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Drafthouse Films has just acquired Abel Ferrara's Ms. 45 with plans for a theatrical release this December, followed by a Blu-ray and DVD release in 2014.   "At Drafthouse Films we're huge admirers of Abel Ferrara, so there&...
Drafthouse Films has just acquired Abel Ferrara's Ms. 45 with plans for a theatrical release this December, followed by a Blu-ray and DVD release in 2014.   "At Drafthouse Films we're huge admirers of Abel Ferrara, so there's no greater pleasure for us than announcing our acquisition of the North American rights to Ferrara’s 1981 revenge thriller classic Ms. 45. The
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All Night Horror Marathon Volume 1 - Shout Factory has been cranking out these great 4-movie sets for several months now, and their Scream Factory line is finally catching up by putting out a set of their own, with another Horror them...
All Night Horror Marathon Volume 1 - Shout Factory has been cranking out these great 4-movie sets for several months now, and their Scream Factory line is finally catching up by putting out a set of their own, with another Horror themed set due out later this month. This first volume includes the following films: THE GODSEND (1981) -- When a strange woman has her baby at the Marlowe's
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Doctor Who Series 7 Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the Television score Doctor Who Series 7 by Murray Gold. I’ve tried to figure out why Doctor Who is so universally loved so I started watching Series 1 recently. I wasnR...
Doctor Who Series 7 Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the Television score Doctor Who Series 7 by Murray Gold. I’ve tried to figure out why Doctor Who is so universally loved so I started watching Series 1 recently. I wasn’t too impressed unfortunately, but I do appreciate the cult-like following the series have. What I do enjoy however is the constant releases of music from the series primarily from composer Murray Gold. I have enjoyed them all and Silva isn’t skimpy on the music either. For series 7 we have 2 CD’s with over 2 hours music in total and there’s bound to be something you find amazing on here. I certainly did. If you are familiar with the previous scores, you’ll know what to expect. Murray Gold is quite fond of themes and tries to incorporate that in practically every cue so theme-lovers will find this very enjoyable. It’s fully orchestral and the way that it all sounds is nothing short of brilliant. With 74 cues on here there’s simply so much music that there’d have to be some duds, but the impression I have after listening to the music is that there’s so much great music on here so it doesn’t matter if you can’t connect with the TV series or not. Just enjoy the music. HIGHLIGHTS: CD1 3. Dalek Parliament 5. Towards the Asylum 7. Amy and Rory Together 9. Dinosaurs on a Spaceship Pterodactyls 11. Take a Ride on Tricey 15. Gunslingers 16. The Salvation of Kahler Jex 17. Our Little Town Prosecutor 23. Melody Malone 27. Almost The End 28. Together Or Not At All The Song Of Amy and Rory 29. Goodbye Pond 30. Cumbria 1207 32. Spoonheads 34. A Turbulent Flight 36. Up The Shard CD2 1. The Leaf 2. Something Awesome 3. Market Day 4. Merry Gejelh 5. God of Akhaten 6. The Speeder 7. Never Awake 9. Infinite Potential 20. Upgrade In Progress 23. Can’t Win 28. The Emperors Wife 29. Some Wednesday 30. To Save The Doctor 33. A Secret He Will Take To His Grave 37. Remember Me TOTAL MINUTES OF EXCELLENCE: 62.12 GEEK SCORE: 86.8
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On Thursday, October 31, from 5pm to 11pm, AFOS will once again be streaming original music that's suited for Halloween. The "Buckets of Score" block will be full of score cues from movies like the original Halloween, 2007's Trick 'r Tre...
On Thursday, October 31, from 5pm to 11pm, AFOS will once again be streaming original music that's suited for Halloween. The "Buckets of Score" block will be full of score cues from movies like the original Halloween, 2007's Trick 'r Treat and Attack the Block. I don't like horror movies, but I'm crazy about '70s and '80s John Carpenter and the following works, which are great horror movies for peeps who don't like horror movies. Some of them contain music that will be streamed during "Buckets of Score."Attack the BlockSet in a rough South London neighborhood attacked by "gorilla wolf muthafuckas" from outer space, the 2011 Edgar Wright-produced cult favorite Attack the Block is inventive sci-fi with a youth of color as the lead for a change. Hoodie leader Moses (John Boyega) and his crew find themselves dealing with alien invaders, as well as two much more typical South End threats: the Five-0 and a trigger-happy drug lord named Hi-Hatz (Jumayn Hunter). The film doubles as an inspired, non-preachy critique of the demonization of the working class in the U.K. A one-time mugging victim who wanted to better understand his muggers and their lives instead of being resentful and fearful of them, writer/director Joe Cornish takes working-class kids like Moses and the brainy Jerome (Leeon Jones) (their mugging of Jodie Whittaker's nurse character Sam at the start of the film was based on the incident Cornish experienced) and fleshes out those characters to prove the irrationality of demonizing the underclass. (Had Attack the Block been a much bigger hit in America, it would have caused that racist dickcheese Lou Dobbs to get his panties in a bunch over the kinds of characters it chooses to sympathize with.) What also makes Attack the Block stand out is the absence of CGI. All the creature FX in Cornish's film are practical. The alien attacks are fast and brutal, and this is a case where the fast-cutting that so many critics complain about when they see present-day action movies is absolutely necessary because here, it prevents us from noticing how cheap-looking the monsters are--they're essentially just stuntmen leaping around in eyeless and coal-black bear suits outfitted with ginormous blue neon teeth. But because the Attack the Block aliens aren't CG, there's a realness and formidability to them that's missing from most CG creatures. Attack the Block is more of a sci-fi actioner than a genuinely scary horror film, although it contains one horrific moment: the split-second shot of a mutilated Hi-Hatz doing his best impression of Voldemort.Dawn of the Dead (1978)Danny Boyle's 28 Days Later was my gateway to the zombie genre when the Boyle film first hit DVD, and it led me to check out for the first time George Romero's 1978 follow-up to his breakthrough zombie film Night of the Living Dead. The 1968 film was straightforward apocalyptic horror, while Dawn of the Dead, which centers on a pack of zombie attack survivors who hole up in a Pennsylvania shopping mall, throws satire into the mix. The mall backdrop and the survivors' gradual immersion into mall culture while biding their time both serve as a clever commentary on the downside of consumerism. The sequence where zombies turn an unlucky biker gang into a SAMCROnut buffet still holds up as grisly horror makeup FX wizardry. What doesn't hold up so well are a few non-FX-related elements that are a result of the film's low budget, like a really terrible, Mr. Peabody & Sherman-esque library music cue that drops when lead hero Ken Foree reconsiders killing himself and shoots and punches his way out of the mall.Dawn of the Dead (2004)Zack Snyder's first feature film still remains his best directorial effort. Duplicating the satire of the original Romero film would have been a pointless effort, so Snyder focused more on the action side of the material, and that's the one aspect where this remake outdoes the original. The Romero version is stronger as a satirical horror film, while the S
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Artsploitation is set to release the 2012 Korean Horror anthology Horror Stories (Moo-seo-woon I-ya-gi) this Tuesday. The full press release, including the list of the film's directors can be found below. I'm only familiar with a couple ...
Artsploitation is set to release the 2012 Korean Horror anthology Horror Stories (Moo-seo-woon I-ya-gi) this Tuesday. The full press release, including the list of the film's directors can be found below. I'm only familiar with a couple of the directors, but Dae-wung Lim's slasher Bloody Reunion is great fun, and Kyu-Dong Min's Memento Mori is pretty excellent, so their inclusion is enough to get
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A trailer for the upcoming Frankenstein film I, Frankenstein has hit the internet and I've gotta say, eh. From the producers of Underworld comes another Underworld movie, only this time instead of werewolves fighting an incredibly hot va...
A trailer for the upcoming Frankenstein film I, Frankenstein has hit the internet and I've gotta say, eh. From the producers of Underworld comes another Underworld movie, only this time instead of werewolves fighting an incredibly hot vampire, there's a Kung Fu Frankenstein (Crap, that's a hell of a band name). It doesn't look unwatchable, but it definitely doesn't look like one to run out to
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Bleeding Skull favorites Black Devil Doll From Hell and Tales From The Quadead Zone are finally hitting DVD in a 2-Disc box set from Massacre Video. I've never gotten around to seeing either film, but BS has hyped these two up huge so I'...
Bleeding Skull favorites Black Devil Doll From Hell and Tales From The Quadead Zone are finally hitting DVD in a 2-Disc box set from Massacre Video. I've never gotten around to seeing either film, but BS has hyped these two up huge so I'm definitely looking forward to checking these things out. Although after hearing everything I've heard about these two films I honestly don't think my brain is
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Ain’t Them Bodies Saints Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the film score Ain’t Them Bodies Saints by Daniel Hart. Ain’t Them Bodies Saints is my first ever score by Daniel Hart and I’m having a hard time con...
Ain’t Them Bodies Saints Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the film score Ain’t Them Bodies Saints by Daniel Hart. Ain’t Them Bodies Saints is my first ever score by Daniel Hart and I’m having a hard time connecting with it. I’m not sure why I feel it, but I feel that the score is very personal. It has a very minimalistic approach with the opening theme ‘Atbs theme’ being a quaint string and guitar theme. In ‘Ruth and Sylvie’ the main instruments seems to be clapping of hands. It’s all quite good, however there’s nothing here that compels me to put it on my playlist for further rotation in the near future. I can understand the approach being made here, but it doesn’t connect with me at all. I can play this and enjoy it, but it’s never going to be a score I pay much attention to unfortunately. HIGHLIGHTS: None TOTAL MINUTES OF EXCELLENCE: 0 GEEK SCORE: 67.2
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The return of "5-Piece Cartoon Dinner" here at AFOS: The Blog marks a change in format (the discussion of five of the week's first-run animated shows is being pared down to just the week's most satisfying animated show), a move f...
The return of "5-Piece Cartoon Dinner" here at AFOS: The Blog marks a change in format (the discussion of five of the week's first-run animated shows is being pared down to just the week's most satisfying animated show), a move from Wednesdays to Fridays and a new name: "Brokedown Congress Merry-Go-Round," which is also the name of AFOS' animation score music block. "Brokedown Merry-Go-Round" airs weekdays at 2pm Pacific on AFOS.The week's funniest animated show--funnier than either Bob's Burgers' underwhelming season premiere or South Park's mildly amusing takedown of both Investigation Discovery "murder porn" and Time Warner Cable--would have been a surprise to me a few weeks ago, when my hatred of almost everything produced by Seth MacFarlane was at its most intense. That hatred was fueled by the tired racist jokes featured in the pilot of the new live-action sitcom Dads (MacFarlane co-executive produces the show, but he's not one of its creators or writers). The only Fuzzy Door production I have any tolerance for is the CIA agent cartoon American Dad (which MacFarlane also doesn't showrun; his sole regular contribution to American Dad is his voice work as both Stan and Roger).Sure, American Dad isn't immune to some of the Fuzzy Door factory's racist jokes and strictly-for-shock-value, lowest-common-denominator gags I've grown to not love, but it's also the least lazily written and least hacky MacFarlane production. The Smith family's hijinks often aren't limp excuses to string together random pop-culture reference gags that bring to mind Friedberg & Seltzer movies at their hackiest. Actual effort is put into crafting clever and genuinely bizarre stories, like when writer Chris McKenna (who scripted one of Community's funniest half-hours, "Remedial Chaos Theory," and is now back together with that show's staff, along with once-ousted creator Dan Harmon) screwed around with the heartwarming Christmas episode template, and together with his writer brother Matt, they turned that template upside down in the post-apocalyptic "Rapture's Delight." Plus most of the funniest lines on American Dad each week have nothing to do with pop-culture references.My hatred of Dads started to taint my past enjoyment of American Dad, and so much so to the point where when I needed to clear some space from my MacBook's hard drive recently by deleting iTunes downloads of TV series episodes (and transferring them to Flash drives), I chose to delete everything MacFarlane-related, including all the American Dad episodes I downloaded last season and haven't really rewatched since they first aired. I even erased an episode I genuinely liked from start to finish, "Lost in Space." But then "Steve and Snot's Test-Tubular Adventure," American Dad's ninth-season premiere (as well as its final season premiere on Fox before TBS begins exclusively airing new American Dad episodes in late 2014), came along, and it has gotten me to remember not all of Fuzzy Door's output is crap, as well as the reasons why American Dad remains the one bright spot of Fuzzy Door, in spite of the show's occasional racist gags or worst MacFarlane-isms (like the season premiere's random Coors Light "Twins!" jingle reference)."Steve and Snot's Test-Tubular Adventure" centers on Steve (Scott Grimes) and his best friend Snot (Curtis Armstrong) attempting to find dates for prom night, after enduring yet another round of swirlies and taunts about their virginity from bully Vince Chung (returning guest star John Cho, who's currently menacing Sleepy Hollow while rocking a grotesquely broken neck straight out of Beetlejuice). When not even the hideous lunch lady twin sisters in charge of Pearl Bailey High's cafeteria are interested in going out with them (the twins chose to go on a double date with Steve and Snot's friends Barry and Toshi), Steve and Snot resort to creating the
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Hello all, I wanted to let you know that over on Instagram, the Month of Macabre folk have a 31 day challenge going on to post pictures related to specific horror related questions. If you are big instagram user and horror fan I suggest ...
Hello all, I wanted to let you know that over on Instagram, the Month of Macabre folk have a 31 day challenge going on to post pictures related to specific horror related questions. If you are big instagram user and horror fan I suggest you jump on there. I've actually posted something for the last four days, which for me is pretty good. Today's question was "What is your favorite horror
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