Pull Out Your Old Record Players And Check Out Old Scratch


Here’s a movie that will bring back memories for thousands of thirty and fortysomethings. The genius behind one of my personal favorite new wave of slasher films, Laid to Rest, was out pushing his new release. There’s no solid date when this is going to hit theaters or DVD, but count me as waiting eagerly. The film is titled Old Scratch and is about backmasking. Yes, you heard correct. The old “art” of putting backward messages on an album. In the early 80’s, this caused a major uproar in the Church. Virtually every band out at the time was accused of it. Motley Crue, KISS, The Eagles, The Beatles, Ozzy…even Christian bands like Stryper. It was like a record-burning epidemic. There was even a movie made about it called Trick or Treat, which starred Gene Simmons as a disc jockey and Ozzy as a priest humorously enough. I talked to Hall at Texas Frightmare Weekend, where he showcased the trailer for the film and talked about it, but I missed the panel and was very bummed. He told me that the trailer wouldn’t be hitting the internet any time soon, which furthermore bummed me out. Well, someone out there heard my cries of pain and posted a “leaked” version of the trailer, which you can check out below. Now, keep in mind, it’s a bit graphic, so if you have a weak stomach you might not want to watch. It is a horror movie afterall. After the jump, you can check it out and a synopsis of the film.


Old Scratch follows Neven, a washed up musician living his his own faded shadow in Atlanta. One night, after another sparsely attended gig one his his former bandmates Terry shows up and plays one of their own demo records backwards with fatal consequences. Now He must return to his roots and revisit a past he had hoped would stay forever buried. He has to find all six cursed demo records and decipher the eerie hidden messages before more blood is shed. (The film) features Thomas Dekker (Laid to Rest, All About Evil, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles), Ashley Laurence (Hellraiser), and Kevin Gage (Chaos, Laid to Rest).

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