In our first part of our Sounds of Horror series we're talking about movie music. John Carpenter is back to score Halloween, and records and CDs are outselling music downloads, so it's a great time to talk about movie scores. We talk about some favorite director/musician combinations and the origins of putting music to film.
"Horror, on line 2. You're on." Mindy & Darren take to the airwaves to bring you horror! It turns out some genre favorites revolve around the radio dial. Pontypool (2008), The Booth (2005), Welcome to Nightvale podcast, and John Carpenter's The Fog. And also, welcome W-DIX's own D-Bag & the Minge.
We go to the arctic to explore John Carpenter's The Thing and the novella and Howard Hawks film that inspired it. Who Goes There? by John W. Campbell, Jr. practically set off its own genre. We compare the social climate during each of these incarnations and explore the commonalities, and differences.
On our newest episode we focus on the new guard, horror’s indie filmmakers. But we're not just gonna focus on hipster horror [or mumblegore], for context we also discuss the greats of Indie Horror; John Carpenter, Tobe Hooper, Wes Craven, and Sam Raimi.