All Hallows’ II isn’t an actual horror movie—but we kind of wish it was. It’s the title of an upcoming release from synthwave duo Robin Ogden (OGRE) and Dallas Campbell, a fictitious soundtrack that builds on their previous release All Hallows’. A press release describes the project as:
“Slasher synth chase sequences, atmospheres laden with powerful dread, and eerie soundscapes score a true horror story, track by track, to a thrilling and cinematic conclusion. All Hallows’ II is a conceptual narrative journey into cults and the occult, unfeeling cosmic horrors, and the unplumbed darkness of the human condition.”
“35 years ago, police discovered the remains of over a dozen former patients in the sub-basement of an alternative healthcare facility, The Shepard Institute For Psionic Inquiry. All Hallows’ II is the story of investigative journalist Ellis Ledstone, and Shepard’s other victims, whose bodies were never found.”
About OGRE and Dallas Campbell:
Despite living 3594 miles apart, and having never met in person, Robin and Dallas collaborate online by the combined powers of FaceTime, Dropbox and Sid Meier’s Civilization V, sharing a passion for all things analog, tape machines and esoteric vintage synths. All Hallows’ II draws on the duos combined nostalgia for the halcyon years of Carpenter and Goblin-esque soundtracks, cheap horror movies and sweet synth scores. The soundtrack is the fourth installment of their many transatlantic collaborations, and builds upon their last horror outing, a re-score of George Romero’s classic Night Of The Living Dead on Grammy-winning soundtrack label Lakeshore Records (Stranger Things, Drive etc.).
Look for All Hallows’ II beginning January 25th, 2019. The release will include 24 tracks and will be released both digitally and on cassette with a special edition physical package of All Hallows’ II including a hard print copy of the story component and a “found artefact” meditation cassette. A separate selection of B-sides and cuts entitled All Hallows’ II: Coda will follow.
For a sample of what’s in store, give “Have You Seen Me” a spin below.