B-Sides: Die Hard with an Antichrist Superstar

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's picture

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

Submitted by James Coker on Sat, 12/24/2011 - 2:54am.

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