After Dark Films and Primary Wave Special Markets are proud to announce they will be releasing the first branded soundtracks in conjunction with Horrorfest III “Eight Films To Die For®” (www.horrorfestonline.com) on January 5th, 2009.
Debuting in 2006, After Dark Films’ Horrorfest “8 Films to Die For®”, is a one-week national film festival that celebrates all areas of the horror genre. In its first year, Horrorfest became the first film festival in history to break into the Top 10 at the national box office, grossing over $2.5 million.
Based on the highly successful “Eight Films To Die For” series, Primary Wave will be releasing 8 Songs To Die For featuring songs inspired by the bloodcurdling movies that make up Horrorfest III - the biggest horror film festival in the USA. The digital releases will include some of the best metal and hardcore bands such as Walls of Jericho ("The Prey"), Bleeding Thru ("Death Anxiety"), Ministry ("Let’s Go"), and Revolting Cocks ("Keys to the City"), among others. 8 Themes To Die For will contain songs and scores from the feature films in Horrorfest III; this year’s lineup includes: THE BROKEN, AUTOSPY, DYING BREED, BUTTERFLY EFFECT 3, FROM WITHIN, SLAUGHTER, VOICES, and PERKINS’ 14.
Primary Wave’s Jonathan Platt and Jonathan Miller, the team that produced the successful Saw soundtracks, selected the songs on both 8 Songs To Die For and 8 Themes To Die For.
"Primary Wave Special Markets is thrilled to be releasing a musical companion inspired by Horrorfest,” says Rob Horowitz, COO of Primary Wave Music Publishing. “We’re proud to have our music compliment this year's crop of amazing films.”
Adds Courtney Solomon, President & CEO of After Dark Films: “Music plays a vital role in film. These soundtracks are just another way to give fans more of what they love about Horrorfest.”
After Dark’s Horrorfest has created successful brand extensions in the form of the annual Miss Horrorfest contest (www.youtube.com/Horrorfest) and the feature film contest in partnership with the filmmaker community site Massify (www.massify.com).
8 Songs to Die For Track List:
1. "Let's Go" MINISTRY
2. "Holler" BLUE OCTOBER
3. "Keys to the City (Vegas Mix) THE REVOLTING COCKS
4. "The Prey" WALLS OF JERICHO
5. "Box of Fantasy" G TOM MAC
6. "Confess" TOO PURE TO DIE
7. "Death Anxiety" BLEEDING THROUGH
8. "Glory Kingdom" THE NUMBER TWELVE LOOKS LIKE YOU About After Dark Films:
Founded in 2006 by film producer/director/writer Courtney Solomon and real estate and textile financier Allan Zeman, After Dark Films is a leader in independent film finance, production and acquisitions of genre films for theatrical release. The company fully finances, produces and releases films in the $1 - $20 million range and enjoys a three-year output deal with Lionsgate.
After Dark is perhaps best known for its creation and execution of After Dark HorrorfestÒ – 8 Films to Die ForÒ (www.horrorfestonline.com ). Debuting in 2006, After Dark HorrorfestÒ is a one-week national film festival that celebrates all areas of the horror genre. In its first year, Horrorfest became the first film festival in history to break into the Top 10 at the national box office, grossing over $2.5 million.
After Dark's initial release was the box office success An American Haunting (2006), written, directed and produced by Courtney Solomon. An American Haunting opened at the #2 spot in the nation, and maintained its position for four weeks. Subsequent releases include The Abandoned; Skinwalkers starring Jason Behr, Rhona Mitra and Matthew Knight; and Captivity starring Elisha Cuthbert and directed by Oscar-nominee Roland Joffe (The Killing Fields).
About Primary Wave Music Publishing:
Primary Wave Music Publishing is one of the largest music publishers in the United States. It is a global music publisher that markets its unique repertoire, which includes an interest in the Beatles songs written by John Lennon, the catalogs of Kurt Cobain/Nirvana, Steven Tyler/Aerosmith, Daryl Hall & John Oates, Maurice White (Earth, Wind & Fire), Steve Earle, Lamont Dozier, Daniel Johnston, Holly Knight, Sara and Janna Allen, Justin Furstenfeld/Blue October, Six Degrees, The Matrix music production team and approximately 3,000 titles from a major film music publishing catalog as well as a 50% interest in the original music company Think Music, a joint venture with Pulse Music.
In addition, Primary Wave has co-publishing deals with Shwayze, Matt Serletic and Emblem Music Group, Saxon Shore, Steve Morales, Saving Abel, Gerard McMann, The Airborne Toxic Event, and The HitterZz as well as marketing and administration agreements with Graham Parker, Reveille, Evolution Entertainment/Twisted Pictures, QED, Team Baby Entertainment and Gregg Allman. Primary Wave is based in New York with offices in Los Angeles and Austin, Texas.