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13HORROR.COM reviews P&P

from Andrew Hannon <editor@13horror.com> Hi Danny,   Thanks again for submitting The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre to the 13Horror.com Film Contest.    It’s an extremely accomplished short. You have some very nicely worked camera movements (most notably … Continue reading

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P&P’s INDEPENDENT HORROR MOVIE AWARD

“The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre” won a Best Actor Award and was nominated for Editing, Special Effects and Music by the Independent Horror Movie Awards

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P&P – Day 5 – The Pendulum Swings

Filming the Deadly Progress of the Pendulum The most famous image from Edgar Allan Poe’s classic short story “The Pit and the Pendulum” is of the sword swinging back and forth, coming down ever closer over the hapless protagonist tied … Continue reading

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2021 YEAR END POP CULTURE QUIZ

One point for each correct answer. No googling! – since I didn’t use google to come up with these questions (only to spell check afterwards) – which is a bit of a brag, yes, yet maybe also revealing something questionable … Continue reading

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TELL-TALE MENCIÓN ESPECIAL POR MÚSICA

“The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” received a special mention citation for music from the Fixion Fantastic & Horror Film Festival in Santiago, Chile! Or rather, a … Mención Especial por Música: Danny Ashkenasi por The Tell-Tale Heart-A Musicabre (USA) … Continue reading

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3 Seconds of HELL

An Advance Mini Audio Peek at “The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre” “If there’s a hell, this is the music.” That was my mother’s succinct critique of the score of my short film “The Pit and the Pendulum … Continue reading

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ED

My husband turns 61 today. Happy birthday, Ed! And just like every year for the past 27, I composed a viola piano duet for us to play. Each one is called an Evocation. This year’s birthday duet, Evocation XXVII, takes … Continue reading

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TOP INDIE FILM AWARD

  The Top Indie Film Awards have given “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” an award for Best Music. It was also nominated for Best Director and Best Actor.        

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450 DEGREES OF MORTAL TERROR – Tell-Tale Shoot Diary #4

    Presently I heard a slight groan And I knew It was the groan of mortal terror It was not a groan of pain or of grief Oh no It was the low stifled sound That arises from the … Continue reading

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TELL-TALE PEEK INTO THE ON SET MONITOR – Tell-Tale Shoot Diary #1

  Last week was production week for the short film “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre“.  One day of set-up, 6 days of shooting, 9-10 hour days that by the weekend became 11-15 hour days.  Everyone worked very hard and … Continue reading

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OOO! LOOK AT THE LIGHT!

Pics with a Touch of Light plus a complimentary light-hearted music quiz   Light Music Query #1: Which musical features this dance into the light? (as ever, the answers are tucked into the tabs below)   Above, my gym’s basement … Continue reading

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What Makes Us ANXIOUS – What Gives Us HOPE

I want to have a happier marriage Love wins My Trump voting relatives I am tougher than dirt   Currently at the Rubin Museum in New York City, there is an exhibit curated by the public’s hopes and fears. One … Continue reading

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TELL-TALE SIGN…

  Something’s coming…   Something murderous, mad, musical…   A pale blue eye…   Cellos signing;  moaning;  screaming…   His hideous heart…   It’s all returning…   But not the way it was…   It will take on a whole … Continue reading

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HAPPY SONGS FOR DARK TIMES #2: Miss Marple, Tatu, and the Chipper Harpsichord

Theme from Miss Marple – Ron Goodwin and his Orchestra A while back I promised there would be a series of Happy Tunes for Dark Times to highlight what I consider sure fire musical mood boosters. What with ever escalation Twitter … Continue reading

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ELEGANT PRIMITIVISM or ELEGIAC ENERGY – On the Conclusion of the Public Vote in the Carl Orff Competition

The public voting phase of the Carl Orff Competition concluded yesterday.  Now I guess the public ratings of the 115 entries are being weighted and tabulated to determine five finalists.  Five more finalists will be chosen by a select jury.  … Continue reading

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HAPPY SONGS FOR DARK TIMES #1 – A Grand Hotel Extravaganza

Sometimes the right slice of music can be a sure fire happy picker upper. These are dark, soul depressing, body wearying times we live in.  More than once I have been hearing people talk about how they feel sick in … Continue reading

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