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Howlin' Wolf Records Releases: TWO MORE SCORES in 2014


Shock Waves [1977]: proved to be a film of several firsts. It was the first of the "Nazi zombie" films which has entered and stayed in the pop-culture mainstream, firmly establishing itself as a fan favorite since its premiere. It opened up the territory for other Nazi zombie pictures , including Zombie Lake (1981), The Treasure of the Living Dead (1982, also known as Oasis of the Zombies), Hard Rock Zombies (1985), Horrors of War (2006, aka Zombies of War), Outpost (2008) and Dead Snow (2009), not to forget the highly-popular manga and its spin-off anime, Hellsing (1997-2009).

First feature for director Ken Wiederhorn, as well as composer Richard Einhorn. Wiederhorn's thesis film at Columbia University, Manhattan Melody (1973), had previously won the Student Academy Award for Best Dramatic Film in its inaugural year. Shot on a shoestring budget, with the gracious participation of two film heavyweights in Peter Cushing and John Carradine, It proved that one didn't over-the-top effects or technical perfection to create a movie of chilling psychological horror.  
 
The Toy Soldiers [2014]: Written/Directed by Erik Peter Carlson   Starring Constance Brenneman, Chandler Rylko, Najarra Townsend, Jeanette May, Nick Frangione, Samuel Nolan, Thatcher Robinson, Megan Hensley, Andre Myers, Izzy Pollak, Kevin Pinassi and Amelia Haberman.

On one evening in a decade of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll, the innocence of youth and family unravels. Five parallel coming-of-age stories dramatize the stages of grief. A youthful mother in a custody battle over her children, finds tranquility with the bottle. The abuse of her ex-husband still haunts the children; a nineteen year old drug addict, and his younger brother, a bullied closet homosexual.There's the story of the dog; a teen who offers sexual favors to gain acceptance, the challenged classmate who would do anything for her love, and the redhead beauty, haunted by a secret, tragic past. These lives and others will change forever on this final evening before their hangout, The Toy Soldiers Roller Rink, closes its doors for the final time.

Just Announced! For more information on these two releases, please visit "HOWLIN' WOLF RECORDS".  One is a classic horror film "SHOCK WAVES" released in 1977 and the other is "THE TOY SOLDIERS" a current film.
Jeremy [Howlin' Wolf]

Howlin' Wolf Records News: Ulli Lommel is in negotiations for shooting THE BOOGEYMAN TV-SERIES!

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Ulli Lommel is in negotiations for shooting THE BOOGEYMAN TV-SERIES starting to film in Los Angeles and Alberta, Canada in July 2015 with an initial 26 one-hour episodes. Budget for the series is an estimated $4 million per episode. Lommel owns the BOOGEYMAN FRANCHISE since 1980, when he wrote, produced and directed a cult sensation grossing over $35 million world-wide on a budget of only $300,000. In 2005, Sam Raimi executive produced the remake which became a No. 1 Box-Office hit with over $150 million in revenues.

As to the story of the TV-Series, Lommel goes back to the year 1861, when the spirit of THE BOOGEYMAN was born, after a lynch mob killed an innocent native American from the Apache tribe. The bible for the TV-Series was written by Colin McCracken, Ulli Lommel and David Bond. Frank Dragun, Omar Kaczmarczyk and David Bond are slated as producers with Peter Davis (HIGHLANDER) as Executive Producer.

Howlin' Wolf Records, who recently released the restored soundtrack of the 1980 cult classic,  has been retained to oversee the production of the music for the BOOGEYMAN TV-SERIES. A Multi-media blitz including merchandising of THE BOOGEYMAN creature, a video game and a graphic novel will accompany the series. --READ/SHARE/COMMENT!

Thank You!
Jeremy [Howlin' Wolf]

Interview with Composer... Boris Salchow


Great pleasure and I think the last interview for the year 2014 with Composer... Boris Salchow, please welcome him to the Wolf!
Jeremy [Howlin' Wolf]

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Howlin' Wolf: Tell us how you got involved with "Sunset Overdrive" and how do you go about preparing music for this style of game? 

Boris Salchow: Sunset Overdrive has been developed by Insomniac Games whom I have worked with on a number of games already - two of the Resistance titles, a Ratchet & Clank and last year's Fuse.

Writing the cinematic score for this one was probably the most diverse project I have ever worked on – spanning from punk-influenced scoring through medieval bard songs to 1940s Hollywood spoofs. That is why there was a lot more preparation and research involved than in other projects.
 

Howlin' Wolf: Do you prefer Film/Television or Game music, which gives you more creative control?

Boris Salchow: That really depends on each project's story and the vision of the director rather than the medium. I have had a lot of fun with games as well as TV or films.
 


Howlin' Wolf: Orchestra vs. Digital? Do you think that computer generated music is hurting the industries, since more companies are turning to it? As a composer can you tell the difference between the two, what are some of the signs you listen for?

Boris Salchow: Orchestral music is great – and I personally am a big fan of digital music in the sense of music that uses synthesized or electronically altered sounds.

The only thing I have measured amount of excitement for is faking real instruments. Like sampled orchestras etc. It works and it has gotten much better – but it will always be like  juice made from concentrate compared to a freshly squeezed one.
 

Howlin' Wolf: What is next on your schedule?

Boris Salchow: I am just finishing up an international ad campaign for the Smart car and I am working on a game as well as a very interesting music software project. So stay tuned!

Boris Salchow:

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Information: Boris Salchow has created cinematic music scores and unique soundscapes for some of the most prestigious brands in the world (ADIDAS, AUDI, LAMBORGHINI), award-winning documentaries (Germany From Above), Hollywood and international feature films (80 Minutes, Prom Night), drama television series (BALKO, Wolff’s Turf), and cinematic video games (FUSE, Resistance 2 and 3, Ratchet & Clank, Rainbow Six). ?Classically trained but just at home in the electronic music world, Salchow’s artistic range and versatility encompasses live orchestra, hybrid acoustic and electronic music, and immersive musical sound design.

Salchow began his scoring career writing commercials, promos and prime time television series for leading networks in Germany. Now based in Los Angeles, Salchow has composed for feature films such as the internationally-released action thriller 80 Minutes starring Gabriel Mann, additional music for Elsewhere starring Anna Kendrick, and additional music for the Sony/Screen Gems’ teenage horror mystery and #1 US box office hit Prom Night featuring Idris Elba.

Salchow also scored the feature film adaptation of the award-winning documentary series Germany From Above (Buena Vista International) recorded with a 70-piece orchestra and mixed at Babelsberg Studios in Berlin. This visually stunning film is comprised of breathtaking aerial shots of Germany. With only a few words from the narrator, the movie provided a unique opportunity to take the audience on an inspiring musical journey befitting the film’s grand scale. Germany From Above premiered with a special event at Germany’s largest movie theater, where Salchow’s 90-minute score was performed live along with the film.

Salchow recently swapped his baton and orchestra for Moog synthesizers and rare vintage audio processors to score Electronic Arts’ sci-fi video game FUSE. The score blends analog electronic elements, adrenaline infused drums and musical sound design to provide a foreboding and rousing sonic landscape for FUSE’s dark futuristic setting and intense action experience. Salchow’s previous scores for video games include Ubisoft’s Rainbow Six: Vegas 2, Sony’s Resistance 2, Ratchet & Clank: A Crack In Time, and Resistance 3. Recorded with A-list musicians at Abbey Road Studios in London, Salchow’s dark, emotional orchestral music for Resistance 3 was hailed as one of the top video game scores of 2011 by Classical MPR. 

Howlin' Wolf Records: THE DEAD 2 [2014] - Imran Ahmad


Howlin' Wolf Records proudly presents THE DEAD 2 by award-winning composer and music producer Imran Ahmad (THE DEAD). The zombie road-trip returns with this highly-anticipated sequel to THE DEAD! The Ford Brothers take the story to India for the sequel, THE DEAD 2, spanning the subcontinent from majestic historical Rajasthan to the sun-baked wastes of the Thar Desert. Returning for more scoring duties, composer Imran Ahmad evokes the thematic and signature sounds from the original film, whilst adding a fresh layer of dark, foreboding themes and textures to create an ethnic, evocative score that sizzles with danger licks and haunting motifs. This ominous music evokes all the classic trademarks of horror and drama, reinforced with wild, exotic instrumental textures that tantalize and thrill!


For a VERY limited time, orders placed on the Howlin' Wolf Records website will ship with an additional insert booklet autographed by composer Imran Ahmad. This offer is available while supplies last. [CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION]

Just Announced, one of the coolest labels I am proud to be a member of the team!
Jeremy [Howlin' Wolf]

Howlin' Wolf Records: COLLAPSE - Vincent Gillioz


Howlin' Wolf Records proudly presents COLLAPSE by award-winning composer Vincent Gillioz (LAST BREATH). COLLAPSE finds Chris Mulkey (CAPTAIN PHILLIPS, TWIN PEAKS) as everyman Robert Morgan in a modern fable of psychological horror, pushed to the edge in order to protect himself and his family from a zombie apocalypse. Composer Vincent Gillioz creates a suspenseful, emotion-laden score in his signature style of chamber-like instrumental colours layered and juxtaposed with touches of lyricism. The music charts an organic course which runs parallel to Chris Mulkey's unravelling universe, devolving from melody and consonant chords into friction and dissonance, a stark yet provocative study of contrasts to create a unique sonic atmosphere that fans of this genre will not want to miss!


For a VERY limited time, orders placed on the Howlin' Wolf Records website will ship with an additional insert booklet autographed by composer Vincent Gillioz. This offer is available while supplies last. [CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION]

Just Announced! Hey another great spooky score for you to enjoy, once again very proud to be a member of the WOLF PACK.
Jeremy [Howlin' Wolf]

Nicholas Brendon, Tiffany Shepis, and Amber Chaney star in "Attack Of The Morningside Monster" Coming to DVD on January 20th


Attack of the Morningside Monster is a feature length horror / thriller by Blue Dusk Productions starring Nicholas Brendon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Criminal Minds) and Tiffany Shepis (Sharknado 2, Exit to Hell). The film unfolds around a brutal murder in the otherwise-peaceful town of Morningside, NJ. As more bodies are discovered, Sheriff Tom Haulk and his deputy, Klara Austin, race against time on a desperate journey to catch the killer, pitting them against friends, enemies and even each other. 


Robert Pralgo (Fast & Furious 7, The Vampire Diaries), Catherine Taber (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Just Like Heaven), and Amber Chaney (The Hunger Games, The Walking Dead) also star. Michael H. Harper produced the film along with Director Chris Ethridge and Screenwriter Jayson Palmer.

Attack of the Morningside Monster is currently available on cable and digital platforms in the Unites States and Canada. A Blu-ray / DVD release from Apprehensive Films will follow on January 20th, 2015.

Film Festival Accolades:
Winner, Fright Night Film Festival 2014, Best Dramatic Horror Film
Winner, Best Actor (Rob Pralgo), Crimson Screen Film Festival 2014
Official Selection, Days of the Dead LA 2014
Official Selection, Garden State Film Festival 2014


It will keep you guessing until the end and then you will see that's why they did it... it's an okay film that finds it's home amongst the horror film family. Faces you will know and love, many are just there to fill in the gaps... will you care. Yes, you will. I would watch it again, yes I think so.
Jeremy [Howlin' Wolf]

Pre-order at MVD: CLICK ME, CLICK HERE!
or at Amazon: AMAZON [CLICK HERE]

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Blue Dusk Productions is an Atlanta-based production company started by Chris Ethridge and Jayson Palmer, focused on developing high quality, low budget independent films. Attack of the Morningside Monster is the inaugural release from the company.

In The House Of Flies, a new thriller coming January 20th, features Henry Rollins as the voice of the killer!!


In the House of Flies tells the story of young lovers whose lives are inadvertently changed forever. An innocent couple suddenly find themselves abducted. By whom? For what purpose? Alone, isolated and locked in an undisclosed suburban basement, Heather and Steve find themselves pawns in a mad man's mind game. Starring Henry Rollins as the voice of the killer.

In the House of Flies was an official selection of the British Horror Film Festival and spent 3 weeks on the iTunes Top 50 when it was first released via digital formats. It also received tremendous praise from the press.

More Information: CLICK ME, CLICK ME!

Bonus Materials:
- 45 minute Behind The Scenes Documentary
- Spanish Premiere Archival Footage
- Deleted Scenes
- Trailers
- Director & Writers Commentary

Just Announced, check out the trailer... it's going to be a creeper!
Jeremy [Howlin' Wolf]

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DEVIL MAY CRY® SOUND BOX DIGITAL ALBUMS RELEASED BY SUMTHING ELSE MUSIC WORKS

 
Sumthing Else Music Works, through its licensing relationship with CAPCOM, is proud to announce the digital release of Devil May Cry® Sound Box, the original soundtracks collection for one of CAPCOM's most successful and critically acclaimed video game franchises. Featuring the original soundtracks from Devil May Cry®, Devil May Cry® 2, Devil May Cry® 3 and Devil May Cry® 4, Devil May Cry® Sound Box is now available digitally from Sumthing.com, iTunes, Amazon.com and other digital music sites.

Debuting in 2001, Devil May Cry immediately redefined the action genre. The title captured gamers' hearts through its stylish, over-the-top action and bad boy anti-hero Dante. Son to a human mother and a devil father named Sparda, the half-demon Dante uses his innate abilities and the powers of ancient demons to fight a one-man war against the forces of darkness and save humanity from damnation.

For more information on Devil May Cry visit www.capcom-unity.com.

Just Announced!
Jeremy [Howlin' Wolf]

Holiday Horror that is not for Everybody from Lionsgate Home Entertainment!


AFTER DARK ORIGINALS: SANATORIUM [DVD]: From After Dark Films comes the next installment of After Dark Originals, Sanatorium.  The chilling story about life after death and the evil force that remains, arrives on DVD (plus Digital), Digital HD and On Demand December 23 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Winner of the Audience Award at the New Hampshire Film Festival, Sanatorium will be available on DVD. 

On New Year’s Eve in 1955, Richard Howell, a patient at the Hillcrest Sanatorium, went on a bloody, child-killing rampage, before he hanged himself. Fifty-six years later, a team of ghost hunters — from the popular TV series “Ghost Trackers” — prepares to spend the night at the sanatorium. They hope to capture paranormal activity for the entertainment of their show’s fans. Instead, they unleash a horrifying force of evil…hell-bent on their destruction.


TUSK [BLU-RAY/DVD]: From writer/director Kevin Smith (Clerks, Dogma, Mallrats) comes this wickedly funny modern-day monster movie that will hold you in terror as it keeps you in stitches. The highly anticipated film Tusk arrives on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital HD) and DVD (plus Digital) December 30th from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Starring Michael Parks (Kill Bill: Vol. 1, Kill Bill: Vol. 2, Django Unchained), Justin Long (Live Free or Die Hard, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story), Haley Joel Osment (Amazon's "Alpha House," The Sixth Sense) and Genesis Rodriguez (Identity Thief, Hours), Tusk is being called "Kevin Smith's very best work" (Variety). Tusk premiered to the world at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival as a part of the Midnight Madness program and was released theatrically by A24.

A podcaster (Long) looking for a juicy story is plunged into an unpredictable, unsettling and absurd nightmare after he travels to the backwoods of Canada to meet an eccentric recluse (Parks) with a lifetime of adventures-and a disturbing fondness for walruses.

The Tusk Blu-ray and DVD include deleted scenes, multiple "making of" featurettes, a career retrospective featurette with Kevin Smith, an audio commentary with Kevin Smith plus the original podcast that inspired the film. The Tusk Blu-ray and DVD will be available. 
 
Two that should scare the Scrooge right out of you, both are spooky and should make you leave the light on... for the rest of the year!
Jeremy [Howlin' Wolf]

Lionsgate: 7 Assassins [DVD]

Experience a story of loyalty, brotherhood and the rise of the underdog when 7 Assassins arrives on DVD (plus Digital) December 23 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The film will also be available early on Digital HD and On Demand December 9, two weeks prior to the DVD release. In this thrilling action tale, elite royal guards are called upon to find a stockpile of gold that goes missing in ancient China. When tyrannical forces fight the people, the people fight back, in pursuit of justice for their kingdom. 7 Assassins will be available on DVD for the suggested retail price of $26.98.

When a kingdom’s gold goes missing, a group of elite royal guards are tasked with recovering the riches – but they quickly realize that the missing gold is part of a larger rebel defiance, made up of a group of assassins who have banded together to rid the government of corruption.
 
I just did this style of film and then add some cool effects and some fighting!
Jeremy [Howlin' Wolf]

Lionsgate: THE SKELETON TWINS [BLU-RAY/DVD]


TV’s “Saturday Night Live” costars Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader “are magic together” (Spin) in the critically acclaimed comedy The Skeleton Twins, arriving on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital) and On Demand on December 16th. The movie will also be available on Digital HD starting December 2nd. The winner of Best Screenplay at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and described by Rolling Stone as “hilarious and heart-crushingly real,” the film also stars Luke Wilson (Old School) and Ty Burrell (TV’s “Modern Family”), is written by Craig Johnson (True Adolescents) & Mark Heyman (Black Swan) and is directed by Craig Johnson. 

The Skeleton Twins follows Maggie (Wiig) and Milo (Hader), two estranged twins that are reunited after ten years of being apart.  With an irresistible mix of humor and heart and a stellar supporting cast, the film follows their unforgettable journey to reconnect, as they realize that the key to fixing their lives may just lie in repairing their relationship.

The Skeleton Twins Blu-ray™ and DVD special features include comedic outtakes, a gag reel, two audio commentaries, a “making of” featurette, deleted scenes with optional commentary and a supercut of Bill and Kristen’s awesome dance moves. The Skeleton Twins Blu-ray™ and DVD will be available.
 
Uhm... errr! It was funny/sad, I am not sure....
Jeremy [Howlin' Wolf]

SPARKS & SHADOWS ANNOUNCES A SPECIAL HOLIDAY GIFT – PRE-ORDER THE EVERLY ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK AND DOWNLOAD THE 5 HOLIDAY-THEMED TRACKS NOW!


Sparks & Shadows announces the release date for the EVERLY – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack on January 20, 2015. As a special holiday bonus, fans that pre-order the soundtrack on iTunes now will receive the five holiday-themed tracks right away!

Composer Bear McCreary (KNIGHTS OF BADASSDOM, TV’s THE WALKING DEAD) and the film’s director Joe Lynch have teamed together with vocalist Raya Yarbrough to release a special gift, a video of “Silent Night”, directed by Lynch, arranged by Bear McCreary.

“I first conceived of the story for EVERLY, as my ode to Asian cinema, holiday movies like DIE HARD, and entrails,” said Lynch. “Bear McCreary is one of the most eclectic composers working today and there was no-one else I wanted to tell this story with me musically, so much so I named the head Yakuza Boss ‘Taiko’ as an homage to one of Bear’s signature sounds.”

“Everly is a film in which Salma Hayek must stay alive in an apartment while confronting wave after wave of increasingly volatile and vicious Yakuza gangsters. It is pretty much as awesome as it sounds,” described BadassDigest. MovieFone described it as “a symphony of exploding heads and bullets.”

To score this ‘symphony,’ Lynch turned to frequent collaborator Bear McCreary. Lynch said, “Bear and Team McCreary (including his lovely muse Raya and badass brother Brendan, who worked on the holiday tracks) were the sonic glue that holds the madness together, and I don’t know what the film would be like without his work on it.”

Radius-TWC presents EVERLY, available on iTunes and On Demand January 23, 2015 and in theaters February 27, 2015. The EVERLY - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack will be available on January 20, 2015 and is available for pre-order at iTunes at: [CLICK HERE]. Pre-order the album and download the 5 holiday-themed tracks in advance of the album’s release. “Merry Christmas, ya filthy animals,” joked Lynch.

Just Announced and act fast, get something for free!
Jeremy [Howlin' Wolf]



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Howlin' Wolf Records: The Dead 2

Howlin' Wolf Records: COLLAPSE

THE BOOGEY MAN [Soundtrack]

Jacob [Soundtrack]