Archive for Horror Audio
Both the vinyl and poster will be available at Alamo Drafthouse in Richardson, TX as part of a 35MM screening with filmmaker and cast in attendance as well as the Texas Frightmare Weekend in Dallas. If this news doesn’t excite you… You’re Already Dead!
The PHANTASM soundtrack returns to vinyl after a long 35-year absence with stunning new art by Phantom City Creative.
Commenting on the enduring appeal of PHANTASM’s iconic score, director Don Coscarelli said, “what amazes me is that the score has continued to gain traction as the decades have passed. I have met literally thousands of fans who continue to praise Fred Myrow & Malcolm Seagrave’s work to this day. I want to thank the terrific crew at Mondo for dreaming up the idea of re-releasing this score in warm analog vinyl despite us all now living in a cold digital world.”
The vinyl and screen print (artwork by Mike Saputo) will be available on Thursday, April 30 at Alamo Drafthouse Richardson’s screening of PHANTASM. Cast members Angus Scrimm, Reggie Bannister, Michael Baldwin, Bill Thornbury, Kat Lester and filmmaker Don Coscarelli will be in attendance. The vinyl and poster will also be available at the Texas Frightmare Weekend and online at a future date.
Texas Frightmare Weekend runs May 1 – 3 at the DFW Hyatt Regency.
Phantasm vinyl soundtrack contents (via Badass Digest):
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack LP
Music by Fred Myrow & Malcolm Seagrave
First pressing on Vinyl in over 35 Years!
Featuring new liner notes by Don Coscarelli
Pressed on 180 Gram Vinyl
Artwork by Phantom City Creative
01. Main Title (3:55)
02. Welcome to Morningside / Hand in Box (2:41)
03. Mineshaft Chase (2:53)
04. Phantasmagoria / Silver Sphere Disco (3:16)
05. Hearse Inferno
06. Cemetery Spectres (0:56)
07. Spacegate to Infinity (1:08)
08. Jody at Morningside / Just a Dream? (3:03)
09. Phantasm Atmosphere (1:11)
10. The Tall Man on Main Street (1:35)
11. Funeral Organ / Dwarf in Hearse (1:45)
12. Under the Car (2:21)
13. Mike on the Road (1:02)
14. Hearse Chase (1:11)
15. Overturned Ice Cream Truck (2:18)
16. End of the Game (1:13)
17. Or is it? (Outtakes) (3:28)
This “tribute to the golden age of horror” will feature sweeping symphonic horror instrumental music and sound effects in the signature style the band pioneered. “We want to make you feel like you are a character in one of those classic horror films – that you’ve entered a world where any one of the iconic characters from the Universal Horror and Hammer Films could be right around the corner,” said composer Edward Douglas.
The CD artwork features original images from classic Universal Studios horror movies including Frankenstein, Werewolf of London, and Dracula. “Listeners will hear the influence of the Universal Monster, Hammer, and Euro Horror films from the 30s through the 70s, not only in the music but in the images the songs conjure,” added Gavin Goszka. Although the band promises the new disc will deliver the dark atmosphere haunted attractions, roleplaying gamers, and Halloween enthusiasts expect from them, they feel they’ve crafted a disc that transcends their favorite time of the year. “As we did on Carnival Arcane , we’re always trying to take things up a notch both musically and with the sound design. There is a lot going on in this one. Plenty to pull you in, spark your imagination, and keep hold of you anytime you’re looking to visit that mysterious place in your mind’s eye.”
The CD will be available for pre-order the first week in July. In addition to other new merchandise, Entity Productions Halloween Music will be releasing a special edition 12″ vinyl version of the Monsters of Legend album, hand-numbered and limited to 250 copies.
Tales From Beyond, a new paranormal Audio Drama Series is coming to audio CD from producers Jim O’Rear and Kevin Herren. Hosted/narrated (in “The Twilight Zone” style) by beloved actor Daniel Roebuck (Matlock, ABC’s Lost, Glee, The Walking Dead) and featuring an All-Star cast including John de Lancie (Star Trek, Days of our Lives, Charmed, Torchwood), Robert Picardo (China Beach, The Howling, Star Trek, Stargate), Reggie Bannister (Phantasm, Bubba Ho-Tep), Cerina Vincent (Cabin Feaver, Two & ½ Men, Mike & Molly), Jim O’Rear (The Dead Matter, Star Trek 4, Nashville), Kyle Hebert (Dragon Ball Z, Wreck it Ralph, Naruto, Resident Evil) and Mary Elizabeth McGlynn (Blade, X-Men, Spiderman, Cowboy Bebop, Naruto)
Tales From Beyond: Volume 1 is the first in a series of creepy audio drama CDs featuring 3 true stories on each volume relating to hauntings, cryptozoology, UFOs, and other paranormal activity (such as premonition of death, astral projection, and wildly improbable coincidence). Each volume of stories is professionally performed in the style of the classic radio dramas from yesteryear.
A fundraising campaign for this upcoming production just kicked off and here’s your chance to help out and receive some fantastic perks including: A pre-release copy of the finished retail CD before it hits stores; A behind the scenes “making of” DVD with cast interviews, bloopers, outtakes and more; A copy of the finished audio CD autographed by members of the cast; Experience the recording session firsthand with a visit to the recording studio to watch the session and have your photo taken with the cast! So get in on this fundraiser. There are a limited number of these fantastic offering so act soon!
You can check it out here: Tales From Beyond at Indiegogo
Simon & Schuster reports that though they were originally published on audio in the 2000s, Stephen King and Peter Straub’s bestselling collaborations, The Talisman and Black House are now available at a new low price on both MP3 CD and audio download.
With over 50 hours of listening between them, these Frank Muller narrated classics are not to be missed.
Listen to an excerpt of these two classics here: The Talisman Excerpt / The Black House Excerpt
You can order the MP3 Audio, Unabridged from Amazon for only $13.59 here: The Talisman
You can order the MP3 Audio, Unabridged from Amazon for only $13.59 here: Black House
Hear Music/Concord Music Group is gearing up to release the all-star recording of Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, a southern gothic supernatural musical from co-conspirators Stephen King, John Mellencamp and T Bone Burnett. This extraordinary collaboration features original music and lyrics plus key dialog excerpts performed by a stellar cast of guest artists including Elvis Costello, Rosanne Cash, Sheryl Crow, Neko Case, Taj Mahal, Ryan Bingham and Kris Kristofferson, along with actors Matthew McConaughey, Samantha Mathis and Meg Ryan. This special release also includes the musical’s complete libretto, penned by Stephen King. A haunting tale of fraternal love, lust, jealousy and revenge 13 years in the making, Ghost Brothers of Darkland County will be released on March 19th, 2013.
The Ghost Brothers of Darkland County saga began when Mellencamp told King about a cabin on his land in Indiana where two brothers had gotten in a fight over a girl; one brother accidentally killing the other, only to die along with the girl in a car crash a short time later. King came up with an outline for a play in a matter of days. And then off and on, back and forth, they began to develop it into a full-length musical.
The superb blues ‘n’ roots music of Ghost Brothers reflects the wide range of styles and influences needed for a work that jumps back and forth across decades. Rather than use the songs to propel the play’s narrative, as in a conventional musical, Mellencamp chose to make them a way to reveal the emotions and inner workings of the characters — like Neko Case’s exquisite, unapologetic delivery of “That’s Who I Am;” the intense passion of Kristofferson’s “How Many Days;” or Costello’s cunning “That’s Me,” which establishes the persona of “The Shape,” the Puck-like devil figure at the heart of Ghost Brothers who floats between the worlds of the living and the spirits. Numerous other highlights include the thunderous, dramatic ensemble piece “Tear This Cabin Down” and “Jukin,’” a grease-laden delta-rocker performed by Sheryl Crow. Mellencamp himself delivers the closing “Truth,” a sublime meditation on the moral issues underpinning the action.
Ghost Brothers of Darkland County will be available across a variety of formats. The (enhanced CD) Standard Edition features the complete soundtrack, dialog excerpts and digital libretto. The (2CD/1DVD) Deluxe Edition contains the complete soundtrack (with and without dialog), deluxe art work, handwritten lyrics, specially printed libretto and the “Making of Ghost Brothers” mini-documentary DVD featuring in-depth interviews with King, Mellencamp and Burnett along with other bonus material. Ghost Brothers of Darkland County digital editions for tablets, smartphones and e-readers will allow users to interact in unprecedented ways with the complete soundtrack + digital libretto, as well as exclusive video and graphic materials.
Set in the tiny town of Lake Belle Reve, Mississippi, the Ghost Brothers’ story centers on two sets of brothers: the ghosts of Jack and Andy, dead in an apparent murder/suicide, and their nephews, the living Frank and Drake, who seem to be headed toward the same downward spiral as their uncles. Joe, younger brother of Jack and Andy, father of Frank and Drake, has decided it’s time to reveal his own terrible secret at the site of the tragedy, before it’s too late.
Though some of the songs were written without knowing where they would fit in the script, most were the result of specific assignments. “Steve would call me up and go, ‘We need a song like this to fill this place,’” Mellencamp says. “To be able to go, ‘OK, now you’re a 10-year-old boy, what would he say? Now you’re a 19-year-old girl trying to attract the attention of a barroom of fellas’ … that was just fun to do.”
Once a working show had been assembled, producer Burnett — acclaimed for his work on such albums as Raising Sand by Robert Plant and Alison Krauss and the O Brother Where Art Thou? soundtrack — was brought in to help unify the flow and feel of the music on stage. Burnett would also prove crucial when it came time to cast and record the Ghost Brothers album.
He started with the voice of “The Shape” — “immediately, Elvis Costello came up,” says Burnett, “who could be better playing the devil?” Rosanne Cash struck the producer as a match for Monique, Joe’s troubled wife, as did Kris Kristofferson’s unmistakable scratchy baritone to play the patriarch himself.
As the story emerged, it became clear to the collaborators that Ghost Brothers had taken them into unfamiliar territory — and they liked it that way. “John can make rock & roll records and I can write books for the rest of our lives,” says King, “but that’s the safe way to do it, and that’s no way to live if you want to stay creative. We were willing to be educated, and at our age, that’s an accomplishment.”
The highly successful original production of Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, staged by Atlanta’s well-regarded Alliance Theatre, premiered in the spring of 2012. Additional productions of the musical will be mounted in the coming year