Pootie’s MAN PIG Is Intriguing, yet Not Entirely Satisfying

Rating: Man Pig by Pootie I’ve said it before, and I’ll likely say it again: modern music distribution methods are both a blessing and a curse – particularly for independent musicians. A blessing in that the adventurous listener can quite literally find any number of really cool music releases on the internet that would have… Read More »

Wide Worlds of Weirdness: Basil Kirchin’s WORLDS WITHIN WORLDS Releases

Rating: It seems more or less a tragedy that British composer Basil Kirchin is perhaps known today mostly for having been responsible for the soundtrack to the cult horror films The Abominable Dr. Phibes and The Freakmaker (a.k.a. The Mutations). Basil, born in 1927 and the son of bandleader Ivor Kirchen, joined his father’s big… Read More »

“I Don’t Believe in Ghosts, but I Believe in THIS…” FRANK STEWART INVESTIGATES: HALLOWEEN

Rating: WNUF TV28 Presents: Frank Stewart Investigates: Halloween by Terror Vision Records & Video In 1987, WNUF TV28 reporter Frank Stewart, along with paranormal investigators Dr. Louis and Claire Berger, Catholic priest Father Joseph Matheson, and a small TV crew vanished while conducting an investigation of the supposedly haunted Webber House. Broadcast on live television… Read More »

Completely Unnecessary, but Not Bad: GOBLIN REBIRTH’s Self-title

Rating: Goblin Rebirth by Goblin Rebirth One of four modern incarnations of Goblin, the progressive rock band that composed the soundtracks to such films as Profondo Rosso, Dawn of the Dead, and Suspiria, Goblin Rebirth formed in 2010, based around the original band’s rhythm section of bassist Fabio Pignatelli and drummer Agostino Marangolo. Some three… Read More »

Another Resurrected ’80s Horror Soundtrack: Jim Manzie’s FROM A WHISPER TO A SCREAM OST

Rating: From a Whisper to a Scream OST by Jim Manzie   Released in 1987, director Jeff Burr’s From a Whisper to a Scream (also known under the name The Offspring) was among famed actor Vincent Price’s final horror films – though a picture that, if accounts are to be believed, he wasn’t all that… Read More »

Accept No Imitation: The One, Only, Original Goblin’s FOUR OF A KIND

Rating: Four of a Kind Founded in 1972 and producing one self-titled release under their original name of The Cherry Five, Italian rock group Goblin are today known primarily for their horror film soundtracks. Having first been recruited in 1975 to work on the score for Dario Argento’s Profondo Rosso, Goblin went on to create… Read More »

Darkness Prevails on Steve Moore’s CUB ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK

Rating: Cub – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Steve Moore As one half of the instrumental duo Zombi, synth player and composer Steve Moore would have to be considered among the contemporary musician whose abilities seem tailor-made for work making film soundtracks. Virtually every one of Moore’s creations either with A.E. Paterra as Zombi or… Read More »