Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Movie Review: Unnamable II

 The Unnamable II caught my attention for two reasons; it is based on a story by HP Lovecraft (as it turns out, actually 2 stories) and it features Julie Strain, a B-Scream actress who I am a fan of.  Julie is visually a 6' 1" goddess who was Penthouse's Pet of the Year in 1993, a frequent model of illustrator Olivia and other artists, as well as a star in several b-horror films and some porn.  Ms. Strain is often featured as a BDSM Dominatrix, but in this film much of her beauty is hidden under the demon-costume she wears throughout.

 Unnamable II is a sequel to Unnamable, and picks up right after where the first film left-off.  The police have arrived at the Winthrop House along with EMS.  Howard, wounded from his encounter with the unnamable demon, is being wheeled to an ambulance, and Tonya is in a police cruiser.  Randolph Carter, the protagonist of the film, has spirited away Joshua Winthrop's book of spells, which he gives to Howard for safe keeping.  Lovecraft's story, The Statement of Randolph Carter, actually was written by Lovecraft before Unnamable, but for this film the two tales are neatly woven together.

 Carter seeks out Professor Warren, who is sympathetic to Carter's interest in the occult.  They gather Howard and head to a tunnel wear they find the demon from the first film trapped in the roots of a tree.  Following up on a theory, they inject the demon with insulin, which causes it to go into a coma and transform into a beautiful (and fully nude) woman.  Carter and Warren free the woman from the roots.  The woman, Alyda Winthrop, was used by her father to summon the demon.  She is feral but also strongly attracted to Carter.

 Warren discovers in the tunnel some writing which he translates.  He thinks the writing has something to do with quantum physics, but also discovers that freeing the girl also released her demonic aspect... just before the demon kills him.  Now the demon is in pursuit of her human half, killing everyone that gets in her way.

 Maria Ford plays Alyda Winthrop, and spends most of the film completely nude while clinging to Carter, fighting with other women, or trying to get frisky.  She has to be coaxed into clothes, adding some humor to the film (which has several moments of levity).  Julie Strain's ponderous breasts are also a featured part of her demonic costume, so for those who want some nudity with their gore there is plenty. 

 The films is an excellent B-movie.  Its one flaw, which was intentionally ridiculous, is its 1920's academic stuffiness.  Carter and crew are almost unbelievably prim and proper, even with a beautiful nude girl who refuses to get dressed in their midst reflecting Lovecraft's social ideals even though the film is set in modern times.  The demon effects and gore are wonderful.  Unnamable II is a horror romp, more fun than frightening.  It is easily one of the better Lovecraft adaptations, and far superior to the first film.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Movie Review: Witchcraft

  Witchcraft is the first of a series of films that has spawned 13 sequels (to date), which included a run from 1990 to 1998 of a sequel being released each year.  Of the series, the first is probably the tamest, with future films evolving into more of an "explotation" type production, focusing on nudity and gore.

 This means that I am disappointed with the first film.

 The film opens with a good old-fashioned Colonial burning-at-the-stake.  The execution makes up cut-scenes interspersed during a sequence where a woman in modern times is giving birth.  The couple being executed was convicted of witchcraft.  This burning scene will be one of the few consistencies in the plot in future films.

 Grace Churchill, who moved from Poland after her mother and father died in a murder-suicide, has landed one of the wealthiest men in the state (John Churchill), and has moved in with his mother in a massive house.  John and his mother are a little ecentric.  While the home is lavishly decored and furnished, some of the rooms are dusty and furnishings are covered with sheets.  Certain rooms and sections of the home are off-limits to Grace.

 Grace begins seeing strange things in the house.  A mirror shows scenes from both the past (like the Colonial executions) and the future.  She finds what she believes is her mother-in-law engaged with two others in some kind of ritual, and sees blood dripping from her mother-in-law's mouth.  Attempts are made to explain these things away; Garce is in a new and unfamiliar environment, her husband is not around much, the stress of having a new baby is affecting her, and she was a former junkie all suggest that she might be just hallucinating. 

 When Grace's Priest shows up to bapitize the new baby, but instead has a vision of flames and becomes ill, Grace becomes convinced that something is not right with her new life.

 While the film gets some credit for its production quality, but the acting and plot leave something to be desired.  I have a feeling that the film is trying to achieve an air of mystery, but suffers from giving away the ending (the film is called Witchcraft so you expect there will be something to do with witches and magic), and being too much like Rosemary's Baby (which, by comparison, does not reveal the key component to its plot in its name).

 The series is known for its erotic-horror, boardering on soft-core porn.  There is no nudity in this film, and not much gore.  Witchcraft had some moderate success when it was released, which probably helped spawn its next sequel and give the production company more freedom to push the limits.

 If you are interested in the series, then you want to start with the first film, which lays some of the foundation for the second.  Most the rest of the series is made up of films that stand on their own.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Spook House Review: The House of Torment

 Halloween is easily my favorite holiday.  I grew up in the 70's and 80's, when it was still common for kids to wander their neighborhoods with no concern about their safety.  Trick-or-treating was something that you perfected into an art form by the time you were 12.  I love horror films, ghost stories, monsters... and Halloween was a celebration of all the above.

 One of the Halloween Traditions that I have always enjoyed is the "spook-house".  In fact, when I go to carnivals, theme-parks, or festivals, if they have a spook-house, I check it out.  When I was a kid in Fort Wayne, Indiana, the best spook-house for years was the one put on by the local Boy Scouts at an old church; the Haunted Castle.  They still put it on every October, but the church has since been demolished.  Back then, spook-houses were usually put on by a local group trying to raise money for their organizations.  Now, franchises have stepped in with a goal of making a profit, for better or for worse. 

 The House of Torment is one of those franchise spook-houses.

 As an adult, my love of things scary has been shared with my daughters.  My eldest daughter is 17.  Next year, she might be busy with classes, busy with college, or would prefer to go with her friends.  I saw this year as possibly being the last year that she and I would be able to share in this tradition.  It had been a few years since we last went to a spook-house together (not counting the one at Six Flags and the one last year at the Texas Renaissance Festival), so I made a special point of going this year.

  The House of Torment probably has the largest advertising budget in our area.  They advertise on billboards, in radio and television spots, and have deals worked out with local businesses to give their customers discounts (I received a coupon from Sonic for $2 off my ticket price).  The local House of Torment is in a building that was formerly a movie-theater at Highland Mall.  This has been their site for several years, and they have permanent structures in place.  This tells me either they are making enough money to cover their rent of the site for the year during the season, or that the property owners also bought into the franchise.
 Either way, the House of Torment is the big money-maker among the seasonal spook-houses in Austin. 

 I was leaning toward going to the House of Torment simply because they are right down the road, they are the most visible, and their advertising suggests that they are the best in the area.  One ad claimed that they were rated as the #2 haunted house in the nation, and another placed them in the top 13.  Word-of-mouth, though, had not been in their favor.  I did some searches on-line, and found both positive and negative reviews, with a few complaining about how the crowd at the site were made up of "thugs and gang-bangers" and that the employees acted disinterested and bored, including the costumed actors.

 Still, I decided to give them a shot.

 The tickets were about $20 each, and paid for both "shows".  My Sonic coupon took $2 off each ticket, but had I planned this out a little more in advance I could have taken advantage of a Groupon purchase of about $15 for the VIP passes (normally $30 each).  I purchased my tickets on-line for the second show (7:30) on a Saturday.  We arrived early, expecting (correctly) a line, at 7pm.  Corrals were in place for each 30 minute showtime, and we were first to arrive for the 7:30 show.  Two different kinds of employees greeted us outside; guides in "House of Torment" t-shirts for crowd control and taking tickets, and actors in costume who entertained the crowds while they waited.

 The actors were very engaging, making jokes, acting spooky, and posing for pictures.  The costumes were impressive.  There was a girl (I am assuming it was a girl) dressed as a demented female robot.  Her costume had lights and made strange noises, and she would occasionally stop and "spit" a black fluid from the masks "mouth" onto the ground.  She walked in a stiff, mechanical manner and creeped people out.  Another actor was dressed as a pirate, spoke with kind of an Irish brogue, and cracked jokes as he worked the crowd.  The guides were polite and friendly... nothing like the negative reviews I had read.  The crowd itself was a diverse mix.  Highland Mall is in or near "da hood" and is the "bad mall" in Austin, but that was not reflected by the crowd that night.

 The spook-house itself was impressively decorated.  The lighting was minimal, foggy, and carried the sounds of creepy music and noises marked often with the shrieks of pre-teen girls either ahead or behind us (while waiting in line, a gaggle of 12-14 year old girls shrieked there heads off every time a costumed actor came near... who they thought they were putting on a show for I have no idea).  The costumed actors inside went out of their way to be creepy, and were all convincingly attired.  There were several animatronic characters, including a couple of massive demons, a flayed dog, and other strange beasts. 

 The House of Torment had several obstacles common to other spook-houses.  There was a rickety "bridge", an air-jet, a tilted-room, and one walk-way that was lined with air-bags, forcing you to push your way through the tight space.  There were no options on the path, you simply walked from area to area, with different spaces having different themes (one show was a burned-out future city, the other a pirate/jungle theme).  The lighting was consistent throughout, so no attempt was made to change the ambiance or using the lighting to frighten you.  

 The actors also only had really one trick in their bag.  The floors in most areas were smooth boards, allowing an actor with knee pads to slide suddenly at you after just a short run.  This might startle you the first few times, but after the 12th or 13 time you simple expected it.  It was the same in both shows.  The second show also ended abruptly in the gift shop.  I expected to be deposited there at the end, but not in half the time it took to get through the first show.

For an extra $5, you could shoot at pop-up zombie-targets at a paint-ball shooting range.  We passed on that.

 While the House of Torment was not the scariest spook-house I had been in, it was impressive.  As to it being worth $20 a ticket, well, it was worth it to spend the evening with my daughter.  Otherwise, probably not.  No doubt there are other spook-houses in the area that are less expensive and probably are more exciting.     

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Movie Review: The Pyx

 I picked up The Pyx simply because it features Karen Black and has something to do with Satanism... although it seems like many films that have something to do with Satanism The Pyx has more to do with the Catholic Church.  Set in Canada, the film starts with a woman falling from a building to the streets below.  She is wearing a gown and has with her a cross and a "pyx"; a small metal conatiner which is meant to allow the eucharist to be carried from the church to a person who is too ill or infirmed to go to mass and receive communion.  These items with the body suggest that she may be a suicide, but one of the detectives suspects otherwise.

 With surprising speed, the detective discovers that the victim was a prostitute and heroine addict.  It also appears that she may have been involved with some kind of Satanic Cult, and that her involvement with that Cult may have lead to her demise.  The rest of the film basicly tells the victim's story, leading up to the detective tracking down and confronting the leader of the Satanic Cult. 

 The film lacks in every way that you would think it should have strengths in.  It is billed as a "horror-thriller", but it is neither horrorfying nor thrilling.  Actually, it is kind of boring.  It is a story about a prostitute, but there is no sex and only a brief bit of nudity.  The prostitute is a drug-addict, but she only actually shoots-up once in the film.  There is a Satanist Cult, but there is next to nothing demonic or intimidating about the cult. 
 You basicly watch the movie anticipating something happening, but nothing ever does.

 Perhaps if the film had been billed as a detective mystery, I might have appreciated it more.  My understanding is that the US version does not do the original production justice, and the cinematography was considerably better.  I doubt seeing slightly-improved production value would make the film any more entertaining for those expecting horror.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Movie Review: The Legend of Hell House

  I am a little torn on this film.  The Legend of Hell House was released in 1973, and suffers from some of the limitations of that time, technical or otherwise.  Even as a fan of old horror films, though, I have trouble giving this film a good review.

 I would like to.  The story is interesting enough; an eccentric millionaire sends a team of paranormal researchers to confirm or disprove the existence of life-after-death.  Physicist Lionel Barrett and his wife, Ann are recruited, along with spiritual minister and mental medium Florence Tanner and physical medium Ben Fischer, to explore the Belasco House.  The Belasco House was the home of Emeric Belasco, the "Roaring Giant", a millionaire, sadist, and possibly murderer who stood 6'5".  The house is considered the "Mount Everest of haunted houses", and Fischer is the sole survivor of the last team to investigate it.

 Barret is a scientist with a logical mind.  He believes that all spiritual phenomenon is a matter of unfocused electromagnetic energy, and is skeptical about the abilities of the mediums and Tanner's Christian beliefs.  Barret had brought with him a device which he believes will rid the home of these electromagnetic energies and end the phenomenon.  Tanner's abilities manifest in unexpected ways, with physical attacks on Barret even though she is not a physical medium.  Fischer, knowing the danger from his last encounter, avoids opening himself to the forces of the house, for which Barret considers him a fraud.

 Ann Barret, suffering from a lackluster sex-life, begins having erotic visions in the house.  She makes sexual advances to Fischer, apparently under the influence of the energies of the house, stripping naked and demanding sex at one point (Fischer slaps her which brings her to her senses).  During another of her advances, her husband catches her in the act but becomes angry with Fischer, and accuses him of not having any psychic abilities.  In response, Fischer drops his psychic defenses and is attacked.

 Florence Tanner becomes convinced that the energies in the house are that of the spirit of Daniel Belasco, Emeric's son.  Her intuition leads her to a skeleton hidden and chained behind a wall.  The group take the skeleton onto the grounds and bury it, with Tanner performing the rite, hoping this would put the spirit at rest.  When it does not, Tanner offers herself sexually to the spirit, hoping that this will sate it.

 Barret gets his machine assembled, and Tanner, possibly or partially possessed, tries to destroy it.  When her efforts fail, she makes her way to the houses chapel to warn the spirits of the house, only to be crushed by the giant crucifix.  In her own blood, she leaves a clue to what energies are really effecting the house.  Barret's machine seems to work initially, with Fischer declaring the house clean, only to have an even more violent assault kill Barret.  Fischer decides to have a final confrontation with the energies of the house and Ann, not too distraught about her husbands death, follows.

 Fischer goes into the chapel, the dark heart of the house, and calls a challenge to Emeric Belasco, mocking him, calling his renowned height a fraud and him a son of a whore.  The psychic energies are enraged and begin pelting Fischer with objects, but he continues.  Eventually, the assault cracks the walls and reveals a door leading to a lead-lined room.  Seated in the room is the mummified corpse of Belasco, who must have drawn the same conclusions as Barret about the electromagnetic nature of the spirit and constructed the room to trap his own soul.  With the room open, it is a simple matter of Fischer reactivating the machine and dispelling Belasco's spirit.  Fischer and Ann leave the house behind them to live out their lives.

 The story sounds great.  There is a murderous ghost of a sexual deviant, and a house that he would have designed to sate his twisted desires.  You have psychics with unusual powers, a scientist and his incredible device, and two honeys who get naked and have sex with the dead.  Unfortunately, the film only hints visually at most of this.  The special effects are limited and not very convincing.  The acting is wooden at times... all the characters are fairly shallow.  Even the opportunities for some TnA are glossed over; we get to see Ann's naked back (not even her ass) and Florence's face as she is either having some rough or some amazing sex (maybe both).  

  Unfortunately, this is a great story that has been lost in the translation into film.  If the writers, the director, the producers, and the actors had been willing to take a few risks, this film would probably be a cult-classic.  Perhaps one day we will be treated to a remake that does the story justice.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Artwork by Jason Sorrell: Beloved Dead

You know, I admittedly play at this art-thing.  I consider myself a fair draftsman, though I like to think I am getting better with each attempt.  Artistically, pencil-drawing has always been my first love, the media in which I think my skills are most honed.  I enjoy portraiture, and have even been commissioned to create portraits now and then.  

 I also love horror films and the female form.  Thankfully, I am not alone in this.  The horror film industry has provided a plethora of female imagery to gaze upon with wonder.  There is a tantalizing juxtaposition between the sensual and the sinister.  It is this juxtaposition that currently attracts my attention.

 These pencil portraits take days each to create.  The drawings alone for each of these spanned a period of four days, working admittedly only a few hours each day on the images.  My schedule prevents me from producing such works at the pace that I would like, but it gives me some time to decide what monsters I will add next to my collection of beloved dead.

 When Return of the Living Dead 3 came out in 1993, I was 20 years old, and freely admit that the image of a punk-rock pierced-up zombie-girl was titillating (ha!) on a number of levels.  I really dug the first film, I don't even remember the 2nd, but the 3rd film really stuck with me.  As you may recall, Julie was infected with the zombie-toxin, and in order to stave-off her hunger for brains she had to pierce herself with a variety of objects (nails, glass-shards, metal rings, etc).

 I created this image from the film were Julie emerges after her self-piercing session.  The camera pans up from her mid-drift to her face.  The problem was that I didn't get it all in one shot; the camera panning up is followed by a shot were she raised her face to the camera.  To get the above image, I had to go back-and-forth between different frames of the film until I got the posture and expression I wanted, and then used several stills for reference, especially for the variety of chains she wears.

 And now you know.

 The Angry Princess from Thir13en Ghosts presented her own set of problems.  If I remember correctly, Dana was a girl who over-indulged in plastic surgery, seeing imperfection whenever she looked at herself.  A self-inflicted operation to remove an imaginary blemish resulted in her loosing an eye, and she committed suicide with her butcher's knife in a bathtub.  The actress is not nude in the film, but is instead wearing a body-suit.

 Still, it's very convincing.

 There is a classic image of the Angry Princess as she rounds a corner, her knife jutting out in front of her.  Do a Google-search of "Angry Princess" and you will see what I mean.  I thought about that image for my representation, but decided it was too common.  Instead, I used a sequence of images right after she witnesses the lawyer being cut in half but before she hers the people upstairs and vanishes.  Again, I referred to several stills from that sequence to get the posture and expression I wanted.  Next, because of the low-light, I had to refer to other images to get the cuts on her body correct.  The expression seems a little off to me, but I am pleased by the whole.

 So, now I am thinking about who will be next.  I have in mind the Bride from The Bride of Frankenstein, the Wire-Twins from Hellraiser: Inferno, Elvira: Mistress of the Dark, the nurses from Silent Hill, and the female alien from Species.  I am racking my brain trying to come-up with other candidates.  I decided to pass on Trash from the first Return of the Living Dead because I don't like her zombie make-up, but I have been thinking of doing a water-color painting of her infamous graveyard strip-tease. 

 Your suggestions would be more than welcome.  Just drop a comment below.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Memorabilia Review: Freddy Kruger and Jason Vorhees Prop Replicas

 I have picked up some odd bits of horror film memorabilia over the years.  Two of the best pieces I have acquired relatively recently.  Both are replicas of actual props, built to the same standards or nearly the same standards as actual props used in the films themselves. Both are iconic items familiar to every horror-fan.

 The first prop is a replica of the hockey mask which has become the iconic symbol of the Friday the 13th franchise, even though the mask itself did not appear until the third film of the series.  Jason Vorhees, the maniac-killer of Crystal Lake, wore this mask to his his facial deformities.

 This prop is made of a hard-plastic resin, closer to ceramic than plastic in feel.  It has metal fasteners for the straps attached, and the head-straps themselves are artificially-aged.  The straps of the mask are not sized to fit a regularly shaped head properly.  Rather, they are stretched and adjusted to fit over the misshapen Vorhees mask.

 Oddly enough, I picked this item up, which clearly says "This is not a toy" on its box, at Toys R Us.  I have a feeling it was an oversight on the part of the office that does ordering for their company.  I have yet to see a return of this item or anything like it at that toy-store... but that is not surprising.  They used to be THE source for McFarlane Toys, and not all you can ever find their are sports or military McFarlane Figures.

  The next prop is much more impressive.  It is the glove of nightmare slasher Freddy Kruger from the A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise.  Child-murderer Kruger killed his victims, both before and after he died, with this glove; a work glove modified with blades on the end of each finger.  

 I had two options from the same company when I picked this item up.  One option, for about a third of the price, was made of plastic.  It was very convincing in appearance, but not nearly as convincing as the more expensive model I picked up.  This glove is made of actual metal; copper and pressed-tin.  The blades themselves are blunt, but it is still an imposing looking prop.  The local trick-or-treaters don't know what to think when they see it.

 This piece was picked-up at a Halloween-shop... one of those places that opens just for the season, and then usually turns into a Christmas decoration after Halloween.  They actually only had a couple of these at this shop, and it is another item I have not seen in a store since, although they are now going for as much as $100 on some Internet sites.

 Both props are of the highest possible quality.  I figure if your going to have something like this, you might as well have the best.

Movie Review: Necromancer

  You know, with this blog entry, I have concluded that I have watched a lot of crap in the search of some horror entertainment.

 Let's see.  Its the 1980's and you are a mildly hot blond in college.  You are dating jock-stud, who is nothing but respectful, sensitive, and naive about your sordid past... you know, in the past when you dated one of your professors.  Sure, you were interested in your older lover, but you have to admit that the relationship also helped your GPA.  As you are, you're not very good for much else than eye-candy for the local thugs who (due to I am certain some government assistance program) also happen to be in pursuit of a college education. 

 The thugs, desperate for a passing grade, raid your old professor/lover's office and find a love-letter you wrote.  Among these three credits to our society is a true psychopath who, smitten with and spurned by you, decides to rape you.  He holds this letter proving your affair with your professor, which you fear will lead not only to the end of your current relationship but also get you kicked out of school. 

 Do you call the cops?  No.  Do you maybe hire some thugs of your own to "take care of" the problem?  No.  Instead, you do what any rational person would do.
 You visit a gypsy performing rituals in her garage and have her send a demon to kill those who have hurt you.  Yeah... that's what I would do.

 There is a downside, though.  First, the demon tends to take your form when lashing out at your enemies.  Not a big deal really, I mean, you want your enemies to know you were the cause of their doom, right?  Of course, leaving your finger-prints and hair samples at the bloody murder scenes might be problematic.  The real problem is that this demon has blurry aim, going after ANYONE who hurts you, including your confused, yet devoted beau who you get into a spat with over your weird behavior.

 Yep, that's Necromancer in a nut-shell.

 Weak special effects, horrible acting, and a story written to find excuses to get the female lead topless is what you get with this film, and not much else.  The male pagan-geek peddling around on a bicycle and challenging the forces of darkness (and losing... because GOOD is DUMB) is about the most realistic aspect of the whole flic. 

 Check out Necromancer at your own peril.  It is 2 hours of your life you will never get back.

Misfits Box Set

 I love the Misfits.  In particular, I love the Misfits when they were fronted by Glenn Danzig.  Over the years, I have had in my possession a number of Misfit albums, most of which were various compilations or live recordings, often with over-lapping tracks.  When the Misfits Collections (two seperate CDs with a huge list of tracks on each) came out, I no longer needed many of the albums I had in my collection, with the exception of maybe "Evilive".  The Collections included for the most part everything the Misfits had put out.

 Then came this box-set. 

 There is simply not a more comprehensive collection of Misfits tracks ever released to the public.  It has 104 remastered tracks including; COLLECTIONS I AND II, LEGACY OF BRUTALITY, EARTH A.D., EVILLIVE, and even the legendary long lost STATIC AGE album.  Rarities, unreleased material, and probably every noise the Misfits ever committed to tape are included in this set.  In addition to practicly everything by the Misfits, Eerie Von of SAMHAIN provides a 28 page booklet of liner-notes and lyrics, unreleased photos, artwork, the complete discography, and fiends are treated to a fired-enamel "Fiends Club" badge.

 All of this comes in a coffin-shaped black box with a faux-velour lined interior.  Awesome!

 My personal collection, pictured above, is a bit more exstensive; a collection of Misfit patches, a  "Fiends Club" button, and of course the iconic t-shirt.  The box-set alone is a real treat for any Misfits fan, providing hours of tracks to sate any need for a Misfits fix.  The Misfits defined "horror-punk", setting the bar high for all other bands to follow to try to match.  If you want to know where it all started, then get this set.

Misfits - Collection I (1986)
She 1:21
1-02Hollywood Babylon 2:17
1-03Horror Business 2:42
1-04Teenagers From Mars 2:33
1-05Night Of The Living Dead 1:51
1-06Where Eagles Dare 2:06
1-07Vampira 1:19
1-08I Turned Into A Martian 1:41
1-09Skulls 1:56
1-10London Dungeon
Guitar – Robbie Alter 
1-11Ghouls Night Out 1:56
1-12Astro Zombies 2:09
1-13Mommy, Can I Go Out And Kill Tonight? 1:58
1-14Die Die My Darling 3:07
Collection II (1995)
1-15Cough / Cool
Drum Programming, Keyboards – Glenn Danzig 
1-16Children In Heat 2:05
1-17Horror Hotel 1:25
1-18Halloween 1:50
1-19Halloween II 2:11
1-20Hate Breeders
Drums – Eerie Von 
Drums – Eerie Von
1-22Nike A Go Go
Drums – Eerie Von
1-23Devils Whorehouse
Drum Programming – Glenn Danzig 
1-24Mephisto Waltz
Drums – Eerie Von
1-25Rat Fink 1:50
1-26We Bite 1:13
Legacy Of Brutality (1985)
2-01Static Age 1:45
2-02TV Casualty 2:33
2-03Hybrid Moments 1:38
2-04Spinal Remains 1:23
2-05Come Back 4:59
2-06Some Kinda Hate 2:04
2-07Theme For A Jackal
Keyboards – Glenn Danzig 
2-08Angelfuck 1:34
2-09Who Killed Marilyn? 1:55
2-10Where Eagles Dare 1:57
2-11She 1:21
2-12Halloween 1:46
2-13American Nightmare 1:42
Evilive (1987)
2-1420 Eyes (Live) 1:55
2-15Night Of The Living Dead (Live) 1:43
2-16Astro Zombies (Live) 2:03
2-17Horror Business (Live) 2:05
2-18London Dungeon (Live) 2:14
2-19Nike A Go Go (Live) 3:22
2-20Hate Breeders (Live) 2:39
2-21Devils Whorehouse (Live) 1:40
2-22All Hell Breaks Loose (Live) 1:33
2-23Horror Hotel (Live) 1:12
2-24Ghouls Night Out (Live) 1:42
2-25We Are 138 (Live)
Vocals [Additional] – Henry Rollins 
Earth A.D. (1984)
2-26Earth A.D. 2:08
2-27Queen Wasp 1:30
2-28Devilock 1:25
2-29Death Comes Ripping 1:53
2-30Green Hell 1:52
2-31Wolfs Blood 1:11
2-32Demonomania 0:43
2-33Bloodfeast 2:28
2-34Hellhound 1:13
Rare And Unreleased Studio Session Tracks (1977-1986)
3-01Cough / Cool
Electric Piano – Glenn Danzig
Drums – Manny
Electric Piano – Glenn Danzig
Drums – Manny
3-03Who Killed Marilyn? 1:58
3-04Where Eagles Dare 2:00
3-05Horror Business 2:42
3-06Teenagers From Mars 2:32
3-07Children In Heat 2:05
3-08Night Of The Living Dead 2:02
3-09Where Eagles Dare 1:51
3-10Vampira 1:36
3-11Violent World
Guitar – Robbie Alter 
3-12Who Killed Marilyn? 1:50
3-13Spook City U.S.A. 2:13
3-14Horror Business 2:32
3-15I Turned Into A Martian 1:49
3-16Skulls 1:52
3-17Night Of The Living Dead 1:51
3-18Astro Zombies 2:13
3-19Where Eagles Dare 1:37
3-20Violent World
Guitar – Robbie Alter 
3-21Halloween II 2:28
3-2220 Eyes 2:07
3-23I Turned Into A Martian 1:57
3-24Astro Zombies 2:13
3-25Vampira 1:19
3-26Devils Whorehouse 1:44
3-27Nike A Go Go
Keyboards – Glenn Danzig
3-28Hate Breeders 3:07
3-2920 Eyes 1:45
3-30Violent World
Guitar – Robbie Alter
Static Age (1996)
4-01Static Age 1:46
4-02TV Casualty 2:23
4-03Some Kinda Hate 1:59
4-04Last Caress 1:55
4-05Return Of The Fly 1:34
4-06Hybrid Moments 1:40
4-07We Are 138 1:40
4-08Teenagers From Mars 2:48
4-09Come Back 4:57
4-10Angelfuck 1:36
4-11Hollywood Babylon 2:17
4-12Attitude 1:28
4-13Bullet 1:36
4-14Theme For A Jackal 2:35