BEETLEJUICE OST (30TH ANNIVERSARY) – STARBURST Magazine

BEETLEJUICE OST (30TH ANNIVERSARY) - STARBURST Magazine

BEETLEJUICE OST (30TH ANNIVERSARY) - STARBURST Magazine

For the 30th anniversary of Tim Burton’s afterlife comedy Beetlejuice, Waxwork Records went and remastered Danny Elfman’s score. While the music has always been vibrant and bombastic, it’s arguably never sounded this good before. Geffen and UMe reissued the album on vinyl back in 2015, but it was essentially just the original 1988 album, repressed. … Continued

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NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1968) – STARBURST Magazine

NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1968) - STARBURST Magazine

NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1968) - STARBURST Magazine

The music of George A. Romero’s 1968 genre-defining horror classic, Night of the Living Dead, has long been a mystery. As noted by the director himself on the back cover of Varèse Sarabande’s first soundtrack release in 1982, producer Karl Hardman’s production company had a collection of Capitol Records’ Hi-Q library music, and the producer … Continued

Source: www.starburstmagazine.com/reviews/night-living-dead-68-ost

Halloween Horror Marathon: Tourist Trap

tourist trap header We're not off to a good start with this year's Halloween Horror Marathon. I basically haven't been home any night this week before 6:00pm, and there's been something waiting for me every night. I barely watched Tourist Trap in order to get this written, and I feel like I'm basically trying to write about something only vaguely half-remembered. That said, I love this movie, and I need to watch it more often than I do. Why more often? Because I can't remember character names or any of the particulars right now, but suffice it to say, Tourist Trap is a movie that I both can't believe isn't bigger than it is, while also being confused that as many people know it as they do. It's a movie that is simultaneously '70s and '80s. The creepy weirdness of everything in Tourist Trap lines up perfectly with other movies of the era, especially the likes of Phantasm, which was released the same year. However, it also presages the sort of strange things director David Schmoeller would later to go on to do. Watch Tourist Trap, then consider Puppet Master. By no means will you be surprised that they're by the same man. It's just so fucking uncomfortable, while at the same time run through with a sense of levity that doesn't actually ever release any tension. While watching, you know that you're supposed to laugh at this, but you're just wondering whether or not the intention of all of this is deadly serious. The music in the film, especially the copious amount of slide whistle, really makes this seem like a funhouse gone wrong. The mannequins are obviously creepy, but the strange psychic powers (very '70s) are what really makes this flick bizarre. Things are never quite explained, and watching it, you're just left to assume that everyone has gone mad and just accepts that it's happened to them. People deal with crazy, horrific shit, and then move on by living with plaster versions of their loved ones. No bigs. I think it's particularly telling that Pino Donaggio did the score. He did movies that were just weird -- The Howling, The Barbarians, The Black Cat, and especially Crawlspace, amongst others -- and seeing his name after "Music By" usually means that you're in for something astonishingly uncomfortable. The score is on sale as of yesterday via Waxwork Records. You can snag the LP right from their shop on blood red with black marble vinyl. You can also grab the movie on Blu-ray for pretty cheap. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQGui4LUwDw[/embed]

Podcast #99, “Pop Scares”

cover - Waxwork-Re-AnimatorThree weeks, and here we are with another podcast. I think this might be the start of something good. Here's to hoping, right? Anyhow, a goodly amount of new / newly-acquired tunes, along with an interview from Kevin Dredge of New Orleans-based soundtrack reissue label, Waxwork Records. We talked with Dredge about the ins and outs of reissues, as well as the label's upcoming releases. Their first release, a reissue of the Re-Animator soundtrack, is out tomorrow. They also just announced last week that they'll be reissuing the Krzysztof Komeda score for Rosemary's Baby. You can find out the details on that (as well as order things) at the Waxwork Records website. And if you're really hyped on the Waxwork Day of the Dead reissue, they're having a release for it in Hollywood, in late September. According to Dredge, "There will be a screening of the film, and George Romero and John Harrison will be there to do a Q&A after the film." No date's set, but keep your eyes peeled. Podcast #99, "Pop Scares" Barge, "Where's the Violence" (No Gain) Best Practices, "Home For Halloween" (Sore Subjects) Night Birds, "Last Gasp" (Maimed For the Masses) Sad Boys, "Frolic" (Sad Boys) --- Lawnmower, "Team Spirit" (Whack Yer Brain) Tyler Daniel Bean, "I Was Wrong" (Everything You Do Scares Me) GRMLN, "Coastal Love" (Empire) Shannon & the Clams, "Rip Van Winkle" (Dreams In the Rat House) --- Interview with Kevin Dredge of Waxwork Records --- Lemuria, "Oahu, Hawaii" (The Distance Is So Big) Mixtapes, "Swirling" (Ordinary Silence) The Bubble Boys, "10th & Mass" (Ownlife Records) Revolvers, "Marrianna" (Marley) --- The Hussy, "Zzuf" (Pagan Hiss) Diarrhea Planet, "Juggernaut!" (Loose Jewels) Radkey, "Out Here In My Head" (Cat & Mouse EP) Rocket From the Crypt, "Pigeon Eater" (Both Good Songs)