HDK 148 † TEETH OF GLASS "La Sonagliera della Morte" CASSETTE

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The HDK subseries dedicated to "I Racconti di Dracula", the pulp horror paperbacks much loved in Italy in the 60s and 70s, is back.

Here's "La Sonagliera della Morte" ("The Death Rattle", originally published in "I Racconti di Dracula" n. 94, Edizioni Farolfi, 1967), a macabre tale that recalls the films of the masters of surreal ghotic-horror such as Jesus Franco, Leon Klimovsky and Jean Rollin.

A young Austrian police detective travels to an anonymous town in Carinthia to investigate the disappearance of a girl. Here he will meet an eccentric musician who loves to dress in ancient clothes and sadistic legends of vampirism.

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Between the '60s and the '80s the production of pulp magazines in Italy was flourishing and incredibly varied: every month hundreds of paperbacks containing strange, adventurous or more often terrifying stories came out on the newsstands.

Among the most popular italian pulp magazines was the horror series "I Racconti di Dracula" (Tales of Dracula) published by Baron Cantarella: each issue of "I Racconti di Dracula" contained a grim and disturbing story, inspired by Italian gothic and giallo cinema, written by anonymous, non-professional authors, who typed in the evening after work to supplement their salary. The mainstream culture branded those publications as "garbage” and they were banned to those under 18.

In the 1980s, after the series had closed due to poor sales, someone came up with the idea of making a television adaptation of "I Racconti di Dracula". Docuvideo TV participated in a consortium of local TV networks that wanted to finance the production. Unfortunately, due to economic problems, the project did not succeed: what remains are the scripts and the soundtracks composed by the maestro Denti di Vetro (TEETH OF GLASS).

HDK, in its series called "Morbid tales", proposes (in episodes) the "I Racconti di Dracula" soundtracks by TEETH OF GLASS, attaching to the cassette a booklet with the complete scripts. Here is the sixth episode, "LA SONAGLIERA DELLA MORTE" ("The Death Rattle")