Joe Dante is a filmmaker that is near and dear to horror fans worldwide, especially those that grew up in the 1980’s. The programmers of the Fantasia International Film Festival also seem to agree (as published in the official press release), as they “…will be presenting a Lifetime Achievement Award to adored US genre legend Joe Dante, a man whose inspired filmography has touched generations of cinephiles. From Piranha, The Howling, and the universally-beloved Gremlins films to Innerspace, Explorers, and his bold television work, Dante’s works are electric with witty personality and brim with innovative storytelling and a big-hearted affection for all things film.” Recent recipients of Fantasia’s Lifetime Achievement Award include Guillermo del Toro, Takashi Miike, Ken Russell, Tobe Hooper, Jean Rollin, Andrzej Zulawski, Mamoru Oshii, John Landis, José Mojica Marins, Larry Cohen, and Ray Harryhausen.
Welcome to another thrilling edition of Horror Hunting! This week we have two killer offerings, both from horror merch heavyweight Mondo. With Christmas less than two weeks away, now would be a great time to pick up an awesome gift for that horror-loving special someone in your life. You can’t go wrong with soundtracks and sweaters! And off we go…..
“We have such sights to show you!” – Pinhead
A Cat in the Brain LP (Mondotees.com)
Even if you aren’t as big of a horror soundtrack aficionado as HNN’s own Professor Bill, surely you can appreciate the “Limited Edition” tag on this cool piece. Italian horror master Lucio Fulci (one of my favorites for his ultra-gory take on the zombie genre) enlisted the help of Fabio Frizzi (who previously worked with him on The Beyond) to create the original score for A Cat in the Brain (1990). As any Fulci fan can attest, the soundtracks for his crazy, bloody, and ridiculously cool movies can leave as much of a lasting impression as the film itself. I can personally remember having the drum beat and piper march theme from City of the Living Dead being stuck in my head for several months at a time. Here, the folks at Mondo have released the soundtrack for A Cat in the Brain for the first time on vinyl, and with the ever-popular “Limited Edition” designation. It’s not known how many were originally made (or how many are left), but we do know that they are still available for only $25. Seriously….pick it up now before they’re all scooped up. read more