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The 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

 

  1. Where the Red Fern Grows (Wilson Rawls)
  2. David Copperfield (Charles Dickens)
  3. The Shining (Stephen King)
  4. The Exorcist (William Peter Blatty)
  5. Summer of the Monkeys (Wilson Rawls)
  6. Interview With the Vampire (Anne Rice)
  7. The Lord of the Rings (J.R.R. Tolkien)
  8. The Prydain Chronicles (Lloyd Alexander)
  9. Surprised By Joy (C.S. Lewis)
  10. Salemís Lot (Stephen King)

 

The 10 Most Influential Films

 

  1. Itís A Wonderful Life
  2. The Exorcist
  3. Poltergeist
  4. Interview With the Vampire
  5. The Haunting (1963)
  6. The Birds
  7. The Breakfast Club
  8. The War Wagon
  9. Night of the Living Dead
  10. Dawn of the Dead

 

The 10 Most Influential Bands

 

  1. Kiss
  2. Meat Loaf
  3. Judas Priest
  4. Iron Maiden
  5. Styx
  6. REO Speedwagon
  7. Journey
  8. Black Sabbath
  9. Motley Crue
  10. Air Supply

 

The 10 Most Influential Albums

 

  1. Rock and Roll Over (Kiss)
  2. Destroyer (Kiss)
  3. Bat Out of Hell (Meat Loaf)
  4. Dead Ringer (Meat Loaf)
  5. Bad for Good (Jim Steinman)
  6. Hi Infidelity (REO Speedwagon)
  7. Escape (Journey)
  8. Paradise Theatre (Styx)
  9. Screaming for Vengeance (Judas Priest)
  10. Killers (Iron Maiden)

 

The 10 Most Influential Authors

 

  1. Stephen King
  2. Anne Rice
  3. Charles L. Grant
  4. Wilson Rawls
  5. Charles Dickens
  6. J.R.R. Tolkien
  7. C.S. Lewis
  8. Lloyd Alexander
  9. Robert E. Howard
  10. H.P. Lovecraft