Mondo, the collectible arts portion of Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, has announced that they will be releasing a limited edition vinyl of the classic Steven Spielberg-produced, Tobe Hooper-directed 1982 film Poltergeist. The 2-disc vinyl set will be available on Feb. 22nd via MondoTees with a few randomly selected copies receiving clear vinyl (follow @MondoNews for the exact time of sale). Australian illustration duo We Buy Your Kids were commissioned to do the artwork for the front, back, and gatefold.
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith, the music represents the struggles of a family desperately trying to save their daughter after she has been sucked into their television by malevolent spirits.
The vinyl will have five tracks never before released on vinyl. You can see the track list below as well as the original art and a shot of the final product. READ MORE
Full details for the soundtrack to Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming film Django Unchained have been released, including cover art and track listing, which you can see below. For the first time in his film career, Tarantino collaborated with artists to create entirely original music. The album will be available in stores and at all digital retailers on Dec. 18th while the film comes out on Christmas Day, Dec. 25th.
Tarantino states, “I want to thank all the artists who contributed original songs (a first for me) to the picture. Most of these contributions came out of the artists’ own inspiration and their illustration of the film’s soul is invaluable. In addition to the new original songs I am also using a lot of older recordings on the soundtrack – many of which came from my personal vinyl collection. Instead of having the record companies give me new digitally cleaned up versions of these recordings from the 60′s and 70′s, I wanted to use the vinyl I’ve been listening to for years – complete with all the pops and cracks. I even kept the sound of the needle being put down on the record. Basically because I wanted people’s experience to be the same as mine when they hear this soundtrack for the first time.” READ MORE
It’s nearly Halloween. Outside, the wind is howling. The trees are bare, the branches looking like skeleton limbs crudely stuck together. Leaves cover the ground, causing each step to elicit a satisfying crunch. The sky is steel grey, threatening rain, thunder, and lightning. In a simpler way of putting it, it’s the best time of the year.
For me, one of the best ways to celebrate this time of year is by putting on some of the creepiest, eeriest, scariest music that I can get my hands on. There is something deliciously fun about scaring myself with shrieking violins, out-of-tune pianos, otherworldly choirs, and bizarre ambient tones.
And since this time of year is something special to a great many people, I wanted to share some of my favorite horror soundtracks, the ones that make me want to curl up under a blanket and play one horror movie after another, until the saving grace of the sunrise saves me. Join me below for 9 Great Horror Soundtracks! READ MORE