The 5 Films That Influenced Creeper
The rising Brit goth punks may have created their very own world with The Stranger, the disappearance of James Scythe and the formation of their own gang The Callous Heart. But, while their musical influences are clear to see, they've also been heavily influence by movie culture. Hell, just seeing them live is like the best movie experience of your life...
5. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me
"Though this is often seen as a disappointment to fans of the show, the more condensed version of the story actually helped us work out how to tell our own in a more concise way. The story of a man coming into an unknown town to investigate a strange occurrence and getting swept up in the case, is obviously something that was of influence to us when putting together our concept too!"
4. The Lost Boys
"This is a film that has influenced us from the very beginning. The idea of Peter Pan’s Lost Boys being reimagined, the youth gang living their own lives and even the Missing posters around the town were all concepts that were integral to our story too."
3. The Blair Witch Project (1999)
"The way this movie was marketed was a huge influence on the way we chose to present our story. Though this film had a considerable impact on me as a child, it wasn't actually until I was leant a book documenting its creation that I truly appreciated how clever a concept it was."
2. Baz Luhrmann' Romeo and Juliet
"I remember this film being incredibly important to the video for Black Rain. The mixture of religious iconography tempered with the constant glow of neon really struck a chord with us. We even chose to re-create the death scene, complete with church setting and neon crosses."
1. Blade Runner (1982)
"This film was instrumental in informing how we transform Southampton from a Grey British maritime city into a grand Neon Noir film set. Not only were the film’s striking visuals an aid, but learning about Blade Runner’s production was very important too."
The world's biggest selling weekly rock magazine!
Don’t forget to catch Creeper live at this year’s Download Festival. Get your tickets from the Kerrang! Ticket Store now!