This episode looks at the blending of science fiction horror, from the days of the silent film to the end of the 1970's, exploring irradiated ants, giant lizards, and the humble xenomorph.
This episode looks at the Italian horror industry and the giallo, with directors like Mario Bava and Dario Argento and composers such as Goblin and Bruno Nicolai giving influence to the slasher genre, and director-composer John Carpenter's legendary HALLOWEEN.
The journey continues as we explore the post-PSYCHO world, with the library music approach to NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, the avant-garde frenzy of THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE, and the shrieking black mass that is THE OMEN.
We continue our journey with the exploration of the music of Hammer horror, the Roger Corman cycle of films based on the work of Edgar Allan Poe, and the shattering of neo-gothic with Alfred Hitchcock and Bernard Herrmann's seismic shifting PSYCHO.
Episode 2 explores the rich musical legacy of the Universal Monsters and the initial studio horror cycle in the early to mid-thirties, which saw the rise of Dracula, Frankenstein, and The Mummy.