ADRIFT

Volker Bertelmann’s original score to the lost at sea film, Adrift, is a startling musical exercise. While the composer (better known as Hauschka) is best recognised for his compositions on prepared piano – including the Oscar-nominated score for 2016’s Lion – this score also features a full orchestra to bolster Hauschka’s music. As the composer … Continued

HARD ROCK ZOMBIES (OST)

As to whether or not Paul Sabu’s music for the 1985 Krishna Shah horror film Hard Rock Zombies is actually hard rock is something that’s up for debate. Given that Sabu’s vocal stylings veer closely to those of Sammy Hagar’s, and that the very pop – though still hard rock – track, “I Can’t Drive … Continued

DAUGHTERS OF DARKNESS

The score for Harry Kümel’s 1971 erotic vampire film Daughters of Darkness has long been a white whale for soundtrack collectors. The only official release of Francois de Roubaix’s music was a two-song 7” single on France’s Barclay Records, featuring the songs “Les Lèvres Rouges” (“Red Lips,” the film’s theme) and “Les Dunes D’ostende” (“The … Continued

THE LOST WITCH

Bea and her family are on their way home after a less than idyllic holiday when they’re suddenly intercepted by a mob of hunters who seem to be chasing down three frightened hares. But when Bea winds down the car window and one of the animals leaps onto her lap for safety, something unexpected happens. … Continued

PUPPET MASTER: THE LITTLEST REICH OST

Since 1990’s Cat in the Brain, the last score Fabio Frizzi did for director Lucio Fulci, the composer has scored rather infrequently, with the majority of his work for Italian televsion or short films. With the exception of 2016’s Abbraccialo per me and House of Forbidden Secrets in 2013, Frizzi has been rather absent from … Continued

HEREDEROS DE LA BESTIA

Herederos De La Bestia is a 2016 documentary about the 1995 Álex de la Iglesia’s Spanish horror film El Dia De La Bestia. The 1995 film is about a priest who’s trying to commit as many sins as he possibly can, in order to sell his soul, be present at the birth of the antichrist, … Continued

RED MOON PHASE 6: DARKSIDE

Writer, director, and producer Robert Valentine brings the Red Moon series to a close with Phase 6: Darkside. In this parallel history in which Russia was first on the moon, our hero, ex-MI5 agent Eddie Sloper (Bulcock) has been captured and his accomplice Dr Susan Madison (Holness-Dove) has to save the day alone, but what … Continued

DOCTOR WHO: HOUR OF THE CYBERMEN

Listeners following the monthly range who were waiting for the ‘new UNIT’ follow-up to April’s The Helliax Rift are forewarned to take the following into account: this is 1980s Doctor Who writer Andrew Smith throwing himself back in time to the decade in question, and giving Colin Baker’s sixth Doctor a taste of what befell … Continued

DOCTOR WHO: THE EIGHTH DOCTOR – THE TIME WAR SERIES 2

Big Finish’s first volume in their exploration of the Eighth Doctor’s escapades during the early years of the Time War was an exciting first series that brilliantly expanded on the devastation the War brought to many worlds during its beginnings, while also delivering more insight into the Eighth Doctor’s character and how he changes as … Continued

CALLAN (VOLUME ONE)

The swinging sixties provided the backdrop for any number of stylish fictional spy thrillers. These were tales of high-stakes espionage, populated by agents who moved through worlds of wealth and privilege, armed with gadgets and gizmos, and who were backed by a professional support team at their HQ. They completed their missions, satisfied their libidos, … Continued