As Gene Simmons prepares to produce and release a series of ‘elevated’ horror films, he provided Rolling Stone with a list of his top 5 and explanations for each.
While M isn’t technically horror, it deals with horrible subject matter and is well worth the review that the KISS bassist gives it.
“It’s German expressionist film directed by Fritz Lang that broached pedophilia. Peter Lorre played a crazed madman who killed and molested children and all kinds of other stuff, and there was a child playing with a ball in one scene when she meets Lorre’s character. Even more horrific than anything else after she disappears, the camera shows the ball rolling down a hill until it finally stops moving. Your mind takes over, and does much more horrific things then the screen can. I think being obvious and throwing blood and guts at the screen is stupid.”
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2. M (1931)
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