Music makes the movie…

Movies and television shows use music to affect the viewers, even if the music is subtly in the background hardly noticeable to the viewer, the music score is having an impact on the viewer’s emotions. Whether it’s to denote drama and excitement, increase a thrill, to scare, or express sadness, music has an affect on a movie’s audience. Can you imagine watching a movie without that dramatic music in the background? Often we don’t notice it because it has become such a normal part of the viewing experience; but we would definitely notice if it disappeared and our movies fell silent.

In Horror movies, the music can raise tension and increase fear in the audience. A Haunted House is made scarier with haunting notes of music playing softly in the background; a killer stalking their prey is made creepier with the right soundtrack playing along. Everyone is familiar with those heart pounding notes from Psycho that accompanied every downward stroke of Norman Bates’ knife in the infamous shower scene. What would Halloween be without that famous score by John Carpenter; or Friday the 13th without that terrifying chant that follows Jason?

If you’re an aficionado of Horror Movies, their soundtracks, and music in general, you might be a collector of the old fashioned vinyl records. Perhaps you even have a collection of soundtracks from your own favorite horror movies dating back to the days of Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff, back when Hollywood knew a thing or two about terrifying an audience, including great sound effects and music scores.

With today’s music being downloaded off the internet and played on MP3 players and Ipods, where would you find the perfect player for your vast vinyl collection? And how would you know which is the best player to purchase? At bestrecordplayer.net, they can help you find the absolute perfect record player for your own personal tastes and needs/ With reviews on many players, including the Crosley Record Player, you’re sure to find just the player for you.

If you’re a fan of Horror Movies, horror movie sound effects or soundtracks, and an avid collector of vinyl records, you’ll want only the very best record player to spin your records on. Any record player you choose should also be aesthetically pleasing and add to the beautification of the room in your home you place it in. As a collector, choose wisely, and take care of your collection for years to come.

True Horror Stories

‘What you are about to see is based on real-life events’. We’ve all seen this warning flash up on screen before a movie starts.

It’s a trick that horror movies often try to milk to scare their audience. But I’ve become so used to seeing it that I just dismiss it these days. But there ARE a few films where the story is based in reality and where it’s even possible to visit the spot where the gruesome events took place. Now that IS scary.

Psycho (1960)

In the film, Norman Bates is a psychologically disturbed hotel owner (or just a psycho) who dresses up as his dead mother and murders guests in his scary abode. He also happens to keep the corpse of his dead mother in a room.

Few people know that the Bates character was inspired by Ed Gein, a Wisconsin native arrested in 1957 for murdering two people and digging up the corpses of countless other women who reminded him of his dead mother. What’s worse, he skinned the bodies in the hopes of becoming a woman himself. I suspect if they made his real home into an Adventure Tours On A Budget location, it would be too gruesome for most.

Jaws (1975)

We’ve all seen the film – a huge, 20-foot-long Great White shark terrorizes the fictional Eastern fishing community of Amity Island, eating swimmers and taking bites out of surf boards during the summer.

The film was penned by screenwriter Peter Benchley after he was inspired by a series of shark attacks that terrorized the Sandy Hook shore, New Jersey shore in 1916. Five attacks, four of which were fatal, took place over a 12-day period that July. The culprit? Probably a ‘mere’ seven-foot-long Great White shark which was shot and killed and whose stomach was found to contain some human remains. Take a swim in New Jersey’s Sandy Hook waters at your own peril.

The Exorcist (1973)

A classic story of a battle between good and evil, but just a whole lot more scary than usual. The plot follows a pair of priests’ attempts to exorcise a demon that has possessed a 12-year-old girl living in Georgetown.

Author of the The Exorcist novel, William Peter Blatty, was inspired by an article he read in college at Georgetown University about an exorcism performed on a boy in Mount Rainier, Maryland in 1949. It is believed the boy’s actual home lay in Cottage City, Maryland. I wouldn’t step a foot near it personally.

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