Chicago Comic Con [2014]

Jacob [Soundtrack]

THE BOOGEY MAN [Soundtrack]

Howlin' Wolf Records Releases: "The Boogey Man" [1980] and "Jacob [2014]"

Music by: Tim Krog 
One of several horror films released at the height of the slasher movie craze of the late 1970s and early 1980s, The Boogey Man is an effective mash-up of supernatural cinema’s greatest hits that has developed a strong cult following. Director and co-writer Ulli Lommel was born into a show business family, and began his career as an actor in the German film industry in the 1960s. Striking up a relationship with the celebrated filmmaker Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Lommel went on to collaborate with him on over twenty projects.
Proud to announce for the first time on Cd and a great iconic score that is music composed and performed by Tim Krog. From our label, Howlin' Wolf Records... we bring you the score to 1980's cult classic "THE BOOGEY MAN"!

Music by: Iain Kelso 
The Kell household is far from what you would call an ideal family. Otis is the new head of the household and he makes sure that everyone abides to his rules – when his wife Edith makes a small mistake, Otis severely beats her for her misdemeanor. The violent attack is witnessed by Edith’s young daughter Sissy, who is so accustomed to these attacks that she tends to her mother’s wounds between tea parties. Her guest at these parties is her older brother Jacob, a dimwitted young man who is insanely protective of his sister. When one of Otis’ rage attacks is targeted against the girl, Jacob immediately kills him and lets the decades of regret and humiliation take over his mind. Add in a supernatural twist and with nothing to lose, Jacob turns his wrath against the town that let this tragedy happen.

You know we all have a special friend like Jacob, always looking out for you... well then you should always look over your shoulder. Howlin' Wolf Record releases it's 21st score to the disturbing film "JACOB" composed by Iain Kelso and it's dark piece. I like it, it's good to listen to as you make your way home in the deepest darkest woods. 

For more information please click on the link just above, if you like to hear a sample of either just click on their titles..
Jeremy [Howlin' Wolf]

Lakeshore Records: "HANNIBAL" Season II Volumes 1 and 2 - Brian Reitzell

Lakeshore Records will release two new volumes of music from the hit NBC television series HANNIBAL, composed by Brian Reitzell (LOST IN TRANSLATION, BOSS). The HANNIBAL SEASON TWO Volumes 1 & 2 Original TV Soundtracks will be available digitally on September 2nd and on CD September 23, 2014.   As with the two volumes of music from season one, released digitally August 5th and on CD September 2nd, each track on these two albums is a suite of music from an episode of the series.

“In this second season of HANNIBAL each episode is named after a Japanese food course,” said Reitzell.  “It kind of gave me the opportunity to exploit my deep affection with Japanese films.”

Over the last decade and a half, multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer and music supervisor Brian Reitzell has been on a mission to further elevate the layer that music adds to a film's life. He has created his own unique method of scoring films, drawing equally from his experience as a recording and touring musician with bands such as Redd Kross and Air, and his massive knowledge of recorded music.

Acting as both music supervisor and composer, he often blurs the lines between score, source music, and sound design. His vision is to create a seamless landscape of songs, score, and found music for each soundtrack. Brian’s explorations of new sounds add unique character to visual images. He often has instruments custom built or even invented for individual film scores and wholeheartedly embraces the Brian Eno philosophy of the recording studio as his instrument. Brian has thrived on collaborations with musicians from outside the Hollywood film composer network and has worked with some of today’s most acclaimed musical artists including Air, Richard James (Aphex Twin), Kevin Shields (My Bloody Valentine), Elliott Smith, Britt Daniel (Spoon), Jim James (My Morning Jacket), Explosions In The Sky, Fever Ray, Robert Plant, Daniel Lopatin and Ensemble Matheus.

Brian's past films include THE VIRGIN SUICIDES, LOST IN TRANSLATION (for which he received a BAFTA award nomination), CQ, FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS, STRANGER THAN FICTION, THUMBSUCKER, MARIE ANTOINETTE, THE BROTHERS BLOOM, 30 DAYS OF NIGHT, BEGINNERS, and RED RIDING HOOD.  His video game credits include his critically acclaimed score for THQ’s RED FACTION: ARMAGEDDON and the upcoming WATCH DOGS for Ubisoft. Reitzell scored Turner Prize winner Elizabeth Price’s WEST HINDER video installation. He has also scored and music supervised Sofia Coppola’s latest feature, THE BLING RING as well as Gus Van Sant’s PROMISED LAND. It was Van Sant who got Reitzell into television, bringing him on to score and supervise the show BOSS for cable network Starz.

One of the most fascinating literary characters comes to life on television for the first time: psychiatrist-turned-serial-killer Dr. Hannibal Lecter.  In this drama we see where this incredible story begins. 

“Hannibal”, based on the characters from Thomas Harris’ classic novels, is from Gaumont International Television in association with Sony Pictures Television Networks and airs on NBC in the U.S. The series was developed for television by Bryan Fuller (PUSHING DAISIES, HEROES), who also serves as showrunner and executive producer.  

Season 3 of the NBC series HANNIBAL will air spring 2015.  HANNIBAL SEASON TWO Volumes 1 & 2 Original TV Soundtracks will be available digitally on September 2nd and on CD September 23, 2014. 

I really just announced the release of the first season and I am thrilled to announce the second season score music by composer "Brian Reitzell". Doing another creepy sound score and freaky come on close your eyes... answer the door someone is knocking. Nice job, nice job indeed! If looks could kill, they probably will... it's worth a listen.
Jeremy [Howlin' Wolf]


A Deity Is Reborn In The Highly Anticipated Fantasy Film Adaptation
Arriving On Blu-ray, DVD and Digital September 2nd, 2014
Los Angeles, CA - An apocalypse is inevitable when Heavenly Sword slices and dices onto Blu-ray, DVD and Digital September 2 from Cinedigm (NASDAQ: CIDM). Based on Sony PlayStation's bestselling video game of the same name, the action-packed CG animation boasts an all-star voice cast including Anna Torv ("Fringe"), Alfred Molina (Spider-man 2, Chocolate) and Thomas Jane ("Hung," The Mist).

A dramatic tale of revenge, Heavenly Sword centers on Nariko (Torv), a trained warrior with flaring red hair, who gracefully possesses a titular, heavily sought after blade with incredible powers. As the sword's guardian, she must face a megalomaniacal ruler King Bohan (Molina) and his unyielding army, who are determined to obtain the powerful sword for their own manipulation.

As one of "the most anticipated movies based on video games" (Gamepur), the Blu-ray and DVD are packed with bonus footage including behind-the-scenes interviews with the cast and filmmakers. The film will also be available on the Sony Playstation Network.

Heavenly Sword was brought to Cinedigm by TriCoast Worldwide, who represent the producers, Blockade Entertainment and Film Financial Services.
Nariko's clan has long protected the "Heavenly Sword," a god's blade of immense power that drains its wielder of their life force. A power-hungry ruler known as the evil King Bohan seeks to obtain the sword to gain its devastating power. As the impending apocalypse nears, it remains to be seen how long Nariko can resist the sword's deadly curse.

Just Cool... very cool, I really found myself liking this a lot... will be watching again!
Jeremy [Howlin' Wolf]

Cheezy Flicks: Monday Night Gig [DVD]

MONDAY NIGHT GIG, a comedic take on the struggling working man's band that spans eight years in the life of the French, an aspiring rock band made up of misfits. Forget fame, fortune, sex and drugs... when it comes to rock and roll sometimes you just have to pull up your skirt and play.

What can I say that the trailer doesn't, so if you see what I see you will get the picture. See how I did that, I made you look and that is half the battle of the band.

Jeremy [Howlin' Wolf]


Midnight Releasing: Apocalypse Kiss [2014]

Apocalypse Kiss [2014] - Adrian, a serial killer with O.C.D. fights for his place in the media while two nomadic lesbians are getting the credit for his murders. Meanwhile, the world as they know it is about to come to an end.

Directed By: Christian Jude Grillo
Producer(s): John Kent, Christian Jude Grillo
Starring: D.C. Douglas, Carmela Hayslett, Tom Detrik, Tammy Jean, Tom Atkins
Supporting Cast: Michael Berryman, Lloyd Kaufman, Steve Blum, Bonnie Loev, Brian Anthony Wilson
Composer/Original Music: Christian Jude Grillo

I have seen many films in my life and some leave nothing but a fast-forward button feeling, then there are films like this "Apocalypse Kiss" that leave a what the hell was that followed by a "HELL YEAH". It was out there, interesting and well pretty cool to boot.
Jeremy [Howlin' Wolf]


MovieScore: Ballet Boys [2014] - Henrik Skram

MovieScore Media teams up with Norwegian composer Henrik Skram for the third time to bring you the composer’s latest score for Ballet Boys. Written and directed by Kenneth Elvebakk, this documentary employs a fly-on-the-wall approach chronicling the lives of three Norwegian boys (Torgeir, Syvert and Lukas) who share a passion for ballet dancing. While studying the art of ballet as an extracurricular activity, the boys share many disappointments, victories, and even their first loves. By the end of the movie, all three of them must make an important decision whether they want to pursue their passion on a professional level, or keep it as a hobby while focusing on their higher education.

Norwegian composer Henrik Skram studied composition at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London and at the Norwegian Academy of Music. Ballet Boys marks the composer’s third release through MovieScore Media and like the previous releases, his writing is characterized by clear themes that work outside their movies too. His music for 90 Minutes was headlined by a beautiful waltz while Crestfallen featured inventive brass writing for the heroine’s journey into the past to find her real parents. Both these scores were also remarkable for their inventive use of classical pieces by Puccini and Vivaldi respectively.

Recorded in Macedonia with the F.A.M.E. orchestra, Skram’s score for Ballet Boys has the dual purpose of being fit for the scenes of training and practicing, but also to highlight the more dramatic events in the boys’ life. The haunting uncertainty of their ”Future”, the nervous excitement of an ”Audition” and the shattered nostalgia of ”Childhood” are just some of the finest examples of the exquisite score that not only works in the ballet class and not excels in the film, but also offers a concise and emotional listening experience on CD. Following other MSM documentary releases such as JFK: A President Betrayed by James T. Sale or The Final Member by Rob Simonsen, Ballet Boys should also prove that non-fictional films can have remarkable and dramatic underscores.
Just Announced!
Jeremy [Howlin' Wolf]

Lionsgate: Decline Of An Empire [DVD]

Starring Academy Award® nominee Peter O'Toole (Best Actor in a Leading Role, Lawrence Of Arabia, 1962) in his final performance, Decline Of An Empire arrives on DVD (plus Digital), Digital HD and Video on Demand August 12 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Inspired by historical events, a man's journey to find his lost friend is complicated by the turmoil of clashing empires at the dawn of a new religion. Also starring Edward Fox (Gandhi), Joss Ackland (Prisoners Of The Sun) and Steven Berkoff (Red 2), the Decline Of An Empire DVD includes a behind-the-scenes featurette.

Hoping to find his missing childhood friend, Constantine joins the Roman army. What he finds instead is success in battle that helps to propel him to Emperor of the Western Roman Empire. Constantine soon discovers it has been his rival, Emperor Maxentius who has imprisoned his friend within the palace walls.  Having been alerted to his friend's whereabouts, Constantine quickly garners support from all corners of the empire, eventually leading to an all-out war between East and West.

· Behind-the-scenes featurette