Season of the Witch
By Nox Arcana, Released in 2017
21 Tracks with a Total Running Time of 72 min.
It has been a while since I delved into the world of Nox Arcana. The funny thing is that once this latest release started to play, it was like slipping on an old jacket…it just fits perfectly. It also helped that this is the perfect season to be listening to it as well.
“All Hallow’s Eve… Deep within the Haunted Forest, beyond the old gypsy camp, shadows gather in a place known as Raven’s Hollow. Strange chants echo through the trees and join rhythmic drumming, summoning forth creatures of the night. No one enters these woods after dark, for this night begins the Season Of The Witch.”
Since I’m a big fan of movie soundtracks, when I first came across Nox Arcana, I just loved what they were doing. If you’re not familiar with them, they create amazing soundscapes, like a soundtrack but without a movie. Except, there is a story or theme inside the music. Whether they’ve tacked vampires, haunted houses, Lovecraft, Poe, or a demented circus, they continue to create creepy audio nightmares for listeners. Here’s is a track from the new album.
If you are a die-hard fan of the work of George Romero, then you will need to add this new 6-disc box set from Arrow Video to your collection. No, most of the films in this set are not his famous horror flicks, but at least they give you a great insight to this iconic director.
The George Romero “Between Night and Dawn” box set contains the three films that he made between his famous zombie films, which are There’s Always Vanilla (1971), Season of the Witch (1972), and The Crazies (1973), which comes out in October.
Each film is presented from a brand new restoration, with Vanilla from a 2K restoration from an original negative, and Season and The Crazies from a 4K restoration from original film elements. One can only assume that these are going to look better than they ever have! All three films also contain brand new audio commentary from Travis Crawford, as well as other features, such as new interviews with Judith Ridley, Richard Ricci, Russ Streiner, and Gary Streiner.