Woah. Look at that. Who'd have thought Danny Elfman would release the creepiest video of the year? His new single "Happy" on Epitaph/Anti- absolutely rules, I must have listened to it a dozen times already since I found out about it this morning. Think OINGO BOINGO meets his later orchestral movie stuff meets early SKINNY PUPPY (wait till the 2'45'' mark). I must confess I haven't paid too much attention to his movie scores after the 90s but this one is a keeper. I don't even know if there will be a full album but I'll pay close attention!
Here's Volume 2 of the death (and genre) defying series of mixtapes made for my friends for Halloween. As usual, it's a mixmatch of heavy tunes, atmospheric bangers and party killers, from DECEASED to Ennio Morricone, PINKISH BLACK to VANILLA FUDGE, all kinds of good sludge and the best gooey bits are included.
Download the whole thing here or listen to it in the Mixtapes section of No Clout.
Merry lockdown, everyone.
One of my favourite film music podcasts is back, right on time for Halloween, and I can't wait to listen to this brand new episode! "Featuring a musical candy-bowl of scary soundtracks, classic and contemporary thrillers, synthwave, horror disco, and NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 4's rap battle." Almost 4 hours of the best Spooktober music out there!
Just wanted to share this theory I have regarding John Boorman's sequel which - everyone will agree to this - is a bit of a mess. But what if it all happened in Richard Burton's head?
Quoting from my initial post on Letterboxd:
"Finally, after all these years of carefully avoiding this movie like a plague of locust, I caved in and sat down to watch, bewildered and greatly amused, this train-wreck. What can I say? Definitely a product of its time: Uri Geller, ESP, nonsensical parapsychology all mixed up with - faint - traces of the original and at least a more serious attempt to give Father Merrin and good ole Pazuzu a bit of an origin story.
I don't know much about horror podcasts (the few I've tried before didn't do anything for me), but Jonathan Sims' The Magnus Archives over at rustyquill.com has won me over. I'm only 7 episodes in at the moment (they're into their fifth season, I reckon, and Ep. 181 is now online, not counting the specials and other shows they've done!), but I can't wait for the bigger mystery to unfold. Each episode is a statement narrating a supernatural encounter or bizarre event, read by the organisation's newly appointed head archivist. The Magnus Archives has thousands of such tales waiting to be sorted out and recorded for future filing by Jonathan Sims... But as the podcast's creators warn us: "Individually, they are unsettling. Together they begin to form a picture that is truly horrifying because as they look into the depths of the archives, something starts to look back…"
Current regurgitations of popular artefacts