Faith No More frontman Mike Patton revealed some of his most controversial cinematic opinions during a new interview with the BloodyDigusting horror-centric podcast entitled The Boo Crew. Here, Patton revealed his earliest introduction to the genre, stating a very uncharacteristic title. This Faith No More singer made a tragic announcement back in September.
“It’s gonna sound weird, but I would say ‘The Wizard of Oz.’ ‘Wizard of Oz’ scared the shit out of me big time. ‘Star Wars’ scared me, ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’ scared me, and these were films that I saw when I was very young.
“Now we can’t consider them horror films, but they horrified me. Later on, when I was a teenager, ‘The Exorcist’ and ‘Nosferatu,’ ‘Evil Dead’ freaked me out like crazy. I remember getting dropped off by my dad to see [1981’s] ‘Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker.’ I saw it at a drive-in, that’s how old I am. My dad rented a film for me and my brother, and it was ‘Basket Case,’ I would say ‘Blue Velvet,’ that is also a horror film to me. It really just depends on how you view being scared. I can watch a romantic comedy and be scared.”
Later on in the interview, Patton unveiled which of his favorite horror movies was truly the ‘sickest’ of them all. Ghost revealed a bold truth about Faith No More this past Summer
“Okay, there’s this Italian movie, I don’t know the translation, ‘The House of Windows That Laugh’ [1976’s ‘La casa dalle finestre che ridono,’ or ‘The House of the Laughing Windows’], that one is creepy as shit. That one’s from, like, I want to say the ’70s. That one is a must. That one is sick as fuck.”
You can read the rest of the interview HERE. Credit to Ultimate Guitar for the transcription.