Waxwork Records and WaterTower Music are proud to present MALIGNANT Original Motion Picture Score by Joseph Bishara. MALIGNANT is the latest creation from Conjuring universe architect James Wan (Aquaman, Furious 7). The film marks director Wan’s return to his roots with this original horror thriller. In the film, Madison is paralyzed by shocking visions of grisly murders, and her torment worsens as she discovers that these waking dreams are in fact terrifying realities.
Joseph Bishara is an American composer, music producer, and actor best known for his work scoring films such as Insidious, The Conjuring, Annabelle, and The Prodigy. He is known for his avant-garde style and unique approach to instrumentation and composition that suits horror films particularly well. Bishara disregards horror film score conventions by employing gut-wrenching string dissonance, haunting electronics, and sudden crescendos. Bishara’s MALIGNANT score offers his distinctive style of disquieting strings, pulsing electronics, droning synths, and haunting sound design.
Waxwork and WaterTower Music are thrilled to present MALIGNANT Original Motion Picture Score by Joseph Bishara as a deluxe 2xLP featuring Blood Red with Gold Blade and Cold Blue Splattered Vinyl, old style tip-on gatefold jackets with satin coating, a 12”x12” insert, and original custom key art.
MALIGNANT Original Motion Picture Score Features:
To learn more and pick this up for yourself, visit: https://waxworkrecords.com/products/malignant?_pos=1&_sid=faeb6778a&_ss=r
WITCH HUNT: "In a modern America where magic is real and witches are persecuted by US authorities, teenager Claire and her family are part of an intricate network that helps these women escape across the border to seek asylum in Mexico. However, when their mode of transport is disrupted by federal witch hunters, trouble befalls the family as they struggle to hide two young witches within the walls of their home. As witch hunters close in and strange magic begins haunting the family, Claire discovers that she may have more in common with these witches than she could have ever imagined."
Starring: Gideon Adlon, Abigail Cowen, Christian Camargo, Elizabeth Mitchell
Directed and Written By: Elle Callahan
THE FACULTY OF HORROR PODCAST TO PRESENT 100TH EPISODE LIVE AT SALEM HORROR FEST: "Salem, Massachusetts -- The Faculty of Horror podcast will return to Salem Horror Fest this October for a live presentation of their 100th episode focused on George A. Romero’s 1973 film The Crazies at Cinema Salem on Saturday, October 9th, 3:00pm.
“We're thrilled to be returning to Salem Horror Fest to record our 100th episode live! We've attended the fest since it started and after missing a year, it feels like coming home,” said co-host Alexandra West. “Salem Horror is an incredible opportunity for us to connect with listeners in such a spooky setting. We can't wait to return to Witch City!"
The Crazies is an eerily relevant story about a deadly virus overtaking a small Pennsylvania town that causes its citizens to erupt in maniacally violent ways. It will be screened as part of the Romero Lives program at Salem Horror Fest in partnership with the George A. Romero Foundation at The Bridge at 211 on Saturday, October 9, 1:00pm.
This will mark the fifth annual collaboration between The Faculty of Horror and Salem Horror Fest. To celebrate, limited edition festival exclusive shirts commemorating 100 episodes are now available for purchase on the festival website.
For more program details and badge info visit salemhorror.com."
DARK SHADOWS & BEYOND: The Jonathan Frid Story Arrives on Digital, DVD & Blu-ray on 10/5: "An unlikely daytime TV hit that became a cultural touchstone for generations of viewers, the gothic serial Dark Shadows continues to cast a spell on fans old and new. Now, the actor who played the series’ tormented vampire Barnabas Collins is profiled in a compelling new biographical film, DARK SHADOWS AND BEYOND - THE JONATHAN FRID STORY. The documentary arrives on digital platforms, on MPI Home Video DVD and Blu-ray on October 5, 2021.
Soon after its debut on ABC-TV in 1966, Dark Shadows gained devoted fans, who thrilled to the eerie goings-on at the haunted Collinwood estate in Maine. The series broke the rules of traditional soap operas by blending stories of gothic romance, horror and the supernatural. Storylines centered on ghosts, witches, demonic possession, and time travel. The breakout character was Barnabas Collins, a 175-year-old vampire, who after being unintentionally released from his chained coffin, arrives at Collinwood to begin a new life.
Frid’s portrayal was a key reason the series, which ran until 1971, became must-see TV for 20 million daily viewers. Dark Shadows, which spawned two theatrical films starring its original cast – as well as a 2012 reimaging with Johnny Depp – has been cited as a key influence for contemporary genre films and series such as Twilight, True Blood and The Vampires Diaries. Almost six million DVD's of the original series have been sold and or over four decades Dark Shadows fan conventions have been held nationwide.
This first documentary devoted to Canadian-born star Jonathan Frid covers the fascinating life and career of the Shakespearean actor, who became a TV icon in the role of Barnabas Collins. The feature-length film reveals the man beneath the vampire’s cloak, exploring Frid’s personal and professional struggles, artistic triumphs and rise to fame in part through his personal letters read by actor Ian Buchanan.
DARK SHADOWS AND BEYOND - THE JONATHAN FRID STORY is from producer Mary O’Leary, a multi Daytime Emmy winner for General Hospital and The Young and the Restless. O’Leary says, “Jonathan’s years on Dark Shadowshave been well covered in print interviews. To gain insight, I chose to interview people who were close to him, ranging from his years at Yale, to his work in regional theater, to those involved in his one-man shows, which he toured across the country in his later years.”
Among Frid’s family, friends and colleagues, who offer fresh views are veteran talk show host and Yale Drama School classmate Dick Cavett, actresses Marion Ross (Arsenic & Old Lace) and Christina Pickles (Oliver Stone’s Seizure), San Diego National Shakespeare Festival associate Anthony Zerbe, and Dark Shadows co-stars David Selby, Lara Parker, Nancy Barrett, Marie Wallace, Kathryn Leigh Scott and James Storm.
Special features of the DVD and Blu-ray include: rare performance footage; archival material from Frid’s private collection; a PBS-TV discussion with Frid; promotional pieces with the actor; Frid reading an excerpt of Washington Irving’s classic tale The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and the compilation video, The Best of Barnabas, rounds out this expanded and collectible release."