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John Carpenter Announces ANTHOLOGY Album and Tour Dates!

I’m not wasting any time recapping the cinematic and musical legacy of genre icon John Carpenter, because if you’re reading this, you already know about that. I’m gonna skip straight to the awesome news recently posted by the man himself. Since Carpenter launched essentially his second career as a rock star a couple of years […]

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Ten Overlooked Horror Film Scores That Deserve Your Love

Every horror enthusiast knows the importance of atmosphere in genre film — when done effectively, camera work, color and auditory cues are utilized to manipulate audience emotions. Many horror films would not have their desired eerie effect without a solid musical score to accompany the viewer on their journey; when it comes to horror scores, […]

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Ready To SCORE? Check Out The Trailer To The Upcoming Soundtrack Movie!

If you’re a frequent visitor here on the website, then you know how much I love movie soundtracks. We’re currently living through an incredible vinyl resurgence with movie soundtracks at the forefront, getting the respect and recognition that I’ve always thought they deserved, and now composers are starting to get the rock star treatment too! […]

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Get Your Ghoulish Groove On With These Horror Movie Musical Numbers

Music is one of most important elements in every genre, but if you want haunting melodies that will send chills down your spine, go no further than the nearest horror movie. Over the last decade in particular, we’ve experienced some extremely memorable horror film scores and soundtracks — the screeching piano line that sets the […]

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Gregory Burkart on Scoring the Experimental Slasher MADE ME DO IT

I very seldom exploit my position as Senior Writer to talk about my work beyond the walls of Blumhouse… but I was recently invited to take part in a feature film project that I’m very stoked about, so I’d like to take a moment to give you a peek behind the scenes. One of my […]

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Terror In THE ‘BURBS: 5 Reasons Joe Dante’s Classic Comedy is a Genuine Horror Movie

Few things are as terrifying as the paint-by-numbers conformity of suburbia — but what if there’s something even more sinister lurking in the background? Joe Dante explores this idea in his genre-defying 1989 classic THE ‘BURBS. Although loaded with laughs and starring Tom Hanks — who, while a fan favorite, isn’t exactly known for horror […]

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Michael is Coming Home! Blumhouse is Co-Producing the New HALLOWEEN — With John Carpenter Onboard!

Just like its unstoppable villain Michael Myers, it seems the HALLOWEEN film franchise — which launched in 1978 with John Carpenter’s original classic and spawned seven sequels as well as a remake with its own sequel — was destined to come back to life again. We’re thrilled to announce that Michael has found a new […]

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John Carpenter’s First Live Music Performance Is Scheduled… For Iceland!

We’ve all been ecstatic since horror legend-turned-rockstar John Carpenter released LOST THEMES, the filmmaker/composer’s first album of entirely new compositions, and our mania was further fueled by his announcements of both a follow-up record, new artist collaborations… and just maybe a few actual live shows. Well, you can scratch the “maybe” part, because we’ve just […]