The hotly anticipated new chiller from Bad Advice for Good Times and Joseph Nanni was due out five days ago. But after several viewings we decided it needed to be 10% awesomer. The film we be available to our YouTube channel subscribers first and then begin a festival run in early September – it was shot in 2K, 2:35 so you will want to see this on the big screen. In the meantime, please enjoy our other films or read a book – may we recommend The Great God Pan by Arthur Machen.
Subscribers to Joseph Nanni’s Youtube channel Bad Advice For Good Times will see the new short film Black Goat weeks before it is released to the public. The film is currently in the final stages of post production and will be screened at a handful of festivals this fall. But anyone who hits “subscribe” between now and June 30 will not only be among the first to see the short but will also have access to exclusive character designs and a limited edition comic based the expanded story. Good times.
Those who have danced to a dirge will be well acquainted with the musical styling of Daniel Davey and company, also known as Cradle of Filth. In their 2004/2005 release “Nymphetamine” the boys in black recorded an orchestral ode to the Bard From Beyond entitled “Mother of Abominations.” The track’s intro features a chant familiar to those that know what lies below. “Iä, Iä, Cthulhu ftaghn” seeps from silence, whispered at first then rising to a cacophonous chorus belted out by a choir of well trained diaphragms. It sounds more like something you might hear on Classical 96 as opposed to Q-107. Clearly, behind the corpse paint Dani is well read and an extremely talented writer who treats his source material with great respect but sings with his tongue firmly planted in his cheek. We love that. It’s that same talent and enthusiasm for the source that attracts us to Darkest of the Hillside Thickets. But unlike the Thickets, who generously provided the music for our finale, a wall of lawyers, publishers, and record companies surrounds COF. We intended to use the Cthulhu section of “Mother of Abominations” over our opening credits and Roadrunner Records was more than eager to help, but at the end of the day, we don’t have the money to buy the rights or time to wait for them to be approved. We thank Roadrunner entertaining us but the show must go on. In the meantime, Art Director Alan Lukatela and Editor Mike Tung are putting together a sweet end title sequence to the tune of Some Things Man Was Not Meant to Know and Apollo Studios will be writing a completely original piece for the opening sequence which will A, invoke a cosmic horror and B, evoke indescribable terror. We look forward to hearing it.
From the formerly submerged island of Montreal rises Apollo Studios. Named after the Greek God of Pro Tools and the ill-fated NASA mission to discover the Great Old One’s lunar prisons, Apollo specializes in sound and music for advertising, hip-hop production and remixes, and scoring for film and television. Not only did skilled Apollo technicians capture the sounds and dialogue of shoot day but mix-master Didier Arlot-Tovel has already composed an unearthly muzak track for the waiting room scene. We are honored to have such a talented team tearin’ up the tracks and knobs. Check out their Communication Arts winning site here.
Vancouver based band The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets are lending their Lovecraftian sound to Casting Call of Cthulhu. The track “Some Things Man Was Not Meant to Know” will be featured in the film’s finale. We are big fans of TDOTHT’s music and feel it will be the perfect note to end CCOC on. The Thickets were happy to help out and proliferate the work of HPL. We are especially happy ‘cause we weren’t sure if “Slow Ride” was going to work.