Tatiana Shmayluk of Jinjer lists her essential horror flicks

Tatiana Shmayluk of Jinjer lists her essential horror flicks

- By Ramon Gonzales

In the spirit of the season, powerhouse vocalist Tatiana Shmayluk of Jinjer shares the terrifying visuals that have stuck with her most.

Regarded as one of the most intriguing, commanding voices in the genre currently, Jinjer's Tatiana Shmayluk stands out in song and onstage with the kind of presence that has further propelled the Ukrainian outfit to unprecedented heights.

Prior to the global halt of live music and entertainment, the band made a historic trek to Australia for a run of sold out shows. The engagement further underscored the kind of widespread reach that resulted from the strength of the band's late 2019 studio release, Macro. Universally-praised both critically and commercially, Jinjer's continued domination was documented while in Australia and now, the band is reliving those epic performances with the release of their first live record, Alive In Melbourne.

Slated for a November 20th release on Napalm Records, the album chronicles Jinjer's powerful live set and documents some of the last live performances on the planet prior to the lockdown.

Pre-order Alive In Melbourne from Jinjer - HERE

Coupled with the monumental release, the band has also announced plans to complete and release unique videos for each of the remaining tracks from their 2019 album, Macro. Ensuring their time is used being creative while away from the stage, the band continues to keep an impressive pace while giving fans plenty to chew on while touring is not an option.

While the band seems to have very little downtime, frontwoman. Tatiana Shmayluk has shared a welcomed tangent to her creative identity. Just in time for Halloween, the vocalist has penned a list of the horror flicks and television series that have left a lasting impression on her. From low budget sleepers to unsuspecting contemporary cult classics, the look into Shmayluk's cinematic taste emphasizes just how complete an artist she is.

Read on.

It - Chapter Two (2019)


Shmayluk - Loved the very first version! But this one grabbed me by the guts, when i spent 10 hours on a plane watching movies. Now i sometimes do the clown’s dance to scare people.

Sleepy Hollow (1999)


Shmayluk - I remember I read a book called The Headless Horseman after Thomas Mayne Reid when I was a kid. Damn, I was terrified. Although the movie doesn’t have anything in common with the book (except of the mysterious image of the headless dude), I am absolutely in love with this gothic supernatural horror film. Who doesn’t love Tim Burton?

Paranormal Activity film series


Shmayluk - A low budget movie imprinted in my mind and stayed their forever. I think I still have nightmares about it. Sleeping in darkness and dealing with invisible presence are two of my biggest fears.

The Silence of the Lambs (1991)


Shmayluk - An absolute masterpiece of the world cinematography. Sir Anthony Hopkins is the creepiest genius.

Hannibal TV series


Shmayluk - Just because I am a huge fan of the whole story. And also loved the visual effects and details, like red accents in almost every scene.

Hellraiser (1987)


Shmayluk - One of the first horror movies I’ve seen. An icon of this genre. Never show this film to a kid.

13 Ghosts (2001)


Shmayluk - It was a big mistake to go to watch this movie at the cinema. The new level of “ghostship”.

Saw (2003)


Shmayluk- Another iconic horror thriller. Makes you want to stop misbehaving in order not to be “tested” by a freak like Jigsaw.

The Others (2001)


Shmayluk- Gothic, romantic movie with a heartbreaking denouement. I’ll never get tired of watching it over and over again.

Human Centipede


Shmayluk - All three parts killed me! The director Tom Six got the concept from a joke he made with friends about punishing a child molester by stitching his mouth to the anus of a "fat truck driver". Inspiration also came from Nazi medical experiments carried out during World War ll.

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