Get a taste of The Walking Dead, discover who wrote the score for 1922, and more, as we look at some of the biggest stories from the week in horror.
Watch the first 3 minutes of The Walking Dead
The wait is over. The new season of The Walking Dead premieres TONIGHT, but we’ve got the first three minutes ready for your eyes right now. Check out the video:
Mike Patton performs the score to Stephen King’s 1922
Mike Patton (Faith No More, Dead Cross) scores the Stephen King sourced thriller, 1922, which is available now via Netflix.
An expanded score will be released via Ipecac Recordings in 2018.
The 1922 offering follows-up Patton’s critically-acclaimed score to The Place Beyond The Pines, a musical outing that Pitchfork said served as “the glue uniting the film’s three disparate sections and many different tones” and Movie Music UK said Patton offered an “intelligent way of arranging his collages of sounds into fascinating musical effects.”
1922 is based on Stephen King’s 131-page storytelling of a man’s confession of his wife’s murder. The tale is told from the perspective of Wilfred James, the story’s unreliable narrator who admits to killing his wife, Arlette, with his son in Nebraska. But after he buries her body, he finds himself terrorized by rats and, as his life begins to unravel, becomes convinced his wife is haunting him.
ECW’s Annual Spooktacular Sale on now, featuring Wrapped In Plastic: Twin Peaks
ECW’s Spooktacular Halloween Sale is back! Celebrate the horror of the season with the Canadian publisher by picking up your next chilling read for 50% off. Among the titles offered is my own book, Wrapped In Plastic: Twin Peaks. Which, of course, I highly recommend. You can see all the offerings here.
Bill Skarsgard discusses It: Chapter 2
In a recent interview with IGN, Bill Skarsgard, who played Pennywise in the critically and commercially successful It, revealed what audiences should expect when the film’s sequel arrives September 6th, 2019. He said:
The first movie worked so well at what it is trying to do, I think, and ultimately that is the kids’ story, and you follow these kids and you sort of fall in love with these kids. And the second one will be the adult story. And I think the right way to do it is to make that movie actively different. … I think there might be worth exploring sort of the psychological aspects of horror, but also maybe the sort of cosmological existence of this being. What is he, and where does he come from?
“And, you know, it’s hardly answered in the novel, either. I mean, it’s very abstract. And I kind of like that. It could be almost a sort of surrealistic sort of psychedelic trip if you go into the mind of Pennywise. And if you’ve read the novel you know that they do actually go into his mind. Or they go into this transdimensional place, and they sort of beat him in this place. Which might be interesting, what that place would be, and what would it look like. There are opportunities, I think, and I’m excited for it.”