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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Matthew Llewellyn’s Deep in the Darkness (2014)

on June 24, 2014 | Leave a comment

Matthew Llewellyn delivers a rich orchestral score for Colin Theys’ latest film, courtesy of Screamworks Records / MovieScore Media.

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Guided Tours of Toronto’s Haunted Locales at This Weekend’s Doors Open Toronto

on May 21, 2014 | Leave a comment

The Annual Doors Open Toronto serves up some spooky locales this weekend: May 24-25, 2014.

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Steve Barnett’s Mindwarp / Brain Slasher on Blu

on May 14, 2014 | Leave a comment

Steve Barnett’s dystopian shocker Mindwarp aka Brain Slasher (1992) with Bruce Campbell, Angus Scrimm and Marta Martin comes to Blu-ray from Twilight Time.

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Horror at Hot Docs 2014

on April 26, 2014 | Leave a comment

A little horror resides within this year’s crop of films at Hot Docs 2014, including Super Duper Alice Cooper, Doc of the Dead, and The Darkside.

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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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