Next week, the music industry descends upon Austin for South by Southwest, the annual music festival that finds 2,000 bands fighting to get noticed. But we noticed a pattern of certain bands sounding eerily similar to our favorite horror movies (and not just metal bands). Can you guess which is a horror movie and which is a band?
Let's start with Silent Night, Bloody Night — SXSW Band or Horror Movie?
Silent Night, Bloody Night
1974 psychological horror film about a murderer who kills a group of people trying to sell a Massachusetts mansion.
Next up: Bloody Beach — Film or group?
Norwegian uptempo dance rock.
Next up: Death Bed
Courtesy of the artist
1977 cult film about a demonic, possessed bed passed around between different owners.
Next up: Devil Doll
1964 British film about an evil ventriloquist named “The Great Vorelli” and his… devil doll!
Next up: Blue Sky Black Death
Blue Sky Black Death
West Coast hip hop production duo who has worked with Jean Grae and Guru.
Next up: Blood and Black Lace
Courtesy of Mush Records
Blood and Black Lace
Classic 1964 Italian flick about the stalking and murder of fashion models.
Next up: Children of the Night
Children of the Night
Queens-based hip hop trio comprised of Nasty Nigel, Remy Banks and Lansky Jones.
Next up: Rawhead Rex
Raven B. Photography
Clive Barker wrote this 1986 film about a pagan god’s murders through the Irish countryside.
Next up: Bay of Blood
Bay of Blood
AKA ‘Twitch of the Death Nerve,’ the 1971 Italian cult film centers around a group of people murdering each other to obtain inheritance money.
Next up: Chrissy Murderbot
Chicago-based DJ/producer specializing in self-described “booty-rave-jungle-house-bass-bashment-ghetto-garage-core.”
Next up: Deadly Cradle Death
Courtesy of Planet Mu
Deadly Cradle Death
Experimental electronic duo out of Beijing.
Next up: Early Graves
Bay Area metal band blends Swedish death metal with American hardcore punk.
Next up: Grave Babies
Seattle “destructo-death” quartet.
Next up: Ginger Snaps
2000 Canadian werewolf film about two teenage sisters.
Next up: Dead and Buried
Dead and Buried
1981 horror film originally banned in the UK (but later acquitted of obscenity charges).
Next up: Head for the Hills
Head for the Hills
Colorado bluegrass, y’all!
Next up: Killer Party
Sorority house murder!
Next up: Slaughter Hotel
1971 horror film about an axe-wielding maniac at a sanitarium.
Next up: Schaffer the Darklord
Schaffer the Darklord
New York rapper and comedian who’s “best suited for brainy and/or drug-addled audiences.”
Next up: The Faceless
Cali metal at its finest.
So, how'd you do? Go brag (or admit your shame) in the comments.