May 20, 2010


Just go HERE immediately! A whole blog about all things Frankenstein can't be anything other than brilliant! Now peppered with an extensive collection of Frankenstein art...

May 9, 2010

Dylan Dog: Dead of Night F.A.Q.

This time last year I was rather excited about the prospect of communicating with the people behind the upcoming Dylan Dog movie via Dan Forcey's blog. Since the flick's poster was unveiled at Comic-Con in late July, however, no real news have surfaced online and the blog itself went mute for quite a while. Naturally, silence breeds skepticism and soon enough people became aggressive towards Dan, which promptly led to an online Q&A session with Kevin Munroe, the director behind the project that now carries the title Dylan Dog: Dead of Night. Well, since there was an open invitation for questions, Danse Macabre also got the chance to pitch in a few question marks, all of which Munroe answered while simultaneously dashing any remaining hope that the film will at least resemble the comic book it is based on. Oh, what can you do... So, here are Part 1 and Part 2 of Munroe's answers. Spoilers: Dylan Dog isn't English and Xabaras won't be seen at all.

May 8, 2010

TerrorVision OST (1986)

The more I think about it, the more serious TerrorVision looks as a project, which of course is ironic given how zany this little 1980's horror/comedy flick is. Sure, the story of an alien life form materializing in a back yard through a satellite dish and eating off a whole family is pure camp, the kind that makes for a so-bad-it's-good cult classic. The thing is all the camp is calculated and brings in tons of 1950's B-movie references, which are layered heavily with knowing performances and, more importantly to this post, a great soundtrack.

You should know the Los Angeles art rock band, The Fibonaccis. They released a few records back in the 1980s including the EP Tumor which includes a great cover of Bernard Hermann's "Psycho Theme". The crowning achievement of the band, however, is their work on the soundtrack to TerrorVision. Appropriating a sound that's rather close to Oingo Boingo, The Fibonaccis go into a full-on cheese mode, coming up with some deliriously celebratory tracks that sound 100% cinematic while maintaining enough soul to stand strong on their own feet. The title track is particularly effective here, working up kitsch and suspense in the same breath, and boasting female vocals to die for - I have pressed this one on endless repeat quite a few times. Mirroring the title track, "Advice to a Mutant" is basically a light jazz version of the same song only with male vocals that work just as well.

In addition to The Fibonaccis, the soundtrack includes Richard Brand's score of the film, which doesn't bring anything special to the table but does its work suitably.

You can now find the TerrorVision soundtrack the same way we did, via our eternal friends from Mutant Sounds. Enjoy!

Open late...

These are a couple of months old and I'm not 100% sure they are real ads but none of that matters as the concept is pure genius. "Open late"? Why, of course, you just drop by once your shift ends!

May 7, 2010

Smells Like Old-School Posters Part 1

Danse Macabre is going all old-school this month, holding no punches against the monsters and nightmare fuels of our collective pasts, just to prove there is still quite a life ahead of us. As a taste of things to come, check out the posters below: some of these movies you should know while others are pure trash, but all of the posters are splendid teasers and visions of terror in their own right! Ah, the smell of nostalgia...