May 12, 2009 (Cleveland, OH) – Midnight Syndicate Films, THE DEAD MATTER is officially complete. Post-production wrapped the last week in April with director/composer Edward Douglas and sound editor, Patrick Giraudi, finalizing the mix, and colorist Jim Garrow dialing in the finishing touches.
“I am absolutely thrilled with how the movie came out,” says Edward Douglas. “I think it’s exactly what fans would expect from a Midnight Syndicate movie. Classic horror themes…very atmospheric, very creepy… and loaded with twists and turns that really pull you into the dark world we try to create on all our discs. It’s definitely a fun ride for fans who enjoy a good story and an old-school edge to their horror films.”
Although no official date has been set, Midnight Syndicate announced that they will be releasing an official soundtrack to THE DEAD MATTER in coordination with the movie’s release. In August of 2008, Midnight Syndicate released the critically-acclaimed THE DEAD MATTER: CEMETERY GATES CD which was a collection of music inspired by the movie. In addition to being named one of the top horror CDs on FearNet’s 2008 countdown, the disc recently won runner-up for Best CD in the horror fan-voted Rondo Awards. More information, reviews and can be found on www.MidnightSyndicate.com.
About THE DEAD MATTER
THE DEAD MATTER is a supernatural thriller produced by Halloween horror music veterans MIDNIGHT SYNDICATE, Robert Kurtzman (Producer of FROM DUSK TILL DAWN, KNB FX), and Gary Jones (XENA, BOOGEYMAN 3). The movie stars Andrew Divoff (LOST, WISHMASTER), Jason Carter (BABYLON 5, ANGEL), Tom Savini (DAWN OF THE DEAD, GRINDHOUSE), and legendary horror hosts Dick ‘COUNT GORE DEVOL’ Dyszel and ‘BIG CHUCK’ Schodowski.
The movie tells the story of a girl named Gretchen who’s desire to reconnect with her dead brother draws her into the supernatural world of vampirism and the living dead. Drenched in the dark and shadowy music of MIDNIGHT SYNDICATE and inspired by EC Comics, CREEPSHOW, and Hammer Films, this mix of classic horror and modern twists promises to deliver for fans of the genre.
For more information on THE DEAD MATTER, visit www.TheDeadMatter.com or http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1055363/
About MIDNIGHT SYNDICATE
Recording artists MIDNIGHT SYNDICATE (Edward Douglas and Gavin Goszka) are the leading producers of original Halloween music worldwide. Over the past twelve years, their dark, orchestral instrumental discs have become staples in the gothic music, haunted attraction, Halloween retail, and roleplaying game industries.
With a catalog of CDs that blend dark, orchestral horror and fantasy movie score-style music with sound effects, the band has had its soundtracks to imaginary films featured in everything from HUGH HEFNER’s infamous Halloween parties, BARBARA WALTERS specials, and MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL to X-BOX games, tracks by the Academy-Award winning rap act, THREE SIX MAFIA and concerts by dark music pioneers THE MISFITS and KING DIAMOND.
In addition to working with UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS and most of the nations top haunted attractions and amusement parks during Halloween, Midnight Syndicate’s music has been featured on countless television shows and documentaries relating to horror films and the supernatural. Their music is most commonly though every October in venues and neighborhoods around the world celebrating the Halloween season.
In 2003, the band teamed up with HASBRO and WIZARDS OF THE COAST to record the first official soundtrack to the classic fantasy roleplaying game, DUNGEONS & DRAGONS. They were the first musical act to ever receive the gaming industry’s top awards for their 2005 release, THE 13TH HOUR.
In 2007 Midnight Syndicate scored Robert Kurtzman’s drive-in thriller, THE RAGE. Kurtzman, his company Precinct 13 Entertainment, and producer Gary Jones then teamed up with newly formed Midnight Syndicate Films to produce Midnight Syndicate’s first motion picture, THE DEAD MATTER. Scored and directed by Edward Douglas, and featuring additional music by Gavin Goszka, the film recently finished post-production and has an anticipated release date in late 2009.
For more information on Midnight Syndicate, visit www.MidnightSyndicate.com
The Dead Matter (teaser trailer)