FABIO FRIZZI Announces the “Beyond Composers Cut Tour” Frizzi 2 Fulci: (Press Release) Fabio Frizzi is returning to North America to perfom the legendary score for “The Beyond.” “The Beyond” is a psychedelic, supernatural nightmare directed by the granddaddy of Italian splatter Lucio Fulci. The second film in Fulci’s "Gates of Hell" trilogy sandwiched between City of the Living Dead (1980) and The House by the Cemetery (1981), “The Beyond’s” loose narrative revolves around a Louisiana hotel which may in fact be one of the seven gates to hell. The movie is beloved by horror fans for its surrealistic imagery and gore-tastic set pieces, including gouged out eyes, face-eating spiders, reanimated corpses, and a bloodthirsty dog. Additionally, a composer’s cut of the score is being re-release in conjunction with the tour via Cadabra Records.
Fabio will play a second set entitled “FRIZZI 2 FULCI.” This is a breathtakingly amazing experience that sees famous scenes from Fulci’s film alongside Fabio’s scores.
The tour stars November 15th in Memphis, TN, December 20th in Atlanta, GA.
"Come see me on my North American tour! It's time for a crazy adventure all together into “The Beyond” says Frizzi.
It’s impossible to think of Fulci’s unique films without mentioning Frizzi’s music. The two names are synonymous with one another. Collaborating first on 1975’s The Four of the Apocalypse, Frizzi would go on to score numerous Fulci classics including Zombi 2 (1979), City of the Living Dead, and Manhattan Baby (1982). “The Beyond” however may just be the duo’s crowning achievement. From the beginning Frizzi set out to achieve a long standing goal: to craft a horror score that would combine both rock music with orchestral elements. Instead of relying on synthesizers as he had done in the past, Frizzi used real instruments including mellotron, bass, strings, wind instruments, and even choral elements. The result is a grim and heavy mix of prog rock and orchestra, enveloped by an omnipresent atmosphere of bleakness and impending doom, yet touched with color and beauty that has yet to be matched in any Italian horror film.
“The Beyond” has consistently been ranked as one of the greatest horror scores of all time, including by Rolling Stone in 2016. That same year, for the film’s 35th anniversary, Frizzi unearthed 52 unused pieces of music originally composed for the film in order to construct the Composer’s Cut and take it on the road to play it live-to-film in a series of screenings.
“The definitive mix of a movie is a difficult matter in which [everyone’s] ideas flow and where the director has to create the right balance under his artistic view. For the new composer’s cut, I found my old notes taken with Lucio and many of the scenes that I newly scored contain the original, unused music cues…It is basically a new reading of that movie. I tried to do the work imagining Lucio sitting beside me. The true Beyond is always the one dated 1981, but I hope this new one will be a pleasant experience for all of those who loved that one.”
Fabio Frizzi “Beyond Composers Cut Tour”
11/15: Memphis, TN @ Black Lodge
11/16: Kansas City, MO @ Armour Theatre
11/18: Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
11/21: Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre
11/22: IMAX Omnitheater @ THE MOST
11/24: Boston, MA @ Coolidge Corner Theatre
11/25: Brooklyn, NY @ Mmurr Theatre
11/26: Philadelphia, PA @ World Café
12/2: New Orleans, LA @ The Church @ Hotel Peter and Paul
12/4: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey
12/11: Portland, OR @ Hollywood Theatre
12/12: Seattle, WA @ Freetown Abbey
12/15: Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theatre
12/17: Little Rock, AR @ Vinos
12/18: Jacksonville, FL @ Sunray Cinema
12/19: Lake Park, FL @ Kelsey Theatre
12/20: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
Crypt TV & Abundantia Entertainment Co-Production Announcement:
"Crypt TV & Abundantia Entertainment have entered into a two IP co-production alliance to bring the Crypt brand to India and create new scary IP. Abundantia Entertainment is India’s premier content creator with a focus on the progressive, evolving Indian youth and has been at the forefront of creating genre-breaking content across films and OTT Original Series. The two parties will develop content ranging from 10 minutes and designed for YouTube and Facebook to premium television series and films. The parties anticipate creating a series based on a mix of Crypt IP and new projects jointly created by Abundantia & Crypt."
Jack Davis: “Crypt is ecstatic to partner with Abundantia to bring our signature genre brand to India. Crypt has a growing Indian audience and some of our favorite IP are fueled by traffic from the region. We strongly believe India is a focal point for the future of media and young consumers there are very engaged on digital platforms. We have big future plans there and I am so excited to begin our move into the region with Vikram Malhotra and Abundantia Entertainment. Vikram and Abundantia have a long track record of creating powerful content and we share a passion for using genre as a way to tell culture changing stories.”
Vikram Malhotra: “Abundantia has always believed in challenging the status quo and disrupting the way stories engage and impact their fans. I am delighted that we have found a like-minded partner in Crypt and the two teams have now come together to create what I believe will be genre-defining stories. I have been in awe of the amazing work that Jack and Crypt have done in the least few years and together, I am certain that we will create some irresistibly scary content for the Indian youth.”
About Crypt TV
Crypt TV is a genre brand creating the next generation of iconic monsters. Crypt’s shared universe of original characters has over a billion views and a community of over thirteen million Millennial and Gen Z fans across its network. Launched in 2015, Crypt TV was co-founded by CEO Jack Davis and filmmaker Eli Roth with Blumhouse Productions as an investor and key strategic partner. Since founding, Crypt’s monsters include Webby award winning THE BIRCH, THE LOOK-SEE, SUNNY FAMILY CULT and Crypt characters have been featured live at Knott’s Scary Farm, Halloween Horror Nights and thousands of shirts, masks and more original merchandise has been purchased on Crypt’s online store. In addition, Crypt TV makes original content directly for the top Hollywood studios including Fox, WB and Netflix.
About Abundantia Entertainment
Founded in 2013 by Vikram Malhotra (formerly, COO – Viacom18 Motion Pictures), Abundantia is India’s premier content company focused on developing and producing progressive, insight-based and uniquely Indian stories for a global audience.
Operating across Film, TV and Digital platforms, Abundantia’s first title, ‘Baby’, met with spectacular success in 2015 and its next film, ‘Airlift’, (2016), was a massive hit at the box-office, earning unprecedented critical and audience acclaim. Abundantia notched up another winner with ‘Toilet-Ek Prem Katha’ and also boasts of titles like ‘Chef’ – the remake of Jon Favreau’s Hollywood indie by the same name as part of its filmography.
The company has an exciting slate of films for 2019 and beyond, top-lined by a film on the math genius, Shakuntala Devi, starring Vidya Balan and Sanya Malhotra, and the biopic of the Indian Badminton champion and coach, Pullela Gopichand. Also in the pipeline is the official remake of Hollywood hit ‘Begin Again’, the Hindi remake of acclaimed Malayalam hit, ‘Angamaly Diaries’, as well as films by talented film-makers like Suresh Triveni, Amit Masurkar, Bharatbala, Nishikant Kamat and Aarif Sheikh among others.
In 2017, Abundantia created a buzz in the digital space with India’s premiere Amazon Original, ‘Breathe’. The show is currently in post-production for its second season, which marks the digital debut of movie star Abhishek Bachchan. In March 2019, Abundantia also announced its latest series, ‘THE END’, which has superstar Akshay Kumar leading the cast. ‘THE END’ is also an Amazon Prime Original and is being heralded as India’s first global tent-pole show. There is an active pipeline of digital content under development at Abundantia, which includes a serialized drama based on the book ‘Men Who Killed Gandhi’, and a multi-season procedural series on the bestselling ‘Rita Ferreira’ books.
3 FROM HELL Returns Theaters:
Each screening had sold out locations nationwide as well as strong same-day ticket purchases driven by an innovative marketing campaign and positive word-of-mouth.
Due to the box office success and continued fan demand, “3 From Hell” will screen a fourth and FINAL time on October 14, just in time for Halloween. The event will include a special video introduction from Rob Zombie and a brand-new commemorative poster (while supplies last).