Episode 75 is now up for your consumption

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Episode 75

 

This week one of our bestest podcast friends Jon Cross returns and brings all the Michael Cain and Sharknado news that’s fit to talk about.  Tim and JSB also discover the secret of panda porn and its many applications.  Also we talk about what we’ve been watching this week, Who would play George Zimmerman and Treyvon Martin in the inevitable Lifetime movie, Graboids and the Victor Wong conspiracy, JSB revels in the joys of not having kids as he watched all 5 Death Wish movies in a single day, And JSB draws the line in the sand when it comes to Pacific Rim and internet chest pounding criticism.  And we hit upon some gold as we pitch ideas for Sharknado 2.  

 

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Midnight Syndicate releases MONSTERS OF LEGEND album

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July 19, 2013 (Cleveland, OH) – Symphonic gothic horror musicians MIDNIGHT SYNDICATE have just released their sixteenth studio album, MONSTERS OF LEGEND.   This “tribute to the golden age of horror” is inspired by horror films from the silent era, Universal Studios’ horror classics, Hammer Films, and other European horror films of the 60s and 70s.  It features sweeping symphonic horror instrumental music and sound effects in the signature style the band helped pioneer. “We want to make you feel like you are a character in one of those classic horror films – that you’ve entered a world where any one of those iconic Universal monsters could be right around the corner,” said composer EDWARD DOUGLAS.   The CD artwork features original images from classic Universal Studios horror movies including BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN, WEREWOLF OF LONDON, and DRACULA.

 

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“Those classic horror films are at the core of what we do in Midnight Syndicate, so to do an entire disc based on them was a lot fun,” added Douglas.  “Musically it required us to use more traditional orchestral instruments, and use them in more ways than we have in the past.  The result is a fuller orchestral sound with a heavy classical music influence.   There are plenty of nods to James Bernard, Bernard Herrmann, and other early film composers.” Although the band promises the new disc will deliver the dark atmosphere haunted house designers, roleplaying gamers, and Halloween music enthusiasts expect from them, they feel they’ve crafted a disc that transcends their favorite time of the year.  “Like CARNIVAL ARCANE, we feel we’ve taken things up a notch both musically and with the sound design on this release,” said GAVIN GOSZKA.  “There’s a lot there to listen to and lose yourself in.”

 

In addition to over 50 minutes of new music, the band went back into its archives and recreated several tracks from its early releases Born of the Night and Realm of Shadows, bringing the total runtime of the disc to over 65 minutes.  “Both the new album and those older ones are set in and around the mysterious hamlet of Arcacia.  We felt it would be a great opportunity to breathe new life into a few of our lesser known tracks from those discs to help tell this story.  For additional atmosphere the band called on voiceover artist Dick Terhune.   “Dick’s known throughout the haunted house industry as the “Voice from Hell,” needless to say he was the perfect match for this disc,” added Goskza.

The CD is available now through the band’s website, as well as iTunes and Amazon.com.  It will also be available in select Halloween retailers beginning in August.   A collector’s edition 12” vinyl version is also available on the band’s site.

 

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Official Midnight Syndicate website: www.MidnightSyndicate.com

Midnight Syndicate on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/MidnightSyndicate

Midnight Syndicate on Twitter: www.Twitter.com/MidSyndicate

Dick Terhune – Voice From Hell website: www.VoiceFromHell.com

 

 

ONLINE VERSION AND PHOTOS AVAILABLE AT: www.MidnightSyndicate.com/MonstersofLegend.htm

MIDNIGHT SYNDICATE

For almost two decades, composers Edward Douglas and Gavin Goszka have been known as Midnight Syndicate, creating symphonic soundtracks to imaginary films that facilitate a transcendental and adventurous escape into the secret dimensions of the mind’s eye. To many of their fans, they are Gothic music pioneers brewing a signature blend of orchestral horror music and movie-style sound effects. To others, they remain the first “haunted house band” that forever changed the Halloween music genre and became a staple of the October holiday season. And some know them as the duo that teamed up with Hasbro and Wizards of the Coast to produce the first official soundtrack to the legendary Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game. Their critically-acclaimed works are reminiscent of sweeping, complex masterpieces by artists such as James Horner, Danny Elfman, Black Sabbath and King Diamond and have been featured as a part of films, television shows, video games and at haunted attractions, amusement parks, and live performances worldwide.

Midnight Syndicate’s music has become integral to setting a powerful mood at top-rated haunted attractions and amusement parks as well as at costume shops, gaming and Halloween parties and Halloween-themed cruises from Siberia and Hong Kong, to Europe and the United States. The duo has released 15 studio albums since 1997, and Douglas and Goszka’s original, work also been used at Hugh Hefner’s Halloween parties, on episodes of The Barbara Walters Special and in the drive-in film The Rage, Universal Studio’s Horror Nights XVIII as well as by Monday Night Football and by artists Insane Clown Posse, Three Six Mafia, Twiztid and The Misfits. In 2010, Midnight Syndicate released a full-length horror film called The Dead Matter, directed, scored and co-produced by Douglas alongside Robert Kurtzman (From Dusk Till Dawn, co-founder, KNB FX) and Gary Jones (Xena, Boogeyman 3).

Midnight Syndicate continues to pursue its quest to use instrumental music to tell explicit stories full of tension, twists and turns. Most recently, the band completed the score to the grindhouse thriller Axe Giant: The Wrath of Paul Bunyan. In summer, 2013, Midnight Syndicate will release the soundtrack to that film along with Monsters of Legend, a tribute to the classic Universal, Hammer and Euro horror films that gave birth to horror cinema, which will include officially-licensed images from the Universal Studios vaults.

Monday July 22: available on FullMoonDirect.com for the first time!

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This Unlucky Charms cereal box is a Collector’s Edition limited strictly to 1000 units. It will premiere at San Diego Comic-Con, but we’ll save some and make them available just for the fans! Whatever stock remaining after Comic-Con will go on sale on Monday, July 22nd at Noon PST online via  http://www.fullmoondirect.com

 

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Darkness on sale!

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Celebrating Leif Jonkers 20th anniversary of Darkness. Each release is limited to 113 copies and will come signed by the director. Also includes original double sided posters, original VHS and label artwork, buttons, postcards, and another poster that is signed by the director, lead actor, and effects guy! Do not miss out on this as it should sell pretty quick!

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New film from Director Kyle Cates and Writer Craig Everett Earl is in need of funding to finish filming.

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The Story

Although it is the second of the Intrusion series, this film works as a stand-alone horror flick that tells the story of Holly Jensen.  Holly has survived the traumatic experience of seeing most of her friends murdered as the rosebud serial killer has closed in on her.  Now that it’s been a year since his body was last seen being loading into an ambulance and having suffered a great number of stab wounds, she has begun finding signs that she might have not seen the last of him.  This psychological thriller follows her through her journey to find closure as the body count begins to rise once again.

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/intrusion-disconnected–2

 

 

Episode 74 is now up!

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EPISODE 73

 

This week John Portanava returns to chew the fat with Tim and JSB.  We sort out all kinds of the world’s problems such as… what are the world’s best killer monkey movies.  High school hijinks, killer scarecrow movies, body snatcher movies, WWE movies, the virtues of Point Break and how to properly use a dog as a projectile weapon.  What ever happened to Jackie Earl Haley?  Why The Rock and Vin Diesel are made completely out of Nerf, Space Herpes, and JSB talks about his recent adventure to Days of the Dead in Indianapolis.  So enjoy.

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Acort International Acquires “Dead of the Nite” For International Distribution

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Thanks to Jeff Miller:

 

Acort International, one of the top distributors of independent films in the global marketplace, has recently acquired S.J. Evans’ horror film “Dead of the Nite” for international and US distribution. Distribution plans are currently in consideration which will include a North American DVD on the indie-horror label Midnight Releasing and cable/satellite/internet VOD run  as well as being showcased at this year’s 2013 American Film Market.

About The Film:

Dead of the Nite is an intelligent twist on the paranormal genre including horror icons Tony Todd (Candyman, Hatchet, The Rock), Simon Bamford (Hellraiser, Nightbreed) and Suzie Lorraine (Roxanna, Torment, Destined to be Ingested).

More information on the official release date in the United States is yet to be announced. Official artwork and more news coming soon!

Synopsis:

When a group of internet sensation ghost hunters are found brutally slaughtered in the infamous Jericho Manor, Police Detectives Jenkins (GARY MAVERS) and Anderson (JOSEPH MILLSON) must piece together what happened on the fatal night by viewing the paranormal investigators video footage. With the only witness being the secretive caretaker (TONY TODD) claiming it was the ghost of killer Jeffery Heath, will the detectives discover more than they had bargained for? From ghostly happenings to breath-taking action thanks to stunt co-ordinator CLAUDIO PACIFICO (MI:III, Pirates of the Caribbean 4, Gang of New York), DEAD OF THE NITE will have audiences on the edge of their seat and guessing until the very end as to who, or what is slaughtering the team, and usher in the new dawn of ‘psychological slashers’.

Official Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHaWpK2nLZg

About Acort International:

As a full service independent distributor, Las Vegas, Nevada and Scottsdale, Arizona-based Acort International distributes feature films to the international marketplace. Acort International and their associates release 50-60 films a year into a variety of domestic and international outlets including theatrical, DVD, VOD, broadcast, internet and mobile. For more information please visit AcortInternational.com and MidnightReleasing.com.

 

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Episode 73 is up and its all about Gregory Hines!

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This week we have Out Of Print Dan on the show to try to appease the almighty ghost of Gregory Hines by covering 2 of his movies on the show.  It works, kinda as we just end up getting drunk and Tim goes way off the rails and just starts reading off films from 1981 and 1987… You know,  as one does.  But anyway we got Wolfen and Eve of Destruction.  So there’s that.

 

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