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 I was in semi-rural Ohio, getting ready to cast a horror movie I had written and was about to direct. While setting up, I had a moment to speak to the caretaker of the building. He was an older guy with a big white beard, dressed for manual work: denim coveralls, muddy boots, trucker cap.    I explained what we were doing. The caretaker asked me for the title of the movie, and I told him it’s called DEATH METAL. “Death metal?” he asked. “Do you mean something like Belphegor?”   Belphegor is an Austrian blackened-death metal band I happen...

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