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UPDATED: Waxwork Records Releases Epic Re-Issue Of THE THING Soundtrack!

UPDATE 2: Both versions of THE THING reissue soundtrack sold out yesterday in record time. Initially, Waxwork Records posted a message stating that another pressing would be forthcoming. But the voices of buyers, angry by the sudden burst of albums popping up on eBay, have been heard. Mark your calendars for 2/15. Here’s their statement about […]

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Ennio Morricone’s Score For John Carpenter’s THE THING Re-Emerging On Vinyl!

Much like the title creature of John Carpenter’s landmark 1983 remake, the popularity and reverence for THE THING only continues to grow and spread! Despite it’s frosty reception to the general public that instead wanted to feel the warm and fuzzy good vibes of Steven Spielberg’s E.T. at the time, over 30 some-odd years later, […]

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Bill Lustig On His Love Of Movie Soundtracks!

Blumhouse.com: Bill, thanks for joining me today! Mondo has just released another vinyl reissue of Jay Chattaway’s MANIAC score. And I listened to an interview with him recently on the Talkin’ Trax podcast via the Damn Fine Network where he mentions how when you both first met, you had him over and played a bunch […]

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Ten Classic Horror Movies That Scared Me With Sound

We’ve written a great deal about the role of a truly great musical score in crafting a memorable horror film, but today I’m going to dig a little deeper into what makes a movie sound terrifying. Along with dialogue and practical sound effects, there are often dozens of layers to a film’s sound design, and […]

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How Legendary Composer Ennio Morricone Ended Up Scoring John Carpenter’s THE THING

It’s been amazing to see the sudden renascence of the work of John Carpenter, not just as a director and arguably the “master of horror,” but in particular for all the music he’s composed for his movies. He’s currently in the middle of a world tour in support of his two albums “Lost Themes” and “Lost […]

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Recommended: The “Giallo” Classic WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO SOLANGE?

The US branch of Arrow Video has been stepping up, and stepping up hard to provide top notch releases for genre fans. In the ever-growing market where smaller, obscure cult titles tend to get amazing restorations and fancy special editions, it’s tough to decide what to spend your hard earned cash on! But at least […]

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THE HATEFUL EIGHT vs. THE THING: Tarantino’s Salute to Carpenter’s Classic

Quentin Tarantino recently announced to the press that his next film project may be a horror movie — which actually comes as no surprise, since his love of the genre comes across in many of his previous projects; for example, he’s often referred to DEATH PROOF as his own spin on familiar slasher movie tropes. […]

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New Cult Blu-Ray Announcements From ARROW US & SEVERIN UK!

To all our fellow Blu-Ray collectors out there, ARROW US just announced two titles that should spark your interest, WAKE UP AND KILL and WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO SOLANGE? Meanwhile, Severin Films are releasing the Jess Franco flicks VAMPYROS LESBOS and SHE KILLED IN ECSTASY COME in the UK on Blu-Ray at the end of […]