Wednesday, 29 October 2014

The Night The Screaming Stops:
Being the Seventh Annual Stereo Sanctity /
Breakfast in the Ruins Halloween mix CD

Cross-posted with Stereo Sanctity.

Every year, I find myself wondering how the hell I’ll manage to put together another full 80 minutes of top drawer horror-themed music in time for next Halloween…. and yet every year I end up pretty pleased with the results.

In particular, an unusually fruitful batch of new-ish rock bands ploughing this general furrow in a good sort of fashion (Zig Zags, Satan’s Satyrs, Blood Ceremony…) means that this year we haven’t even had to draw upon the ever more stretched catalogue of Cramps and Misfits hits (though good old Roky does of course get a look-in). Not even room for any random slabs of Ennio Morricone nightmare fuel, although we do have a right belter from Bruno Nicolai and a few nice library cues.

Films evoked within, either directly or indirectly, include: ‘Manos: The Hands of Fate’, ‘Possession’, ‘The Fog’, ‘The Legend of Hell House’, ‘Carnival of Souls’, ‘All The Colors Of The Dark’, ‘Blood Sabbath’ and ‘Let’s Scare Jessica To Death’. Pretty good line-up if you’re going the 24 hour movie marathon route this Friday, I should think.

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