It’s October and that means it is time for a month of Halloween-related programming on Sounds of Cinema. Each episode this month will take a look at a particular theme or set of films and feature music to match. Here is a preview of what’s to come:
October 4: Horror of Color
Like the rest of the American film industry, the horror genre has often been racially homogeneous. But the contributions of people of color shouldn’t be overlooked and this episode will take a look at horror movies featuring minority actors in lead roles and horror pictures created by filmmakers of color.
October 11: Slasher Movies of the 1980s
This year is the fortieth anniversary of the release of the original Friday the 13th and Prom Night. The success of these films kicked off an incredibly deep catalogue of slasher films that dominated the horror genre throughout the 1980s. This episode will survey some of the titles and trends from this era.
October 18: The Movies of H.P. Lovecraft
H.P. Lovecraft is one of the great horror writers in American fiction. His unique writing style and textured mythology have influenced artists across a variety of mediums and filmmakers have adapted his work with varying degrees of success. This episode will look at Lovecraft’s cinematic legacy including films adapted directly from his writing and pictures that drew influence from his work.
October 25: Lucifer Rising / KMSU Pledge Drive
Different stations will air different episodes on October 25th. 89.5 KQAL FM in Winona will feature Bobby Beausoleil’s score from Kenneth Anger’s legendary short film “Lucifer Rising.” 89.7 KMSU FM in Mankato will feature a pledge drive episode.
October 31: Halloween Special
The annual Sounds of Cinema Halloween Special will provide the soundtrack for your All Hallows Eve with an hour-long mix of Halloween-related film music. The show will air on Saturday, October 31st at 5pm on 89.7 KMSU FM and at 11pm on 89.5 KQAL FM.
Sounds of Cinema’s regular broadcast can be heard every Sunday morning at 9am on 89.5 KQAL FM in Winona, MN and at 11am on 89.7 KMSU FM in Mankato, MN. Tune in over the air, online at each station’s website, or on your mobile device.