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- Posted on Oct 24th 2007 4:00PM by Steve Baltin
In fact, Roth finds a lot of similarities between the two genres. "I always felt like horror movies were the equivalent of punk rock," he says. "I saw a real correlation between films like 'Dawn of the Dead' and 'Last House on the Left,' and the punk rock music. They had the same energy and attitude, and that's what I try to do in my films."
Which begs the question: Which bands would be the musical equivalent to his films? "It's weird," Roth says. "When I'm writing, I listen to soundtracks and scores. But I look at the way parents reacted to music like the Dead Kennedys, and that's the way I see people and parents reacting to my films. If you went to a Misfits concert in 1982 and these Spike TV awards, everybody looks the same."
Given his love for old-school punk, his choice for what musician/actor he'd like to work with is not surprising. "Henry Rollins," Roth says. "I would love to do a film with him."