Who are some of the influences behind DARKSLIDE?
There are many artists that have influenced the creation of DARKSLIDE. In truth, all artists who truly love what they do come to inspire the works of others.
For the sake of discussion, I will pick four artists that can be named specifically to elaborate on as influences. The names of these artists are as follows: David Lynch, Shinya Tsukamoto, Dario Argento, and Joseph S. Pulver, Sr.
MR. LYNCH: Watching ERASERHEAD for the first time at my Aunt's house, while everyone else was asleep. That was the initial spark in me to become a filmmaker. To me it was like looking through a window into some kind of nightmare world that transported me into it.
MR. TSUKAMOTO: TETSUO: THE IRON MAN taught me that movies can be like a roller coaster and that highly cerebral imagery can become hypnotic. It blew my mind all over again.
MR. ARGENTO: Showed me vivid colours with SUSPIRIA and helped to demolish my fear of using them. That film is still one of my favourites, incredible soundtrack too.
MR. PULVER: Showed me the world of the KING IN YELLOW and allowed me passage through the dark beauty of his prose. He helped to solidify my relation of film to poetry.
- Brendan Petersen