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François Tétaz & Wolf Creek

François Tétaz & Wolf Creek

From the onset, I feel it appropriate to state that François Tétaz’s score for 2005’s infamous, ‘Wolf Creek’ is my favourite modern movie score. I should also mention that ‘Wolf Creek’ is one of my favourite modern horror films. Extracting Tétaz’s score from the film in which it accompanies is difficult for me to do. Obviously...
Der Todesking (1990)

Der Todesking (1990)

Back in April, Mondo Exploito’s head honcho, Dave, wrote this great review of Jörg Buttgereit’s miserable 1990 classic, ‘Der Todesking’. Consider this post a companion piece of sorts. Like Dave, Jörg Buttgereit holds a very special place in my heart. The first time I saw ‘Der Todesking’, like my introduction to all Buttgereit’s films, was courtesy of...
Mechte Navstrechu (1963)

Mechte Navstrechu (1963)

Anyone who has made a point of following my entries of ‘The Sound of Trash’ will get the sense that I am fond of abstract sci-fi electronic scores. This post has the dual purpose of confirming that feeling as well as giving you a taste of an upcoming regular article I will be beginning soon....
The synth funk bliss of Franco Micalizzi

The synth funk bliss of Franco Micalizzi

Quite often when faced with the prospect of writing a new article for The Sound of Trash, my mind goes blank. I find myself trawling through my various sources looking for something to jolt my memory. Today’s article is one such occurrence. Ten minutes ago, the subject of today’s article could have been anyone. Then, thanks...
The Andromeda Strain (1971)

The Andromeda Strain (1971)

Gil Mellé is known for many things. He was a cornerstone of jazz, having played the tenor and baritone saxophone throughout several releases on the seminal Blue Note and Prestige labels in the 50s and 60s. Beyond this, he was a talented painter with work shown in galleries throughout New York as well as providing...
Manfred Hübler & Siegfried Schwab - The Lions & The Cucumber from Vampyros Lesbos

Manfred Hübler & Siegfried Schwab – The Lions & The Cucumber from Vampyros Lesbos

‘Vampyros Lesbos’ was my introduction to cult movie phenom, Jess Franco. As a youngster, I was fed a steady supply of odd cinema by SBS television’s Des Mangan. Each week he would introduce a film from the odd side of the tracks to Australian movie geeks and we lapped them up. In a ‘rationalisation’, SBS,...
Eve and the Handyman (1960)

Eve and the Handyman (1960)

How deep can one dive into the cinematic pool of Russ Meyer? When it comes to celluloid, he was a man of singular focus. His modus operandi was an exploration of the mammose female in wildly unnatural habitats. It’s hard to deny the simple pleasures of a quality Russ Meyer film, but one must understand what notions...
Top That!

Top That!

I’m king and they know it When I snap my fingers everybody says show it I’m hot and you’re not But if you wanna hang with me I’ll give it one shot Top that, top that You can do all that you can but you’ll never top that Top that, top that You can try...
Rubbish recorded for the movies

Rubbish recorded for the movies

A small collection rubbish songs recorded for the movies. What are some of your favourites? Light of Day was a Joan Jett vehicle famous for trying to portray Michael J. Fox as a rock n’ roll badass. It didn’t work, as evidenced by the following. … As an old school Nintendo fanatic, there are very...
Innocence Unprotected (1968)

Innocence Unprotected (1968)

Attempting to describe Dušan Makavejev’s 1968 film, ‘Innocence Unprotected’ is a near-impossible task. It is perhaps one of the strangest films in the ouvre of one of the world’s strangest directors. ‘Innocence Unprotected’ is the name of Makavejev’s film as well as the first Serbian talkie from 1941. To confuse matters even more, Makavejev’s film is about...
Exterminator 2 (1984)

Exterminator 2 (1984)

When we think about University professors, it’s not uncommon for images of d-grade 80s action films to accompany the thought. The two undeniably go hand-in-hand. And when we think about d-grade 80s action films, there is only one that understandably comes to mind… Mark Buntzman’s 1984 classic, ‘Exterminator 2’. In ‘Exterminator 2’ John Eastland is back, wielding his...
Witchboard (1986)

Witchboard (1986)

When we think of horror film soundtracks from the 80s, there’s a fairly specific blueprint that comes to mind. It would be safe to blame John Carpenter’s seminal score for 1978’s Halloween for this. His synth-driven, undeniably creepy score provided aural inspiration for a decade’s worth of horror. This isn’t to say that Carpenter’s score...