HEAVY METAL MOVIES, by Mike “McBeardo” McPadden

HEAVY METAL MOVIES, by Mike “McBeardo” McPadden

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Guitar Barbarians, Mutant Bimbos & Cult Zombies Amok in the 666 Most Ear- and Eye-Ripping Big-Scream Films Ever!

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The ultimate guidebook to the complete molten musical cinema experience. Lavishly illustrated and featuring more than 666 of the most metallic movie moments of all time. 

• ISBN 978-19359500-6-6
• High-quality trade paperback
• 576 eye-blasting pages including color section
• Original cover painting by Andrei Bouzikov
• Dimensions: 6.75″ x 9.5″ x 1.5″ (170mm x 240mm x 40mm); 4 lbs. (1.5 kg) [hr]

“Your Netflix queue just got way more devil-horned with this handy compendium of 666 horror movies, grind-house sci-fi flicks, tawdry thrillers, and extra-loud docs. Now you’ll know which Dario Argento bleeder or Rob Zombie creeper will provide the most headbanging fun.”—Entertainment Weekly

“Outta sight! My eyes are still ringing.”—Jeff Krulik, director, Heavy Metal Parking Lot

“Heavy metal and movies go together perfectly—it’s about damn time somebody dedicated a book to the two! Thank you, Mike McPadden, for answering our headbanging, metal horns-raising, VHS-watching, prayers!”—Richard Christy (Death, Howard Stern, Decibel)

Keep reminding yourself: IT’S ONLY A BOOK… Heavy metal and high-thrill cinema have been joined together like mutant twins since before Black Sabbath took the name of a chilling Italian horror film in 1970. The unadulterated journey of Heavy Metal Movies spans concert movies and trippy midnight flicks, inspirational depictions of ancient times and future apocalypses, and raw hand-held digital video obsessions. As brash, irreverent, and visceral as both the music and the movies themselves, Heavy Metal Movies is the ultimate guidebook to the complete molten musical cinema experience.

Feast your eyes on 44 sample pages:

Exploding with far over 666 of the most intense movies of all-time, featuring: Headbanger classics: This Is Spinal Tap, Heavy Metal Parking Lot, Trick or Treat, Black Roses, Black Sabbath, The Decline and Fall of Western Civilization 2: The Metal Years, Rock ‘N Roll Nightmare, The Dungeonmaster, River’s Edge, Gummo, Lord of the Rings, Over the Edge, RoboCop, Saw, Savage Streets, The Toxic Avenger, Hard Rock Zombies, The Phantom of Paradise, Airheads, Evilspeak, Evil Dead, The Devil’s Rejects, Monster Dog, The Wicker Man… Disturbing documentaries: Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey, Some Kind of Monster, Paradise Lost, Faces of Death… Bulging barbarians: Conan the Destroyer, Clash of the Titans, The Sword and The Sorcerer… Satanic shockers: The Exorcist, Rosemary’s Baby, The Devils, House of 1000 Corpses… Splattery slashers: Maniac, Halloween, My Bloody Valentine, Sleepaway Camp… Post-nuke dystopias: Mad Max, Blade Runner, The Road Warrior, Megaforce, Zardoz, Land of Doom, Death Race 2000, Planet of the Apes… Carnivorous chunk-blowers: Cannibal Holocaust, Cannibal Ferox, Bloodsucking Freaks… Undead gut-munchers: Zombie, Dawn of the Dead, Burial Ground, Dead/Alive… Midnight mind-benders: Eraserhead, The Holy Mountain, Caligula, The Warriors, Repo: The Genetic Opera… Concert films and killer cameos by Ozzy Osbourne, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Napalm Death, Godflesh, White Zombie, Alice Cooper, Helmet, Cannibal Corpse, Kiss, Powermad, and countless fake hair metal bands who end up getting killed onscreen… Plus witches, werewolves, bikers, aliens, lesbian vampires, and vengeful vikings galore, over 1300 sin-ematic sensations in all. Brooklyn-born powerhouse Mike “McBeardo”

McPadden has written prolifically about high art and low culture for the likes of Esquire, Black Book, and New York Press. He worked for more than a decade as head writer for the online phenomenon Mr. Skin, and has also done time as a B-movie screenwriter. McPadden lives in Chicago with his wife, editor Rachel McPadden.

Trick or Treat (1986) UK Trailer
Official Trailer: Mad Max (1979)
Supercut: KISS Dialogue from KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park (1978)
Over the Edge - Trailer #1
River's Edge Trailer (1986)


Weight 3 lbs


  1. Brandon (verified owner)

    A real motherfucker of an awesome read. Something tells me this will be the biblical tome of the headbanging movie experience. So glad I got this in the mail today. Highly recommended

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