Interviews you may have missed.

Posted in Interviews, Radio Station on July 1, 2015 by chrisdsav

Did you miss my interview with Curtis Lawson or Magnus Sellegran or Josh McDermitt from the Walking Dead well now you can catch them here.

Curtis Lawson

Interview with composer Magnus Sellergren

Interview with Josh McDermitt

Post Massive Comic Con

Posted in Convention, music, sci-fi on June 28, 2015 by chrisdsav

Tonight on the show as we recover from the Massive Comic Con we have from Warehouse 13, Smallville and the new sci-fi show Killjoys on the show with us Aaron Ashmore. We also have artist Rich Woodall on the show with us too. The music tonight will be from Jurassic Park as Jurassic WORLD was the #1 movie at the box office the third year in a row.
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Dr.Chris Record Spotlight: JAWS

Posted in horror, music, record, vinyl on June 26, 2015 by chrisdsav

Today’s record spotlight is on a  movie celebrating its 40th JAWS.

This record is an old one. and one of my proudest. With out the music from Jaws as composed by John Williams the movie would be bland and boring. John Williams did an amazing job of giving us one of his best scores. A Soundtrack which he also one an Oscar for. This would start his amazing relationship with Steven Spielberg also scoring The Indiana Jones films, Jurassic Park and most recently Lincoln.

The music was one in The Burbank Studios with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra. Spielberg said the score invokes fear and a phobia that only John can do.

The main “shark” theme, a simple alternating pattern of two notes—variously identified as “E and F”or “F and F sharp” became a classic piece of suspense music, synonymous with approaching danger  Williams described the theme as “grinding away at you, just as a shark would do, instinctual, relentless, unstoppable.”The piece was performed by tuba player Tommy Johnson . When asked by Johnson why the melody was written in such a high register and not played by the more appropriate French horn, Williams responded that he wanted it to sound “a little more threatening”. When Williams first demonstrated his idea to Spielberg, playing just the two notes on a piano, Spielberg was said to have laughed, thinking that it was a joke. As Williams saw similarities between Jaws and pirate movies, at other points in the score he evoked “pirate music”, which he called “primal.

This is one of best American Film scores of all time.

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Radio of Horror old shows

Posted in horror, radio of horror, Radio Station, sci-fi on June 24, 2015 by chrisdsav

Hey every one if you been wondering how to catch old shows of mine I have a you tube link you can subscribe too.

Please check out my past interviews a lot of them can be found here and I am trying to add more interviews every week.

A lot of Horror guests and sci-fi people, as well as guests from comic books and cos players too.

Check it out as soon as you can and subscribe to my page and like a video and leave a comment.

Don’t forget Dr.Chris Radio of Horror airs Sunday night at midnight, on WCUW 91.3 FM in Worcester MA and online at http://www.wcuw.org.

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Artists and Film Critics

Posted in Art, Comic Books, robots, sci-fi on June 21, 2015 by chrisdsav

Tonight on the show we have Curtis M.Lawson a Horror Author with his own Horror comics as well. We will also have author and film critic Dan Kimmel on to talk about the Summer movie line up.
AND SOPHIE KELLER will be starting as the new co-host for Radio of Horror tonight. Also Sophie and I just sat down and watched Terminator 1 and 2 to get read for the new Terminator coming out soon. We will have music from those films to play and be talking about the films.
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The X-Files Comic Books

Posted in aliens, Comic Books, sci-fi with tags , on June 19, 2015 by chrisdsav

Season 10 of the IDW X-Files comic comes to an end in July with issue #25 and in August we begin season 11. Now a recent interview with writer Joe Harris who still calls IDW book in continuity will be affected by the upcoming Fox mini series on tv. How this will all work out I am not sure. I can only assume that the comic will be directly affected but the show will not have any connection to the comic book, such is the way with this type of media.
I love the comic book from IDW. They have really given us a great story over the last four volumes the Year Zero and the Lone Gunman Transformers,Ghostbusters,Crow,Ninja Turtles crossover.
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There are four volumes out from IDW in the main arc as well as they are wrapping up a Millennium comic. Frank Black guest starred on the X-files to wrap up his dangling plot threads from his cancelled show and he appears in one issue of vol 3 to assist Mulder. Agent Doggett and Reyes return in the comic and are kidnapped and a long running plot has the agents looking for their friends. Skinner and the Smoking Man return. THe Lone gunman are revealed to be alive and living below their graves in Arlington National Cemetery.

The Fluke man returns with an army of Fluke like beings and we even drag William the son of Scully and Mulder into the story. Nothing is retconned out it’s all here. It does not seem as though Mulder are Scully are still together like they were in I want to Believe the 2008 movies that failed to revive the series. Now 8 years later in 2016 it returns as a mini series. Last year Fox did the same with 24 and it was a huge hit.
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IDW has also been reprinting the original X-Files comics that came out from Topps back in the 1990s. Topps series ran for 41 issues. (Tops during much of the 90s had comics for Jurassic Park, MArs Attacks, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, and Jason goes to Hell just to name a few.) The comic was a huge hit at a time comics were about to crash and burn like the Roswell UFO.
Charles Aldred Artist on The Walking Dead 7-current was the artist on the book at the start. Sci-fi writer Kevin J Anderson also wrote several issues as well as Novels for that series. It didn’t affect the tv show but the comic did pick up plot from the show.

The first volume of IDW series was so gripping I could not put it down and when a new volume comes out every few months its the number 1 comic collection I look forward too. If your a fan of the X-Files you can’t go wrong with this series. Joe Harris and his team of artist like Michael Walsh and Matthew Dow Smith and more do a great job of bring the X-Files back to life. Lets hope in January the Fox show can do the same.

POLTERGEIST Film Series

Posted in ghosts, Horror Movies, remakes with tags , on June 16, 2015 by chrisdsav

The series we thought was gone and now Their baaaack, The remake of Poltergeist came out this weekend no mixed to awful reviews. I thought I go over the legacy of Poltergeist and that even includes the tv series.

POLTERGEIST

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In 1982 Steven Spielberg and Toby Hooper created Poltergeist staring Craig T Nelson (The Incredibles and Coach) The Freeling Family who has been living over a cemetery unknowing cuz they moved the headstones but they didn’t move the body. Which is one of the best lines of the movie as Dad Craig finds out shouting it at his boss the realtor who sold them the house. After they lose their daughter Carol An, They team up with a group of worthless ghostbusters and don’t clean the house. It takes a psychic Tangina Barrons (Zelda Rubinstein). The mom goes to the other side to rescue their daughter and they the house tries to kill the whole family, they escape after mom takes a bath in the pool with real live skeletons. (Something the filmmakers neglected to tell anyone.) This film had more problems and the curse that followed plagues it today.  Four of the cast members are DEAD, the sister Dana-Dominique Dunne, Carol Anne-Heather O Rourke, Pugsley-Lou Perryman, and Zelda. This has some of the best special effects for ghost seen at the time till Ghostbusters came along. The music was composed by Jerry Goldsmith for this and the next film.

POLTERGEIST 2 The Other Side

The Freeling Family now living with their grandmother on their mother’s side has tried to escape the events from a couple of years ago. But then the Reverend Kane a creepy old man (Julian Beck). With the help of a medicine man suggested by Tangina who realizes that the child Carol Anne has psychic powers the evil Poltergeist want. They go to the other side after encountering a slug like creature (a design by H.G. Giger they go to the other side to fight Kane and stop the Poltergeist who killed their grandmother. This was as good as the original and I only just watched it a few weeks ago and thought it really enhances the first film.  The new character Kane would always scare the hell out of me as a kid. I really liked the medicine man Joseph. The look of the Poltergeist world was not what I though it be, Its all white and heavenly. This movie lost both new characters to the horror of the Poltergeist Legacy.

POLTERGEIST 3

They drop the subtitle for the third one a lot of the time you notice that.

This time the girl moves in with her aunt and uncle to get away from the evil spirts. I just think no one else wanted to come back and do the third one but Heather. They are in a big high rise apartment building in New York city now. In this film the Poltergeist pack up with Kane and move to New York with her. Zelda returns as well as Tangina spitting out her cryptic mumbo jumbo. The aunt and uncle are played by Tom Skerritt (Alien) and Nancy Alan (RoboCop 1,2,3). Kane and Tangina meet and go hand and hand into the light and this time Kane is played by Nathan Davis replacing the original actor who passed away. They lose the girl they find the girl it’s the same plot but this time it’s in a big high rise not the suburbs  There were also some fire fighters who died making this movie which is very sad. Heather died at the age of 12 shortly before this movie was released. The curse of Poltergeist had done its job one final time.

Poltergeist The Legacy

This has nothing to do with the movies.  This a Canadian horror television series which ran from 1996 to 1999. The series tells the story of the members of a secret society known as the Legacy and their efforts to protect humankind from occult dangers. Despite bearing the Poltergeist name, there is no real connection between the show and the Poltergeist  films aside from the title.

Poltergeist: The Legacy debuted on Showtime, and all first-run episodes of the first three seasons premiered on that network, though they were later syndicated. After the third season, Showtime cancelled the show, and the rights were purchased by Sci-Fi Channel which continued the series for another season.

Poltergeist 4 The Remake

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Same plot line as before. Sam Rockwell playing Craig Nelsons character of the father, provided some neat one liners and funny moments as he always does in anything he’s in but this fell flat and drama actor Rosemary Dewitt as the mom and disappeared from the box office very fast this past month. Despite it having bad reviews it actually made back its budget and a profit as these lower budget horror movies will do. We will get a sequel….just watch.  Instead of an adorable woman with a squeaky voice we get a reality TV star that the older daughter is obsessed with played by Jarred Harris. The son instead of the mom goes into the further which is like some CGI out of an early 2000s video game it’s so bad. The movie poster put too much into the creepy clown that attacks the son. This is not even the mcguffin of the movie it’s just there to scare people with clowns. Bad remake not needed produced by Sam Raimi …..sigh Sam stop producing these crappy horror movies and direct a good horror movie.

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