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Beta: Corrupt Ones, The  / Peking Medallion, The / Die Hölle von Macao (1967)

Beta: Corrupt Ones, The / Peking Medallion, The / Die Hölle von Macao (1967)

August 17, 2014 | By

This crazy cocktail of Asian exotica, sadism, and search for ancient treasure may have been a production targeted at international markets using an international cast of TV and feature film stars, but this German-French-Italian co-production is still a low budget effort trying very hard to transcend the limits of its budget…

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BR: Countess Dracula (1971)

BR: Countess Dracula (1971)

August 16, 2014 | By

After sharing the screen with Richard Burton and Clint Eastwood in the WWII film Where Eagles Dare (1968), luscious, voluptuous actress Ingrid Pitt appeared in a pair of classic, iconoclastic vampire films for Hammer, but instead of enjoying a steady career in other genres…

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Film: Sound of Horror / El sonido de la muerte (1966)

Film: Sound of Horror / El sonido de la muerte (1966)

August 16, 2014 | By

This small footnote in Spanish film will maintain a place in horror history largely because it co-starts the pretty Soledad Miranda, and it offered a small role to future Hammer horror queen Ingrid Pitt…

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BR: Vampire Lovers, The (1970)

BR: Vampire Lovers, The (1970)

August 16, 2014 | By

Reportedly the most faithful adaptation of Sheridan le Fanu’s “Carmilla,” The Vampire Lovers is perhaps most lovingly remembered by the many young men who watched wide-eyed as not one but several women bared their boobies in this tale of a vampiress with a taste for pretty young girls…

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CD: Hellbenders (2012)

CD: Hellbenders (2012)

August 5, 2014 | By

J.T. Petty’s first crack as a writer-director was scored by versatile Jeff Grace (The Roost, The Innkeepers), and the story’s balance of antiquated evil in contemporary times is reflected in a score that similarly juggles old and new world sounds…

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CD: Signal, The (2017)

CD: Signal, The (2017)

August 4, 2014 | By

Newcomer Nima Fakhrara delivers a striking futuristic score using a blend of electronics and ancient organic sounds for The Signal, somewhat evoking the glassy tones of Cliff Martinez (Solaris). After a loosely constructed main theme, The Signal quickly…

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CD: Snowpiercer (2013)

CD: Snowpiercer (2013)

August 4, 2014 | By

In a weird quirk of fate, Snowpiercer is another epic post-apocalyptic tale scored by Marco Beltrami in which a major creative force on the producing end felt the film needed some ‘fixing,’ but unlike WWZ (2013), Joon-ho Bong’s film…

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CD: Test (2013)

CD: Test (2013)

August 4, 2014 | By

After working on several high profile scores for Marco Beltrami, orchestrator-composer Ceiri Torjussen branches out with this often amusing dramatic score set in 1985, featuring ridiculously accurate renderings of Tangerine Dream…

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BR: Bloody Moon / Die Säge des Todes (1981)

BR: Bloody Moon / Die Säge des Todes (1981)

July 26, 2014 | By

Although promised by German producers he’d have a top American special effects whiz and a score by Pink Floyd (!), after agreeing to make Bloody Moon, Jess Franco discovered the only truth in their sales pitch was the casting of actress Olivia Pascal…

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DVD: Devil Hunter / Sexo-Canibal (1980)

DVD: Devil Hunter / Sexo-Canibal (1980)

July 26, 2014 | By

The second of Severin Films’ Jess Franco-Video Nasty couplet (after Bloody Moon) is this wan tale of a kidnapping gone awry when crooks lose their meal ticket (and sexual pin-cushion) on an island populated by a cannibal cult that periodically offer up the other white meat to a flesh-eating freak…

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