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In Circles (Hummed)
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That’s right, this is the hummed version of In Circles from Transistor. This track is ripped straight from the game and the wonderful bloke who made it hasn’t modified anything, so he reckons it should sound just like it did in-game i.e. not official soundtrack-quality. I was pretty disappointed when this track wasn’t included in the soundtrack and extended soundtrack, since I wanted to have it to hum along to, but this is as good as it gets, I guess.

((there are also hummed versions of The Spine, V_n_sh_ng P__nt, _n C_rcl_s, and G_ld L__f, so drop me a message if you want them and I’ll link you to where you can get this breached soundtrack))

How to make a good horror movie: 9 lessons from the genre’s latest triumphs

Horror never goes out of fashion. Trends may shift, box-office prospects may vary, and crazes may come and go, but there’s always a market for films designed to scare the bejeezus out of people. We’ve singled out nine highlights of the last three years, identifying the lessons that could be taken from each. 

Be self-aware without resorting to self-parody (You’re Next and The Guest)

In a post-Troma world, simple parody of established horror-movie tropes is no longer enough to qualify as a “fresh take” on the genre. Today’s filmmakers have to be a little more creative, and the writer-director team of Simon Barrett and Adam Wingard do this sort of meta-commentary especially well. 

Go classical (The Conjuring)

From its opening title card, The Conjuring announced itself as a throwback. There’s nothing particularly unique about the story, an exorcism/haunted house hybrid based on the case files of real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. Yet The Conjuring is legitimately terrifying—“Rated R for sequences of disturbing violence and terror” terrifying—which is a testament to the film’s old-school craftsmanship.

Gamble on performance (The Babadook)

For a genre that relies so heavily on audience identification, horror tends to be indifferent to acting, at least as far as protagonists—too often it’s just “pretty people looking scared”—are concerned. It’s not as though the world has a shortage of good actors; it’s that staking scares on performances rather than effects always involves an element of risk. Jennifer Kent’s much ballyhooed first feature, The Babadook, could have easily skirted by on the otherworldly creepiness of its premise, which makes it all the more impressive that Kent gambles so much of the movie on Essie Davis’ performance as Amelia.

Read the full list at avclub.com

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Happy Halloween! Here’s a poster for The Guest, far and away my favorite movie of 2014. With a scarily charismatic performance from Dan Stevens as well as another great turn from It Follows’ Maika Monroe, The Guest revels in its 80s vibe as it builds suspense around who David is and why he’s here. It’s a very smart, thrilling, and just flat-out fun movie with an absolutely killer soundtrack to boot. If you haven’t seen it yet, check it out on Netflix ASAP.

This illustration was an idea I had a long time ago and shelved for various reasons. I finally came back to it and just in time for Halloween. Considering the film’s roots in the 80s action and horror genres, I decided to frame this illustration as a poster from that era.

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