If you grew up in the 1980s as a hardcore horror fan, you’re probably a fan of Fangoria Magazine. This legendary horror magazine was the centerpiece of the horror genre collectible, full of interviews, previews, and behind the scenes features. The magazine ran into the same problems that inflicted the publishing industry and eventually shut down, but it was revitalized in 2018 in a glossy new edition.
To celebrate, Fangoria released Hollydoom, a synth wave music compilation. This genre, which draws inspiration from horror movie soundtracks of the 1980s, is all about synthesizers pounding out dark rhythms for listeners to enjoy as they drive through a neon cityscape.
Many of the greats of the genre, from Carpenter Brut, Power Glove, and Mega Drive. Best of all, we have a remake of the classic song “Abyss” by John Carpenter!
There are also numerous original tracks by some great synth wave bands, including the song “Cthulhu” by Gunship. The track features an opening monologue from Corin Hardy, director of The Nun and The Hallow. Check out the track below, put your mirror shades on as you stare into the neon apocalypse, and get ready to bliss out in the grandeur and horror of the Great Old Ones.