Metalcore superstars Ice Nine Kills really kicked in the theatrics with the release of their 2015 album Every Trick In The Book, where each song was based on a classic novel (and given that their name comes from a Kurt Vonnegut reference it’s very fitting). A few of the songs on the album were based on books that were later turned into movies, like The Exorcist and Universal’s Dracula.
The follow up to their novel-album was the movie-album The Silver Scream, released in 2018. The album featured songs based on staples in the horror genre, such as A Nightmare On Elm Street, Friday The 13th, Halloween, and Jaws.
Riding the incredible success of The Silver Scream, the band put out a sequel album in 2021 entitled The Silver Scream 2: Welcome to Horrorwood (though it’s usually just referred to as Welcome to Horrorwood). Round two brought us songs for Child’s Play, Pet Sematary, and Candyman.
And now, after seeing a sequel, we’re left to wonder if Ice Nine Kills will round things out and complete an album trilogy.
So far they’ve covered from American Psycho to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. With the vastness of the horror genre, there’s no limits to where Ice Nine Kills could go to close out their trilogy. But I have some ideas.
The modern folk horror classic that’s surprisingly gorey and graphic. The cries, the chants, the screams…the movie is an eerie song itself already.
Adam Green’s Hatchet movies are blood-soaked, limb-tearing, and cameo-filled love letters to the genre. Victor Crowley is more than worthy of a song next to the likes of Freddy and Jason.
Maybe this is just me playing favorites…ok it’s definitely me playing favorites because Frankenstein is my favorite book and subsequently one of my favorite Universal Monsters so I would love to hear it.
Urban Legend (1998)
The killer calls from inside the house, the killer in the back seat, the kidney heist…so many possibilities.
Night Of The Living Dead (1968)
The closest they’ve touched on the zombie subgenre was with Resident Evil (“Rainy Day”) and the George Romero zombie movies cannot and should not be forgotten.
One of the best horror movies of the last few years and one of my favorites in recent memory. Would just love to hear it.
Ice Nine Kills changed up their sound and went super upbeat and campy with their Evil Dead song, “Ex-Mørtis”, and the sound like that could be perfect for a Beetlejuice song.
The Invisible Man (1933, 2020)
They could go the route of the Claude Rains Universal Classic, but Leigh Whannell’s reimagining of The Invisible Man could give way to something in the vein of “Tess-Timoney”
April Fool’s Day (1986)
Just another classic camp slasher because why not? “April Fool’s” could be a hell of a hook if they shout it out.
From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
It’s a badass crime movie with surprise vampires. It’s just too cool so why not?
Behind The Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006)
Ice Nine Kills is just as meta as this slasher so it makes perfect sense, don’t you think?
Return of the Living Dead (1985)
Or they could cover 45 Grave’s “Party Time”.
Either one could be rad.