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RIP AC/DC? Let’s Remember Their Contribution to Horror… *Updated*
News is trickling onto the web today that AC/DC is officially retiring. The rumor is because Malcolm Young sadly suffered a stroke and a blood clot was left in his brain. An official announcement of some kind is forthcoming – when it does happen, it’s going to be the end of an era. AC/DC has always been one of my favorite bands growing up as a kid on the East Coast. And I have Stephen King to thank for my introduction to them. Strange as it may seem, I had never heard one of their songs until Maximum Overdrive in ’86 (I was 10, so you can’t really blame me being completely unaware of who AC/DC was) and for days after seeing that movie, I couldn’t get “Who Made Who” out of my head.
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Hey Fool, You Just Got Rickrolled By Stephen King!
Stephen King has won the Internet today. In the flood of tacky April Fool’s jokes, this made me laugh so hard because, honestly, it’s just unexpected. Over at the author’s site, there’s a teaser page for “Christine Lives.” Inspired by the success of “Doctor Sleep,” an announcement page says he’s penning a sequel to the killer car novel and it comes complete with a plot synopsis.
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Waxwork Records Unveils Creepshow Vinyl Packaging & Details!
Waxwork Records has officially announced its next LP release: John Harrison’s score for the 1982 horror anthology Creepshow. You can get a good look at the packaging via the gallery here. Package art was created by Gary Pullin, and wowzers, that’s some good stuff. This definitive release of the film score has never before been released. The original master tapes of the Creepshow film score were lost for over 30 years, but with the efforts of composer John Harrison and Waxwork Records, the tapes were located in the attic of Jeree Recording Studios in New Brighton, PA.
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30 Images from the L.A. Stephen King Art Show!
This weekend, yours truly ventured down to Hero Complex on Robertson Blvd. in Los Angeles for the King for a Day art exhibit. The show, which made its debut on March 21st is a tribute to the works of Stephen King, all, all I can say is “wow.” There are some gorgeous, funny and frightening pieces of work on display, from Salem’s Lot and Misery to Pet Sematary and IT. There’s even a piece from The Running Man. The Dark Tower gets some love and so does The Shining, naturally.
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Remastered Creepshow Soundtrack Details, Signing at Monsterpalooza
La-La Land Records is handling the restored, remastered and expanded CD relese of John Harrison’s Creepshow score. The disc will be available to order on March 25th at noon (PST) at La-La Land’s official site. Supervised by Mr. Harrison, the score has been remixed from the original 24 track elements and presented in film order. Bonus tracks feature never-before-released library cues used in the film, including the song “Don’t Let Go,” featured in the “Father’s Day” segment, and the exclusive, in-depth liner notes are all new.
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Check Out This Beautiful Art for the Upcoming Creepshow Vinyl
​Waxwork Records dropped a big reveal this morning: A look at Gary Pullin’s artwork for the forthcoming Creepshow OST. It’s pretty goddamn gorgeous. No further details have been revealed for this release, but if Waxwork treats John Harrison’s score with the same amount of care they gave to last yea’s Day of the Dead vinyl, then we’re in for something special. We’ll keep you posted.
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You Might Have to Wait a Bit Longer for that IT Remake
When Warner Bros. made its intentions known to re-adapt Stephen King’s epic novel “It,” I was dismissive of it. I thought the made-for-TV movie was sufficient and it carried some good memories for me. Further, how do you adapt that material for a two-hour film? Then Cary Fukunaga came aboard to write and direct. I liked his work in Sin Nombre, but nothing about that film screamed he was ready for IT.
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Want a Copy of Carrie on DVD/Blu-ray? We’ve Got You Covered…
​On January 14th, Kimberly Peirce’s take on Carrie, starring Chloe Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore, arrives in a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack featuring a ton of special features. Carrie is a reimagining of the classic horror tale about Carrie White, a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother, who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom. The film hits digital outlets on January 3rd.
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