Jack Arnold’s Existential Sci-Fi Masterpiece The Incredible Shrinking Man 1957

Jack Arnold’s incredible tale of the eternally evolving man starring Grant Williams.

The song “Heavy” appears on my album Fools and Orphans. With a special guest vocal appearance by the late Jeff Ladd. Sadly the world lost Jeff on May 21, 2010

MonsterGirl ( JoGabriel )

Roger Corman’s Masque of The Red Death(1964): Vincent Price’s Prospero & A Ball to Stave off Death

Roger Corman’s Superb Adaptation of Poe’s story. Vincent Price as always the Master of the Macabre as Prince Prospero.

Jo Gabriel’s song “Masque of The Red Death” appears on my album The Last Drive In

MonsterGirl  (JoGabriel)

Jane Eyre (1943) Joan Fontaine & Orson Welles: Charlotte Brontës beloved captives

JANE EYRE 1943 Directed by Robert Stevenson and Adapted from the  Charlotte Brontë novel by John Houseman, Aldous Huxley and Stevenson.

Starring the lovely Joan Fontaine as the empathetic Jane, Orson Welles as the brooding Edward Rochester, the great unsung character actor Henry Daniell, and 2 very young and wonderful actresses the uncredited immortal Elizabeth Taylor as Helen Burns and the pixie Margaret O’Brien as Adele. Also appearances by Agnes Moorehead and Hillary Brooke. And Peggy Ann Garner as young Jane.

Jo Gabriel’s Poison In The Well appears on my album Fools and Orphans.

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Val Lewton’s “I Walked With A Zombie” (1943) Elements of Jane Eyre, Colonialism and The Synergy of Sound

Val Lewton’s Masterpiece on a low budget for RKO. Directed by Jacques Tourneur and story by Curt Siodmak

Jo Gabriel’s “Sway” appears on my album The Amber Sessions

I will be doing a major feature on the work of Val Lewton in the coming months, his masterworks in shadow are some of the most evocative films ever screened.

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Boris Karloff’s Thriller: God Grante That She Lye Stille 1961″Until my body is restored to me”

Boris Karloff’s Thriller Season 2, Episode 5: God Grante That She Lye Stille

Original Air Date—23 October 1961

Directed by Hershel Daugherty and starring Sarah Marshall

JO GABRIEL’S “GOD GRANT SHE LYE STILL” appears on my album Fools and Orphans

Featuring the incredible performance by cellist Matt Turner


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Tuesday Film Score: Jo Gabriel’s Tinderbox Waltz: Tod Browning’s Freaks 1932

Tinderbox Waltz appears on my album The Unreachable Sky reissue 2010

Celebrate Life all you Wonderful Freaks!

MonsterGirl ( Jo Gabriel )

Saturday Film Score: “Sweet Charlotte” by Jo Gabriel * Hush…Hush Sweet Charlotte

“Sweet Charlotte” by Jo Gabriel from my Gothic Neo-Classical album  The Last Drive In

Tribute to the great Bette Davis! and her performance in the Grande Gothic Cinema piece by director  Robert Aldrich

The Film Score Freak recognizes: Firefly by Jo Gabriel * Les Yeux Sans Visage (Eyes Without A Face) 1960

Firefly by Jo Gabriel  from my album Fools and Orphans  & Eyes Without a Face (1960) directed by Georges Franju

Eyes Without a Face Franju

This is my song Firefly which appears on my album Fools & Orphans, featuring the upright bass of Mark Urness, originally recorded at Coney Island Studios in Madison Wisconsin by Wendy Schneider. My tribute to a hauntingly beautiful horror story!

 

Thursday morning film score: Wuthering Heights 1939 & Jo Gabriel’s Of Love and Ether

Here’s to those immortal lovers Cathy and Heathcliff.

Wuthering-Heights

Of Love and Ether appears on my album Fools and Orphans

Wuthering Heights 1939

Starring Merle Oberon and Laurence Olivier

MonsterGirl (Jo Gabriel)