I can’t seem to get too far from horror films for this All Hallows Eve theme just yet. All of this could change, be revised soon after it hits the blog casa- or not. I’ve kept close to things that give me the willies, which might not be the same things that give the rest of you the willies. There are a lot of strange things going for the scare-the-hair-off-you brass ring for the picking and biting.
While I wish there was much more music in the form of a traditional soundtrack, the short film Echa makes the most of musical and other sounds in order to create a very effective atmosphere. When the film fades to black keep on listening until the very end for the full musical effect.
Published on Sep 27, 2012
Echoes is the interweaving story of Kasia and Sebastian, a young Polish couple, taken on a metaphysical journey that combats [combines] Polish history, culture and mythology.
Kasia, a young philosophy student, discovers a local history book that stimulates her imagination, forcing her to confront the tragedy of the past manifested in the walls that surround her.
Sebastian and a group of friends plan to rob a train using a deadly sleeping gas, only for their worst fears to materialize in the form of a Polish myth.
This allegorical and surreal look at Polish culture as seen through the eyes of a younger generation is both terrifying and strange.
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Story based on Strange Tales of a Lonely Studio (a classic literature work with a collection of about 500 stories by Pu Songling of the Qing Dynasty)
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Haunted by a dark memory from strange places : a crow on a pole, a mansion by the sea, a lighthouse in the fog. Long forgotten ghosts from the past visiting me, and I am missing someone so much… A haunting violin playing dark and melancholic tunes. (c) Max Ablitzer
What can I say except the film trailers for Night Watch and Day Watch are pure self-indulgence on my part. If you’re looking for some film entertainment to get serious about for the dark holy day’s night, then you might enjoy Night Watch and Day Watch as much as I do. Yes, they’re Russian flicks-and yes, they do live up the trailers. Careful that the visuals don’t hypnotize you into forgetting the story line. Hmm. Light versus Dark eternally.
Night Watch Trailer
Day Watch Trailer
Oh this Swedish vampire film takes the entire cake-walk in my movie book list. I have not seen the American remake. Usually American remakes of great foreign films are very disappointing. Though I have heard this time around it’s not. But, if I’m going to watch a film more than once, well, I’ll Let the Right One In be the best one.
Let the Right One In Trailer
Let the Right One In Soundtrack
For now, I conclude with the music of the man who headlined my theme choice, Warren Zevon, with his musical rendition of the horror of the ghosts of war-zones everywhere.
Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner
Warren Zevon Live at the Capitol Theatre in Passaic NJ. Oct 1, 1982
Randy Brown – Lead guitar / vocals;
Joe Daniels – Drums;
Larry Larson – Bass;
John Wood – Lead and slide guitar
Oh yeah, you WANT to catch Willow’s Screaming post before it bites you. I had no idea Annie Lennox ‘did’ vampires. Then again what do you want from a Woman who can sing for a Man the way only Annie can. Oh and yes, True Blood will be joining Being Human for creep fixes.
Ha! Deborah really got into the SWING of this Hallow Eves Theme wonderfully. She got dance fun galore with beauty, grace and a hell of a lot talented folks from The Corpse Bride to Labyrinth with the Boy Bowie. Oh yeah!
How about a touch of comic serial killer complete with blood oranges? Yum.
Ahhh, I will soooooo miss the blood splatter expert.