‘Sadistic Intentions’ is another awesome heavy metal + horror film pairing (Originally published for NightmarishConjurings.com)

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Genre standout Jeremy Gardner is gold as a conflicted metal musician in Sadistic Intentions

The original post can be found here.

From Alice Cooper’s and Black Sabbath’s occult-inspired lyrics and gory theatrics, to Rob Zombie’s foray into directing his own features, to films like Trick or Treat, The Devil’s Candy, and Deathgasm— heavy metal and the horror genre have always gone hand-in-hand.  Both genres are known for (and celebrated) for pushing their material to the limits, often relying on violence and shock value for art.  But how far is too far?  With the latest heavy metal-horror film pairing, Eric Pennycoff’s SADISTIC INTENTIONS, we have a great time finding out just how far one jaded metal musician will go to achieve levels of creativity and inspiration for his music.

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Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross  release their version of Halloween theme 🤤

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As promised, the Nine Inch Nails superheroes released their cover of arguably the most iconic horror movie theme song of all time, John Carpenter’s score for Halloween on last Friday (the 13th.)  Andddd it’s pretty good! It maintains the ominous feeling of the original, yet still feels like something right off of The Downward Spiral, as it retains the creepy, electronic sounds of any NIN songs.  Listen for yourself: 

Because it’s the most wonderful time of the year… 

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For those of us who get off on hanging (fake) severed body parts on our front porches and placing our creepy Chucky dolls behind our bathroom doors to scare the shit out of our more timid friends as they open the door (just me?) Halloween truly is the most wonderful time of the year.  If you’re a total friggen nerd like me and schedule your Halloween/October plans by mid-July, you probably prepare a playlist of your favorite Halloween songs for when the clock strikes midnight on October 1st and you’re decorating your black “Halloween tree” while you wear your Michael Myers mask (again, just me??).

I’ve compiled a playlist of some of my favorite songs to listen to during this time of year for your listening pleasure.  Some have lyrics directly relating to Halloween; some are from of my favorite movies to watch during this time of year (or any time of year, really); and some are neither, but for one reason or another, they are dark and weird, and quite fitting for October feels.  Enjoy…

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Trick or treat, bitches.

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“Writing isn’t about making money, getting famous, getting dates, getting laid, or making friends…it’s about enriching the lives of those who will read your work, and enriching your own life, as well.” -Stephen King

For years and years I hemmed and hawed about starting my own blog- I was sometimes uninspired, and other times anxious at the thought of my personal blabberings being vulnerable to the eyes of my peers and strangers alike who can be pretty ruthless and brutal in their judgments of ANYTHING that they read on the Internet.  (Have you read the troll comments underneath those articles on Facebook lately??)  A part of my hesitation was fear of being yet ANOTHER person in the world who hops behind a keyboard and thinks they can write just because they can coherently formulate sentences and understand HTML codes (I’m looking at you, shitty Buzzfeed article writers).  However, the difference is I can ACTUALLY WRITE. (I promise!) I’ve wanted to be a writer since I was a kid- I carried a notebook and pen with me everywhere I went, wrote short stories, and jotted down details of the things I observed each day.  I have written journalistic pieces, pop culture/media-related reviews, academic papers, informal rants about the many things that piss me off…the works…

I’m not bragging here- my point is, that you can trust that whatever it is I choose to write about here on MY blog- which will mainly consist of all the weird and quirky shit I tend to be into (more on that shortly)- will be well-written, thoughtful, and entertaining.  I’m not exactly your stereotypical girly girl; from the outside I appear as just another doe-eyed girl from the suburbs who can put together a cute outfit fairly well…but on the inside, I am a sarcastic, gory, horror movie-loving, metal music concert-going, overall “darkness” enthusiast, with a twisted sense of humor, and that is what I will tend to focus on here.  I will (mainly) stick to covering those subjects, but if something else is on my mind, I won’t hold back.  Buckle up.