Friday, June 29, 2007

Did you know there's a guy living in our closet?

I had someone looking for the soundtrack from Real Genius, so here it is. Real Genius was released in 1985 and it was directed by Martha Coolidge, who also directed Valley Girl a couple years earlier. This was Val Kilmer's second starring role, and I believe his last comedic role (unless you count Top Gun) before he went and got all serious on us. It also stars Jon Gries who was the legendary narded wolfman in The Monster Squad. This is going to make me sound kinda dumb, but up until about 5 minutes ago I could've sworn it was comedian Stephen Wright who played Lazlo in this movie. Turns out with long hair Jon Gries looks a hell of a lot like Stephen Wright, if you're not really paying attention.

There's also a brief appearance by the criminally underrated (and very hot) Deborah Foreman, who also worked with Coolidge on Valley Girl. It's a shame she's not more well known, she was great in April Fool's Day, Waxwork, hell even in an intentionally bad movie like Lobster Man From Mars. She just kinda quit acting in the early 90's, which sucks because in addition to being very photogenic she was also very funny and likable. I think I've mentioned it before, but I always had a huge crush on her when I was younger, she does this little lip thing while talking to Val about an hour into the movie that almost killed me back then. You know what I'm talking about. So yeah, what I'm getting at is that you can't really go wrong with a movie with Val Kilmer, Deborah Foreman and a Wolfman. This movie is proof.

Anyway, there was never an official release of this soundtrack for whatever reason but I was able to put a fairly complete soundtrack together. This features every song listed on the IMDB page except for the Tonio K. track, which I don't think was ever released. Not on any albums or anything, at least none that I could find. Of course if anyone actually has that track leave a comment and let me know. I made a cover for it, then I got bored and made another one, using the identical layout with different art, so I've posted both. I couldn't find a high quality logo to use, so I had to make one up. I chose to use a Jeopardy font that I have, seemed kinda fitting at the time. If you click on the covers they're huge, and a bit rough looking being that I didn't have any higher quality images to work with, but if you wanted to print them or something, they should look okay. I've also made a back cover for it, but I don't know if I'll post it. I think it's a little too busy looking, but I might put it up anyway.

1. Everybody Wants to Rule the World - Performed by Tears For Fears
2. All She Wants to Do is Dance - Performed by Don Henley
3. I'm Falling - Performed by The Comsat Angels
4. Number One - Performed by Chas Jankel
5. One Night Love Affair - Performed by Bryan Adams
6. Pleasure Seekers - Performed by The System
7. Standing in The Line - Performed by The Textones
8. Summertime Girls - Performed by Y&T (Yesterday & Today)
9. The Walls Come Down - Performed by The Call
10.You're the Only Love - Performed by Paul Hyde and the Payolas
11. You Took Advantage of Me - Performed by Carmen McRae

Can you hammer a 6-inch spike through a board with your penis?

Thursday, June 28, 2007

CREEPY - Weird And Haunting Tales of Fright!

Haven't put any of these up for a while, so here we go. This set consists of issue #5 (Oct. 1965), #6 (Dec. 1965), #7 (Feb. 1966), and #8 (Apr. 1966). I highly recommend CDisplay for viewing the files. It makes it very easy to read the issues, you can just use the Page Up and Page Down keys to go back and forth through the pages.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Blue Öyster Cult - Bad Channels

Found the soundtrack from the 1992 Full Moon film, Bad Channels, an attempted Sci-Fi Comedy from Subspecies director Ted Nicolaou. Sadly, Bad Channels isn't very good, or very entertaining, but it is notable for it's soundtrack. Well that and the fact that it stars Martha Quinn, one of the original veejays from MTV from way back when MTV had some kind of reason to have that "M" in the name. Anyway, the soundtrack. In addition to featuring two Blue Oyster Cult songs (which I believe are only available on this album), BOC's guitarist Buck Dharma is credited with writing the score. Apart from the Blue Oyster Cult songs and Buck Dharma score, the album also features several songs by a few unknown bands - Joker, Fair Game, Sykotik Sinfoney, and DMT.

I can't explain why, but the song "Manic Depresso (I'm So Happy)" by Sykotik Sinfony (and the accompanying video featured in the film) scares the living hell out of me. I can watch the scariest of horror films and not bat an eye, but I refuse to ever watch the video from this song again. I don't know, I think it's that little guy in the nun costume. In theory, a little crossdressing nun wailing EVH-style on a guitar while wearing a creepy Halloween mask is hilarious, but frankly it really creeps me out. A lot. In fact the whole band does, but mostly that nun guy, his image is burned into my brain. If you click on the link above, you can find the video I'm talking about on that site. The horror.

1. Demon's Kiss-Blue Oyster Cult
2. The Horsemen Arrive-Blue Oyster Cult
3. That's How It Is-Joker
4. Jane Jane (The Hurricane)-Joker
5. Somewhere In The Night-Fair Game
6. Blind Faith-Fair Game
7. Manic Depresso-Sykotik Sinfoney
8. Mr Cool-Sykotik Sinfoney
9. Myth Of Freedom-DMT
10. Touching Myself Again-DMT
11. Little Old Lady Polka-The Ukelaliens
12. Bad Channels Overture
13. Power Station
14. Power Station II
15. Shadow
16. VU
17. Cosmo Rules But Lump Controls
18. Battering Ram
19. This Dude Is Fucked
20. Pick Up Her Feed
21. Spray That Scumbag
22. Out Of Station
23. Tree Full Of Owis
24. Cookie In Bootle
25. Corky Gets It
26. Eulogy For Corky
27. Spore Bomb
28. Remodeling
29. Ginger Snaps
30. Moon Gets It

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Rollercoaster of Death - A Manchester Morgue Compilation

I've got the Rollercoaster of Death compilation complete, and it's now ready for your downloading pleasure. This compilation is a pretty eclectic mix of various music used in a variety of films, mostly horror films, but there's some comedy and weird ass experimental film music as well. Since these came from various sources the sound quality is a bit inconsistent. Most of the tracks sound fine, but a couple of them are taken from a VHS source (Killer Workout, for example) so they might sound a bit rough. Nothing should be painful to listen to though.

The format for the track list is Movie - Artist (if I know who it is) - Song Title (or something I made up if I didn't know the title). A couple of these films are kinda obscure so I linked to their IMDB pages. If anyone sees anything that's incorrect on the tracklist, or know a song or artist I didn't know please let me know. Check below the track list for some notes on some of the tracks.

The Resurrection of Michael Myers Pt. 2 - The Resurrection Rap
Rock 'n' Roll High School Forever - Mojo Nixon - High School is a Prison
Motel Hell - Kregg Nance - You're Eating Out My Heart and Soul
The Convent - Leslie Gore - You Don't Own Me
Summer Camp Nightmare - Gary Chase & Ted Neely - End credits
Night of the Living Dorks - SPN-X (I think) - Lieber Loser
Elvira Mistress of the Dark - James Campbell - Stripper like credit music
Ghoulies Go To College - Doug and the Pontiacs - There's a Party Goin' On
Killer Tomatoes Eat France! - Portentous Opening Theme Music
Lady Terminator - Pointless Mid-Film Musical Number
Next aka N-Girls Vs. Vampire - End Credits
Longinus - Atsushi Sakurai - Sacrifice
Carnival of Souls - Gene Moore - Opening theme
The Happiness of the Katakuris - The Katakuris - The Dead Can Dance
Troll 2 - Carlo Maria Cordio - End Credits Dance-A-Thon Theme
Killer Workout - Donna De Lory - Only You Tonight
Killer Workout - Jill Colucci - Woman on Fire
Evil Clutch - Elisabetta De Palo - Evil Clutch
The Video Dead - Opening
Pumpkinhead 2 - Roger Clinton - Just Like You (Pumpkinhead 2 Theme)
Rock 'n' Roll Nightmare - Thor and the Tritonz - We Live To Rock (Let's Tune Our Weapons)
Bloodsucking Pharaohs in Pittsburgh - Michael Melvoin - End Credits
Phantom of the Mall - The Vandals - Is There A Phantom in the Mall?
Dr. Gore - William B. Girdler (apparently?) - End Credits
Return of the Swamp Thing - CCR - Born on the Bayou
The Thrill Killers - Henri Price - Thrilling Opening Theme
Lobster Man From Mars - The B-52's - Rock Lobster
Manos: The Hands of Fate - Russ Huddleston - Torgo's Theme
That Little Monster - Jerry Danielsen - Goodbye

Someone pointed out that some of the tracks don't show the whole title, a few read as VIDEO_TS_1 or something similar in certain media players. So I went ahead and made this little track list that has the Name, Size, Duration and Artist to make it a little easier in case anyone else has a similar problem.

Resurrection of Michael Myers Part 2

This is an unbelievably cheesy rap song (rapped from the perspective of Michael Myers, no less, because you know, Mike's such a talkative guy) from an unbelievably cheesy Swedish slasher film spoof from 1987. Sound quality is a bit rough, but this song literally almost killed me when I first heard it, one of the funniest things I've ever heard and I really wanted to share it with someone.

Killer Workout

Killer Workout or Aerobicide (depending on who you ask) blesses us with not one, but two cheesy disco-ey songs that play uninterrupted over the end credits. One by Donna De Lory, and one by Jill Colucci. I've heard of neither of these women, however the songs are actually very catchy and I enjoyed them both. Killer Workout has the distinct honor of containing more gyrating spandexed crotch shots than any single film - workout themed pornography included - in the history of film. My DVD of the film comes from a VHS source, so the audio on these isn't great, but there's no better source out there that I know of. I did a little noise reduction work, so they should be listenable.

Manos : The Hands of Fate

I challenge anyone to get through the entire 56 second running time of the mindnumbing Torgo's Theme without taking their own life.* It's even worse than the actual movie. How Plan 9 From Outer Space is considered by many to be the worst movie ever made in a world where Manos exists will baffle me till the end of time.

Next aka N-Girls Vs. Vampire

This is a Takashi Miike made for TV vampire film that is hard to find out side of Japan. I have no idea what the song is called since the credits were in Japanese, but this is a fine metal tune with some gnarly, epic Japanese metal sounding lead guitar work. Kinda sounds like Loudness. (Wait, is it Loudness?) It's a cool song, but can someone tell me what the hell this guy is saying? There's a food fight on the wings of darkness? Food fight on the feast of nuggets? Feats of madness? Speak up man!

Rock 'n' Roll High School Forever

Still impossible for me to find any of The Eradicators tracks (without just ripping them, dialog and all from the DVD), but thanks to The Twilight Zone I was able to find High School is a Prison, the Mojo Nixon track that Mojo himself performs (as The Spirit of Rock 'n' Roll) to a dreaming Corey Feldman in the film.

Lady Terminator

Much like the real Terminator, this film has a very cheesy, but very catchy song being played at a club which ends with a violent shoot out. I have no idea who the song is by or what it's called, no end credits at all on the film. There was dialog in the middle that messed up the sound quality, so I chopped it out. The dialog was pretty funny actually, but it really screwed the track up. Unfortunately I'm not working with high end programs here so you'll notice a weird edit at around the 2 minute mark. Also while Mondo Macabro's DVD looks great, the sound, at least during this song wasn't very good. But I did what I could. If someone here wants to take a crack at it, please do and send it to me.

The Convent

The Leslie Gore track plays while a young woman acting as a young Adrienne Barbeau whacks a bunch of demon nuns in a church. I've gotta wonder what Leslie thought of her song being played over such blasphemous acts of nunslaughter. She's still alive actually, I should contact and find out.

So there you have it, Rollercoaster of Death. It's just short of 30 tracks so hopefully everyone is able to find at least a couple songs they enjoy on here. Check it out and leave and comment to let me know what you think.

*I, as curator of The Manchester Morgue cannot be held accountable for any harm inflicted upon one's self while listening to Torgo's Theme. You have been warned.

We're psychopaths! Somebody better call the school nurse!

Soundtrack from Summer School, the 1987 film directed by Carl "Procreator of Rob" Reiner. The film features Mark Harmon as Mr. Shoop, a laid back teacher forced to teach summer school with a class full of various outcasts. Among those outcasts we have Patrick Labyorteaux, Courtney Thorne-Smith, Shawnee Smith, Fabiana "Alotta Fagina" Udenio as the hot foreign girl Anna-Maria and Dean Cameron as the legendary Chainsaw, the guy every young horror fan hoped he'd grow up to be. Well, maybe not everybody, but I certainly did. It's a really entertaining movie that everyone should see at least once. Also for a straight comedy (with no horrific elements) it features some great gore effects during the brilliantly staged massacre scene. You can head on over to Cold Fusion Video Reviews for a look at all the gory details.

So here's the tracklist. I don't care how much of a wuss it makes me sound like to admit, but E.G. Daily's Mind of Matter is a fantastic song. Musically the highpoint of the film in my opinion. Sadly the other E.G. track isn't as good.

1. Happy (03:57)
Performed by Danny Elfman
2. Mind Over Matter (04:21)
Performed by E.G. Daily
3. Jackie (03:41)
Performed by Elisa Fiorillo
4. I'm Supposed to Have Sex With You (05:00)
Performed by Tonio K.
5. Seduction (03:41)
Performed by E.G. Daily
6. Brain Power (04:09)
Performed by Paul Engemann
7. All I Want From You (05:09)
Performed by Tami Show
8. Second Language (03:40)
Performed by Tone Norum
9. My Babe (02:36)
Performed by The Fabulous Thunderbirds
10. Get an Education (03:45)
Performed by Billy Burnette

You passed and I failed! You asshole! How could you do that to me?

Speaking of Dean Cameron movies with the word "school" in the title, where on Earth is a DVD of Ski School? There have been at least 3 different DVDs of Showgirls released in this country, but not 1 for Ski School? There truly is no justice in the world.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Chopping Mall - Capsule Review

Here's a cover for the never-officially-released score from Jim Wynorski's hilarious killer mall security robot epic Chopping Mall. Also known by the even cooler name of Killbots. If it had actually been released as Killbots it would've made for a cool Double Feature with Killdozer. Of course those don't really have much in common apart from 'kill' in the title, and they were made like a decade apart. Maybe it wouldn't have worked as a Double Feature, but at least it would've looked cool on a marquee. On a pointless side note, there are actually bands called both The Killbots and Killdozer, which pisses me off because I totally would of used either of those names for my own band. You know, if I had an actual band that is.

Moving on. Chopping Mall was Wynorski's second film, after something I've never seen called The Lost Empire. It features a trio of robots (one of whom has an "unpleasantly ethnic quality") who are designed to act as overnight security guards. Of course, as with any movie ever made that features any kind of robot, the robots eventually turn evil and try to kill every human that they can kill. And kill humans they do, including one poor woman (with kinda scary looking lopsided fake boobs) who has her head blown off in one of the all time great comedic exploding head scenes. With the mix of humor, horror (albeit very slight horror) and exploding heads it's really kinda like a 70-minute version of Dawn of the Dead, if the zombies were security guards. And robots.

Robot blood!

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Got mummies? Try Hostess Twinkies!

I was looking through some old comics (the May 1975 issue of Black Magic to be exact) and came across this, my new favorite ad ever. Batman and Robin defeating a vengeful mummy with a box of Twinkies. I don't know why, but this ad is hilarious to me. While the art looks fantastic it leaves so many unanswered questions. What is a "Cheop", and why are they great? Why does the mummy speak English? Where the hell did Batman get that box of Twinkies? I mean really, a superhero has to be in absolute top physical shape, why would he have a box of junk food on him at all times? How did the mummy, whose tomb was just recently violated within the past couple of minutes know that Hostess' Twinkies were delicious? This mummy must get out a lot.

I'm surprised Robin isn't a little more upset that he got shafted on that Special Mummy Ray Gun. Why would they make a weapon exclusively designed to kill mummies if mummies can't be killed by ray guns? He should probably try and return that. I've also gotta say this is a pretty disappointing victory for our heroes. They just give the mummy a dozen or so Twinkies and get the hell out of there. Once he runs out of Twinkies won't he just be vengeful again and try and kill the next professor (and his beautiful daughter) that comes along? So many questions.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Goodbye Mr. Wizard

Some sad news to post, I just saw that Don Herbert died of bone cancer yesterday. Herbert was the host of one my absolute favorite shows when I was a kid, Mr. Wizard's World, which aired on Nickelodeon from 1983-1990. He also hosted Watch Mr. Wizard for an amazing 14 years from 1951-1965. 547 episodes. That's like 23 seasons of a regular King of Queens style sitcom. That is a lot of episodes. I remember the day he taught us how to pick up a paper plate using a completely full upside down cup of water without spilling the water. Man did it suck if you did that trick wrong, you were mopping the floor for the next 3 minutes. But the crowd went wild if you pulled the trick off.

Be sure to stop by Mr. Wizard Studios for all your Mr. Wizard needs.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

CREEPY - Comics To Give You The Creeps!

I've just gotten my hands on some more comics, so here's the first set of CREEPY for you guys. And girls. Girls like comics too, right? Anyway, as cool as EERIE is, I've always been a bit more into CREEPY. I don't know, I probably just had less issues of EERIE when I was a kid. Either way, both were very awesome. So here's CREEPY. Included in this set are Issue #1 (Jan. 1965), #2 (Apr. 1965), #3 (June 1965) and #4 (Aug. 1965).

For any of you who happen to be anti-comics, and just wish I'd post some damn music already, don't worry my next few posts should be music-related. I'm just tremendously unorganized these days, and I need to sort through my stuff and see what I want to post. And since I just started getting these comics, they're much easier for me to locate and sort through.

If you haven't done so recently why not check out the archives on the sidebar? This is my 356th post on this site, so there's probably something you want that you might have missed. And if you come across something there that you want that isn't there, just leave a comment, and I'll try and get it back up in the next couple of days.

And while I'm here, I think I'll list a few of my recently reupped files. I've seen a couple of other sites do this, and it makes so much sense that I feel a bit less intelligent for not thinking of it myself. The Fat Boys - All Meat, No Filler, Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter, and Francis Lai - Bilitis

To the person who requested the Straw Dogs reup, check back later today or tomorrow and that one will be back up. Gotta find the disc that one is on first.

Thursday, June 07, 2007

EERIE - New Terror In The Creepy Tradition!

Here are a few more issues of EERIE. This set includes issue #5 (Sept. 1966), #6 (Nov. 1966), and #7 (Jan. 1967). The cover for issue #7 is among my favorite Frank Frazetta work, I've always loved that cover. Although, after just looking through some of his work earlier today before this post, I'd hard-pressed to find something he's done that I didn't like.


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