On Halloween eve we take the opportunity to listen to our favourite horror soundtracks. Music and score plays such a huge part of the genre; with music able to change a scene from shocking and graphic to comedic with the change of a note. Many hugely talented composers and musicians have contributed to the genre over the years and here we have chose five of our favourites and discuss why they have such a lasting impact; even beyond the films that they accompanied.
Universal has announced the release of The Alfred Hitchcock Classics Collection, a 4K Ultra HD set that’ll include classic horror films Psycho and The Birds.
Alfred Hitchcock’s seminal 1960 horror film Psycho is getting a special 60th Anniversary release. It is available as BluRay and for the first time a very special 4K UHD SteelBook BluRay.
One of the most shocking films of all time, Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho changed the thriller genre forever. After its original release in 1960, the film was censored for decades… until now. Join the Master of Suspense on a chilling journey as an unsuspecting victim (Janet Leigh) visits the Bates Motel and falls prey to one of cinema’s most notorious psychopaths – Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins). Featuring one of the most iconic scenes in film history – the famous “shower scene,” Psycho is “still terrifying after all these years” (Leonard Maltin’s Classic Movie Guide).
Review by Ben Gummery
B&B is a new LGBT-themed thriller from writer/director Joe Ahearne (Doctor Who) in a Hummingbird Films production; funded by Creative England, Film Cymru, and Pont Neuf Productions. The film is being distributed in the UK by Pecadillo Pictures.
‘Marc (Tom Bateman) and Fred (Sean Teale) return to bait the owner (Paul McGann) of a remote Christian B&B who they had successfully sued him for not allowing them to share a bed. Events take a deadly turn when another guest arrives, who they think might have something sinister in mind’