It’s Halloween. If there was ever a time to celebrate the sonic aesthetics of filmmaker/composer John Carpenter…well, this is it. Halloween (1978), Escape from New York (1981), Prince of Darkness (1987), Dark Star (1974), The Fog (1980), The Thing (1982) and beyond. Go ahead — rev up those dark synths and play this while you […]
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(Welcome to Videodrome. A monthly column plumbing the depths of vintage underground cinema — from cult, exploitation, trash and grindhouse to sci-fi, horror, noir and beyond.) Another October, another opportunity to discuss horror films in detail and be taken semi-seriously. Halloween is a time to feel comfortable speaking in public about otherwise obscure subgenres, such […]
(Welcome to Videodrome. A monthly column plumbing the depths of vintage underground cinema — from cult, exploitation, trash and grindhouse to sci-fi, horror, noir and beyond.) Aside from 14-year-olds and the few dozen AD readers recently thawed from 50-year cryo-sleep, no one wants to read another list of must-see horror films for Halloween. But seeing […]
Trick or treat. Another 32 vintage spookers from the grey haas spanning 1958-1977. Download/tracklisting after the jump. For more undead, last year’s Halloween mixtape is still available, here, as well as volume seven, volume six and volume five.
Boo. 34 vintage spookers from the grey haas spanning 1957-1972. Download/tracklisting after the jump. For more undead, last year’s Halloween mixtape is still available, here.
Best Halloween mix you’re likely to see all season…courtesy of Grey Haas. Save a couple tracks the collection is comprised of 25 vintage spookers spanning 1958-1966. Tracklisting/download after the jump. Boo.
Halloween isn’t that tough to spell. But anytime I write or type the word, I find myself subconsciously singing Wade Denning and Kay Lande’s “Halloween.” Released on Golden Records in 1969 as part of a record titled Halloween: Games, Songs and Stories, it’s one of many songs on the album aimed at kids and their […]
Horror films have always straddled the line between sex and violence. One could say the same about porn. Put the two genres together and add a heavy dose of irony and psychedelic drugs and you get something that approximates Jesus Franco’s 1971 film Vampyros Lesbos. In fact, all politics aside, there is nothing really horrific […]