My best wishes of the season, from deep within the sheer terror of Pendle Witch Country.
As I sit by the fire this evening and celebrate Hallowe'en,
I will be listening to the amazing new album from olde friends of The Cottage, Villa9 Studios. It's a wonderfully crafted blend of folk-horror, bad dreams, and forgotten rituals.
The latest Villa 9 Studios soundtrack is for "The Seventh Cyrkle";
anthology series from 1975, based on the book of the same name. Seven different
tales from seven different authors, all of an occult/supernatural theme.
You can listen to the album here, and obtain a copy for your own foul ceremonies.
Friday, 10 July 2015
I've taken my time with this one, as I wanted to do justice to this 1976 British classic. The film contains my most favourite obsessions:
Horror in the English Countryside
Private madness in an isolated house
Apart from Linda Hayden, the above list perfectly describes my own cottage, and ritualistically watching Exposé every summer has been a tradition since as long as I can remember. Heavy on rural atmosphere, with lashings of derangement and twisted sex; it's excellent.
The soundtrack was composed by Steve Gray (1944–2008), and I've been mindful not to adjust the jarring volume changes during Udo Kier's multiple freak-outs.
That's enough from me. If you'd like to read more about the film, then my creepy colleague over at Island Of Terror has written this...
If anybody wants me, I'll be lying next to a badly mutilated Karl Howman in the back field.
38 minutes 59 seconds. 320kbps. Free download.