Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Way way way back in April of last year, I posted Italian composer Fabio Frizzi's (right) quasi-minimalist soundtrack to the wonderful 1980 gorror film Gates of Hell. Frizzi's work (like that of his countrymen Goblin) really encapsulates what is so great about Italian horror film soundtracks, or even Italian horror films in general: A certain slick queasiness, an analog swagger of sorts that permeates every frame of film and every groove on the record. Anyhow, by writing about the Gates of Hell OST, I aroused the interest of Mr. Seth J.G. Goodkind, creator of the excellent blogs Lost Video Archive and Progression Towards Something of Questionable Significance, who commented on my post thusly (and I quote):
"This actually sounds exactly like the soundtrack to Zombi 2. I suspect that Frizzi did both at the same time, or just one, with a bunch of remixes. That's OK, because the Zombi 2 OST is the best horror ST ever. Yeah, better than this."
Seth was right. The Zombi 2 soundtrack IS better. But don't take my word for it.
And speaking of Mr. Goodkind, please take a moment to watch a video that Seth sent me this morning. It takes a minute or so to get going, but things get really weird really fast. Dude is like a (semi) modern version of Snow, except his hype man has Progeria and his "hot chick" looks like an albino ape. You have been warned.
Posted by Shelby Cobras at 9:47 AM