Exclusive: Black Tide’s Top 10 Favorite Horror Films

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The members of Miami hard rock band Black Tide are big genre fans, and in anticipation of the release of their sophomore album, Post Mortem, drummer Steven Spence and lead singer Gabriel Garcia took a few moments to compile a list of their Top 10 favorite horror films exclusively for Dread Central readers.

Black TideBlack Tide is comprised of Gabriel Garcia – vocals, lead guitar; Zakk Sandler – bass; Steven Spence – drums; and Austin Diaz – guitar. Post Mortem is set to release on August 23rd via DGC/Interscope Records, and you can check out two videos for the songs “That Fire” and “Walking Dead Man” below.

In addition, Black Tide is part of the 2011 Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival along with multi-platinum headliner, Avenged Sevenfold, Three Days Grace, Seether, Bullet for My Valentine, Escape the Fate, and more. Black Tide will perform on the Best Buy Music Gear Stage alongside Sevendust, Art of Dying, and The Black Cloud Collective.

The Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival launches August 26 in Camden, New Jersey and will criss-cross North America before wrapping up in October; click here for more info.

Without further ado, here’s the band’s Top 10 Favorite Horror Films with a few comments as to why they were chosen:

The Exorcist – Saw this movie alone when I was like 8 years old. Scarred for life! This is the only really scary movie ever made.

The Exorcism of Emily Rose – I woke up at 2am home alone and this movie was playing…creeped the hell out of me.

Halloween – Love how Rob Zombie remade it. Well done!

Nightmare on Elm Street – CLASSIC… I wonder if Tom Green based the title “Freddy Got Fingered” off of this movie…ha.

The Strangers – This movie is great for a date night. Your girl will be all up on your business in no time.

Vacancy – Kate Beckinsale is a bombshell!

Hostel – Sickest concept…in a bad way! But I think that’s what the director was going for…so well done.

The Hills Have Eyes – One of the most fucked up films I’ve ever seen in my life.

The Devil’s Rejects – Sick and twisted…Rob Zombie should be monitored on a daily basis. He probably kills people.

From Dusk Till Dawn – George Clooney, Tarantino, Cheech!!!!!! Watching this movie is always a good idea! Classic!

For tour dates and other information on Black Tide, check out the band’s official website, “like” them on Facebook, and follow them on Twitter.

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  • Shambling_in_Bandages

    So is this like ‘The Lords of Salem’, where you’ve accepted this gift from a mysterious band nobody’s heard of and it unleashes a death-curse? These dicks appear to be big Rob Zombie fans, so all the pieces fit, man…

  • James Coker

    I’m Sorry Uncle Creepy, its Just Bloody-Disgusting can be SOOOOOO Frustrating at times, and I always get a bit of a knee-jerk Reaction when you guys (my most Loved Horror site) do something similar to them

  • Uncle Creepy

    The things you guys get all bent out of shape about will never cease to astound me. LOL

  • James Coker

    ah oh 🙁 ….please guys don’t turn into Bloody-Disgusting

    • Uncle Creepy

      Dude … come on. We cover music once in a blue moon and even then we try and make sure there’s at least SOME horror tie in.

  • Terminal

    Black Tide? Man I must be out of touch with rock. I have no idea who they are.
    “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

  • Sirand

    Um… OK.

  • Vanvance1

    Never heard of these poofters. Why should horror fans give a shit what movies a band likes?

    P.S. The picture makes me think these guys are time travellers from the 80’s.

    • The Woman In Black

      They offered us the list, and we accepted. It’s just something a little fun and different. Gives fans of the band an opportunity to compare lists and maybe check out a movie they’ve never seen before. If it doesn’t interest you, then skip it. No need to be negative. And honestly, why does anyone care about anybody else’s Top Ten lists about anything? Just curiosity I guess.

      • Vanvance1

        Just because they offered the list doesn’t mean you have to accept it.

        They just want free advertising.

        • Uncle Creepy

          Just because you have no interest in a story, doesn’t mean that you have to read it.

          • Vanvance1

            But I do, I must obsessively click on all DC content. If I do not a horrible gypsy curse will befall me.

            DC’s curse is my vocal displeasure when an article not even remotely connected to horror is posted.

      • Cinemascribe

        Because I’m a wise ass …

        My Top Ten Reasons Why I’d Care About Someone Else’s Top Ten List

        10) It beats reading the back of the milk carton and seeing the picture of that kid I stuffed into-er,I mean that poor missing teenager again.

        9) To see which rock band is inexplicably lavishing undue praise on Rob Zombie’s underwhelming Halloweeen remake so I can be sure and avoid paying any money for their album.

        8)Need to check the comment section and see if I won the betting pool on who would be the first poster to complain about a seemingly non-genre article appearing on the site (I didn’t).

        7) Curious as to how many titles will be listed before the particpants in the interview inevitably get around to naming The Exorcist.

        6) To see which relatively local rock band is responsible for inexplicably lavishing undue praise on Rob Zombie’s underwhelming Halloween remake so I can go to their live shows and publicly harangue them for contribtuing to the dilution of modern cinematic horror by taking their hard earned money and supporting the production of needless remakes by paying to see them.

        5)As an antidote in case I accidentally stumble upon Perez Hilton’s website and suddenly find myself behaving like a fruitcake.

        4)To see if anyone is ever going to reveal their top ten ritualistic sacrifice chants. No one ever does this. Not that I want to utilize the information myself, mind you (wink wink, nudge nudge) but I know these people are out there and I’m curious to hear what they think. Is it nature they pray to? Is someone out there still hung up on Ba’al? Cthulu rocking your temple these days? What’s the deal,people?

        3) To sit back and read with pleasure the responses written as reader’s heads seemingly pull a “Scanners” move in front of computer screens across the country when the individual doing the listing dares to actually BE an individual and list their genuine favorites, not what everyone else thinks they should like. To wit : “He enjoyed Howard the Duck? Burn the fucker!” (Or course, people who enjoyed Rob Zombie’s Halloween are clearly a threat to the whole of civilization and must be dispatched forthwith. Just sayin’.)

        2) To have a reason to write long, meandering responses like this one, which serve primarily as a form of personal entertainment while simultaneously demonstrating that I apparently lost touch with any semblance of a legitimate sense of humor or real wit about a decade ago and have been faking it with Natural Ice and the lobster roll at the South Shore Bar & Grill in Lake Worth ever since.

        1)Because no matter how inane , ass backwards or seemingly out to lunch the author of the list might be, there is a 99.99% chance that his or her Top Ten will be exponentially funnier than whatever lukewarm bullshit is appearing on Letterman tonight.

        Do you wanna party? It’s PARTYTIME.