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Blood on the Tracks Episode 7: North American Slashers from the 1980s (’85-’89).

October 24th, 2017
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Episode 7 of Blood on the Tracks is here. Lee concludes his look at the soundtracks and scores of North Amercian-made slashers from the 1980s, this time covering selections from '85 to '89, while offering a few comments on the trends seen in the genre as it declined.

Playlist:

--Main Title from "A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge" (1985) -- Christopher Young
--Theme from "Dreamaniac" (1986) -- Tom Milano & Don Great
--Too Bad You're Crazy from "April Fool's Day" (1986) -- Jerry Whitman
--April Fools Day from "Slaughter High" (1986) -- Harry Manfredini
--Main Title from "Chopping Mall" (1986) -- Chuck Cirino
--Vacancy from "Mountaintop Motel Massacre" (1986) -- Ron Di Lulio
--Best Times from "Killer Party" (1986) -- Scott Shelly & Alan Brackett
--Fall Break from "The Mutilator" (1985) -- Peter Yellen
--World Without Dreams from "The Majorettes" (1987) -- Wendi Kelly
--Rock 'n' Rock Extended from "Killer Workout" (1987) -- Sunny Hilden
--Main Title Theme from "Night of the Demons" (1988) -- Dennis Michael Tenney
--Goodbye Chucky/Child's Play End Credits from "Child's Play" (1988) -- Joe Renzetti
--Straight Between the Eyes from "Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers" (1988) -- Anvil
--Darkest of the Night from "Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan" (1989) -- Metropolis

Opening and closing music: Downhill Decoy from "Danger Diabolik" by Ennio Morricone & Blonk Monster from "House by the Cemetery" by Walter Rizzati.

TMBDOS! Intermission #20: “Nightmare” (1981)

October 15th, 2017
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Lee and Paul are on board to provide the first bit of bonus content for October 2017. They take a look at the bloody slasher film "Nightmare" (AKA "Nightmares in a Damaged Brain") from 1981. Does this video nasty still have an impact? How does it rate alongside similiar films like "Maniac" and "Don't Go into the House"? Is it a piece of shit like Tom Savini claims, whenever he's denying his involement on the film? All of this and slightly more!

"Nightmare" IMDB

Check out Lee's guest spot on Cinema Beef

Featured Music: "End Titles" by Jack Eric Williams.

Blood on the Tracks Episode 6: North American Slashers from the 1980s (’80-’84).

September 30th, 2017
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Here we are for episode 6 of Blood on the Tracks. Half a year, baby! Anyway, Lee is back in the chair to kick off part one of a two part look at North American-made slasher films from the 1980s. Join Lee in this episode as he spins a playlist built off of selections from films released between 1980 to 1984. Part two ('85 to '89) coming next month!

Playlist:

--Prom Night 2 from "Prom Night" (1980) -- Paul Zaza & Carl Zittrer
--Amanda's Nightmare from "Curtains" (1983) -- Paul Zaza
--The Ballad Of Harry Warden from "My Bloody Valentine" (1981) -- Paul Zaza
--A Killer Aboard from "Terror Train" (1981) -- John Mills Cockell
--Halloween II Theme from "Halloween II" (1981) -- John Carpenter & Alan Howarth
--On the Prowl from "Final Exam" (1981) -- Gary S. Scott
--Slayrider from "Silent Night, Deadly Night" (1984) -- Morgan Aimes
--Sail Away, Tiny Sparrow from "Friday the 13th" (1980) -- Harry Manfredini & Angela Rotella
--Theme From Friday The 13th Part 3 from "Friday The 13th Part 3" (1982) -- Harry Manfredini
--Song of Madman Marz from "Madman" (1982) -- Gary Sales
--Opening theme from "Just Before Dawn" (1981) -- Brad Fiedel
--Theme From The Burning from "The Burning" (1981) -- Rick Wakeman
--You're Just What I've Been Looking For (Angela's Theme) from "Sleepaway Camp" (1982) -- Frank Vinci
--Main Title from "Slumber Party Massacre" (1982) -- Ralph Jones
--Maniac's Theme (Main Titles) from "Maniac" (1980) -- Jay Chattaway

Opening and closing music: Downhill Decoy from "Danger Diabolik" by Ennio Morricone & Blonk Monster from "House by the Cemetery" by Walter Rizzati.

TMBDOS! Episode 105: “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre” (1974).

September 25th, 2017
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The whole gang is back (well, eventually) to take a look at the classic horror film "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre", in honour of the recent death of director Tobe Hooper. A general talk about all aspects of the film and its importance in film history are discussed at length, as well as Hooper's legacy. Also, several recent listener comments are addressed.

"The Texas Chain Saw Massacre" IMDB

Featured Music: "Chain Saw" by The Ramones & "Fool for a Blonde" by Roger Bartlett. Opening narration from the film read by John Larroquette.

 

Blood on the Tracks Episode 3: Heavy Metal Horror.

June 26th, 2017
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It's the third episode of Blood on the Tracks, and this episode comes as a result of a poll Lee ran on the TMBDOS! Facebook page. The people voted for Heavy Metal Horror, so Lee went down a much deeper rabbit hole than he initially expected. Most of these tracks come from films that do feature heavy metal as part of the plot, but in some cases it's just films that are well-known for their metal soundtracks/scores. So make a devil sign; tell Gene Simmons to fuck off, because he doesn't own the rights to it; and come bang your head with Lee for an hour.

Note: Lee mentions that the film "Demons" (1985) contained a score from Claudio Simonetti using the Goblin name. This is an error: Simonetti is credited as himself for his work on that film.

Playlist:

--Stand Up from "Trick or Treat" (1986) -- Fastway
--We Go Rocking from "Blood Tracks" (1985) -- Easy Action
--Who Made Who from "Maximum Overdrive" (1986) -- AC/DC
--Devil's Son from "Hack-O-Lantern" (1988) -- D.C. La Croix
--Dream Warriors from "A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors" (1987) -- Dokken
--He's Back (The Man Behind the Mask) from "Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives" -- Alice Cooper
--Me Against the World from "Black Roses" (1988) -- Black Roses King Kobra
--Hellraiser from "Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth" (1992) -- Motorhead
--Let's Kill These Motherfuckers from "Deathgasm" (2015) -- Land of the Minotaur
--No Escape from "Opera" (1987) -- Norden Light
--Night Danger from "Demons" (1985) -- Pretty Maids
--We Accept the Challenge from "Rock 'n' Roll Nightmare" (1987) -- Thor

Opening and closing music: Downhill Decoy from "Danger Diabolik" by Ennio Morricone & Blonk Monster from "House by the Cemetery" by Walter Rizzati.

They Must Be Destroyed On Sight! Episode 33: “Motel Hell” (1980) & “Just Before Dawn” (1981).

August 24th, 2015
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Lee, Daniel & Paul are back for the third part their slasher series. This time out it's a semi-slasher/black comedy horror in "Motel Hell" from 1980 and the much over-looked slasher in the woods "Just Before Dawn" (1981). Also: what we've watched in the last little while.

Featured Music: "Heart of Glass" by Blondie.

They Must Be Destroyed On Sight! Episode 32: “Sleepaway Camp” (1983) & “The Burning” (1981).

August 17th, 2015
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The whole gang is back together this week as Lee, Dan and Paul talk about two more slasher films from the 1980s for our Slasher Series. This time out it's two films considered to be legit cult classics by most slasher fans in "Sleepaway Camp" (1983) & "The Burning" (1981). Are they overlooked classics or just over-hyped?  Also covered: listener comments and what we've been watching as of late. 

Featured Music: "The Burning (End Theme Song)" by Rick Wakeman.

They Must Be Destroyed On Sight! Episode 31: “Madman” (1982) & “The Prowler” (1981).

August 10th, 2015
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This week Lee, Daniel and Paul kick off a series on 1980s slasher films by checking out the somewhat urban legend-based "Madman" (1982), and then on to the effects-driven "The Prowler" (1981). Due to some tech issues, Paul had to record a separate discussion with Lee on a different night, and he was without a good mic, thus his sound is a bit lower. People using ear buds be aware and adjust accordingly. Also: Daniel returns with another list of both recommended books and films, this time dealing with the subject of artificial intelligence. They also cover what they've watched as of late.


Featured Music: "Song of Madman Marz" by Gary Sales.
Daniel's AI Recommendations:
Books:

Movies:
"Pi" (1998).
"Ex Machina" (2015).
"Her" (2013).