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former personal denim advisor to the mayor, (La Lechera), Thursday, 10 May 2012 14:52 (six years ago) Permalink

Mine:

Carrie
Nosferatu
Valerie and Her Week of Wonders
Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (it counts!)
Blood on Satan's Claw
Carnival of Souls
Creepshow

for starters

former personal denim advisor to the mayor, (La Lechera), Thursday, 10 May 2012 14:54 (six years ago) Permalink

Listening to Nosferatu (Popul Vuh) right now and played Carrie (Donaggio) last night!

mmmm, Thursday, 10 May 2012 14:56 (six years ago) Permalink

Wait Until Dark
Creepshow
Poltergeist
The Case of the Bloody Iris
The Fog

I really really dig all the needle-drop in George Romero movies, too.

jungleous butterflies strange birds (Eric H.), Thursday, 10 May 2012 14:56 (six years ago) Permalink

Su-su-suspiria, obviously. Too obvious to even really mention, I guess, but we might as well get it out of the way.

Not necessarily as a standalone soundtrack, but the Radiophonic sound-work on The Stone Tape is magnificent...

emil.y, Thursday, 10 May 2012 14:58 (six years ago) Permalink

Children of the Corn is classic and has Linda Hamilton singing on one track.
House at the Edge of the Dark has a cool Gobliny vibe and is super fun to listen to when you're going for a walk through a sunny residential neighborhood.

I'm trying to list all of the best ones for people who have not yet discovered how wonderful they are, so we need to mention them ALL. Suspiria FOR SURE.

former personal denim advisor to the mayor, (La Lechera), Thursday, 10 May 2012 14:59 (six years ago) Permalink

speaking of the obvious: halloween

diamanda ram dass (Edward III), Thursday, 10 May 2012 15:00 (six years ago) Permalink

texas chainsaw massacre

diamanda ram dass (Edward III), Thursday, 10 May 2012 15:00 (six years ago) Permalink

Shore, both The Brood and The Fly

jungleous butterflies strange birds (Eric H.), Thursday, 10 May 2012 15:00 (six years ago) Permalink

That was definitely the Nosferatu I was referring to.

I've never heard The Brood! Gotta find that.

Rosemary's Baby obvs.

former personal denim advisor to the mayor, (La Lechera), Thursday, 10 May 2012 15:01 (six years ago) Permalink

last house on dead end street is mostly library music but still v v effective
shock waves

diamanda ram dass (Edward III), Thursday, 10 May 2012 15:01 (six years ago) Permalink

Have there been any really great new ones? (Not reissues, but those are cool too)

I LOVE library music. I have a little KPM collection, but it's not significant by any means.

former personal denim advisor to the mayor, (La Lechera), Thursday, 10 May 2012 15:03 (six years ago) Permalink

the thing

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Thursday, 10 May 2012 15:04 (six years ago) Permalink

the exorcist

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Thursday, 10 May 2012 15:04 (six years ago) Permalink

Jaye Barnes Luckett, who did the soundtrack for May, did a pretty nice job, I think.

former personal denim advisor to the mayor, (La Lechera), Thursday, 10 May 2012 15:04 (six years ago) Permalink

xpost

the thing (morricone)
the house by the cemetary
fearless vampire killers dracula prince of darkness (perhaps the pinnacle of james bernard's orchestral thud and blunder)
tenebrae
deep red
the wicker man
psycho
dressed to kill

pat rice memorial barbecue (Ward Fowler), Thursday, 10 May 2012 15:06 (six years ago) Permalink

Oh god

How could I have forgotten my favorite of them all?! THE WICKER MAN.

former personal denim advisor to the mayor, (La Lechera), Thursday, 10 May 2012 15:07 (six years ago) Permalink

Oh jesus christ!

former personal denim advisor to the mayor, (La Lechera), Thursday, 10 May 2012 15:07 (six years ago) Permalink

goes w/o saying

diamanda ram dass (Edward III), Thursday, 10 May 2012 15:08 (six years ago) Permalink

i thought you were holding it back for a special occasion!

pat rice memorial barbecue (Ward Fowler), Thursday, 10 May 2012 15:08 (six years ago) Permalink

I was going to hold it back until the good lord wed me, but I got caught up in the moment. Please excuse my indiscretion.

former personal denim advisor to the mayor, (La Lechera), Thursday, 10 May 2012 15:09 (six years ago) Permalink

Candyman (Glass) is pretty good too.

I was pretty disappointed in the music for The Wicker Tree, btw. The songs themselves were...ok, and the scoring was super syrupy and distracting. Could have been hammy, but in a different way.

former personal denim advisor to the mayor, (La Lechera), Thursday, 10 May 2012 15:13 (six years ago) Permalink

The Wicker Man is up there with Suspiria for obviousness, but if this is comprehensive, then HELL YES, that soundtrack is so so great.

emil.y, Thursday, 10 May 2012 15:15 (six years ago) Permalink

My brain has completely blanked on non-obvious stuff, to be honest. I might have to skim through the record collection and see what else I've got.

(Oh, not one film specifically, but would recommend the Bollywood Bloodbath comp, which has tracks from Bollywood horrors.)

emil.y, Thursday, 10 May 2012 15:16 (six years ago) Permalink

Seconded on the CANDYMAN score. Very creepy, and the movie itself was surprisingly effective.

Some great sound design in the first HELLRAISERS, but the score itself doesn't seem that memorable.

HALLOWEEN should get some ups, too.

Matt M., Thursday, 10 May 2012 15:17 (six years ago) Permalink

Thanks for the discussion about this in the poll thread, btw. I don't know why I've never really thought about procuring horror scores before (especially no-brainers like Creepshow, whose music I LOVE). But I guess I have a new thing to get all obsessive about now.

Badalamenti's Lynch scores (particularly Mulholland Dr.) are great, as is Eraserhead.

I know it's totally cheating, but Broadcast and The Focus Group Investigate Witch Cults of the Radio Age seems very much as if it were intended to sound like a horror score/soundtrack from the '60s/'70s. Very creepy and great and well worth checking out if you dig horror scores. But then I could probably spin off a whole other thread of stuff that fits that "soundalike" bill (Comus, Olivia Tremor Control side projects, Pomme Fritz).

You Don't Throw Oranges On An Escalator (Deric W. Haircare), Thursday, 10 May 2012 15:23 (six years ago) Permalink

Not horror, but I watched Master of the Flying Guillotine/One Armed Boxer 2 last night and was flipping out about the crazy proto sludge electro soundtrack which sounded amazing yet oddly familiat, and then looked it up on imdb and found out that it is literally Neu! songs slowed down to half or quarter speed.

O_o-O_0-o_O (jjjusten), Thursday, 10 May 2012 15:27 (six years ago) Permalink

Whoa that is so cool!

former personal denim advisor to the mayor, (La Lechera), Thursday, 10 May 2012 15:28 (six years ago) Permalink

Spasmo, The Bird With The Crystal Plumage, Four Flies On Grey Velvet, Cat o' Nine Tails (all by Morricone, I'm sure there are more good 'uns)
Kwaidan
Phantasm
Psychomania
Blood On Satan's Claw

A++++++ would deal with again (Matt #2), Thursday, 10 May 2012 15:30 (six years ago) Permalink

Whoa, JJJ, okay, I have to catch that.

emil.y, Thursday, 10 May 2012 15:31 (six years ago) Permalink

Is the soundtrack to Psychomania available? The opening credits to that are so GREAT it makes me want to scream.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mik1c8yPLTc&feature=related

emil.y tell me if you find it!!

former personal denim advisor to the mayor, (La Lechera), Thursday, 10 May 2012 15:32 (six years ago) Permalink

it isnt the whole thing, just several spots. its arguably one of the best insano kung fu movies of all time too, so you wouldnt be wasting your time either way. xpost

O_o-O_0-o_O (jjjusten), Thursday, 10 May 2012 15:32 (six years ago) Permalink

Psychomania s/t came out on Trunk records, I guess it's still available

A++++++ would deal with again (Matt #2), Thursday, 10 May 2012 15:33 (six years ago) Permalink

i would contribute some modern horror soundtracks i can get behind but my mind is drawing a complete blank

O_o-O_0-o_O (jjjusten), Thursday, 10 May 2012 15:34 (six years ago) Permalink

Eh this thread is here when it comes back.

former personal denim advisor to the mayor, (La Lechera), Thursday, 10 May 2012 15:38 (six years ago) Permalink

After this horror score discussion started, I realized that the flipside of the Blair Witch 2 (ugh) DVD is a CD of the Carter Burwell score I've never listened to. Will check it out and report back.

You Don't Throw Oranges On An Escalator (Deric W. Haircare), Thursday, 10 May 2012 15:38 (six years ago) Permalink

xxxpost The only thing that's even coming to mind is Requiem for a Dream, but I'd be happy to never hear those four notes ever again thx.

jungleous butterflies strange birds (Eric H.), Thursday, 10 May 2012 15:39 (six years ago) Permalink

Huh. I like Carter Burwell -- sometimes a little too precious for me, but I like him.

I think this thread needs a little Vuh tbh

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLiBkEhs2QE&feature=related

former personal denim advisor to the mayor, (La Lechera), Thursday, 10 May 2012 15:41 (six years ago) Permalink

Finders Keepers records doing a lot of work on making this stuff available:

http://www.finderskeepersrecords.com/

Not usually much bothered about soundtracks detached from celluloid, but these reissues look fabulous

Soukesian, Thursday, 10 May 2012 15:53 (six years ago) Permalink

Oh yeah, I love Finders Keepers!

Also should mention La La Land Records itt -- they have good sales too!

former personal denim advisor to the mayor, (La Lechera), Thursday, 10 May 2012 15:53 (six years ago) Permalink

My favorite score is by Carter Burwell (Millers Crossing fyi)

O_o-O_0-o_O (jjjusten), Thursday, 10 May 2012 15:55 (six years ago) Permalink

Yay I'm so glad you started this thread LL. I was already working on a post about my top 50 scores from the horror movie poll. It will take me another day or so though.

Have there been any really great new ones? (Not reissues, but those are cool too)

Yes, there have. From the last few years:

--Conrad Pope, The Presence, 2011. Elegant, sinuous, eerie, with amazing solo writing for bassoon. Tied with Tree Of Life for the best score of 2011 IMO. Pope is John Williams' orchestrator but he has his own voice and color pallete.

--Christopher Gordon, Daybreakers, 2009 (?). Huge, imposing, dark as hell, very original. Gordon has full, natural command of the post-WWII compositional toolbox. He manages here to use the BIG TAIKO DRUMS trope in a non-hackneyed way.

--Marco Beltrami, Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark, 2011. This is basically a deliberate and totally successful throwback to the great 70s horror scores of Goldsmith and the Italians.

--Christian Henson, Black Death, 2010. Period instruments, monastic vocalizing and dark-ambient techniques wickedly deployed to create thee doom score of the past decade. Henson seems really promising to me.

--Danny Elfman, The Wolf Man, 2010. Elfman takes the basic vibe of what Kilar did for Coppola's Dracula and boils it radically down to sheer, teeth-gritted, undiluted mid-tempo gypsy death tread.

--Christopher Young, Exorcism Of Emily Rose and Drag Me To Hell. Young is without doubt the horror score king of the post-Goldsmith/Morricone generation. He must have done at least 20 essential horror scores by now. These two sum up his strengths pretty comprehensively. Emily Rose veers between avant shriek-clouds and pellucid dread and passages of Bartokian head-banging and is incessantly inventive. Drag Me is the ultimate descendant of Young's Hellraiser massive slightly camp satanic liturgy style with really cool use of guttural vocalizations and solo violin.

--Michael Giacchino, Let Me In, 2010. Nothing else in Giacchino's generally upbeat, dynamic discography hints at this sound. Its closest kin is Shore's Silence of the Lambs music. He somehow manages to make over an hour of processional-tempo, relentlessly stygian music be engaging and arresting all the way through.

I also really liked the over-the-top assault of the music for Insidious, though I don't have the album. I'm sure I'm forgetting several things above.

xpost Carter Burwell's Blair Witch music is amazing.

Hierophantiasis (Jon Lewis), Thursday, 10 May 2012 15:59 (six years ago) Permalink

Was just listening to bits of the original Texas Chainsaw score on youtube the other day. That and the followup, Eaten Alive, are some really disturbing clanking and banging; great work from Hooper and Wayne Bell. Eraserhead is very effective sound design as well.

Advanced Uncle Meat recovery system (Dan Peterson), Thursday, 10 May 2012 16:01 (six years ago) Permalink

i remember liking the Cabin Fever soundtrack quite a bit but never owned it so i cant vouch in full

O_o-O_0-o_O (jjjusten), Thursday, 10 May 2012 16:03 (six years ago) Permalink

--Michael Giacchino, Let Me In, 2010. Nothing else in Giacchino's generally upbeat, dynamic discography hints at this sound. Its closest kin is Shore's Silence of the Lambs music. He somehow manages to make over an hour of processional-tempo, relentlessly stygian music be engaging and arresting all the way through.

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former personal denim advisor to the mayor, (La Lechera), Thursday, 10 May 2012 16:06 (six years ago) Permalink

Didn't much like the Insidious score.

jungleous butterflies strange birds (Eric H.), Thursday, 10 May 2012 16:09 (six years ago) Permalink

Oh, duh. Not NEW new, but the score for Ravenous is all-time.

jungleous butterflies strange birds (Eric H.), Thursday, 10 May 2012 16:09 (six years ago) Permalink

The movie Insidious scared me so badly that I don't think I could handle the score. Something about that woman and the house, yikes almighty.

former personal denim advisor to the mayor, (La Lechera), Thursday, 10 May 2012 16:11 (six years ago) Permalink

dbl cd of salem's lot

http://store.intrada.com/s.nl/it.A/id.8285/.f

a hard dom is good to find (Edward III), Tuesday, 15 October 2013 01:07 (four years ago) Permalink

Kept meaning to post that itt. In stereo too, unlike a lot of television scores from its era!

play on, El Chugadero, play on (Jon Lewis), Tuesday, 15 October 2013 03:33 (four years ago) Permalink

prolly due to the planned european theatrical release

a hard dom is good to find (Edward III), Tuesday, 15 October 2013 06:31 (four years ago) Permalink

Yeah I should have said, remarkable that the stereo elements even survive when so much stuff from that era exists only as mono mixdowns...

play on, El Chugadero, play on (Jon Lewis), Tuesday, 15 October 2013 18:49 (four years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

holy shit! alan howarth performing tonight in brooklyn

https://www.facebook.com/events/594667857258551/

a hard dom is good to find (Edward III), Thursday, 31 October 2013 20:01 (four years ago) Permalink

Fabio frizzi tonight in London too.

koogs, Thursday, 31 October 2013 20:16 (four years ago) Permalink

Frizzi show was at least partly awesome, if you ignored the ballads anyway.

Addison Doug (Matt #2), Friday, 1 November 2013 01:31 (four years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

death waltz putting out some carpenter stuff on cassette - bummed that the assault on precinct 13 is already sold out

http://experimedia.net/index.php?main_page=index&typefilter=record_company&record_company_id=1209

a hard dom is good to find (Edward III), Friday, 15 November 2013 20:49 (four years ago) Permalink

Just got the expanded 2cd of the fog this week as it happens. Disc 2 is amazing. Also Alan howarths rerecording of Assault On... which is gorgeous.

Pressgang Wolf (Jon Lewis), Friday, 15 November 2013 20:51 (four years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Good news, De Wolfe's CD of Paul Ferris' WITCHFINDER GENERAL score got listed again and this time it actually came out and people have it! Only on Amazon UK so far. Hurray!

yes, i have seen the documentary (Jon Lewis), Monday, 2 December 2013 17:30 (four years ago) Permalink

oooOOOOooooo!

sweat pea (La Lechera), Monday, 2 December 2013 17:33 (four years ago) Permalink

It's a really good listen in a Greensleeves + classic Hammer music mode. Not many scores I can think of that inhabit this specific crossroads.

yes, i have seen the documentary (Jon Lewis), Monday, 2 December 2013 17:45 (four years ago) Permalink

Important update for LL and other eMusic members-- Witchfinder General is on there now for 6.99! (Though I hear the booklet notes are really great but still tbh I'm prob gonna go with the download).

yes, i have seen the documentary (Jon Lewis), Tuesday, 3 December 2013 19:30 (four years ago) Permalink

Been HUNTING this, I even contacted Joel Martin via an acquaintance to see what was up.

Vinyl release confirmed? as it was going to be a limited release a few weeks after the CD

my opinionation (Hamildan), Tuesday, 3 December 2013 21:56 (four years ago) Permalink

IDK about vinyl but people have definitely received their copies of the CD.

yes, i have seen the documentary (Jon Lewis), Tuesday, 3 December 2013 22:19 (four years ago) Permalink

Fearless Vampire Killers aka Dance Of The Vampires vinyl / CD package is out now :

http://seriesaphonos.bigcartel.com/product/sa04-krzysztof-komeda-dance-of-the-vampires-aka-the-fearless-vampire-killers-pre-order

bleak strategies (Matt #2), Thursday, 5 December 2013 15:44 (four years ago) Permalink

six months pass...

idk if a field in england counts as horror but the soundtrack is top notch and it's pretty/scary
who is jim williams?

also the cover is a+
http://www.6dft.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/afie.jpeg

La Lechera, Monday, 23 June 2014 02:58 (three years ago) Permalink

I had the same reaction to that movie as I do with some horror movies, so

J3ff T., Monday, 23 June 2014 04:25 (three years ago) Permalink

I need to see field in ennngggland

shameless pureyors of slop-on-plate (Jon Lewis), Monday, 23 June 2014 13:17 (three years ago) Permalink

Is j williams the same guy who did the soundtracks to sightseers and kill list? Those were nice cues mixed in with selections from the kosmische songbook.

shameless pureyors of slop-on-plate (Jon Lewis), Monday, 23 June 2014 13:19 (three years ago) Permalink

i have no idea -- i couldn't find anything else about him aside from this sdtk, which is REALLY GOOD -- it has a tiny bit of the western vibe like Richard Thompson's Grizzly Man sdtk + PV on Herzog (mostly the latter + a little Upstream Color so basically it sounds like a top notch Herzog movie)

also the emusic version doesn't have a 48 min track that's available on amazon, so i have no idea what's up with that
but mostly it was a great movie and the music was increíble.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6AL4BO_0tw

La Lechera, Monday, 23 June 2014 13:25 (three years ago) Permalink

Sightseers used actual vuh and Harmonia tracks along with original cues, I think director Ben whatshisname is a krauty England's-Hidden-Reverse-y fellow

shameless pureyors of slop-on-plate (Jon Lewis), Monday, 23 June 2014 13:40 (three years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

Frizzi back at the Barbican for Halloween:

http://www.barbican.org.uk/music/event-detail.asp?ID=16612

I'll definitely be going, having missed him last year.

Wristy Hurlington (ShariVari), Friday, 12 September 2014 22:01 (three years ago) Permalink

I was going to bump this thread the other day to state for the record what an unmitigated masterpiece Henry Mancini's score for Lifeforce is.

Rand McNulty (Jon Lewis), Friday, 12 September 2014 23:31 (three years ago) Permalink

The OST to "The Haunting Of Julia" is dusty, synthy awesomeness

Acid Hose (Capitaine Jay Vee), Saturday, 13 September 2014 03:41 (three years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

i really feel like there should be a search and destroy devoted to death waltz/mondo and other similar horror soundtrack reissuers. there are so many of them and they sound so good thanks to the hyperbolic dusty groove style blurbs that inevitably are on the packaging. like i know a goblin soundtrack is a good bet, or the steve moore soundtrack to the guest, or john carpenter and tangerine dream.

anyway it could probably live here too and i'm sure a close reading of this thread would provide the answers i am hoping for.

nomar, Monday, 19 October 2015 18:08 (two years ago) Permalink

My top Death Waltz releases, strictly based on the awesomeness of the music (roughly in order):

Halloween III
City of the Living Dead
A Field in England
Room 237
Maniac
Moon

The Thnig, Monday, 19 October 2015 20:06 (two years ago) Permalink

Loving this mix by Terence Hannum of Locrian fame. 2014 one also has some nice underheard stuff (2013 his inaugural mix is mostly justifiably famous stuff).

http://www.citypaper.com/blogs/noise/bcpnews-check-out-some-spooky-sounds-from-terence-hannums-horror-movie-music-podcast-dead-air-20151007-htmlstory.html

One bad call from barely losing to (Alex in SF), Monday, 19 October 2015 20:31 (two years ago) Permalink

Tangerine Dream's score for THE KEEP is a masterpiece. I love the cut " Stealing the Silver Cross". Excellent work on NEAR DARK, too

beamish13, Monday, 19 October 2015 21:47 (two years ago) Permalink

lolling: https://vine.co/v/edeuY27tLlH

I Am Curious (Dolezal) (DJP), Monday, 19 October 2015 21:48 (two years ago) Permalink

There is also waxworks vinyl issue of Brian Gascoigne's score to Phase IV. Its first issue in any form (but la la land will put out a cd version soon). BBC Radiophonic style electroacoustic menace by the future arranger of Scott Walker's Tilt.

banned on ixlor (Jon not Jon), Monday, 19 October 2015 23:41 (two years ago) Permalink

Just my annual reminder to everyone that Christopher Young's score to A Nightmare On Elm Street 2 remains the best horror soundtrack of the past 30 years IMO

There is a new box set of all the NOES scores but since there is nothing else remotely in Young's league in there, one is probably still best served by the long standing release that combines 1 and 2 on a CD.

banned on ixlor (Jon not Jon), Monday, 26 October 2015 18:45 (two years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Creature Features & Intrada pay tribute to Walt Disney's 1983 adaptation of Ray Bradbury's SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES!

We're proud to host an unprecedented symposium celebrating Intrada's brand new CD release of composer Georges Delerue's chilling rejected score. This legendary original music was unheard outside of one fateful test screening, replaced with a new score by the late James Horner.

Join film music journalist Tim Greiving of NPR and The Los Angeles Times as we revisit the film's complicated production with rare footage and behind-the-scenes photos -- plus a panel discussion with Colette Delerue, editor Axel Hubert, film music agent Richard Kraft, soundtrack producer Douglass Fake, and other guests to be added.

Admission is FREE with purchase of the new CD. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 4 December 2015 16:00 (two years ago) Permalink

Never seen the film and never knew about there being different soundtracks

Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 4 December 2015 16:01 (two years ago) Permalink

I wish to GAWD I could go to that event. The unused Delerue score is one of the finest film scores I've ever heard (even in, until now, bootleg quality) and to hear it mastered from first generation elements is going to be amazing. Intrada's CD comes out on Tuesday the 8th.

Delerue's score stands apart from his body of work, much darker and stranger than anything else by him.

The film is sorta misbegotten, sure, but still well worth seeing, with doses of real magic. I'd love to hear your thoughts on it RAG.

Anyway, if ppl want a sublime and hella atmospheric horror scoring masterpiece order this from Intrada on Tuesday.

I hope they record the symposium thingy for youtube...

banned on ixlor (Jon not Jon), Friday, 4 December 2015 17:14 (two years ago) Permalink

Can't see any shop listings of the new CD issue or on the Intrada site.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Monday, 7 December 2015 01:04 (two years ago) Permalink

They don't put things up until official release day I think

banned on ixlor (Jon not Jon), Monday, 7 December 2015 12:11 (two years ago) Permalink

seven months pass...

Hmm. Tentatively interested. Would be more psyched if the guy seemed less focused on the usual goblin carpenter frizzi area, I mean there has been so much incredible horro work done by composers who aren't necessarily 'horror film composers'

scarcity festival (Jon not Jon), Wednesday, 20 July 2016 15:34 (one year ago) Permalink

two months pass...

Saw F2F (Frizzi to Fulci? Fulci to Frizzi? I can't remember) -- basically Fabio Frizzi + a 6-person band -- playing the score to The Beyond with the movie at a huge old theater packed to the gills with horror soundtrack fanatics. There was a lot of clapping, yelling, horns-throwing and they played three encores iirc, including selections from City of the Living Dead and Zombi. It was awesome! So glad I went. My only complaint was that the drums were a little bit too quiet for my liking but that could be because I am deaf or I'm just accustomed to much louder music.

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Friday, 7 October 2016 14:23 (one year ago) Permalink

The crowd was very patient and polite while Frizzi played a new (I think he said it was new?) somewhat limp cpuntry rock song too. That's one of the best things about horror soundtracks, like Carrie -- there are cheesy song-type songs mixed in with the horror-y tracks. Gives the best tracks that extra punch!

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Friday, 7 October 2016 14:26 (one year ago) Permalink

See also the Halloween song interrupting the magnificence of the Halloween III soundtrack

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Friday, 7 October 2016 14:36 (one year ago) Permalink

oops above that was supposed to say country, not cpuntry, lol

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Friday, 7 October 2016 14:37 (one year ago) Permalink

that sounds like an awesome gig!

i am also a fan of the totally conventional FM country tune interrupting a hair-raising horror OST, said tune generally coming from the jukebox in the roadside greasy spoon as the local sheriff hears something faintly disturbing from a local and just before we cut to a POV from the bushes

look at the morning people (Jon not Jon), Friday, 7 October 2016 14:55 (one year ago) Permalink

ten months pass...

Just came across this top 100 list. As much as I can't endorse any ranking that doesn't put Goldsmith's Poltergeist score in the top 5 or 10, much less barely squeaking into the top 100, this is a compelling ranking.

http://www.factmag.com/2014/10/28/the-100-greatest-horror-soundtracks/

Anne of the Thousand Gays (Eric H.), Tuesday, 29 August 2017 17:19 (nine months ago) Permalink

(Oh, also, Waxwork just did a third pressing of the Creepshow vinyl.)

Anne of the Thousand Gays (Eric H.), Tuesday, 29 August 2017 17:20 (nine months ago) Permalink

yeah that list is kind of sheltered and way too coolness-oriented. i'm sorry but some of the greatest horror soundtracks of all time are from films that are legit embarrassing. everything on that list is either arty-hip or mondo-hip.

harbinger of failure (Jon not Jon), Tuesday, 29 August 2017 18:07 (nine months ago) Permalink

Seems like they admit some of the films are awful?

Glad to see that Libra's Shock really does have an audience. I've seen it on a few lists now and it's well deserved.

The biggest gaps to me is the lack of Hammer/Amicus/Tigon and no silent films. It's understandable people haven't got a hold of many Japanese soundtracks but when I was binging Samurai horror there was a lot of interesting stuff.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Tuesday, 29 August 2017 19:46 (nine months ago) Permalink

One net gain, I hadn't realized just how good The Entity score was until just now.

Anne of the Thousand Gays (Eric H.), Tuesday, 29 August 2017 19:54 (nine months ago) Permalink

six months pass...

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