In 2020 I will fulfill a life goal in music. namely to have a song featured in a film. I have many goals in music over the years and have been lucky enough to achieve most of them.
In this case, it's particularly pleasing. When I was a teenager growing up in 70's Britain I was lucky enough tat my parents bought a small black and white TV. Primarily they had got it for the caravan in which we went on many great holidays. But when it was at home myself and my sisters got to use it in our bedrooms from time to time. Being the older brother (and having my own room) I think I dominated use of the TV in the late evenings. My favourite TV time was Saturday nights, lights out was less strict than weekdays and I would stay up watching films.
Two genres dominated, Spaghetti Westerns which were usually late night viewing in those days as they were 'so violent' and a particular favourite on BBC2 the horror movie double bill. These features were often old black and white films from the era of Bela Lugosi, Lon Chaney, Boris Karloff, Peter Lorre or Hammer House with Vincent Price, Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee and the like. I loved those films that followed traditional horror story themes of Vampires, Werewolves and Frankenstein, Mad Scientists, devilish Counts with the odd mummy, ghost and ghoul thrown in. There was also the dawn of the Zombie movie, still in it's infancy in those days , and for those times they were on the edge of gory and violent.
The 80's saw a surge in Horror films and a new wave of of horror variations, more gore and violence, cross overs into scifi and psychological based horror and the creation of specific horror characters like Michael Myers, Freddy Krueger, Jason, Pinhead, Leatherface and more... Horror movies have never shown any sign of waning in popularity and never a week goes by without a new offering.
Vampires have always been a favourite with audiences and have spawned many variations and adaptations over the decades, building on traditional lore and new concepts and ideas. Now, I've realised a long term ambition and I'm stoked to have two songs chosen for the soundtrack of a new genre-defying horror, detective thriller, love story, Vampire movie 'Blood from Stone'. It is set amid the bright lights of a small gambling town in the Nevada desert, where Darya (Gabriella Toth) has escaped to a new life away from Jure (Vanja Kapetanovic) after centuries as his vampire bride. Drunk on the blood of his nightlife victims he finds her and makes himself at home amongst the tourists and lost souls. As the bodies pile up, the law comes for them forcing a clash of immortals where the only choices are destruction or creation, vengeance or forgiveness.
The Jack Cade tracks used on Blood from Stone are 'The River' from the 'Jack Cade and the Everyday Sinners' album 'Lord of the empty Manor' and 'Roll With Them Punches' from 'The Everyday Sinners' album 'Shakedown'. Check them out on the website.
Blood from Stone is written and directed by Geoff Ryan, and looks visually, beautifully shot with brilliant performances from and extremely talented and strong cast. Originally slated for release in the Summer of 2020, due to the pandemic release schedules have been thrown into disarray, but it'll be out some time in the near future so keep a close look out.
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