Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Halloween Special 10 - 29 - 12

Horrible, harrowing Halloween Special tonight, ghosts and goblins. We discussed narrative theory in horror , some of our favorite October movies, and tasty candies. This one is for the ages. Download this just in time to gather around a candle and welcome in Halloween tomorrow.

We heard from the following, creepily:

The Sentinel, 1977 - Gil Melle
Blood Sabbath, 1972 - Les Baxter
The Curse of the Werewolf, 1961 - Benjamin Frankel
City of the Living Dead, 1980 - Fabio Frizzi
It! The Terror from Beyond the Stars, 1958 - Paul Sawtell
The Return of Dracula, 1958 - Gerald Fried
Vamp, 1986 - Jonathan Elias
Near Dark, 1987 - Tangerine Dream
The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh, 1971 - Nora Orlandi
The Omen, 1978 - Jerry Goldsmith
Halloween, 1978 - John Carpenter
"Tales from the Crypt," 1989 - 1996 - Danny Elfman
Suspiria, 1977 - Goblin
"Alfred Hitchcock Presents," 1962 - 1965 - Charles Gounod
Poltergeist, 1982 - Jerry Goldsmith
"Friday the 13th: The Series," 1987 - 1990 - Fred Mollin
"The Outer Limits," 1963 - 1965 - Dominic Frontiere, Harry Lubin
"The Twilight Zone," 1958 - 1964 - Bernard Herrman


Episode 10 - 22 - 12

Halloween is, as it turns out, still coming up. We have a lot of incoming projects: dance parties and trivia and the like, and I am swamped with other bullshit.

We heard music from the following:

Beetlejuice, 1988 - Danny Elfman
Wishmaster, 1997 - Harry Manfredini
Nightmare on Elm Street III: Dream Warriors, 1987 - Angelo Badalamenti
Ed Wood, 1994 - Howard Shore
Cannibal Holocaust, 1980 - Riz Ortolani


Saturday, October 20, 2012

Episode 10 - 15 - 12

October is halfway over already. I am very sad, not having devoted enough time to my horror interests this month, but I still have a fortnight to rectify! A friend and I have been plumbing the depths of the Hellraiser franchise this 'ween season, and that has sufficed somewhat. Pinhead is becoming one of my favorite horror villain mainstays. Where Jason is a no nonsense, laborious murderer and Freddy is a showman, Pinhead is this hilariously pompous, pontificating windbag who speaks only in mordant one-liners. Incidentally, my favorite line of his is "Such exquisite stench!"

Anyway, we kinda got into the holiday spirit with this week's film, Sinister. Seeing previews, I convinced myself that this looked a little spooky. I suppose some parts were, and I thought the film had a gimmick and mythology that would serve it well, but the scares weren't always consistent and it dragged out way, way too long. A few bizarre moments that played for slower, more disturbing chills were a nice surprise, but they couldn't, ultimately, compete with that running time. It was good for a few jumps, though, if that's what ails you in these holiday times.

Oh, and the Boom Operator saw Taken 2 and said it sucked Pinhead's pierced weenis.

We heard music from:

Dellamorte Dellamore, 1994 - Manuel De Sica, Riccardo Biseo
The Virgin Suicides, 1999 - Air
Flesh for Frankenstein, 1973 - Claudio Gizzi
The Big Blue, 1988 - Eric Serra