10 Great Post-Apocalyptic Film Soundtracks

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Historically, there has never been a shortage of religious doomsayers. Everyone knows their rap: "Repent! The end is near!" etc. Additionally, pop culture has been supporting dim-witted proclamations of the end of times with golden oldies like: Y2K, the comet Elenin, and of course the return of Quetzalcoatl. People obviously derive a great deal of pleasure fantasizing about the destruction of the world, which is represented cinematically in a variety of ways. Post-apocalyptic films range in tone from campy and satirical to bleak and depressing, and in the best cases their soundtracks amplify their respective sentiments. For your catastrophic pleasure, the Weekly now presents a cross-section of apocalyptic film soundtracks, which should help readers visualize scenes they are likely to see in the event of the world's end.

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Slash Gives Us Plenty to Fear at Horror Nights

Myles Kennedy and Slash (Left to Right) at the Red Carpet Ceremony for The Eyegore Awards. Photo by Scott Feinblatt
On Friday night, Slash appeared at the Eyegore Awards, at Universal Studios Hollywood, where he and singer Myles Kennedy performed the title track to his recent horror film, Nothing Left to Fear. Slash, whose new album World on Fire was released last week, also received one of the awards and provided the soundtrack for one of the new mazes at Halloween Horror Nights, "Clowns 3D Music by Slash."

McKenzie Westmore (Face Off) emceed the event wherein fimmakers Robert Rodriguez, John Landis, and effects artist Greg Nicotero received awards as well. Universal Studios's Creative Director, John Murdy, was present at the event, which took place on the opening night of the theme park's Halloween Horror Nights. This year, the park features new mazes based on Rodriguez's film / television series From Dusk Till Dawn, Landis's classic horror film An American Werewolf in London, and The Walking Dead, for which Nicotero is the Special Effects Make-Up Supervisor. After the awards ceremony, members of the press were invited to experience the theme park's new haunted mazes.

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Richard Elfman Talks Forbidden Zone, to Screen this Week at Long Beach Cinematheque!

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A chicken boy, a frog butler and a topless princess are only a few of the bizarre characters from film-director Richard Elfman's debut film Forbidden Zone. As the 30th birthday of the cult classic draws near, Elfman teamed up with the Long Beach shadow cast Midnight Insanity and Logan Crow's Long Beach Cinematheque, to deliver an outrageously fun evening that would surely only be found in the "sixth dimension."

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Rihanna Pregnant? Five Songs That Could've Been The Soundtrack for Her Baby Making

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At this point we are all familiar with the Barbados beauty Rihanna and there are a few things that we certainly know about her outside of her music. She enjoys crazy fashion, she's been known to smoke a doobie or two, loves tattoos and dying her hair, and of course, she is very forgiving.

It was reported on the cover of the UK magazine, "Famous" that Rihanna is now sporting a bun in the oven and it got us thinking. Mozel if it's true although, we assume this is just cover story gossip. (Must be a slow week at the "Kardashian Kamp.") Either way, we also assume that Rihanna likes to screw so that certainly triggers the thought, which guy could be the baby daddy? We also got to wondering, what could the "bump and grind" music be that was playing while this hypothetical baby making was going on? Yes, we are sick. Don't judge.

Regardless if she is knocked up or not, we know Rihanna that wasn't shagging in silence. With that said, here are the songs she could've been listening to while making babies.

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Game of Thrones: Let the Withdrawal Start! Three Theme Song Variations

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Now that the medieval doggystyling and beheading is behind us, here's three variations of the Game of Thrones theme song for you to fill your head with until the actual soundtrack by Ramin Djawadi comes out next week. Long live the Starks!

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Movies and Music: Smoking Popes Do Not Choose the Willy Wonka Soundtrack as a Fave

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Katie Hovland
The Smoking Popes, set to release their concept album This Is Only a Test (about the life of a fictional high schooler) on March 15, know what it's like to tell stories through music. So is it any surprise lead singer Josh Caterer picked The Music Man as his all-time favorite soundtrack? (Oddly enough, "Pure Imagination," the song from the original Willy Wonka movie, which made them famous, was not his first choice.) He says:

The songwriting is amazing. I must have watched that movie a hundred times growing up. It really shaped my concept of how to write a good melody.  
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Movies and Music: Girl Talk Talks (Hah!) About His Favorite Soundtrack

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It makes sense that Girl Talk, famous for smooshing together seemingly incongruous songs (gangsta rap with Sinead O'Connor and Aphex Twin), would choose the House Party 2 soundtrack as his favorite. 

"There are so many heavy hitters on this soundtrack," he says. "It goes from uptempo party tracks to smooth ballads. The flow works really well. It's some new jack swing-era magic."

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