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A Peek Inside the Hair-Raising Music for Dexter Season Five

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Composer Daniel LichtEarlier today we got our first look at a funereal image from the upcoming Season Five of Showtime’s “Dexter”, and what better way to follow it up than by peeking into the mind of Dan Licht, composer for the series, who is busy in his Los Angeles home studio conjuring up chilling sounds for the new season that begins September 26th.

Licht, seen in the photo to your right playing percussion on a human femur, will be adding the sounds of duct tape and surgical tools such as hemostats and scalpels to those of human bones, prehistoric rhythm instruments, and traditional musical instruments that we heard in previous seasons.

Licht realized a dream when he incorporated into the “Dexter” score pre-Columbian instruments such as a sacrificial drum, bone flutes, rasps, pierced phalanges, and bullroarers. “When I lived in New York, I visited the ancient music wing of the Metropolitan Museum many times and wondered what the hell the instruments behind the glass sounded like,” says Licht, laughingly adding that “I should point out the sacrificial drum did not have a human skin head as they did in Pre-Columbian times.”

Adding the sounds of duct tape and medical instruments was a natural progression for the story of a forensic expert and serial killer given that “Dexter” has a reputation for unique storytelling as well as music. “Daniel’s music adds to the richness of the landscape,” says “Dexter” star Michael C. Hall. “What you appreciate when you watch the show is that Dan heightens the emotional terrain. He has such a sensitivity to what we’re doing as actors.”

Licht, who received a BMI Award for his work on “Dexter” this past June is additionally in the studio writing music for the newest Silent Hill video game to be released in 2011. Genre fans will be pleased to hear that while the versatile Licht has scored across many genres of film, horror stories hold a soft spot for him. He says, “I got my start doing horror/thriller genre films. I enjoy the fact that music is an essential element that contributes to the tension.

Beginning August 17th the Season Four Blu-ray, DVD, and score CD will be available. In addition to the regular outlets, Milan Records will offer free downloads of select tracks from the score on the “Dexter” Facebook page from August 17th-23rd.

For more info visit Dan Licht’s official website, and be sure to tune in to the season premiere of “Dexter” on September 26th at 9:00 PM ET/PT on Showtime.

In Season Five Dexter has to get in touch with things he never felt before: guilt, sorrow, self-forgiveness. There is blowback from his reckless behavior.” Along with the series regulars Peter Weller, Julia Stiles, Maria Doyle Kennedy, April Lee Hernandez, and Shawn Hatosy are all on tap for more Dark Passenger related mayhem.

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Freddy’s Greatest Hits Vinyl Re-issue Is a Must-Own

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Strange Disc Records has just announced that it will be releasing “Freddy’s Greatest Hits – The Elm Street Group” on vinyl starting this Wednesday with pre-orders expected to ship in January 2018.

Not only that but Mondo announced they will be releasing an exclusive variant pressed on “Freddy Sweater” striped vinyl. This LP from Mondo is limited to 400 and will cost you $25.

For those who might not know, “Freddy’s Greatest Hits” was originally released in 1987. The record contains nine tracks (covers, originals, and instrumentals) with Robert Englund doing the voice of Freddy over the top.

I don’t know about you but this has just made my list of must-own items. But I’d prefer an original copy. That said an original copy is probably hundreds of buck on eBay as opposed to this version for a mere $25 bucks. Not bad.

You can check out the full track listing and a sample song below. Then make sure to hit us up and let us know if you’ll be snagging a copy in the comments below!

Track Listing

1. “Do The Freddy”
Freddy and the Dreamers cover, as well as a parody.
The lyrics were changed to fit Freddy Krueger persona and elements

2. “Obsession”
original song

3. “Wooly Bully”
Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs cover.
Freddy (Robert Englund) provides the opening lyrics.

4. “Don’t Sleep”
original song

5. “In The Midnight Hour”
Wilson Pickett cover

6. “All I Have To Do Is Dream”
Everly Brothers cover

7. “Dance or Else”
original song

8. “Down in the Broiler Room”
original song

9. “Elm Street Dreams”
original song

Pre-orders begin Wednesday, November 22.

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That is One Gigantic Steampunk Squid…

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Perhaps one of the greatest sci-fi adventures novels ever written, Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea was a landmark book, one that was decades ahead of its time. The story follows the crew of the Nautilus, a submarine commanded by Captain Nemo, as they venture in search of a giant sea monster. It was the basis for several film adaptations and the character of Captain Nemo played a pivotal role in the graphic novel series The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.

So why am I bringing this up, you ask? Because Tor Books is releasing Nemo Rising, a sequel, this Christmas! Written by C. Courtney Joyner, the story once again follows Nemo, although this book sees him a prisoner that must be pardoned by President Ulysses S. Grant in order to face an onslaught of more sea monsters.

Normally, I wouldn’t bother you all with this, but I happen to have a soft spot in my heart for 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and the cover art for the book is fucking epic! I’ve always been a fan of cephalopods, and I’ve found the steampunk aesthetic to be pretty fascinating. Combine them both along with giant monsters, and you damn well better believe that I’m 100% into it! Plus, it’s wrapped itself around the Nautilus, which is already a giant vessel, so now I’m wondering just how large these mechanical monstrosities are…

Nemo Rising will be released on hardcover from Tor Books on December 26, 2017.

Synopsis:
Sea monsters are sinking ships up and down the Atlantic Coast. Enraged that his Navy is helpless against this onslaught and facing a possible World War as a result, President Ulysses S. Grant is forced to ask for assistance from the notorious Captain Nemo, in Federal prison for war crimes and scheduled for execution.

Grant returns Nemo’s submarine, the infamous Victorian Steampunk marvel Nautilus, and promises a full Presidential pardon if Nemo hunts down and destroys the source of the attacks. Accompanied by the beautiful niece of Grant’s chief advisor, Nemo sets off under the sea in search of answers. Unfortunately, the enemy may be closer than they realize…

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Filming On Blumhouse’s Halloween Pushed to January

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Looks like filming on Blumhouse’s upcoming sequel to John Carpenter’s Halloween from Danny McBride and David Gordon Green has been pushed back a few months.

Not a huge deal, though. Only till January.

Filming on Halloween (2018) was supposed to begin this October (natch) but now it seems the film still has some cast to fill out.

The news comes to us via a South Carolina casting agency, The Island Packet, who are still seeking extras for the new film. In fact, if you are from the South Carolina area, you can be an extra in the film. Just click the link above for more details.

I wish I lived in or around South Carolina because being in this new Halloween would be a f*cking dream come true. If you’re in the area, get on it. You owe it to the rest of us! Haha?

How excited would you be to be an extra in this new Halloween? Let us know below!

Blumhouse’s Halloween is directed by David Gordon Green from a script he co-wrote with Danny McBride. The film stars Jamie Lee Curtis and Judy Greer and is executive produced and scored by John Carpenter.

Halloween (2018) hits theaters Oct. 19, 2018.

Synopsis:

Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.

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