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R.I.P. Marilyn Burns

August 6, 2014

Marilyn

Well, this day sure started off odd, as the news of Marilyn Burns‘ untimely death pretty much shocked the international horror community. The circumstances are being leaked here and there, and by the accounts I’ve gathered online she passed away in her sleep and was found in her home by a family member. She was 65 years old.

Star and original Scream Queen of Tobe Hooper‘s 1974 horror classic The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Burns appeared in other horror fare such as the made-for-TV Helter Skelter, Hooper’s 1977 Saw follow-up Eaten Alive and, alongside fellow Texas alumni Ed Neal (who earlier today wrote a quite moving tribute to her on Facebook), in the 1985 Future-Kill.

Read more at Variety and TMZ.

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2077: Raiders of the Apocalypse

June 24, 2014

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Here we go: Yesterday saw the “unveiling” of the cover art for the coming Videogram mix. Created by Bulgarian artist Mike Daskalov, it’s kinda reminiscent of Vestron Video‘s logo complete with the blurriness that came with VHS. The feedback has been great so far and James that runs the Italian Horror Week was thrilled to see it.

More unleashed VHS-influenced goodies is the track 2077: Raiders of the Apocalypse. Inspired by the post-apocalyptic genre movies of the 1980s – Equalizer 3000, Battletruck and Endgame just to mention a few – I’m pretty satisfied with how this one came out. Nice, dirge-y backbeat with some pretty cool synth sounds. Check it out on SoundCloud.

EDIT: In order to make things less confusing, I made the decision that future horror OST-influenced material will be released under the Videogram moniker ’cause, frankly, Call Me Greenhorn is just too damn weird a name and doesn’t really fit. Got a Facebook page up and running and I keep adding Bandcamp page etc. in the near future. Check it out here.

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Mail Call

June 18, 2014

HoM

Just a quickie note as I am keeping quite busy finalizing the Videogram mix/album for Doc Terror‘s coming Italian Horror Week: Last week I received my House of Monsters Kickstarter backer goodies in the mail; t-shirt, an original piece of artwork and key that enables free downloads of all the coming episodes. Neat stuff and I am loving the t-shirt!

A nice throwback to the Rankin/Bass Mad Monster Party stop motion animations of the 1960s, this project looks great and I am happy to be on board. Make sure you check out their official page on Facebook here, the official website can be found here and you can read my interview with creator Dawn Brown here.

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Censorshit (update)

April 2, 2014

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As indie DVD label Arrow Films & Video just posted it on their Facebook I figured I’d share it on my blog as well, hoping my readers based in the UK will take action.

Following an open letter by Moviemail‘s film critic and historian James Oliver on April 1st, there’s an online petition that in short asks Maria Miller - secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport – to amend the planned changes to the 1984 Video Recording Act.

Dear Minister

The forthcoming changes to the Video Recordings Act will harm UK small businesses and compromise a thriving industry that is admired around the world.

This is unintentional and can be avoided by refining your “Draft Video Recordings Act 1984 (Exempted Video Works) Regulations 2014″. These draft Regulations will make publishing comprehensive DVD packages – editions that dissuade people from turning to pirated copies – financially unviable.

In the light of these unintended consequences, please revisit the draft Regulations.

Now, even though things probably won’t turn out quite as dramatic as I wrote in my previous post on the subject, the new BBFC guidelines will hit the indie DVD labels pretty hard and affect us genre fans. In essence, the new law means that not only do you need to classify the main feature of your DVD/Blu-ray release, but every interview, documentary, featurette that comes with it as well – running up quite a tab if you’re planning a drool-inducing überfan edition, as the BBFC charges a flat fee for their (mandatory) service.

This will not be the end of the UK indie labels, but most likely the days of their beefy DVD editions of horror, cult classics and other films outside the mainstream that fans all over the world enjoy. If you’re a citizen of the UK, and actually give a damn about the smaller independent efforts in your country, please do sign the petition. All it takes is your full name, email and post code. Sign it here and please spread the information on your blog, Facebook etc. Cheers!

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John Brito Films

February 25, 2014
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copyright John Brito Films 2013

It’s official: I am teaming up with John Brito Films to create the intro theme for his upcoming horror/sci-fi/fantasy web series. Demos were created and sent and now we’ve agreed on a concept and sound that works for what he envisioned.

Posted earlier on the official Facebook page, John made the following statement:

Heading towards the finishing line with episode 1 (“The Cellar”) of our horror/sci-fi/fantasy webseries! Retro-Dark-Wave-Elektro Genius Magnus Sellergren will compose the sound for our Webseries-Intro. Yeah!

The concept for the series looks awesome, John has assembled a great cast and crew and I am very thrilled to be involved in the process.

More info at http://www.johnbrito.net/ and http://johnbritoblog.com/

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Wattie Buchan heart attack

February 15, 2014

Legendary street punk outfit The Exploited – that pretty much provided the soundtrack for my 1980s – made it official on their Facebook page that their tour has been cancelled after vocalist Wattie Buchan suffered a heart attack on stage during a gig in Lisbon this Thursday.

As shown in the fan footage, the band had to cut their gig short and take the lead singer off stage, after which he was reportedly immediately taken to hospital. The band was one week into the seven-month Tour of Chaos with Hatebreed and Napalm Death. More via STV News.

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Got the Time?

January 30, 2014
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Tick tick tick BOOM!

Announcing the launch of wall clocks on Society 6! Yup, these puppies are 10″ in diameter, feature a high-impact plexi-glass crystal face and are available in natural wood, black or white frames.

Twelve designs in total – including Big Brother seen above – at $30 a pop. Get ‘em via http://society6.com/SellergrenDesign/wall-clocks and join me on Facebook at facebook.com/SellergrenDesign While on the subject:

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Ghoul School

January 15, 2014
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copyright Sellergren Design 2014!

Ever done anything by sheer accident? I for one truly believe in serendipity, and if you’ve even read the slightest bit of C.G. Jung you know what I’m talking about, but sometimes it even surprises a true believer. Nothing wrong with a good work ethic or brainstorming, but letting your subconscious take control usually creates more interesting results. It only takes time and patience.

Anyway, sitting down to do something as mundane as just creating a profile pic for my Facebook page – my digital camera works fine but some French jerk rummaged my bag and stole the USB cable while I was on tour I can’t upload any photos – I kinda came up with this concept. The initial sketch turned out pretty good so I figured I’d just go for it. Check out my Lucio Fulci tribute Matul High School Class of 1979.

Available via my Society 6 here and please do join me at www.facebook.com/SellergrenDesign for more imagery. While on the subject of tributes to Zombi 2 aka Zombie Flesh-Eaters:

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The Imaginary Movie Database

January 5, 2014

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Well, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: The Imaginary Movie Database page on Facebook is probably one of the funniest pages you’ll find. Collecting “phantom philms, imaginary movies, hoax horror” etc. this page offers short paragraphs of plot from faux movies – with a focus on the ridiculously awful. I have no idea who runs it, but how can you not love concepts like:

Clown Penitentiary (1978): Not all clowns are nice… Bobbins is a hard drinking, dirty fighting clown whose kids party days are long behind him. Incarcerated in a maximum security Texas Prison-Circus after drunkenly mowing down an innocent family in a runaway clown car, he must now use every means at his disposal to survive in a harsh lock-down world of big shoes and shivs, spinning bow ties and fatal landing rumbles.

But when D-Wings infamous gang of butch Pierrots get a hard-on for the new fish, he has to take the fight into the ring in a gripping trapeze finale that will leave you shocked and aghast. Directed by Patch Broadback (Twenty Way To Murder My Wife / Danger: Heavy Lipstick / This Trip Is A Heavy Bummer, Charlie Brown) with music by The Electric Wednesday.

Unfortunately things have been slow lately, with their last posting being almost a year ago – February 2012. There were some talk about creating its own blog in April of said year, and even if it was launched in a skeletal form it remains to be updated with content. Which is kind of a bummer, ’cause personally I’d love to see this concept being transferred to a page of its own, complete with actors, biographies, top ten lists, posters etc. Sure, a mammoth task, but in the long run I’m convinced the page would become a cult website.

Join ‘em here  to get a taste of non-classics like Mrs. Magicka’s Magical Gravy Boat (1971), E.T Strikes Back (1996) and Taste The Quiche Of Dracula (1983) – and, if you’re feeling creative, make sure to add your own!

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The Postmodern Dead

January 3, 2014
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copyright Sellergren Design 2014!

Hey! It’s the first Friday of the new year and time to present the next batch of art prints: The Postmodern Dead! Meet Larry, Lana and Lloyd. Sort of The Walking Dead meets Roy Lichtenstein, these puppies are available as art prints and stretched canvases. Sizes vary between 8″ x 10″ up to 28″ x 38″. Check ‘em out here.

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