijacked to hell 747.

Here’s John Mann as Slade Craven in Turbulence 3: Heavy Metal performing this weekend’s B-Sides, “Gun Love”, an adrenaline-pumping number that could very easily have been an actual b-side on any given Marilyn Manson album.

B-Sides: Die Hard with an Antichrist Superstar

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  • James Coker

    I was on the floor in tears when John Mann lets out that scream while landing the plane at the end of the movie. oh so many laughs