Midnight Syndicate Video Contest

Alle Stummfilmer, Visionäre und Kabelträger aufgemerkt! Das Team von Midnight Syndicate, welches sich durch ihre „Gothic Horror Fantasy Soundtracks“ insbesondere in Rollenspielkreisen einen Namen gemacht hat, feiert sein 13-jähriges Bestehen. Und dies standesgemäß: Sie veranstalten einen Film- und Videowettbewerb!

Interested in making your own film cut to MIDNIGHT SYNDICATE® music? You provide the video content – and MIDNIGHT SYNDICATE® will provide the soundtrack. MIDNIGHT SYNDICATE® is conducting a contest to give new or experienced filmmakers and animators a chance to be included in The Dead Matter DVD package and win other fabulous prizes.

Alle filmischen Technologien sind zugelassen, die einzige Bedingung ist, dass es sich um einen Stummfilm handelt. Nur die Kompositionen der makaberen Capelle selbst sind also als Tonspur zugelassen. Neben dem Wissen, einer beeindruckenden Jury bekannt zu werden locken natürlich einige in der Tat herausragende Belohnungen.

Also, entstaubt die düstere Kreativität, weißt den Bediensteten an die Kamera zu schultern und macht euch auf den Weg! Hier gehts lang zu allen weiteren Informationen!

I had a Shoggoth…

…he pleased me, but drove me to insanity.

Ich wusste gar nicht das Lovecraft und seine Schöpfungen auch so viele Musiker ansprechen. The FuMP hat ein schönes Kinderlied umgedichtet (gefunden bei den Blutschwertern):

Another children’s song, of the repeating-and-building-chorus variety. To be specific, a parody of the traditional song „I Had A Cat/I Bought Me A Cat“. Just… the songs you usually have, with kitties and duckies and puppies, simply aren’t up to the task of raising our kids. Don’t read the lyrics before listening to it, mmkay? Spoilery and all that. I was originally planning this for last week, but the banjo reminded me of „Stony Peak“, which is why both of them have banjo all over the place.

Und wer mitsingen will, kein Problem:

I had a shoggoth, he pleased me,
But drove me to insanity.
Shoggoth went TEKELI-LI

I had a minion, he pleased me,
Got victims for my laboratory.
Minion went YES, MASTER
Shoggoth went TEKELI-LI

I had a zombie, he pleased me,
With his decaying anatomy.
Zombie went BRAAAINNNZZZ
Minion went YES, MASTER
Shoggoth went TEKELI-LI

I had a werewolf, he pleased me,
Devoured every cat he’d see.
Werewolf went HOWWWWWWL
Zombie went BRAAAINNNZZZ
Minion went YES, MASTER
Shoggoth went TEKELI-LI

I had a mummy, he pleased me,
And taught me Egyptology.
Mummy went MMMMMMMMMMM
Werewolf went HOWWWWWWL
Zombie went BRAAAINNNZZZ
Minion went ABBY SOMEBODY
Shoggoth went TEKELI-LI

I had a hunchback, he pleased me,
Got Esmerelda sanctuary.
Hunchback went THE BELLS
Mummy went MMMMMMMMMMM
Werewolf went HAH HAH HAH HAH HAH
Zombie went BRAAAINNNZZZ
Minion went YES, MASTER
Shoggoth went TEKELI-LI

I had a vampire, he pleased me,
But at my parties he wouldn’t drink… tea.
Vampire went GOOD EVEN-ING
Hunchback went THE BELLS
Mummy went MMMM… DONUTS
Werewolf went HOWWWWWWL
Zombie went BRAAAINNNZZZ
Minion went IT’S STILL WARM
Shoggoth went TEKELI-LI

I had an Old One, he pleased me,
In R’lyeh sunk beneath the sea.
Cthulhu went BLUGGA BLUGGA BLUGGA
Vampire went GOOD EVEN-ING
Hunchback went THE BELLS
Mummy went MMMMMMMMMMM
Werewolf went RRUFF RRUFF
Zombie went BRAAAINNNZZZ
Minion went YES, MASTER
Shoggoth went TEKELI-LI

I had a cylon, he pleased me,
But then he turned into a she.
Cylon went BY YOUR COMMAND
Cthulhu went BLUGGA BLUGGA BLUGGA
Vampire went CHILDREN OF THE NIGHT, SHUT UP!
Hunchback went THE BELLS
Mummy went MMMMMMMMMMM
Werewolf went HOWWWWWWL
Zombie went CHEETOS
Minion went YES, MASTER
Shoggoth went TEKELI-LI

I had a Dalek, he pleased me,
But stairs would make him really cranky.
Dalek went EXTERMINATE
Cylon went BY YOUR COMMAND
Cthulhu went BLUGGA BLUGGA BLUGGA
Vampire went GOOD EVEN-ING
Hunchback went THE BELLS
Mummy went MMMMMMMMMMM
Werewolf went HERE KITTY KITTY
Zombie went BRAAAINNNZZZ
Minion went NOT THE RED ONE!
Shoggoth went TEKELI-LI

I had a Sith Lord, he pleased me,
But I hated his prequel trilogy.
Vader went KHSHHHHH-HHHOSHHHHH
Dalek went EXTERMINATE
Cylon went I FEEL PRETTY
Cthulhu went BLUGGA BLUGGA BLUGGA
Vampire went GOOD EVEN-ING
Hunchback went CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?
Mummy went MMMMMMMMMMM
Werewolf went HOWWWWWWL
Zombie went BRAAAINNNZZZ
Minion went YES, MASTER
Shoggoth went TEKELI-LI

I had a Dark Lord, he pleased me,
But he couldn’t beat Harry and Hermione.
Riddle went AVADA KEDAVRA
Vader went I HAVE YOU NOW
Dalek went IT IS NOT A TOILET PLUNGER
Cylon went DOES THIS MAKE ME LOOK FAT?
Cthulhu went PFAGH! Calimari….
Vampire went TWELVE BEAUTIFUL VERSES
Hunchback went OUT THERE….
Mummy went MMMM CHOCOLATE
Werewolf went HOWWWWWWL
Zombie went NOT EAT EYES
Minion went WHAT HUMP?
Shoggoth went TEKELI-LI

I had Galactus, he pleased me,
But he ate my planet casually.
Galactus went CHOMP.

Hey there Cthulhu

Nerdsnacks hat eine hübsches Neuinterpretation von Hey there Delilah gefunden, die ich euch nicht vorenthalten möchte:

Und wer mitsingen möchte, kein Problem:

HEY THERE CHTHULHU
lyrics copyright © 2008 by Eben Brooks and Allison Lonsdale

Hey there Chthulhu down there in your sunken city
You’re a billion light-years distant and the stars look very pretty
From R’lyeh
So close and yet so far away. Ia Iay.

Chthulhu fuh-TAH-gun, or is that Chthulhu fuh-TINE?
I can never quite remember ‚cause I’m not in my right minds
Since I met you
No one corrupts the way you do. You know it’s true

(Chorus)
Oh, it’s what you’ll do to me
Oh, and all humanity
Oh, you’ll rise up from the sea
Oh, kill everyone slowly
Except the one’s like me

Hey there Chthulhu, I’ve been studying your gospel
The Necronomicon, it gives me nightmares something awful
Where I see
The death of all reality. It fills me with glee

So when the stars are right, you’ll come and do your worst
But that’s okay because I know you’ll eat the cultists like me first
When you get here
I know that day is drawing near. I have no fear

(Chorus)

A billion light-years seems so far
Below the sea, beyond the stars
Of these humans‘ putrid souls you’ll drink your fill
The fools will all make fun of me
But I’ll just laugh maniacally
‚Cause no one’s ever suffered like they will
Chthulhu, I can promise you
That by the time this cult gets through
The world will never ever be the same!
Praise your dark name!

Phn’glui mglw’nafh Chthulhu R’lyeh wagn’nagl fhtagn
Boy, that’s really quite a mouthful, can’t quite cram it in my noggin
Not today
I try to say it anyway
I feel my soul being to fray
Still I await that frabjous day
Chthulhu calay!

(Chorus)
Oh, kill everyone but me
Everyone but me

Und ja, Cthulhu schreibt man ohne H nach dem C 😉