DELIRIUM #26 is now on sale and for this round, we’re shining a spotlight on one of cult cinema’s greatest composers, an artist who has added aural dimensions to such celebrated shockers as Joe Dante’s PIRANHA and THE HOWLING, Brian DePalma’s CARRIE and DRESSED TO KILL and of course, the Full Moon/Empire Pictures classics like TOURIST TRAP and CRAWLSPACE. Naturally, we’re speaking of the great Pino Donaggio, the Italian master of music who rarely does interviews sits down with us for a career interview that began with Nicolas Roeg’s 1973 horror drama DON’T LOOK NOW and still continues to this day.
Elsewhere in this awesome issue, we spend time with British composer Simon Boswell as he flashes back on his score for Alejandro Jodorowsky’s immortal mystical horror film SANTA SANGRE, chat with iconic industrial musician cEvin Key (Skinny Puppy) about his new album and roll out an analysis of the notorious 1978 TV movie classic KISS MEETS THE PHANTOM OF THE PARK. And speaking of TV, we have a HUGE new interview with author and historian Amanda Reyes, editor of the TV movie book ARE YOU IN THE HOUSE ALONE? revealing her obsession with the golden age of made for television cinema as well as isolating some of the finest examples of the format.
We also have Joe Dante chiming in on working with Donaggio as well as Italian director Luigi Cozzi, who worked with Pino on his HERCULES movies and who also riffs on his mythical Italian re-edit of GODZILLA and more. We then go deep reflecting on the legacy of Cozzi’s insane 1980 ALIEN riff CONTAMINATION. And then we stick to outer space with a MASSIVE new interview with actor-turned-director Richard Benjamin obscure 1988 Kim Basinger comedy MY STEPMOTHER IS AN ALIEN.
All this and so much more awaits you in the pages of DELIRIUM #26, on sale NOW only at www.FullMoonDirect.com!