The Grim Reaper claimed a twofer today, taking the lives of cult horror director George A. Romero and sci-fi legend Martin Landau. Romero’s obituary can be read here, while Landau’s can be accessed here.
Oh, happy day! Though I always enjoyed the Crippled Dick reissue of said soundtrack, it seems too truncated. Wah Wah Records has rectified the problem. The soundtrack to Vampyros Lesbos can now be heard in fuller glory, with beautiful repackaging. Read more about it from The Vinyl Factory here.
To my knowledge, Viy (Вий) is the only horror movie ever made in the Soviet Union. If someone could correct me on that, I’d be much obliged. The film was adapted from the work of the same name by one of my favorite writers, Nikolai Gogol.
John Carpenter, the creator of the original Halloween films, will return to the franchise as executive producer on a new production of the horror movie, it was jointly announced today by Miramax and Trancas International Films. Miramax and Blumhouse Productions will co- finance development and production, with Malek Akkad serving as producer under his Trancas banner… …
The New York Times’ J. Hoberman reviews Masaki Kobayashi’s classic interpretation of Kwaidan. The collection comes from Irish-Greek author Lafcadio Hearn’s anthology of the same name.
Does it get any trashier than the movies of Jess Franco? Maybe, but those probably aren’t legal to show anywhere outside of Europe. Italian film-score maestro Bruno Nicolai is responsible for this slab of fuzz. For more on the film, read here.
Wonderful news for Goblin fans! Relapse Records will be publishing new music from the Italian prog legends, who now go under the name Goblin Rebirth! Read the Relapse Records press release here.
A trailer and a scene from Viy, a Russian film based on the horror story penned by Nikolai Gogol.