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Torin Langen’s ‘Offerings’ to Screen at Nightmares Film Festival with Live Music

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Canadian filmmaker Torin Langen can’t wait for you to see his new short film, Offerings. The film which the director calls “an exercise in ambient horror” will receive its World Premiere at this year’s Nightmares Film Festival in Ohio with its own live music accompaniment.

The official synopsis reads:

Offerings is an expanded cinema project chronicling the rituals of a mysterious cult and the spaces they inhabit. Non-narrative and highly textured, the film functions as a distillation of folk horror imagery and expressionist filmmaking techniques. Largely inspired by underground album artwork and xeroxed gig posters, the costumed creatures found in Offerings function largely as black metal album illustrations brought to hulking, lumbering life. A visual and aural assault, Offerings seeks to hypnotize and indoctrinate its audience into its fever dream nightmarescape.”

The official poster for Offerings gives us a glimpse of the nightmarish creatures promised in its official synopsis!

Langen’s previous work, 3 Dead Trick or Treaters, also screened at Nightmares Film Festival last year. The silent film has garnered critical praise across the globe and will receive its official DVD release soon.

While there is no official word on what the live musical accompaniment for the film will involve, anyone who has seen Langen’s previous work will appreciate the importance of music in his work, and there is little doubt that it will be spectacular!

Offerings will screen alongside Livescream at 2 pm on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 2 pm in House 1 at the Gateway Film Center in Columbus, Ohio. Tickets are still available online for this year’s Nightmares Film Festival. For more information and to see the full schedule, click here!

Take a look at the trailer below!

Offerings (2018) – Teaser 1 from Torin Langen on Vimeo.

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Gunship’s Latest Video Filled With Haunting Imagery Generated by Artificial Intelligence

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“What happens after we die?”

That was the question posed to artificial intelligence in order to make up footage for Gunship’s latest video for Ghost. The new song also features Power Glove. The footage that the AI generates based on that question is completely haunting.

“Enjoy this deep dive into a neon cybernetic future where a ‘Ghost’ is your soul, cyborg bodies are merely interchangeable shells and the concept of ‘I’ may no longer mean much at all.” Gunship wrote.

The imagery pairs well with the song and jumps between being outright beautiful and filled with horrors.

The entire video is mesmerizing. Don’t miss it and let us know what you think.

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John Carpenter’s First Track From ‘Halloween Ends’ Has Arrived

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Halloween is here again, y’all. David Gordon Green’s trilogy is coming to an end with Halloween Ends and with it we get another rad chapter of music from John and Cody Carpenter. The first track off the album titled, Procession is a great first track from the album.

You can head over to Sacred Bones to place your order on one of many variants of the album.

The score to Halloween Ends description is as follows.

The unmistakable mix of software synths, vintage analogue equipment, and live instrumentation is utilized once again to provide the signature sound of Halloween. However, rumors have it that Halloween Ends is going to be somewhat different from the previous two films in the trilogy. With that comes an expanded soundtrack, one that matches the tone of a tangible rise in stakes and conveys the climatic feel of the film. The soundtrack of the third installment broadens old themes whilst creating new ones in an effort to bring renewed life to one of the most epic horror scores ever written. Carpenter elaborates, “The main themes have all been passed down from the original Halloween. We have refined them and created new themes for new characters.”

The synopsis for Halloween Ends goes like this:

Four years after her last encounter with masked killer Michael Myers, Laurie Strode is living with her granddaughter and trying to finish her memoir. Myers hasn’t been seen since, and Laurie finally decides to liberate herself from rage and fear and embrace life. However, when a young man stands accused of murdering a boy that he was babysitting, it ignites a cascade of violence and terror that forces Laurie to confront the evil she can’t control.

Halloween Ends arrives in theaters October 14.

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Muse Unleashes Spooky Video For ‘You Make Me Feel Like it’s Halloween’ Filled With ‘Christine’, ‘It’, ‘The Shining’ and More

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Muse unleashed a new single from their upcoming LP, Will of the People. The single is a perfect drop for this time of year considering it is all about the spooky season. The new synth-driven, haunted space opera of a song is rightfully titled, You Make Me Feel Like It’s Halloween.

The new video is wall-to-wall filled with horror movie references. Everything from Friday the 13th to Misery is represented across an intensely fast-edited horror show. The whole thing is built around a group of masked burglars breaking into an old mansion and then discovering that they chose the wrong house big time.

You can check out the video for Muse’s You Make Me Feel Like It’s Halloween below. Let us know what horror movie references you spot in the new video.

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