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The Sky Has Fallen and to My Friend... Borrow It, Bring It Back!

The Sky Has Fallen is a post-apocalyptic love story in the vein of the Japanese film Versus. Within a couple hours, an Ebola-like plague wipes out almost all of the world's population. Trying to avoid infection, people flee to remote locations, but they start seeing mysterious black figures carrying away the dead and experimenting on them. Now, Lance and Rachel, two survivors determined to fight back, must kill the leader of these creatures before the rest of humanity disappears.

All practical FX. No CGI. No shaky cam.

Okay here is a special treat for you all, why well it's very good... but first this. This came to my desk awhile ago, someone asked to borrow a movie from my stash and then took this before I could see it. So I am giving it more of a shout out than normal lame review... cause I can. My first quote that I hope makes it to their special review comments page "It didn't suck, like most independent films"... it took itself serious until the very last breath. Doug Roos brings the vision to the screen and your need to care about the leads to your heart. Effects are top notch and the lead lady "Rachel" makes my little zombie heart go pitter patter... respectfully, don't tell my wife.
-Jeremy [Retro-Zombie]

Here is some of the stuff...

It won Best Feature at the 2009 Freak Show Horror Film Festival and Best Horror Feature at the 2009 Indie Gathering Film Festival. At the 2009 British Film Festival LA, it was nominated for Best Score. It won an Award of Merit for Feature Film and another for Cinematography at the 2012 Accolade Competition. At the 2012 Maverick Movie Awards, it was nominated for Best Special FX and Best Special FX Makeup.



3D Kitties!!

Explore the supernatural horror and suspense of the first and only Canadian 3-D feature!

WARNING: 3-D Effects may vary among individuals. Viewer discretion is advised! Do not watch alone! Explore the supernatural horror and suspense of The Mask, the first and only Canadian 3-D feature. Evil drives all who ware The Mask to madness... and murder! Put the glasses on when the mask is used in the movie and feel the terror behind The Mask. A young archaeologist believes he is cursed by a mask that causes him to have weird nightmares and possibly lead to murder. Before committing suicide, he mails the mask to his psychiatrist, Dr. Barnes, is soon plunged into the deadly psychiatrist nightmare world of The Mask. AKA: Eyes From Hell, Eyes of Hell, Fire Face and The Spooky Movie Show. *** Includes: 3-D Glasses ***


You'll Never Look At A Cat The Same Way Again Because It Has Nine Lives... You Only Have One!

NEW! In a Florida research lab, a seemingly harmless orange cat has developed the ability to transform itself into a hideous mutant creature. A group of gangsters and criminals unknowingly bring the furry monster aboard a yacht in the Caribbean. The heinous feline begins terrorizing the passengers and a desperate struggle for survival leads to a terrifying climax. Will George Kennedy or anyone survive the attacks from the "Uninvited"?

Cheezy Flicks

5/5 Good does not always mean good... bad is good to you know and here is a glowing example of that thought. Add some crazy messed up cat and some 3D glasses and play ball...
-Jeremy [Retro-Zombie]

I Heart Monster Movies... So Do I!!

Horror movies access the deepest fears of imagination. From B grade to breathtaking, horror fans consume fright, awaiting the latest, greatest titillation. They build collections and boost fandom at conventions and events. Lifestyles and careers spring out of this dark inspiration.

What need does horror fulfill? Is it more than just blood-lust? Horror fans reveal what draws them to the macabre. An honest, in-depth, behind-the-scenes view into their obsessions, fears, ethos and philosophies. What fuels these unique individuals?

Includes interviews with horror heavy weights Tom Savini (From Dusk Til Dawn), Sid Haig (The Devil's Rejects), Bill Moseley (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2), Doug Bradley (Hellraiser's Pinhead), Dee Wallace (ET-the Extra-Terrestrial), Linnea Quigley (Return of the Living Dead), David J (Bauhaus), Ivan De Prume (White Zombie), Voltaire, and many others. 

5/5 this is a grand film/documentary... what is not to love, you got fans/celebrities sharing their thoughts. I found it to be a great behind the scene look at the faces not as an actor, but as just being human... yes people they are human. It is worth owning, if you love horror films... you will love this.

Not pulling your leg... I am very happy to watch this again... and I will!
-Jeremy [Retro-Zombie]


Days of the Dead: Only Good Things...

I met some great and awesome people, celebrities and the courteous staff at the "Days of the Dead" convention held this last weekend at Chicago Marriott Schaumburg... Highlights coming soon and some even more interesting stories. So far now I thought I would tease you with this little video shot on my cell phone... stuff lurking in every corner.

-Jeremy [Retro-Zombie]


The Fantasy Art Bible

The Fantasy Art Bible
New York: Chartwell Books, Inc., c2009, ISBN 139780785825524, $14.99

If you are seduced by what is happening in the technology end of art and have been dabbling in fantasy, monsters, and gaming animation, this book may be a little shallow for your needs. But if you are a novice and toying with the decision of where to focus your talent and are curious about what instruments of art and technology are brought to bear in the creation of these art genres, this IS the book for you. It is a great introduction to tools of the trade, whether creating as a fine artist, or preparing to become a tech wizard of illustration and graphics software. It gives enough information to experiment with different mediums of fine art; but it loses some thrust when it moves into digital technology.

As anyone who has limited experience in the Adobe Creative Suite knows, these types of programs are not user friendly and require considerable training to master with regard to creating original art; they cannot be mastered in five pages. However there are some useful hints offered by the editors. They speak frankly about all currently used tools, techniques and advantages or disadvantages. For example, they suggest giving serious thought to the purchase of a graphics pad and stylus over attempting to draw with the mouse, but they also point out that the whole problem of preliminary sketching can be avoided by scanning a hand-drawn image directly into a graphics program. The editors do a fine job of explaining how many of the artists’ tools work, and how to move hand-created illustrations into digital territory. But the intent of the book is a bit overambitious for a mere 192 pages. I also found that the art out-performed the textual information in most cases, and the book cannot really replace any art or technology manuals one might have lying about; however, it is a nice supplement, and offers a great deal to the novice just starting to figure things out. It is also conveniently spiral bound for easy use. For a book currently showing up on discount tables, now is the time to pounce.

I give this a dual rating: three tentacles out of five for the novice; one tentacle for the more established artist who has probably already rooted out this information from other sources.

- KC Redding-Gonzalez

Disney's: Condorman [2012] - Henry Mancini

Disney's: Condorman [1981-2012]
Music By: Henry Mancini
Available: Now [Check: Label for More Details]

Released By: INTRADA

Special Collection Volume 219

Wow! Exciting Henry Mancini score finally gets released! 1981 action-filled Disney comicbook superhero tale directed by Charles Jarrott, starring Michael Crawford, Oliver Reed, Barbara Carrera inspires Henry Mancini to write one of his most exciting, energetic scores of his career. Mancini anchors with robust "Condorman" theme (including fun chorus), then tackles profuse action scenes with dynamic, propulsive action material for full orchestra. Powerful trombone lines, aggressive rhythms, fanfares for trumpets all get spotlight! Music for killer Morovich is especially aggressive. In contrast, Mancini creates one of his gentlest, most heartfelt pretty themes for Natalia, given particular prominence in beautifully-scored "Free Single Woman".

5/5 Jealous... this was one of my favorite films back in 1981, from the trailer to the film... I don't remember the score, I do know that I loved it. Also that crazy guy Michael Crawford was the lead, he went off to do so many great things. This is another out of this world release from the ever popular Intrada label... it's limited so what are you waiting for?
-Jeremy [Retro-Zombie]

Red Dawn [2012] - Ramin Djawadi

Red Dawn [2012]
Music By: Ramin Djawadi
Available: 11/19/12 [Check: Label for More Details]


In Red Dawn, a city in Washington state awakens to the surreal sight of foreign paratroopers dropping from the sky – shockingly, the U.S. has been invaded and their hometown is the initial target. Quickly and without warning, the citizens find themselves prisoners and their town under enemy occupation. Determined to fight back, a group of young patriots seek refuge in the surrounding woods, training and reorganizing themselves into a guerilla group of fighters. Taking inspiration from their high school mascot, they call themselves the Wolverines, banding together to protect one another, liberate their town from its captors, and take back their freedom. 

5/5 I am not sure how the film remake of Red Dawn will play out, but I do know that Ramin Djawadi does a great strong job on the score..
-Jeremy [Retro-Zombie]

Hush [2012] - Christopher Young

Hush [2012]
Music By: Christopher Young
Available: Now [Check: Label for More Details]

Released By: INTRADA

Special Collection Volume 221

World premiere of dynamic Christopher Young score from Jonathan Darby thriller, released by TriStar Pictures, with Jessica Lange, Gwyneth Paltrow, Hal Holbrook. Young creates fascinating soundscape for orchestra & chorus by anchoring with very accessible themes, both in major, minor. Gentle lullaby opening sets tone, warm ideas follow. Then, when music reaches certain point, Young introduces scares, action, excitement. Unusual for soundtrack albums, composer has presented his music in carefully assembled fashion, building lengthy cues with incredible cohesion, musical architecture. Terrific listening experience is result! Cue titles remind listener of lullaby origins.

5/5 This one is a classic and must be owned if you are a fan, which I am... Intrada does it again!!
-Jeremy [Retro-Zombie]

Sexykiller [2012] - Fernando Velázquez

Sexykiller [2012]
Music By: Fernando Velázquez
Available: Now [Check: Label for More Details]


The acclaimed score for The Orphanage won Spanish composer Fernando Velázquez a lot of fans around the world, and his current score for Orphanage director J. A. Bayona’s The Impossible has even more established the composer as one of the most talented film composers of his generation. MovieScore Media has released two of his previous scores, the large orchestral score for Shiver and the chamber jazz score for Garbo: The Spy.
We are now proud to – after more than four years of preparations – present the world premiere recording of his score for Sexykiller, the Spanish horror action comedy from 2008 on our Screamworks label. Without any doubt, this is Velázquez’s most entertaining score to date, featuring his trademark big orchestral voice in conjunction with some surprising stylistic elements, heard specifically in the opening track. Reflecting the hilarious genre mix of the movie, the score features a lot of action writing, über-romantic love themes and spine-chilling horror orchestrations.
5/5 No words... other than it just rocks and then some!
-Jeremy [Retro-Zombie]

Silver Linings Playbook [2012] - Danny Elfman

Silver Linings Playbook [Score]
Music By: Danny Elfman
Available: 11/19/2012 [Check: Label for More Details]


Storyline: Life doesn't always go according to plan. Pat Solatano has lost everything - his house, his job, and his wife. He now finds himself living back with his mother and father after spending eight months in a state institution on a plea bargain. Pat is determined to rebuild his life, remain positive and reunite with his wife, despite the challenging circumstances of their separation. All Pat's parents want is for him to get back on his feet - and to share their family's obsession with the Philadelphia Eagles football team. When Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own, things get complicated. Tiffany offers to help Pat reconnect with his wife, but only if he'll do something very important for her in return. As their deal plays out, an unexpected bond begins to form between them, and silver linings appear in both of their lives. Written by The Weinstein Company  

3/5 Score is good, just really short... it might be worth looking into the complete album?
-Jeremy [Retro-Zombie]

The Bay [2012] - Marcelo Zarvos

The Bay [2012]
Music By: Marcelo Zarvos
Available: November 20, 2012 [Check: Label for More Details]


A nerve-shredding tale of a small town plunged into absolute terror. The authorities believed they had buried the truth about the tragedy that claimed over 700 lives. Now, three years later, a reporter has emerged with footage revealing the cover-up and an unimaginable killer: a mysterious parasitic outbreak. Told from the perspective of those who were there and saw what happened.  The Bay unfolds over 24 hours through people’s iPhones, Androids, 911 calls, web cams, and  whatever else could be used to document the nightmare in Claridge.

-Jeremy [Retro-Zombie]

Six Strings with... The Roxy Gunn Project

Okay there is a film coming out called "ROAD TO HELL" which is going to be a sort of sequel to the eighties film "STREETS OF FIRE" and director "ALBERT PYUN" friend of the "HOWLIN' WOLF RECORDS" let us know about this film. That leads me to this great group that was in the film, then I was taken back by this talent known as "THE ROXY GUNN PROJECT". So I am glad to be able to have had the oppurtunity to chat with them all, so enjoy...

I wanted to thank them and Joze Perez for all the cool stuff...
-Jeremy [Retro-Zombie]

- What is your involvement with the film "Road to Hell", how much of this reflects as a sequel to "Streets of Fire"?

ROXY GUNN: I contributed some original music to the soundtrack of Road to Hell. I also play the role of Cody and Ellen's love child, Ellen Dream. I think this definitely reflects Streets of Fire considering the 'encounter' that Ellen and Cody had toward the end of the movie. It sort of picks up where Streets of Fire left off. Just 20 years later.

CHRIS REJECT: "I’m the bassist of the Roxy Gunn Project and I'm also the voice of D.J. DANTE in the film"

RYAN J: I pretty much play myself but as part of the band Ellen & The Blasters.

- Introduce yourselves, please share something about yourself that is not in your bio [you feel comfortable sharing] and your part of "Roxy Gunn Project"?

ROXY GUNN: My name is Roxy Gunn and I play guitar and sing for the Roxy Gunn Project. I'm afraid of frogs.

CHRIS REJECT: "I am The Reverend Chris Reject. I’m an Aries. I like long walks on the beach and margaritas bigger than my head. Some things people may not know about me.
1. I am a Marxist (NOT A COMMUNIST!!!! there is a big difference and I wish people would understand that), 2. I was once an established actor and was awarded "Best Thespian" in 2001 for Nevada Thespian Conference, 3. I have a degree in Political science in secondary education. and 4. I can play Saxophone.

JON MILLS: I am Jon Mills, the Lead Guitarist of the Roxy Gunn Project.  Something not in my bio?  Even now the majority of my time spent is playing guitar whether it’s learning new songs, practicing new techniques, or just working on playing at the speed of light.. Hah.  It’s really the biggest part of my life, and I love every second of it!

RYAN J: I’m Ryan J., drummer of the Roxy Gunn Project. I love peanut butter!

- Being on set to "Road to Hell" what are some of the good and bad things you were part of, what were some of your experiences?

ROXY GUNN: I can't think of any bad experiences during this project. It's all been great. The only thing that has been hard is waiting! Trying to have patience and waiting for this movie to be released has been quite a challenge. Working with everyone was incredible though. I never thought I would have the opportunity to work with such a talented group of people.

CHRIS REJECT: "The good experiences were that Albert and crew were open to suggestions and helped us be as comfortable as possible. Being a musician in real life and trying to portray the hard work musicians go through is tough to catch on film. The only bad thing was that, I’m highly allergic to mushrooms and everything that was served for lunch had mushrooms. Not anyone’s fault though. I didn’t say anything. I just ate salad."

JON MILLS: It was an amazing experience all around.  It was my first time being on a real movie set and what I was anticipating was not reality at all.  The whole crew was awesome, everyone was friendly, and it was definitely one of the most fun experiences of my life.  It gave me a whole different perspective into the world of cinema.

RYAN J: Being in Road To Hell has been an amazing experience. Working with such talented people, both cast and crew was at an unmatched level of professionalism. I can’t say that anything was bad, but the most challenging thing about it was being on set for 12 hours and playing for most of it. I’ve played long 4 hour shows but never this long in one day.

- How did you get involved with this project as a group?

ROXY GUNN: Chad Clinton Freeman, who is a great supporter of ours met Albert Pyun at a film festival and the topic of RTH came about and the story goes, Albert needed a female-fronted rock band and we were the first group that came to Chad's mind. The rest, as they say, is history.

CHRIS REJECT: "I was told we were filming a movie".

JON MILLS: I met them at Hogwarts.  Really though, it’s a cool story.  I was poking around on Facebook when I found this awesome Redhead chick holding a guitar… So naturally I clicked add.  Later on, after some short conversations, we found some common musical interests, and I was invited to check out her band at a little place called Downtown Vintage Guitars.  I went and saw them, and did a little demo of my “skills” right on the spot.  I was sent the list of her original songs and learned two of them that night, and showed up at their gig the following night with my guitar and… The rest is history!

RYAN J: Director Albert Pyun contacted me after seeing us play at the Pollygrind Indie Film Festival and said he had been looking for a band with a red headed female singer. I was reluctant to email back for a few days as I have heard all kinds of crazy stories before. I finally decided after a few days to look up this Albert Pyun guy on Google and IMDB. Let’s just say I couldn’t reply to his email fast enough. He then called me about 5 minutes after I wrote back. We met a few times and then we were thrown into a whole new amazing world that none of us ever imagined.

- Musically who do you find yourselves listening to?

ROXY GUNN: Everything. Rush, Motley Crue, Frank Sinatra, Johnny Cash, Ramones, Eminem, Dave Matthews Band, etc. I have so many influences it's ridiculous. I have over 3,000 songs in my iTunes. We should talk about that in another interview.

CHRIS REJECT: I can go on for days. I have a very wide range of styles I listen to. I’m the old school punker in the band. So here’s my top bands: 1. Barenaked Ladies, 2. Alkaline Trio, 3. Ramones, 4. Mates of State, 5. Captain Geech and the Shrimp Shack Shooters, 6. Mad Caddies, 7. Mighty Mighty Bosstones
8. Grocery Store Rejects, 9. TSOL, 10. Phenomanauts

JON MILLS: I listen to quite a bit of old school music.  I’m a snob really.  I love the classic rock and metal from the late 60’s to the early 90’s, and most of the stuff in-between.  I also have a deep love for progressive rock and metal.  Rush, Dream Theater, Van Halen, Led Zeppelin, Metallica, Def Leppard… Just some examples!

RYAN J: I listen to hundreds of bands from different genres. It’s really hard to just list them. There is so much great music out there. I do find myself listening to lots of Rush, 311, and Avenged Sevenfold just to name a few.

- Where would you like to see yourselves in one year as a group?

ROXY GUNN: Touring the world and spreading our music in every corner of the globe. We're all about playing for anyone who will listen and even those who won't. As long as I can play music with these guys, I'm happy.

CHRIS REJECT: "anywhere but my garage. Actually I want us to be on the road. Europe, Asia, Canada....anywhere. Just as long the is an instrument in my hands and people listening to the magic that we create."

JON MILLS: I would love to see ourselves on tour, going around the world, playing music for everyone and anyone!

RYAN J: I hope that we will be touring the world with some amazing bands and playing incredible venues and cities.


The Roxy Gunn Project is an eclectic, energetic rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada that is fronted by the soulful, warm voice of Roxy Gunn and backed up by a driving, edgy hard rock guitar sound. The Project’s goal is to share their music with as many people as possible and gain a solid world-wide fan base; show by show, song by song. Roxy Gunn Project songs deliver thoughtful, yet sassy lyrics and emotion-wrenching lead guitar work that can only be described as a rebirth of rock and roll in its purest form.

The Roxy Gunn Project is rapidly acquiring fans locally and globally as they perform for the many natives and tourists that visit the Las Vegas area and keep in touch with the band through their website,, and through popular online social media outlets such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Reverb Nation, Google + and Pinterest.

Roxy Gunn - Lead Vocals/Guitar
Jon Mills - Lead Guitar/Vocals
Chris Reject - Bass/Vocals
Ryan J - Drums/Percussion




Dr. Shiragami has been genetically engineering a form of indestructible plant life using a rare supply of Godzilla cells. This experiment has brought a strange new form of plant life into existence: Biollante, massive, yet peaceful in every way…until Godzilla returns to wreak havoc upon Japan. It is only then that something within Biollante stirs and the plant must fight to save her creator and the land she loves. It's the super-beast Battle of the Century when Godzilla and Biollante come face to face in an explosive fight to the finish.

Rated PG

Special Feature(s)

-Behind the Design
-5.1 DTS Original Japanese Language
-2.0 DTS Japanese Language
-1.0 Dolby Digital English Language
-English translation of on screen text
-English subtitles translated from original Japanese dialogue
-English SDH subtitled to match the English audio track 

5/5 The good folks at Echo Bridge Entertainment have given me a chance to give to you a BLU-RAY copy of this film for the first time it's on this format. Make a comment here and let me know what you might love about this creature we love... called "GODZILLA"... Giveaway will end soon!
-Jeremy [Retro-Zombie]

6 Degrees of Hell (DVD)

6 Degrees of Hell (DVD)
Breaking Glass Pictures
Released: 11/27/12

Plot: In Northeast Pennsylvania, “Uncle Jack’s Hotel of Horror” is besieged by a dark presence after two friends of "Uncle" Jack, Chris and Kellen, unwittingly release a deadly evil by transporting local psychic Mary Wilkins' collection of haunted objects as props for the popular tourist attraction. At the same time, a local TV ghost hunter confronts an evil that has haunted him all his life — one he believes is responsible for his sister’s death years ago.

His search puts him in the path of a rogue police chief and June—a girl who seems to be the eye of this supernatural perfect storm. They all find themselves connected to the old hotel while the threads of their own personal horrors draw paranormal investigator Kyle Brenner (Corey Feldman, The Lost Boys, The Goonies) to pull all the threads together.
3/5 I don't know what the heck was going on, it's just weird... what drew me to this film was the cool cover and of course Corey Feldman. What I got was a who is that guy and where did she come from, I am going and why in this place... to have to watch it again. I found of five of those degrees and the sixth was this movie.
-Jeremy [Retro-Zombie]


Trailers, Trailers and More Trailers!!!

Cheezy Horror Trailers Vol.1 and Vol.2

There are so many Cheezy movies out there we at Cheezy Flicks thought it would be fun to look at the cheezy trailers that go with those cheezy movies. We could not find them all, but we can at least bring you some of the best, worst and cheeziest horror movie trailers ever made.

Cheezy Flicks
Some of the Cheeziest Horror Trailers of All Time!

5/5 They are bad, they old... and don't forget choppy, but they are a damn good time. Good to watch anytime... with friends, family at you monster parties and alone if you dare! So go get entertained by watching some of these classic horror trailers, I have watched these two dvds twice now. What that must say about me?

-Jeremy [Retro-Zombie]

Also Available:

Cheezy Action Trailers
Cheezy Exploitation Trailers
Cheezy Fantasy Trailers
Cheezy Science Fiction Trailers Vol. 1
Cheezy Science Fiction Trailers Vol. 2



This nine-film collector's set features installments in two major horror franchises, Halloween and Children of the Corn. In the Halloween series, serial killer Michael Myers unleashes terror with a vengeance. In the Children of the Corn series, a creepy cult of children wreaks havoc.

CHILDREN OF THE CORN II: THE FINAL SACRIFICE - When a tabloid reporter and his son travel to a quiet Midwestern town to investigate a gruesome massacre, they fall victim to a possessed orphan named Micah. CHILDREN OF THE CORN III: URBAN HARVEST - After a couple adopts a pair of orphaned brothers, it becomes alarmingly clear the boys are much more than they seem. CHILDREN OF THE CORN IV: THE GATHERING - A bright young medical student must solve the frightening mystery that plagues the children of a small Midwestern town. CHILDREN OF THE CORN V: FIELDS OF TERROR
- Six college students take a wrong turn and find themselves lost in a strangely deserted rural town. CHILDREN OF THE CORN 666: ISAAC'S RETURN - On a trip to Gatlin, Nebraska, to find her birth mother, Hannah picks up a dark stranger who kicks off a mysterious chain of events. CHILDREN OF THE CORN: REVELATION - Jamie Lowell uncovers the truth behind her grandmother's mysterious disappearance and disturbs a powerful evil that now seeks to destroy Jamie as well.

HALLOWEEN: THE CURSE OF MICHAEL MYERS - Six years after he was presumed dead in a fire, Michael Myers has returned to kill again—and this time there's no escape. HALLOWEEN: H2O - Laurie Strode is still struggling with the horrifying memories of Michael Myers when he suddenly reappears with a vengeance. HALLOWEEN: RESURRECTION - Reality TV programmers select a group of thrill-seeking teenagers to spend one night in the childhood home of serial killer Michael Myers.

Echo Bridge Entertainment

5/5 A little late than never I say... so I held off for the whole winter coming, when you watch this you won't worry about the children in the corn. Love these movies... that is it, you get all but the first corn movie... and the last three Halloween films...
-Jeremy [Retro-Zombie]

Welcome: Monstrous Movie Music

Monstrous Movie Music
ABOUT Monstrous Movie MusicOur goal in this CD series is to re-record the scores from science-fiction, fantasy, and horror films of the past in a manner that's as faithful as possible to the original movie studio versions. 
 I would like to all to stop over and check out some of their scores to films like: 
This Year:
-The Last Man on Earth 10/29/2012
-The Brain from Planet Arous / Teenage Monster 10/29/2012
-Destination Moon 10/29/2012
-Missile to the Moon / Frankenstein's Daughter 10/29/2012
-The McCullochs 3/20/2012
-Rocketship X-M 3/20/2012
-Kronos / The Cosmic Man 3/20/2012
-Ship of Fools 3/20/2012
Past Releases:
-This Island Earth (and other invasion films) [2006]
-Mighty Joe Young (and other Ray Harryhausen animation classics) [2006]
-Creature From The Black Lagoon And Other Jungle Pictures [2000]
-Monstrous Movie Music [1996]
-More Monstrous Movie Music [1996]

I only have nice things to say about this company that supplies us with "Top-Notch" scores to films that a classic Science Fiction to Horror and then some. They are the latest sponsors to our On-line Magazine and I know I am going to be a fan for a long time.

Below is one of my favorite films and finally I can listen to the score to "This Island Earth"... it's more than just music it's memories.
-Jeremy [Retro-Zombie] 


Days Of The Dead - Chicago [This Weekend]



Check out their up coming schedule,
they might be invading your town!  


Guess who is going to this, go ahead guess? I hope to be able to bring some great memories and interesting stories... and a photo or two.
-Jeremy [Retro-Zombie]

Lalo Schifrin: My Life in Music [4Cd] (2012)

Lalo Schifrin: My Life in Music
by: Lalo Schifrin

Aleph Record

Available: November 13, 2012

Aleph Records is proud to release Lalo Schifrin: My Life in Music, a four-CD boxed set of music from the legendary composer's career in film, jazz, and classical music. The set features music from three-dozen films, jazz and symphonic pieces composed by Schifrin, and unreleased music from films including Charley Varrick, The Beguiled, Joe Kidd, and Coogan's Bluff. Along with over five hours worth of music, a forty-eight page book is included with archival photos and notes.

This four-disc set spans music from all aspects of Mr. Schifrin's career, from the early beginnings of his film music to the big hits that include Mission Impossible, Dirty Harry, Enter The Dragon, and Bullitt. Also represented is music from his jazz and classical compositions including work commissioned by Dizzy Gillespie, as well as the Grammy-nominated Jazz Meets The Symphony series. His music is a synthesis of traditional and twentieth-century techniques, and his early love for jazz and rhythm are strong attributes of his style. "Invocations," "Concerto for Double Bass," "Piano Concertos No. 1 and No. 2," "Pulsations," "Tropicos," "La Nouvelle Orleans," and "Resonances" are examples of this tendency to juxtapose universal thoughts with a kind of elaborated primitivism. In the classical composition field, Schifrin has more than 60 works. Schifrin has written over 100 film and television scores including Mission Impossible, Mannix, Cool Hand Luke, Bullitt, The Cincinnati Kid, Amityville Horror, Enter The Dragon, four of the Dirty Harry films, and more recently Abominable and the Rush Hour trilogy. Lalo Schifrin has now won five GrammysR (twenty-two nominations), one Cable ACE Award, and six Academy AwardR nominations.

5/5 How the heck could you not love this, it's years in the making... and it bring back some fond memories to some of your favorite films. To go along with those films comes music by Lalo Schifrin, a master composer he has gracious filled this four Cd's with talent.

I thank those at the label Aleph Record, Beth [my favorite rep] and Lalo Schifrin... well for sharing his story with me and all of us. I was lucky enough to receive an advanced set on Cd, I cannot tell you how pleased to have in... so in honor of it, I made this simple yet effective trailer.

This is not a set to be missed.
-Jeremy [Retro-Zombie]


For Veteran's Day...

A special sale commemorating Veteran's Day 
running through Sunday, November 18.

Composer Penka Kouneva's breakout cinematic instrumental album, A WARRIOR'S ODYSSEY is now on sale for one week for $9.95 in honor of Veterans. In addition, Penka is donating half of all proceeds from CD sales during the months of November and December 2012 to Hope for the Warriors ®.

A WARRIOR'S ODYSSEY features a 12-page booklet with beautiful artwork created by Ognian Bonev, insert designs by Luis M. Rojas, and liner notes authored by Gergely Hubai.

"… the results are phenomenal..."

"… the genius behind this beautiful album ..."

"… an astonishing composition, exemplifying a dramatic dynamic that would be suitable in any major Hollywood blockbuster…. Sensitive and sensational ..." Randall Larson

"Soulful, gorgeous themes, mastery of both orchestra and electronics … this composer is the "real deal" …." George S. Clinton (composer, Austin Powers franchise)

"Fantastic compositions which could easily be a winning score to a blockbuster game or film!" Borislav Slavov (composer Crysis 2, 3 game franchise, Crytek Music Director)

"Remarkable and unique voice…" Greg Edmonson (BAFTA-winning composer, Uncharted 1, 2, 3 game franchise)

"Evocative, contemporary and extremely theatrical." Patrick Williams (Emmy-winning composer)

"Fantastic album. Intelligent and creative compositions, killer sounds and textures. It's a triumph." Chance Thomas (composer, Avatar, Peter Jackson's King Kong video games)

Life of Pi [2012] - Mychael Danna

Life of Pi
Music By: Mychael Danna
Available: 11/19/2012


The story of an Indian boy named Pi, a zookeeper's son who finds himself in the company of a hyena, zebra, orangutan, and a Bengal tiger after a shipwreck sets them adrift in the Pacific Ocean. A 16 year-old Indian boy whose passage to a new life in America aboard a freighter ends in a shipwreck in the Pacific. He is left to fend for himself on a life raft with an orangutan, hyena and Bengal tiger.

5/5 Has a very epic feel without being epic, I hope the film is success as much as I like the score.
-Jeremy [Retro-Zombie]


“The Dead’s” score is the poetry within its horror...

Review for Howlin' Wolf's release of "THE DEAD"
by Imran Ahmad
Zombie Attacks! By Daniel Schweiger
November 7, 2012


Read the whole post, great job to our team and  Mr. Ahmad.
Thank you, Daniel!
-Jeremy [Retro-Zombie]

Six Strings With...Imran Ahmad

I have been holding onto this interview for sometime now, mostly because I found out we at "Howlin' Wolf Records were going to officially release the score "THE DEAD". So I an honored to able to bring it to you now.. thank you to Mr. Ahmad for being cool and bringing us a great score.
-Jeremy [Retro-Zombie]

How did you get started in the field of music and how did that lead you to composing?
Imran Ahmad: I’ve been making music from a very young age.  My initial influences came via my parents from listening to popular and classical Indian music.  This early exposure to different sounds and styles between East and West cultivated my interest in music.  As I became older I began to pay attention to music used in film.  I was intrigued by the landscape of sounds and dynamics used.  The use and structure of a piece of music evolves based on a film’s narrative.  Also to compose for film it is necessary to understand the nature of filmmaking as a collaborative endeavor.  I was excited by the challenges involved in creating music for film that led me to composing.

What are you working on now currently and what have you completed [Highlights]?
Imran Ahmad: I am currently working on writing music for a feature length ‘audiodrama’ called ‘Lot No. 249’ based on the short story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.  Last year I formed a company called 4Dio with two other creative friends of mine.  We produce audiodramas that are scripted stories produced with professional actors and film quality music and sound design.  As musical creatives we are passionate about sound, and so our aim is to create a rich immerse audio experience with which the audience can invoke their imagination whilst listening to these stories on their iPad, iPhone or any other mobile device – check it out!  I’m very excited about this venture and it has been a big highlight for me this year.  I am also very much inspired by the magic created by Orson Welles’ Mercury Theatre on the Air productions from the 1930s that dramatized classic stories and thrilled audiences by becoming part of the creative act.  We want to reawaken the imaginative potential of audiodramas.  A recent highlight has been composing for the audiodrama, ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’ by Samuel Taylor Coleridge.  I’ve really enjoyed working on this project, as it’s a beautiful and mysterious tale of being lost at sea on a ghost ship.

In your circle of composers who do work with and what is the best part of your contributions?
Imran Ahmad: As a composer I usually work on my own.  However, I am always collaborating with other musicians especially when I need to record live instruments.  I love working with musicians from different parts of the world as I find these encounters invaluable learning experiences about different cultures, values and beliefs.  Music is such a beautiful way of connecting with people from all backgrounds.  I recently worked with a Gambian musician who plays the ‘kora’ (an ancient African stringed instrument) who is descended from 74 generations of kora players!  I enjoy experimenting with musicians and recording their sounds, and then using the sounds to create layers of emotion within a music score.

Who inspires you musically and who do you listen to?
Imran Ahmad: There are so many influences!  The first film I went to see in the cinema was The Return of the Jedi!  So naturally I have always been inspired by the music of John Williams.  I am also inspired by Bernard Herrmann and Maurice Jarre, and classical composers such as Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and Sergei Rachmaninov.  My other influences come from Indian classical music and indigenous folk songs.

Out of all your released work, which gives you the best feeling of accomplishment?
Imran Ahmad: To date, the release of the soundtrack to ‘The Dead’ has been really exciting.  It’s currently available as a download on iTunes and Amazon and the film recently went to no. 1 in the US horror charts for DVD and Blu-ray.  The film is a zombie road-trip set mainly in the wilderness of Burkina Faso in West Africa.  It has been beautifully shot on 35mm film.  I think with this film a new visual and cultural texture has been added to the familiar vernacular of the zombie genre.  I was able to add a very earthy and spiritual vibe to the music that is incongruous to what you would normally expect from a horror film.  There are a lot of vocals, flutes and African percussion!  Also I am really excited about releasing a limited edition CD of The Dead soundtrack later this year.

Walk us throughout a typical day?
Imran Ahmad: No day is typically the same.  It can involve any aspect from preparing to write for a music project through to final mix and delivery of the music cues.  The most enjoyable aspect is developing the musical themes and sounds for the story of the film or audiodrama.  The most typical thing I do every day is to have an enjoyable coffee break!

Invader [2012] - Lucas Vidal

Music By: Lucas Vidal
Available: December 4th, 2012 [Check: Label for More Details]


Invader is set in Galicia in the Northwest region of Spain.  Vidal recorded the soundtrack with the Orchestra of Galicia.  “I had never worked with them before, but they played beautifully, and really exceeded the expectations of everyone on my team,” said Vidal. 
After an insurgent attack that nearly costs him his life, Pablo (Alberto Ammann), an army doctor stationed in an international mission, is repatriated back to Spain to be with his wife and daughter, where he is given a hero’s welcome and decorated for his courage in the line of duty. Suffering from partial amnesia, Pablo only has vague memories of the events that took place that day in Iraq, but he begins to suspect that he is not being told the whole story. As he finally manages to start putting the pieces of the puzzle together, Pablo realizes that he will have to make a choice; to go along with the official version of events and protect his family or uncover what really happened that day.
5/5 Moving score, well done piece by Lucas Vidal.
-Jeremy [Retro-Zombie]

Howlin' Wolf Records: On-Line Magazine Giveaways are Here!

Howlin' Wolf Records: On-Line Magazine
Giveaways are Here!
-Jeremy [Retro-Zombie]
Nightscape: Dark Reign of Thanatos

In Nightscape: Dark Reign of Thanatos, the ultimate struggle between man and the Gods takes place. Upon creating the earth the great god Zelos grew weary and so forged in his image two sons to uphold his kingdom and ensure its longevity, Aevum and Thanatos. As time progressed, so did the intentions of the two sons. The second, Thanatos poisoned himself against the will of his brother and turned to blackness and evil for answers. From this new hatred, the darkness bore a final battle to end the rule of either son- for their father lay dormant, undisturbed and unaware of his failing hopes.

Years later, Thanatos threatens the very existence of our world, but something is still preventing him from total domination as the future of all humanity lies in the balance. 

Reality Is What You Make It

4/5 Another one that peaked my interest, it was a little continuous... but there was a lot well put graphics and story in it... I know another one.
-Jeremy [Retro-Zombie]


Chemical Burn Entertainment Presents: Two Winners!!

Piranha-Man Versus WereWolf-Man: Howl of the Piranha

Piranha-Man Versus WereWolf-Man: Howl of the Piranha details the epic generations-long battle between two of natures most perfect killing machines! The rivalry between the fish-like Piranha-Man and the canine WereWolf-Man is one of brutal murder, familial kidnappings, stalking, and incest! When the decades old fight begins to affect the life of investigative journalist Lexi Glass, she finds that sometimes you need to become the story in order to report the story. She discovers the battle of a lifetime along with the horrible secret of her family’s past! Piranha-Man Versus WereWolf-Man: Howl of the Piranha, the inter-species battle you’ve been waiting for!

Future World: City of Mass Destruction

Set in a post-apocalyptic landscape 28 thousand years into the future, "Future World: City of Mass Destruction" is an amazing vision of the last city on earth. After four atomic holocausts and the second Ice Age, only one city remains on our ravaged planet - a city on the edge of insanity, overrun by mutants and madmen, and largely controlled by the tyrannical Devoz Corporation. This dying metropolis is mired in the throes of a power struggle amongst the city's final three corporate dynasties. The surviving corporation must in the end turn to a tribe of Amazon warrior women it once tried to destroy to save their dying planet. Visionary director Daniel E. Falicki guides you through a world of lesbian warriors, insufferable Grugs, a vicious Spider Queen, and a Blue Genie with loads of "smokable" fun! Are YOU ready to party like it's the year 30,000? Then take a trip to FUTURE WORLD! A cutting edge rotoscoped feature in the style of Ralph Bakshi's "Heavy Metal," "Future World: City of Mass Destruction" is sure to become a cult classic.

Chemical Burn Entertainment

5/5 On that note, these two films were very different... they were fun... interesting and I found myself very entertained. Yes I was shocked... too I might actually watch them again!
-Jeremy [Retro-Zombie]



A detective and an elementary school teacher (Virginia Madsen) try to stop the angel Gabriel (Christopher Walken) and his forces of evil.

With the help of a mysterious stranger, an innocent woman (Jennifer Beals) races to protect her child from the powers of evil and save all humanity.

The only one with the ability to stop the bloodshed between armies of rebel angels is Danyael, who was born of an angel and a woman.

When an ancient religious manuscript lands in the hands of an unsuspecting young woman, she is suddenly thrust into the center of an epic battle between ruthless fallen angels.

Fighting for control of the Lexicon—an ancient religious text that reveals the arrival of the Antichrist—a group of fallen angels will stop at nothing to capture it and its possessor (Kari Wuhrer).

5/5 I have always enjoyed these films, the first three are connected as part of a trilolgy and then the last two are connected. What I like and dislike is one they are finally on BLU-RAY and that is great... no features really, just the films. Bad is that the films 1, 3, 4 and 5 are on one blu-ray... the 2nd is on it's own... weird, but okay. 
-Jeremy [Retro-Zombie]

Cheezy Flicks Presents:

Mysterious Island
It is 1865 and Union prisoners use a military balloon to escape a Southern prison camp near the end of the Civil War. The balloon drifts for days and finally lands on a mysterious volcanic island with very unusual inhabitants. Also landing, in a better aircraft, is Rulu, a visitor from Mercury. She seeks a radioactive material that will enable her to manufacture an explosive hat will destroy the world or, at least, the portion known as Earth in this 15 Chapter serial from the 1950s.

Out of this world serial thrills.. as mercury space ships zoom into this world!

Horrors of the Black Museum
The promotion announced that this film was released in "Hypnovision" which gives an idea of the story. Edmond Bancroft a frustrated crime reporter and thriller writer wants accurate crimes for his next book so he hypnotizes his assistant to make him commit the required crimes. Events chronicled in this movie are based on actual crimes and events chronicled in Scotland Yard's Black Museum. Martin Scorsese was instrumental in having a print of Horrors of the Black Museum donated to New York's Museum of Modern Art. AKA: Crime in the Museum of Horrors (1959).

Cheezy Flicks

5/5 No matter what you might think I just enjoy this stuff, someone took the time... so did I, so should you! We are picking up a new label and it has something to do with these types of films... more news soon!
-Jeremy [Retro-Zombie]

Assassin's Creed III [2012] - Lorne Balfe

Assassin's Creed III
Music By: Lorne Balfe
Available: Now [Check: Label for More Details]

Released By: UBISOFT

Set against the backdrop of the American Revolution in the late 18th century, Assassin’s Creed III introduces a new hero, Ratohnnhaké:ton, of Native American and English heritage. Adopting the name Connor, he becomes the new voice for justice in the ancient war between the Assassins and Templars. Gamers become an Assassin in the war for liberty against ruthless tyranny in the most stylized and fluid combat experiences in the franchise to date.

Assassin’s Creed III spans the Revolutionary War, taking gamers from the vibrant, untamed frontier and bustling colonial towns to the intense, chaotic battlefields where George Washington’s Continental Army clashed with the imposing British Army and the tumultuous high seas. Assassin’s Creed III will feature unprecedented scope and scale.

5/5 This one just rocks, it's for a video game series... I know nothing about, though Lorne Balfe does an awesome job.
-Jeremy [Retro-Zombie]