List of Influences

For the most part, the things named in these lists are not in any particular order and are subject to change.

The 10 Most Influential Books

Where the Red Fern Grows (Wilson Rawls)

David Copperfield (Charles Dickens)

The Shining (Stephen King)

The Exorcist (William Peter Blatty)

Summer of the Monkeys (Wilson Rawls)

Interview With the Vampire (Anne Rice)

The Lord of the Rings (J.R.R. Tolkien)

The Prydain Chronicles (Lloyd Alexander)

Surprised By Joy (C.S. Lewis)

Salem’s Lot (Stephen King)

The 10 Most Influential Films

It’s A Wonderful Life

The Exorcist


Interview With the Vampire

The Haunting (1963)

The Birds

The Breakfast Club

The War Wagon

Night of the Living Dead

Dawn of the Dead

The 10 Most Influential Bands


Meat Loaf

Judas Priest

Iron Maiden


REO Speedwagon


Black Sabbath

Motley Crue

Air Supply

The 10 Most Influential Albums

Rock and Roll Over (Kiss)

Destroyer (Kiss)

Bat Out of Hell (Meat Loaf)

Dead Ringer (Meat Loaf)

Bad for Good (Jim Steinman)

Hi Infidelity (REO Speedwagon)

Escape (Journey)

Paradise Theatre (Styx)

Screaming for Vengeance (Judas Priest)

Killers (Iron Maiden)

The 10 Most Influential Authors

Stephen King

Anne Rice

Charles L. Grant

Wilson Rawls

Charles Dickens

J.R.R. Tolkien

C.S. Lewis

Lloyd Alexander

Robert E. Howard

H.P. Lovecraft


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