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Cradle of Filth Frontman Reveals His Favorite Horror Stories

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Cradle of Filth are notorious for painting gothic, horror-influenced fairy tales with their lyrics. So it’s only fitting that vocalist Dani Filth would share his favorite horror stories with Noisecreep. “Well, ‘Dracula’ I love,” Dani told Noisecreep. “I am also a big fan of the Snow White story. I just saw ‘The Human Centipede’ and it was brilliant. My all time favorites are lavish gothic horror with nastiness.

“Underneath, they are all fairy tales and they are all metaphors for sex and death. Look at the story of Hansel and Gretel. The witch forces the little boy naked into a fire to roast him alive? It’s sick, really. These are not children-friendly stories. They are sanitized and passed down orally. They are fables with warnings of sorts. Like ‘don’t go off with strangers or go walking in the woods.’ I quite like the origins of these fairy tales — like religion, which are all fairy tales.”

In other Cradle of Filth news, the band is working on an instrumental album. “We’ve got orchestral versions — like John Williams or Danny Elfman — of songs from first four records, but it’s not elevator music. It’s bombastic.”

Cradle of Filth’s latest effort, ‘Darkly, Darkly Venus Aversa,’ is due out Nov. 9.

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