“FAUXRROR: A Collection of Soundtracks for Horror Films That Never Were
By Shrub, 11/8/07

If you’ve ever been in a band, you know this story. You’re sitting around during a practice session rattling off an endless number of ideas for goofy “side projects” with your band mates. Each idea becomes more absurd than the next as you probably even bust into some fake jams and crack each other up. But the thing is, 99 out of 100 times, the ideas never go any further. This is how I imagine the just released musical project “Fauxrror” began, the only difference being that these guys saw it through to the end.

Released the day before Halloween as a free download, the idea for Fauxrror was hatched just this past September when band mates Richard Glenn Schmidt and Nafa Fa'alogo (The Ladies Of Death Row Swimsuit Calendar) along with friend Zac Tomlinson were playing around with desktop music programs. “We just started making some creepy and bizarre horror music” says Schmidt (who also runs DoomedMoviethon.com), “It didn't take very long for it to get out of control.”

They ended up with an album of 25 songs titled “FAUXRROR: A Collection of Soundtracks for Horror Films That Never Were” with each track composed by a different member of the group. And as if to back up Schmidt’s “out of control” claim, they didn’t stop there. “The next thing you know, we started making posters for each track” he continues, “and then I took it one step further by writing a plot description and a review for a horror movie that didn't exist. Of course, Zac and Nafa decided to write the plots for their films as well.”

Impulsive as it may seem, the music of Fauxrror hits the intended mark. Some songs are cornball to be sure (“Doll Parts”, “Clown Syndrome”), but others could have easily come right from one of our favorite Eurohorror gorefests. Those of us who don’t devour Italian zombie flicks may not “get it”, but Fabio Frizzi would be proud of tracks like “Die Nacht des Tageslichtes Zombies” where you can just see one of Fulci’s reanimated corpses rising from the earth as the camera zooms in on a maggot infested eye socket.

Real standout tracks include the apocalyptic sounds of “Horrorcane” and “Xenonecrodroids: After The Fall Of Chicago 1999”, along with the grooving “Der Teich von der Zombiefroesche” and the psychotronic “Moribund Summer.” And just as a tip, make sure and listen to “Death Number 4” all the way through to the end.[ Back to Top

Fauxrror may have started out as a goof, but it seems they are serious about it now, and they should be. If I was an independent filmmaker, I might be starting out by giving these guys a ring. Some of these tracks are ready to go and Schmidt indicates a desire to continue composing, already hinting at a second album with a move from the computer into more live instrumentation leading even to some live performances.

Now, I’m sure you are ready to download and check this thing out right? Well first, this is what Richard has to say about it:
The first Fauxrror album is downloadable and totally free because we figured that the cost of releasing a CD with a full-color booklet would be astronomical. I think that the fake movie posters (or fauxsters as I call them) and the synopses compliment the music very well and I'd hate to release a CD without everything included. We hope to rectify this in the future and give our work an analog release.

Here's the link with the download, which includes the songs, cover art, fauxsters and synopses:

And the myspace page:

Richard Glenn Schmidt’s movie review site: