Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Fright Night Score RE-UP

I had a reader request that I post the "Fright Night" score by Brad Fiedel on the blog again, so rather than doing a new post I just updated the link on the original post I made. Make your way to that post using the link below.

The updated download link can be found on this original post.

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Top 10 Favorite Movie Monsters

Here is a list of my all time favorite movie monsters, in no particular order. All of these monsters have been talked about to death, so I'll merely provide a brief comment about them.


The Predator (Predator - 1987)
Although I said no particular order this character may take the #1 spot. Stan Winston's creature design is absolutely amazing. The film and the story behind the Predator has captured my imagination since the first time I saw the movie.



Godzilla (Godzilla - 1954)
King of the Monsters... that pretty much says it all.



The Alien (Alien - 1979)

In world of sci-fi and horror few can deny that HR-Gieger's nightmarish design of the titular creature is breathtaking. It's a monster that has stood the test of time. Various design changes have occurred since the first film, but the structure of the original design is there and stands up to this day.



Jaws (Jaws - 1975)
This movie monster single handedly put the fear or sharks into the public consciousness, which has remained to this day.



Freddy Krueger (A Nightmare On Elm Street - 1984)
Although, many consider him a "slasher" type of villain, I see him as a monster because of of his powers and way he attacks his victims. He's well beyond a Leatherface or Michael Meyers type of character.



The Creeper (Jeepers Creepers - 2001)
This creature is probably the only new movie monster in the last decade that seems to capture everything I like about an original movie monster. Mysterious, creepy and above all memorable.



The Thing (The Thing - 1982)
This is one of my favorite movies of all time. The monster in this movie, is not one particular creature or design, but that is what makes the Thing so cool, is it's ability to hide in plain sight. However, when attacked we the viewer are able to see some of the strangest creatures seen on film. The dog kennel scene is a favorite of mine.



Werewolf (The Howling - 1980)
I've always been a fan of werewolves. The transformation scene and final design of the werewolves in "The Howling" is my favorite to this day. No film other than "An American Werewolf in London" has come close to this movie magic and the movie is almost 30 yrs old.



T-800 (The Terminator - 1984)
I don't know if everyone would consider a robot a monster, but when it comes to the Terminator he's a monster in my book, not organic, but monstrous machine. Schwarzenegger's performance is great, and the endoskeleton version at the end of the film is even scarier. This is another one of Stan Winstons greatest designs.




The Gill Man (Creature from the Black Lagoon - 1954)
There were some great "Universal" classic monsters that everyone knows, but the coolest looking to me was the Gill Man. I look at the design of the creature now and it looks just as great to me as when I first saw him swim out of my TV. My first viewing was the 3D version at home.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Return of the Living Dead (Full Soudtrack)

It's nearing Halloween so I thought I'd put up a horror themed soundtrack. It's for my all-time favorite zombie movie "Return of the Living Dead". I love the weird story, the mix of horror and comedy and a pretty interesting soundtrack to boot. If you haven't seen this make a date to watch it this Saturday. You won't be disappointed. For those who have seen it and love it here is the fantastic soundtrack, which includes a dvd rip of the intro credit music.

"You think this is a f#ckin' costume? This is a way of life. " - Suicide

Download the soundtrack here!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

RE-UP - Deadly Friend soundtrack

I haVE RE-UPPED the complete score/soundtrack to the Wes Craven film "Deadly Friend". This was requested by Veronica.

The new download link can be found here.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Friday the 13th - Three Of My Favorite Tracks From the Series

Well it's finally October and I was trying to think what to post next. Then while listening to iTunes toay I had a revelation to post three of my favorite "pop" tracks from the Friday the 13th film series. These tunes are all pretty catchy or memorable from the scenes they were playing during. If you don't have these and you are a Friday fan I urge you to download them. I have videos below the download link for each song, in the event you can't think of what songs I'm referring to here.


* Lion - "Love Is A Lie" (Part 4 Crispin Glover dancing)

* Pseudo Echo - "His Eyes" (Part 5 when the girl is dancing in her room)

* Alice Cooper - "The Man Behind the Mask" (Part 6)
Download all THREE of the songs here!










Monday, September 14, 2009

RE-UP Tales From the Darkside (Intro Theme)
Donald Rubinstein

UPDATED DOWNLOAD LINK
This is my 4th re-up for this theme. It's a popular one. I now have an updated version with the voice over that has much better sound quality than the previous download.
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This was a request from fellow reader R.J. Sayer. Sorry it took so long. As an added bonus for having to wait for these two tracks I have an additional song thrown in. Donald Rubinstein's theme he composed for the "Monsters" TV show that was a similar show to "Tales From the Darkside", but from what I recall had some added humor at times.

"Tales From the Darkside" was a fun horror themed TV show in the vein of Twilight Zone and Outer Limits. There were some great episodes. One I watched on youTube was called "Halloween Candy". It was a pretty good episode that captured the feel of the show.

I've read that George Romero originally wanted to do the show as "Creepshow", but Warner Bros. had the rights to that name or something like that so they ended up doing it as "Darkside"

I have both the instrumental and version with the voice over. It's a great creepy theme that gave me an uneasy feeling when I was little.

Man lives in the sunlit world
of what he believes to be reality.
But, there is, unseen by most, an underworld,
a place that is just as real,
but not as brightly lit.....
A DARKSIDE.

Download the tracks here!

Super Smash Bros DX Concert Official - as performed by the New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra

I know this isn't movie related, but its entertainment... video games that is. This is the album for the game Super Smash Bros. Melee for Gamecube. This album came out back around the time the game first came out and was part of a special gift to Nintedo Power subscribers. Enjoy, I'm sure the download won't last long, it's a pretty rare album to find.

Download the soundtrack here!

Track list:
1. Planet Coreria - 2:06
2. Jungle Garden - 2:57
3. Hyrule Temple & Great Bay - 4:15
4. Dr. Mario - 4:04
5. Original Medley from Smash Bros. 64 - 5:00
6. Fountain of Dreams - 3:35
7. Pokemon Medley - 5:42
8. Opening from Smash Bros. Melee - 2:40
9. Venom - 2:19
10, Yoshi's Story - 2:43
11. Brinstar Depths & Brinstar Zebes - 3:41
12. Smash Bros. Grand Medley - 14:18
13. Fire Emblem - 3:52
14. Green Greens - 1:53
15. Rainbow Cruise 2:49

Friday, August 28, 2009

Mac and Me (Full Soundtrack)

Here is the now out of print soundtrack to the 80s total and utter rip-off of E.T. We'll there is not to much to say about this flick other than it's really bad. Damn near unwatchable. When I saw it at Big Lots for $4 I just had to have it. There is one scene that is particularly hilarious and bad that involves the kid in the wheelchair.

The soundtrack itself isn't all that bad, but low budget 80s movie standards. There are some really catchy tunes here that are worth a listen. Enjoy!

Download the soundtrack here!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Orca: The Killer Whale - Ennio Morricone
Full Score/Soundtrack

Here is the now out-of-print (OOP) soundtrack to the cult favorite "Orca: The Killer Whale". This movie was born out of the whole JAWS craze, but is actually much better than you might think. It's a bit of a Jaws rip-off, but it comes off pretty well with good acting, interesting story and above all a fantastic score by Ennio Morricone. I read somewhere that he said this was one of his personal favorite scores he's composed. I haven't seen the movie in probably 20 yrs now, so I can't remember details, but I do remember enjoying it quite a bit.

"You revengeful sonofabitch! You win! " - Captain Nolan

Download the soundtrack here!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Hard Candy - mini ost

Today I have two tracks from the very weird and disturbing thriller "Hard Candy" from 2006. There was never an official soundtrack released for the film with the score or the two cuts from Goldfrapp and BlondeRedhead. I have here the two tracks by them which are pretty good tunes if you like their style. I created the little album art to the side based off one of the posters.

The album art on actual song files is different so if you like this image you can download this image instead.

* Goldfrapp - "Strict Machine"
* Blonde Redhead "Elephant Woman"

"You really just don't look like the kind of guy who needs to meet girls over the internet."

Download the mini soundtrack here!

Monday, June 01, 2009

Conan the Barbarian - Basil Poledouris
(Full Score/Soundtrack)

Sorry I've been out of the scene for a bit. This year is just crazy busy and the weeks fly by. Today I have the Basil Poledouris soundtrack to the 80s action "classic" Conan the Barbarian. I haven't seen this movie in nearly 20 years, but the soundtrack is pretty good. My favorite track is "Anvil of Crom" it's such a great tune. I can listen to that on loop about 10 times in a row every time it comes on. I have to admit I miss the days when movie posters had that painting style as you'll see on the soundtrack cover to the right.

"You killed my mother! You killed my father, you killed my people! You took my father's sword... ah." - Conan

Download the soundtrack here!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Eyes Wide Shut
(Full Score)

I recently watched "Eyes Wide Shut" and I'm just loving this movie right now. I heard bad reviews over the years and really never looked into the movie until a few months back when my wife started watching it and said it was pretty good. We finally got around to watching the whole thing and it's so strange and mysterious that it really captured my imagination. The score has songs from a varied number of artists, but all very haunting and weird for the most part. My favorite two tracks are "Masked Ball" and "Migration". If you like this flick check this soundtrack out.

"I have seen one or two things in my life but never, never anything like this. " - Nick Nightingale

Download the soundtrack here!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Golden Child (Full Soundtrack)
Various Artists

I'm really trying to get more soundtracks posted. Things have been so busy lately that my posts have been far and few between. I hope to fix that with posting two posts nearly a week apart. I have here the Golden Child soundtrack which is a nice mix of pop artists of the time and some score stuff. This was one of my favorite Eddie Murphy flicks as it was beyond the normal comedy stuff and had nice touch of the paranormal. My favorite track from this soundtrack is Ratt's "Body Talk" incase anyone cares.

"What are you doing next week? Because your silhouette is kickin!" - Chandler Jarrell:

Download the soundtrack here!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Teen Wolf (Full Soundtrack)

Today I have the soundtrack to the 80s comedy "hit" Teen Wolf starring Michael J. Fox. I think there are people who love the flick or just plain hate it. I'm on the love side of things for this one including the soundtrack. However, to me the best tracks on here are from the original score composed by Miles Goodman. Those songs are absolutely fantastic. Specifically, the are the songs that play when Scott transformes into the wolf in the bathroom and when Scott and Boof have a small heart-to-heard conversation.

The rest of the soundtrack is 80s pop type stuff and if you are a fan of the movie you'll definitely dig them.

"Look Scotty, I know what you're going through. Couple years back, a kid came to me much the same way you're coming to me now, saying the same thing that you're saying. He wanted to drop off the team. His mother was a widow, all crippled up. She was scrubbing floors. She had this pin in her hip. So he wanted to drop basketball and get a job. Now these were poor people, these were hungry people with real problems. Understand what I'm saying?"

Download the soundtrack here!


Tuesday, March 17, 2009

White Dog - Ennio Morricone
(Full Score/Soundtrack)

Today I have the score to the controversial film "White Dog". The music was composed by Ennio Morricone, who is very well known in the soundtrack world. He has scored some classic flicks over the years. This score is really one of my favorites lately. I never heard of the movie until a few months ago and was sadden to find out at the time it was unavailable in any format, but then a few months later it finally was relased by the Criterion Collection. Just strange luck on my part. The movie is definitely worth checking out if you haven't seen it yet. It was based on true events, which makes it all the more chilling and sad. If you are wondering how the music sounds check out the trailer below. That features a cue from the film. Enjoy!

Download the soundtrack/score here!


Saturday, February 14, 2009

Back in da house!

Hello all! I'm happy to say my external hard drive and soundtracks were saved from death. I will get some posts queued up for the old blog. Look for something in the next week or so.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

I'm Still Here

Hello all. My external hard drive which housed all my soundtracks is currently unresponsive and on it's way to the doctor. The blog may be without updates for just a bit.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Heathers - David Newman
(Full Soundtrack)

Here is the full soundtrack by David Newman for the 1988 cult classic Heathers. This is one of my top 80s films, and probably one of my favorite movies of all time. It's teen-comedy sort of, but more of a black comedy with a darker edge than the stuff John Hughes was putting out in that era. Stars included Christian Slater and Winnoa Ryder playing the central characters in the film. The score is pretty enjoyable to me and there is a lot of nostalgia when listening to it. This soundtrack also includes the "Teenage Suicide (don't do it) by Big Fun.

"It's one thing to want someone out of your life, but it's another thing to serve them a wake-up cup full of liquid drainer.""

Download the soundtrack-score here!


Friday, January 09, 2009

Re-UP on the Night of the Living Dead

Hello all, today I have just a re-up of "The Night of the Living Dead" remake soundtrack for the LivingDeadGirl's request. The link can be found on the following post.

I plan to have something else up on here later this evening. Now that the holidays are over I can get back to posting on a semi-regular basis.

Thursday, January 01, 2009

I'm Still Here

Hello all, sorry for the lack of posts lately. The Holidays have made things very busy and I'm hoping to get back on track here with posts. One update I'm making now is to re-up the Silver Bullet soundtrack. Apparently there was an issue with the download link.