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I Heart Monster Movies–a documentary featuring yours truly, as well as Tom Savini, Linnea Quigley, Thom Carnell, Doug Bradley and many more–will be showing tonight and tomorrow (Tuesday the 23rd and Wednesday the 24th). 7 PM. Entertaining and informative geekspeak with lots of Portland flavor.
Here’s the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=3C8eZDaDE8k
Jack Maraglia, Luchadore extraordinaire and creator of the Horroregon network, hosts the Horroregon Social Wednesday October 19th. And he’ll be chatting with me and several other local creatives during the talk show segment of the evening. Bands, DJs and sundry other sorts of sordid entertainment will be enjoyed. Maybe even punch!
To see the full line-up, click here: http://www.horroregon.us/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=93%3Ahorroregon-social&catid=22%3Alocal-news&Itemid=27
The Magic Pumpkin Presents:
“In ‘E’: John Carpenter Suite
Friday, October 28th, Tonic Lounge, Portland OR
The music of John Carpenter gets the trance-minimalist treatment this October at the Tonic Lounge. Musician, film composer, author and horror soundtrack DJ Willy Greer has arranged tracks from The Fog, Escape From New York, Christine, Halloween III, They Live and Prince Of Darkness into one continuous piece in the same tempo and key. The ensemble The Magic Pumpkin will bring it to throbbing life with a blend of analog and digital synths, rock instruments, and strobing visuals.
“In ‘E’” explores the similarities Carpenter’s music shares with 1970s American “minimalism” and Krautrock, as well as modern day artists like Glenn Branca and Stereolab. Repetition is one of the most effective tools a musician or composer has to alter the consciousness of the listener. Carpenter used it to great effect creating mood in his films, but taken on its own, the music can do the same funny things to the brain as a piece like Music For Eighteen Musicians. We look giddily forward to doing these funny things to the brains of everyone at the Tonic on the 28th. Horror fanboys and music snobs should feel equally well served.
The Magic Pumpkin will share the stage with Bowie tributers The Band Who Fell To Earth and Joy Division tribute band Unknown Pleasures.
The Magic Pumpkin Presents: “In ‘E:’ A John Carpenter Suite, October 28th at Portland’s Tonic LoungePosted in News with tags bowie tribute band, film music, john carpenter, tonic lounge, tribute band, willy greer on October 3, 2011 by helltopo
This October brings forth a horror fanboy dream project: The Magic Pumpkin, an ensemble recruited for this one specific show, will perform a suite of John Carpenter film scores in the spirit of ’70s experimental/”minimalist” music–two genres that go together like chocolate and peanut butter. All this and Bowie and Joy Division tributes, too! Save the date, and stay tuned for more details.
Derek picked my brain about film music, Shadow Play, Horror Holocaust Radio and more on Monthly Munchies, a supplement of the mail Order Zombie podcast. Check it out here: http://www.mailorderzombie.com/2011/06/moz-presents-monthly-munchies-episode.html, then check out the rest of Derek and Bren’s MOZ shows; they’re one of the best niche horror podcasts in the NW.
Horror Holocaust Radio cohort Jeff “Damien Karras” Dean and I will be speaking on several panels at this weekend’s Crypticon in Seattle, on the topics of podcasting, underrated genre directors and VHS rarities. Hope to see you there! For details, head to http://www.crypticonseattle.com/
Editor Chris Alexander has very nice things to say about Shadow Play in issue 304 of Fangoria magazine, on stands now. It’s quite an honor to be in the recently-revitalized Fango, much less in the same issue as Tom Savini and the great Alejandro Jodorowsky. Pick yours up today, kids!
Paul MacCannibal reviewed Shadow Play on Dread Central’s website, giving it 4 out of 5 knives. For the full review, head over to: http://www.dreadcentral.com/reviews/shadow-play-philosophy-and-psychology-modern-horror-film-book
Jack Maraglia, the brains behind the Horroregonian website, was kind enough to talk with me about Shadow Play as well as Second Skin. Click here to check it out:
Thanks to Jack and co. for the time and webspace!