It’s no secret that one of my biggest passions regarding horror is the score. The gore, violence, and atmosphere don’t nearly mean as much to me if there isn’t a solid score behind it. Some of the most terrifying scenes in horror can be attributed to the music hovering over the intensity.
That’s why I was thrilled when I was given the opportunity to interview composer Michael Wandmacher, who horror fans know from such films as Piranha, My Bloody Valentine, The Last Exorcist II, The Haunting In Connecticut 2: Ghosts Of Georgia, and much more. In this exclusive interview, Wandmacher talks what it means to score a horror film, the differences in scoring for film versus TV versus video games, and more. We also get to hear a bit about the score for the upcoming film Angry Little Gods, which stars genre favorite Ron Perlman (Hellboy, Cronos) and is directed by Daniel Stamm (The Last Exorcism).
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Earlier this week we kicked off the Piranha 3D sponsored “Hottest Babes of Horror” contest where we asked you to vote on who you think the steamiest hotties in the genre are. I like to think of it as the Hottest Babe Playoffs, being that the NFL playoffs kick off this weekend. The results for round 1 are in, with round 2 voting opening up tomorrow morning. If you’re curious to see who has moved on, inside you’ll find an updated bracket. Are you happy with the results? You should be, considering you picked the winners. You can see 3 of the nominees in Piranha 3D on DVD and Blu-ray January 11.
We spend so much talking about movies when they’re in development that is incredibly exciting to actually hear of a start date for them. When a start date is locked in, it usually means that the flick is finally going behind cameras, and if it doesn’t suck, it could be out in theaters within two years. Website NOLA is reporting that Twentieth Century Fox’s Timur Bekmambetov-directed Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter will begin filming in New Orleans starting January 24th. It will arrive in theaters June 22, 2012. In addition, they state that Dimension Films’ Piranha 3DD goes behind cameras from January 17-February 18 in Baton Rouge. The Alex Aja-directed redo was filmed in Arizona. John Gulager directs this 3D sequel that arrives in theaters September 16, 2011.
While it was assumed in Piranha 3D that Ving Rhames’ character Deputy Fallon bit the dust, rumors arose today that he may just be returning for the sequel Piranha 3DD- in other words, he may not have become the fish bait we all originally thought. Naturally, I made sure to ask the actor about this at the press junket for his latest film, Death Race 2. Here’s what he had to say about the possibility.
During our conversation with Gary Tunnicliffe at the opening of the ‘Scream 4′ art exhibit at Hyaena Gallery in Burbank, CA over the weekend, the in-demand special effects makeup artist, who will lend his talents to the recently-announced Piranha sequel, Piranha 3DD, told B-D that the film will indeed be shot in REAL 3-D! He also indicated that if you thought the first film was over-the-top, you ain’t seen nothing yet. See inside for what he had to say about the John Gulager-directed follow-up, which the Weinsteins are rushing into production for a hoped-for August 2011 release.