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Exclusive: Jimmy Urine Shares His Top 10 Horror Movie Soundtracks

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We’re back with the second of three Jimmy Urine exclusives! That’s right, last week we premiered “Salome” from The Cinematic Sounds of Jimmy Urine and today we’re bringing you a list of his Top 10 Horror Movie Soundtracks! Just like how Urine is incredibly eclectic and varied in this musical offerings, so to are his tastes when it comes to horror.

Check out his list below and then let us know in the comments what some of your favorites are!

Related Story: Exclusive: Stream Jimmy Urine’s Magnificent Synth Track Salome

You can pre-order The Secret Cinematic Sounds of Jimmy Urine right here through one of four different methods. The album comes out April 28th.

THE THING (1982)

This is the perfect horror soundtrack. Not only is Carpenter’s The Thing one of the best horror movies ever and still holds up year after year, but it is fucking Ennio Morricone’s composing mixed in with Carpenter’s synthesizers. This is the ultimate example of an 80’s horror synth soundtrack with the iconic plodding one-note Moog bass line.


RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD (1985)

This is the soundtrack that introduced me to Punk. With such great acts as The Damned, The Cramps, T.S.O.L. and 45 Grave it gave you a quick glimpse at real punk rock by real punk bands in a major horror movie. Plus the record had snippets of dialogue from the movie which I had never heard on a soundtrack before. So coooool.


SUSPIRIA (1977)

This soundtrack (if you have no fucking clue) is by the Italian 70’s prog-rock band Goblin, who are an amazing horror synth band. Which is unique because most 80’s horror soundtracks were made by composers who also composed Sci-Fi, Fantasy and even Rom-Coms, etc. But Goblin is mainly a horror soundtrack band, and they are amazing. Suspiria is in my opinion their best work.


PHANTASM (1979)

Phantasm was one of those movies I would see late at night at like three in the morning on cable TV when I was a kid, and I was like “what the fuck is this?!’ You’ve got the silver ball in the mausoleum, The Tall Man and the little Jawa guys. It is all fucking crazy. Its almost Satanic Sci-Fi and because of the movie being so freaky the awesome soundtrack is ingrained in my head forever.


THE FOG (1980)

Most people love John Carpenter’s Halloween soundtrack and make that the number one on their list. But for me the Halloween theme, as iconic as it, may be a little played out now. The Fog is kind of a weird lost soundtrack. It gets lost because it comes between Halloween and Escape From New York, two of Carpenter’s biggest soundtracks. The Fog is really for the super Carpenter heads. It has an old school 1950’s horror feel to it with organs and piano, mixed in with 80’s synth leads and arpeggios which gives it a real unique, creepy and atmospheric feel. This soundtrack really can stand alone even without the movie. Its dope.


VIDEODROME (1983)  

The Videodrome soundtrack is basically Chiptune and Glitch done ahead of its time. It’s crazy, if you go back and listen to this you can see that those elements pre-date those genres by decades! I’m surprised most Chiptune or Glitch artists don’t reference Videodrome. The ideas, sounds and visuals from the movie I find very influential.


CREEPSHOW (1982)

The main theme from Creepshow is fucking amazing. It always get you hyped for horror and Halloween and blood etc. The composer John Harrison began his career working as First Assistant Director for George Romero. This guy is a real jack of all trades. He’s directed some stuff, he was art department on some stuff, and he composed some soundtracks like Day of the Dead. The guy is really talented and is sort of lost in time. He’s not well known like a John Carpenter or Goblin, but this guy is fucking talented.


ALIEN (1979)

This is definitely the first official horror soundtrack I ever bought. The first Alien movie is essentially a horror film and my mom took me and my friend to see it when I was eight years old. That is how cool my mom was! We were scared the whole movie but we loved it. What’s interesting about Alien is the first thing you wanted to do after the movie was go buy the comic book, the action figure and everything that had to do with it even though the alien is scaring the shit out of you! I had Alien everything so of course I bought the soundtrack. The first horror soundtrack that I officially bought as a kid with my own money and it didn’t disappoint. Its very avant-garde – minimal, bleak and dissonant with little or no themes in the score. Why I liked or understood that score as an eight year-old kid is beyond me. So props to composer Jerry Goldsmith because I played it religiously.


THE KEEP (1983)

Tangerine Dream is one of the greatest electronic soundtrack composers ever. The Keep is really technically the only horror soundtrack they did — they scored some other films that are more action-adventure with horror or sci-fi elements, but I don’t count those as Horror. I love Tangerine Dream so they get to be on this list because of The Keep, and that movie is pretty fucking dope!


THE SHINING (1980)

The amazing thing about this soundtrack is not the music in the movie or on the record, but what DIDN’T make it into the film and was never released to the public. Stanley Kubrick hired Wendy Carlos to do the soundtrack, she scored the whole fucking film then he only used two of her fucking tracks! And we never heard the rest. Wendy eventually released some of the unused tracks in the mid 2000’s, but because of this whole fiasco the original 1980 vinyl release with the two Wendy Carlos pieces is the only official soundtrack ever released for The Shinning. So to me it is an actual haunted soundtrack. Love it.


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Last weekend fans got their first taste of the next Dread Central Presents film, The Lodgers (review); and we’re not done yet! There’s another Dread Central Presents screening TOMORROW, February 22nd, at 7:00 PM at the Eclipse Theaters in Las Vegas, Nevada (tickets here); and then the flick will be opening wider the very next day!

To see if the film will be playing near you, click here for a list of cities The Lodgers will be haunting!

Directed by Brian O’Malley and starring Charlotte Vega and Bill Milner, the film made its worldwide premiere at 2017’s Toronto International Film Festival and has since won many awards across multiple festivals.

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In this Gothic horror tale, a family curse confines orphaned twins Rachel (Charlotte Vega) and Edward (Bill Milner) to their home as punishment for their ancestors’ sins. Bound to the rules of a haunting childhood lullaby, the twins must never let any outsiders inside the house, must be in their rooms by the chime of midnight, and must never be separated from one another. Breaking any of these three rules will incur the wrath of a sinister presence that inhabits the house after midnight.

While Edward is committed to this ill-fated life, he’s becoming more unhinged due to the fact that Rachel is not. Smitten by a local soldier (Eugene Simon), Rachel grows skeptical and begins to rebel, desperate to escape the oppression and misery of their captivity.

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Exclusive Clip: Primal Rage – Bigfoot Causes Chaos!

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Ever been driving in the woods and see or hear something that you cannot explain? Something so shocking that it makes your skin crawl off of your spine? Yeah, those moments, that usually chalked up to something completely innocuous, can be mucho unsettling. Such is the case with our bloody exclusive clip from the latest sliver of Sasquatchploitation, Primal Rage, which illustrates what can happen when you play with your food.

Directed by Patrick Magee, who co-wrote the film with Jay Lee, Primal Rage stars Andrew Joseph Montgomery, Casey Gagliardi, Eloy Casados, Justin Rain and Marshal Hilton. You can also catch this one of the big screen as on February 27th, Fathom (tickets here) will be hosting a one-night theater event for Primal Rage.

Enough talk! Get your Squatch on!

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Lost deep in the forest of the Pacific Northwest, Ashley and Max Carr are stalked by a terrifying creature that might be Bigfoot. Soon they find themselves embroiled in a strange land of Native American myth and legend turned real. Hopelessly trying to survive, with a handful of unsavory locals, they must fight back against this monster in a desperate battle of life or death.

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The Strangers: Prey at Night Set Visit Part 2: Screams and Flames

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[SPOILERS] As mentioned in our earlier set visit story, The Strangers: Prey at Night maintains the same feeling of isolation as the original. Even though a full-fledged production was going on in Gatlin Lake Getaway, it is hard to shake that feeling of being totally alone once wandering away from the set lighting. The dark surround woods start to close in and threaten to swallow any who stray too close to the tree line. Then the silence is broken as a beat-up 1972 Ford Ranger’s engine revs and a scream slices through the night.

Back on the lit street, the familiar looking truck has collided head-on with the side Wagner County Sheriff’s SUV. At the driver’s seat of the Ford is a man sporting a white cloth bag as a mask. The Bagman has returned. His appearance has not changed. The empty sockets of the mask still glare ominously and the painted smile poorly hides the stranger’s murderous intent.

An air of frustration surrounds the Bagman as he attempts to free the truck from the SUV. In vain, the Ford revs and struggles to no avail. Bad news for him, but good news for whomever the Bagman was pursuing. The law enforcement vehicle, with its lights flashing, had been driven by a young woman decked out in a black Ramones t-shirt and blood-splattered jeans. Her hair is jet black. The woman’s skin is streaked with dark blood and open slash wounds. The dark punk eye makeup is running, but the wearer is not.

It is obvious that this woman has been through a lot as she limps from the wreck. The context of her current state is not clear, but the shrieking that emanates from her as she produces a lighter and throws it to the ground under the collided vehicles speaks volumes. It can only be assumed that she has been chased, slashed, and emotionally beaten for hours. The scream is packed with emotions from fear to outright spite and rage. It is so powerful, in fact, that the crew members uttered stunned laudations.

As the gasoline ignites, the flames climb and spread of the mangled metal of the two collided vehicles. The Ford’s engine still violently revs as the Bagman emotionlessly tries to break free. The young woman is slowly backing away, unaware of the chain reaction occurring. The darkness of 1 AM is broken by two giant fireballs that erupt, engulfing the metal mayhem in the middle of the street. The surroundings fall silent, cut is called and the crew erupts in exclamations at the awesome spectacle.

This powerful moment was brought to us by Bailee Madison (Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark).

The Strangers: Prey at Night was now on its twenty-second day of shooting and only eight more days remained. The cast and crew are well accustomed to their routines and the late night shoots have become second nature. When asked if the constant schedule of night shoots had been difficult, Madison elicited some of the virtues that the darkness has to offer, “There’s something very vulnerable about night shoots. You are emotionally in a different place when you’re awake and rested in the daytime. I think for something traumatic like this, you need to be able to access different emotions; at night you’re a lot more capable.”

At this point in production, Bailee’s character has seen a lot of action. A heavy amount of blood adorns the actor’s arms and a thick clotting mass of the red stuff covers most of her forehead. Keeping track of that damage for continuity from day to day looks like a grueling task, and makeup department head Jodi Byrne dropped some details about the process, “We have continuity photos and we take pictures of Bailee constantly throughout the day … We have to determine which takes are actually going to be used in the film and we move from that point.”

Synopsis:
A family’s road trip takes a dangerous turn when they arrive at a secluded mobile home park to stay with some relatives and find it mysteriously deserted. Under the cover of darkness, three masked psychopaths pay them a visit to test the family’s every limit as they struggle to survive..

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