In one of the more quirky mashups that I’ve seen today, a man decided to upload a video of himself singing the classic song “I Dreamed A Dream”, which is from Schönberg’s Les Misérables using the voice of Gollum, the evil-wait-he’s-not-evil-yes-he-is-SCHIZOPHRENIA-IS-WEIRD hobbit from Lord Of The Rings. Taking a few liberties with the lyrics (I don’t think Kretzmer used the word “hobbitses” in his translation), the song is actually quite well done and got more than a few chuckles out of me. Give it a watch below, my preciouses! READ MORE
It has been announced that Kevin Riepl (Gears Of War, The Aggression Scale, Aliens: Colonial Marines) will be composing Cabin Fever: Patient Zero, the prequel to the 2002 Eli Roth-directed film. The film has a 2014 release date.
Directed by Kaare Andrews, the film stars Sean Astin (Lord Of The Rings, The Goonies), Jillian Murray (The Graves), and Brando Eaton (Dexter, American Horror Story: Asylum).
“When a cruise ship in the Caribbean collides with an abandoned research vessel, a deadly virus is unleashed. Passengers must find a way to survive before the flesh eating disease consumes them all.” READ MORE
Very tragic news as it is being reported that Academy Award winning sound editor Mike Hopkins drowned after being thrown out of a raft while on a river. His wife also fell out of the raft but she survived. Hopkins was 53.
Hopkins won Academy Awards for his sound editing on Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers in 2002 and King Kong in 2005. However, horror fans will remember him for his work on Peter Jackson’s Dead Alive and The Frighteners. He also worked on such amazing films as Blade Runner, Octopussy, Return To Oz, Time Bandits, Heavenly Creatures, and more.
It’s a sad way to end the year to know that such a skilled and talented man has passed away, especially when he had many more years and much more skill to offer. My deepest condolences to his friends and family. I know that I’ll be watching some of his films and thanking him the whole way through. READ MORE
This is a very cool video entitled “Monsters” from New Zealand based band Porcelaintoy. The video used digital body-snatching to place the members of the band into the 1932 Bela Lugosi classic White Zombie. The visual FX were done by Frank Rueter (Lord of the Rings, Rise of the Planet of the Apes) and the video was directed by Andrew Armitage. The video just oozes atmosphere and is well worth checking out below, especially if you’re a fan of classic black and white horror films.