Schlesinger, Raimi, and Kinski go Boo!

January 29, 2015 | By

Brilliant ad campaign. Period.

I’m currently finishing up editing the John Murphy podcast, which should be up by this weekend, and I’m working on the visuals for the longest cue in Murphy’s great new album Anonymous Rejected Filmscore, which is available digitally and on CD.

The album is an expansion of early themes and demo material for an unnamed film Murphy was scoring when a decision was made to take the music in a different direction, thereby inducting Murphy into the Rejected Film Score Club, which includes many top composers such as Elmer Bernstein, Jerry Goldsmith, and John Corigliano.

Also coming soon to my Rue Morgue blog is the first part of a lengthy podcast interview with Fabio Frizzi, done shortly before the Frizzi 2 Fulci concert in October. I’ve been trying to track down some of the films we touched upon during our discussion, but some of the lesser known works are proving tougher than expected. At least the podcast will appear shortly before Grindhouse Releasing’s new Blu-ray of Lucio Fulci’s The Beyond, slated for Feb. 10th, a release Fulci fans are eagerly awaiting. Maximum eye and cranial trauma in full 1080p!

Just posted are reviews of three shockers: Josh Becker’s ambitious but variable Vietnam vet vs. Manson Family mash-up Thou Shalt Not Kill… Except (1985) from Synapse on Blu; John Schlesinger’s rather trashy but ridiculously fun occult thriller The Believers (1987) from Twilight Time on Blu; and Klaus Kinski reprising Nosferatu the Vampire in the messy Vampire in Venice / Nosferatu in Venice (1988) which One 7 Movies retitled as Prince of the Night for their DVD release.

The last two reviews originally appeared last fall in issues of Rue Morgue, and I’ve expanded them for their inclusion in the archives.




Mark R. Hasan, Editor

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