Mark R. Hasan

Mark R. Hasan Mark R. Hasan grew up in deepest, darkest North York in a suburb not unlike Cuesta Verde, and slept in a room filled with toys, cute stuffed animals, and a big bed over which hung a bulbous seventies lampshade that resembled a severed head with piercing red eyes in the absence of daylight. Mark''s written about film music in Film Score Monthly, Music from the Movies, and joined Rue Morgue in 2006. After reviewing films for Told You So Productions, he created the media review site KQEK.com, and is finally working on creative fictional projects that fulfill his need to indulge in the absurd and the ridiculous.

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SOUNDTRACK TALLY + THE EXORCIST HEADED FOR THE STAGE

on June 22, 2012 | Leave a comment

Soundtrack Release Tally + The Exorcist is headed for the stage.

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FREE Jerry Goldsmith documentary screening at TJFF + Other News

on May 10, 2012 | Leave a comment

As the Toronto Jewish Film Festival winds down, there are still several film composer flicks to see, including a free screening of a rare 1995 Jerry Goldsmith doc.

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Film Music at the Toronto Jewish Film Festival & Soundtrack News

on April 26, 2012 | Leave a comment

News about Film Music Goodies at the Toronto Jewish Film Festival, featuring appearances by David Shire (Monkey Shines), Mychael Danna, Steven North (son of Alex North), author Kevin Courrier, and Me (!), plus a 35mm screening of Planet of the Apes (1968), and free screenings of film music documentaries. Also in the blog: tally of new & upcoming soundtracks.

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Soundtrack News: Funeral Home going OOP, Predator returns to CD, It’s Alive debuts, & More!

on March 10, 2012 | 1 Comment

You have until March 12 (or until supplies run dry) to buy Jerry Fielding’s Funeral Home score on CD, plus Alan Silvestri’s Predator is back in print (!), Bernard Herrmann’s original It’s Alive score makes its commercial debut on CD, and Ennio Morricone debuts on Cometa’s Virtual LP Series.

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Soundtrack News, Interviews, Reviews, & Blather

on February 6, 2012 | Leave a comment

Time for another score tally, plus links to more soundtrack & film reviews, and Nick Redman explains why Twilight Time released the fancy new Fright Night & Mysterious Island Blu-rays.

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Phantom Music

on November 9, 2011 | 1 Comment

So you’ve read James Burrell’s Phantom of the Opera spread and still aren’t satisfied. Not a problem, because you’re just a click away from a chronology of the various scores that have been written / slapped together since the film premiered in 1925.

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Fright Night + Mysterious Island coming to Blu-ray!

on September 3, 2011 | 1 Comment

Yup, you read correctly: the original FRIGHT NIGHT + Ray Harryhausen’s MYSTERIOUS ISLAND are coming out on Blu-ray as limited editions.

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Soundtrack News & Sundries

on August 31, 2011 | Leave a comment

Time for another tally of new & imminent horror soundtracks, related links, teasers, and Indigo says adieu to CDs and home video.

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Ruminations on Dario Argento, Part II: Suspiria, del Toro, and Opera at the Lightbox

on July 6, 2011 | 3 Comments

More thoughts on Argento, Suspiria and Opera at the Lightbox, plus handy-dandy links to audio excerpts from Guillermo del Toro’s introduction and lengthy discussion with Noah Cowan.

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Ruminations on Dario Argento, Part I: Argento & del Toro at the Lightbox

on July 4, 2011 | 3 Comments

On Saturday July 2nd, Guillermo del Toro introduced Fellini’s Toby Dammit and Argento’s Suspiria, after which he engaged in a 50+ minute discussion about the films and their remarkable aethstetics.

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