Indie slasher film Movie Theater Massacre, written and directed by Ian Courtney, premiered at the 2023 Motor City Legacy horror convention as well as having its cast and crew screening at the Redford Theatre. Voyag3r scored the finale scene of the movie that was filmed at the historic Redford Theatre, near Detroit, MI. The film stars Jalen Wilson-Nelem, Adam DeFilippi, Caitlin Cavannaugh, LeJon Woods and Linnea Quigley.
Movie Theater Massacre Storyline from IMDB. “A group of employees are working their last week at a movie theater that is going out of business when a mysterious figure begins to murder people.” The poster art was illustrated by Graham Humphreys
The track, entitled “Slaughter Into Space”, was written and performed by Voyag3r and recorded, mixed and mastered here at the Battle Chamber by Steve Greene. Future screenings of the film will be announced soon. Listen to songs, scores and mastering Battle Chamber has done on the Sounds page.
SYNOPSIS: A building superintendent, Jack, just wants to be left in peace but tenants are always needing him to fix stuff. However, when the buildings power goes out it is due to two tenants who have opened a portal to hell in the basement.
OFFICIAL MOVIE TRAILER:
Premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2015, Portal to Hell, written by Matt Watts and directed by Vivieno Caldinelli, marks Roddy Pipers final short film. Special effects were done by Steven Kostanski . The soundtrack for Portal to Hell was handled by licensed music from Voyag3r‘s album, Doom Fortress and an original score composed by Steve Greene, recorded and mixed here at the Battle Chamber.
STORYLINE: Jack (Roddy Piper) is a building superintendent, Jack is a simple man with simple needs. He just wants to be left in peace so that he can get on with reading his book. But the tenants living in his building are always in need of him for something. Fix this, replace that, unblock this toilet. However, when the power goes out in the building the culprit is not a blown fuse or faulty wiring it is two of the tenants who have opened a portal to hell in the basement of the building. If Jack doesn’t close the portal and stop Great Cthulhu rising from his watery tomb city then the entire building, no, the entire world will go down the pan. – Mark A Wood
To listen to a track from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, visit our Sounds page. To hear Voyag3r’s music, visit their website.
New York Ninja will play on Showtime Network’s, The Movie Channel Xtra on Monday, February 6 at 11:45pm. The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to New York Ninja, by Voyag3r, was recorded, mixed at mastered here at the Battle Chamber by Steve Greene.
Don’t miss this chance to catch the unique film that is New York Ninja! To subscribe to The Movie Channel Xtra, go here. To listen to some tracks from the New York Ninja score, click our Sounds page.
From The Movie Channel Xtra website: The peaceful life of average working man, John, is shattered by the brutal murder of his pregnant wife. Disillusioned by the police’s slow response, John takes to the streets as a sword-wielding vigilante hell bent on cleaning up New York City crime and corruption. But as his quest for justice gains notoriety, a mysterious villain known only as the Plutonium Killer sets his sights on the New York ninja. This over-the-top cult classic was recently restored thirty-five years after being abandoned during production.
Rated TVMA • 93 minute
Don “The Dragon” Wilson – John Lui / The Ninja
Linnea Quigley – Randi Rydell
Vince Murdocco – Jack “The Cameraman”
Leon Isaac Kennedy – Det. Jimmy Williams
Cynthia Rothrock – Det. Janet Flores
Matt Mitler – Freddy Cufflinks
Ginger Lynn Allen – Nita Liu
Michael Berryman – The Plutonium Killer
Written by Arthur Schweitzer, John Liu, & Kurtis M. Spieler
Directed by John Liu
Re-Directed by Kurtis Spieler
Music by Voyag3r
New York Ninja is playing on Showtimes Networks, The Movie Channel Xtra on Wednesday, February 1st at 2:15am
From Showtimes website:The peaceful life of average working man, John, is shattered by the brutal murder of his pregnant wife. Disillusioned by the police’s slow response, John takes to the streets as a sword-wielding vigilante hell bent on cleaning up New York City crime and corruption. But as his quest for justice gains notoriety, a mysterious villain known only as the Plutonium Killer sets his sights on the New York ninja. This over-the-top cult classic was recently restored thirty-five years after being abandoned during production.
The Original Motion Picture to New York Ninja, by Voyag3r, was recorded, mixed and mastered by Steve Greene here at the Battle Chamber and was released on Digital, CD, Cassette and Vinyl by Mondo/Deathwaltz. The film was completed and released by Vinegar Syndrome and edited and re-directed by Kurtis Spieler.
Here is what the New York Times had to say about New York Ninja:The 1984 kung fu film was shot, but it wasn’t completed. Now, with a new director and newly recorded dialogue, the film sees the light of day.
The names of most of the original cast and crew are lost to time, and Spieler said Vinegar Syndrome tried to find Liu but wasn’t able to. This gave Spieler the chance to start fresh with the audio, commissioning a synth-heavy retro score by the Detroit band Voyag3r and fielding a murderer’s row of genre-film stalwarts to dub the actors.
Don’t miss your chance to see New York Ninja in the comfort of your own home! To listen to some of the New York Ninja score, by Voyag3r, visit our Sounds page. To pick up a copy of the soundtrack, visit the Official Voyag3r Store.
The 4th studio album from Detroit’s Voyag3r (pronounced Voyager 3), New York Ninja (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), is out now on CD, Cassette and Vinyl! The film score was written and performed by Voyag3r and recorded, mixed and mastered by Steve Greene, at the Battle Chamber Studio. Artworks by Suspiria.
• CD (all 30-tracks) – Battle Chamber Music
In jewel case with tray card and fold-out booklet. Full color disc print
• Vinyl (19-track sequence) – Mondo/Death Waltz Records
Vinegar Syndrome Vinyl Variant – Bone White with Silver Splatter [SOLD OUT]
• Digital & Streaming
Available January 7, 2022 at Voyag3rStore.com • iTunes • AmazonMp3 • Spotify • Tidal • Apple Music • Pandora • iHeart Radio • Deezer • YouTube Music
About the Film New York Ninja
Originally directed by and starring martial arts actor John Liu (The Secret Rivals, Invincible Armor) in his only American production, New York Ninja was filmed entirely on 35mm in 1984, but the project was abandoned during production resulting in all original sound materials being lost over time. 35 years later, Vinegar Syndrome acquired the original unedited camera negative and painstakingly constructed and completed the film. Enlisting the voice talents of genre favorites: Don “The Dragon” Wilson (Bloodfist, Whatever It Takes), Linnea Quigley (Return of the Living Dead, Nightmare Sisters), Michael Berryman (The Hills Have Eyes, Auntie Lee’s Meat Pies), Vince Murdocco (Night Hunter, LA Wars), Matt Mitler (The Mutilator, Battle for the Lost Planet), Leon Isaac Kennedy (Lone Wolf McQuade, Penitentiary), Ginger Lynn Allen (The Devil’s Rejects, Vice Academy), and Cynthia Rothrock (China O’Brien, Martial Law) Vinegar Syndrome Pictures is extremely proud to present this truly one of kind film experience. Restored in 4K from the original camera elements, New York Ninja is finally available in all of its ridiculous over-the-top glory for the first time ever after spending nearly four decades in film obscurity.
Directed by: John Liu and Kurtis Spieler 2021 / 93 min / 1.85:1 / English 2.0 Stereo
Listen to one track from the album on our Sounds page.
Get your copy of Voyag3r – New York Ninja (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) now at Voyag3rStore.com
Voyag3r (pronounced Voyager 3) return with their 3rd studio album, War Mask. Expanding on the sonic pallet the band created with their debut, Doom Fortress, and follow up 2xLP, Are You Synthetic?, Voyag3r deliver a diverse, dark and dynamic collection of songs, including a cover of the King Crimson classic, Red. Heavier tracks, such as Ancient Enemies, bring the rock element to the forefront, while more open tracks like Sequenza Di Mezzanotte, showcase a 70s vibed, organic sound.
1. The Terror Is Gaining On You
2. The Donning
3. War Mask
4. Ancient Enemies
5. Second Face
7. Sequenza Di Mezzanotte
8. Hell Village
10. War Mask (Steve Greene mix)
War Mask was self-produced and recorded at the Tempermill studios in Ferndale, MI, using their Harrison 3232 custom console and MCI 2” 24-track tape machine. As with the previous V3 albums, the artwork was done by Slasher Dave.
PRE-ORDERS ARE NOW LIVE!
Bellyache Records will be releasing War Mask on Friday, April 26 on vinyl with 2 limited edition color variants: Orange (limited to 200) and transparent green (limited to 200) as well as classic black. LP’s come with a 12×12 3-D art print, a war mask that doubles as the 3-D glasses and digital download code.
Pre-Orders for all vinyl formats of War Mask are at http://bellyacherecords.com
Battle Chamber Music will be releasing War Mask on CD and Cassette, including an additional mix of the title track, by band synthesist Steve Greene, done here at the Battle Chamber. The cassette is limited to 100 copies worldwide. 50 red shell cassette and 50 black shell cassette with clear Norelco case.
Pre-Orders for Cassette, CD and T-shirt of War Mask are at http://voyag3r.com
Steve Greene – synthesizers, piano, saxophone
Greg Mastin – drums and percussion
Aaron Greene – guitars
Voyag3r has previously sold out of all special edition variants of their albums, and produced a 2nd pressing of Doom Fortress. Two tracks from Doom Fortress, One’s True Intentions and Il Guanto Nero, were licensed for Rowdy Roddy Piper’s last film, entitled Portal To Hell, directed by Vivieno Caldinelli. Voyag3r also contributed an exclusive track, Appearance of the Mysterious Traveler, to the Lake Shore Records soundtrack album to the documentary film The Rise of the Synths, directed by Ivan Castell.
Lakeshore Records is releasing a special companion album in support of the crowd-funded film The Rise Of The Synths. The album will feature many of your favorite synthwave artists.
Over the next few weeks, we will be announcing the bands appearing on the album. First up: Detroit-based synth-heavy, prog-rock trio VOYAG3R.
THE RISE OF THE SYNTHS is a feature documentary directed by Iván Castell and produced by Javier Moreno with an amazing team from Spain. The film is the definitive documentary about synthwave and ’80s retro and electronic music. The filmmakers’ crowd-funding campaign is running right now. Head over to IndieGogoto give them your support!
The track is being produced, engineered and mixed by Steve Greene at his Battle Chamber studio.
Movie Theater Massacre (written and directed by Ian Courtney) has been added to this years @AHITHfilmfest
We scored the finale scene. The track, Slaughter Into Space was engineered, mixed and mastered by Steve Greene at the @BattleChamber1