Extinction Soundtrack Review

Released by Varèse Sarabande, 2015
25 Tracks, with a total running time 67 min.
Music Composed by Sergio Moure

This film is another zombie film, one that takes place in a snowbound town. But just from listening to the score, I would suspect there is much more suspense here than over the top terror. The score starts off with hauntingly slow burn of a track, with the sounds of a strings, seemingly straining to make some music. It is slow paced, with a very somber but eerie quality to it, one that can easily put images into your mind’s eye. It picks up a bit, but then slowly descends back down. This continues with the second track, Night Journey, with faint notes from the piano combined with some gentle strings, all that create a quite but unnerving feeling. But then halfway through this track, it explodes with some quick rhythm from possibly cellos, which picks up the pace for a short time, before going back down to the original mood. This fast paced music appears again, such as in the track Defending My Baby or near the end, with the track The Siege.

Overall the score is a somber and quite one, one that is almost peaceful, but there always seems to be that feeling of uneasiness that it creates. Like it is trying to be relaxing, but there is just something there that won’t let you.

Dark Star: H.R. Giger’s World – Chicago Premiere

I think we could all agree that Ridley Scott’s film Alien would not have been the same, or even close to it, had it not been for the incredible original and stylistic artwork from H.R. Giger. Now, thanks to documentarian filmmaker Belinda Sallin, you can have a closer look at Giger and his last years of life in this new film called Dark Star: H.G. Giger’s World. You can see the Chicago premiere at Facets in the city, which start on Friday August 21st. For more information about this screening, as well as many other interesting titles, just click HERE.

Check out the trailer below.

Invasion of the Body Snatchers Soundtrack!

invasionofthebodysnatchersCDOne of the scariest movies to come out in the ’50s wasn’t about some giant monster that was stomping its way through the city, but was from a silent invader that took over our bodies when we were sleeping. It was, of course, Don Siegel’s 1956 film Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Now for the first time, composer Carmen Dragon’s score for this amazing film is getting a release on CD!

Thanks to the fine folks at La-La Land Records, this rare score is being produced by Dragon’s son-in-law Richard Henn and Neil S. Bulk, and restored and mastered by Stephen March and Fernando Lee. This release will feature 17 tracks of Dragon’s score, plus 3 tracks of Source Music), which is just under an hour’s worth of music. This release will also feature in-depth liner notes by Jeff Bond. The disc is only $19.98, but don’t wait too long to place your order since it is a limited edition of only 2000 units. So order your copy now.

Just click HERE for all the details!

It’s All About Friends…Flashback Weekend Part 1

flashback2015-2This last weekend, we were at this year’s Flashback Weekend show, the only convention in our home state that we set up at. As usual we had a great time, though it did seem there were more Halloween fans seeking autographs than interested in buying books. But no worries. Maybe someday they will see the value in continuing and expanding their horror education. I can only hope.

None the less, we still had fun there. One of those reasons is because of friends. Sure, as we’ve said before, we always get to see and hang out with our convention family that we see at these events. And sure, we could always just have a get together and hang out without having to go to a con, which we do several times throughout the year. I have to say though, these conventions aren’t just about seeing old friends, but it’s about meeting and making new friends. The funny thing is that most of my convention family are friends BECAUSE I met them at a con. And it seems that at each new show, we meet another person that becomes a new member to our demented and dysfunctional family. I don’t think we’d have it any other way either. (Above Photo Credit: Rachel Thieme)

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That Guy Dick Miller DVD Signing

Dick Miller DVDI’m really hoping that eveyone reading this knows not only who Dick Miller is, but how much this man has contributed to movies over the years. Well thanks to director Elijah Drenner, he has created a documentary about this famous character actor, simply called That Guy Dick Miller.

On Sept. 12th, at the Dark Delicacies in California, they will be hosting a DVD signing with the one and only Dick Miller in person! But not only will he be the guest, but also his wife Laninie Miller, regular director Joe Dante, and the director of the documentary, Elijah Drenner will be there as well.

Even if you can’t make it out to the store, you can order a copy of the DVD online to get it signed for only $20 (while supplies last, and you’ll have to pay shipping). We all know what the going rate for autographs are these days, so for those signatures alone is quite a steal, not to mention that you’ll get this DVD as well.

For more information, just click HERE.

Mystery Photo 8-10

It’s Monday, so it must mean a new Mystery Photo. Our last photo was of course from the 2010 film Monsters. We also got quite a few correct answers sent in once again, so a big kudos goes out to the following: Hoby Abernathy, Cate Cameron, Jerry Downing, David Greenwood, William Harrison, Lee Marohn, Gavin Schmitt, Tom White, Kristin Wicks, and William Wilson.

Now on to today’s photo. Give a peep through the lens and see if you can correctly identify the correct movie. Just send your answers to jon@kitleyskrypt.com. Good luck!


Mystery Photo 8-3

Our photo from last week seemed to be a very popular one, which I’m guessing why we got so many correct answers sent in. The shot featured the late great Geoffrey Lewis in Tobe Hooper’s Salem’s Lot. The ones that did send in the correct answers were: Derek Botelho, Cate Cameron, Dahlia Daniels, Dave Felter, Troy Howarth, Doug Lamoreux, Erik Martin, Kevin Matthews, Freddy Morris, Ashley Polnow, Mike Tutino, William Wilson, and Greg Wojick. You guys are making me proud!

But before we get this week’s photo, just a reminder…PLEASE do not attempt to post your answer in the reply section. Insteadn send them to me via email at jon@kitleyskrypt.com. That way more people can play. Thanks.

Okay, now that the PCA is out of the way, here’s our latest photo. Think you know it? Are you sure? Then send us an email and let us know. That email again is jon@kitleyskrypt.com. Good luck.