For the latest in Spindrift’s ambitious “Classic Soundtracks Vol. 1” series, directors Jean Balest and Sam Barnett bring Spindrift’s music to B movie Pop art and the era of Ed Wood Hollywood camp.
Spindrift’s score sets the tone, their psychedelic compositions taking a turn into horror here while Balest and Barnett conjure up a freak show inside a 50’s TV. There, a detective investigates a series of strange murders, and finds his only allies are horrific creatures he does not understand.
“Spindrift’s music is just so alive and powerfully narrative I knew immediately that I wanted to be involved,” Barnett said of this collaboration with Balest and the band. “I had been working mostly on things of more serious tone and ‘Ghost Patrol’ was a great
opportunity for some authentic fun weirdness. I had also been looking for an excuse to make a human stop motion film, Its playful on the surface but also unsettling, which is exactly the feeling I got from the song.”