Thursday, October 21, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
The movie is a terrific mix of horror and comedy, that as far as I'm concerned is the best vampire movie ever! I won't go on and on about this one because if you've gotten this far then you know exactly what the soundtrack has in store for you.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Today I have two tracks from the classic film "Night of the Creeps". The film was scored by Barry De Vorzon. I originally came across these when the score wasn't released and someone was able to pull the audio from the source film. The two tracks, one of them being heard when the students are getting ready for their dance. The other is a suite if sorts that has some suspense music and love theme mixed into one track. This score was never released until 2009. La-La Land Records was able to give it a release in time for Halloween last year. However that release was a limited edition to 2000 copies. If you can't get your hands on that, but want to hear some music from the film check out this download now.
"Detective, other than confessing to a murder, is there a point to this conversation? "
Friday, October 15, 2010
I bought this soundtrack long ago on cassette along with Charles Bernstein's "A Nightmare on Elm Street" score. I can still remember that creepy feeling the songs gave me listening to them when I was little. Good times.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Today's post is the original soundtrack release of Halloween III: Season of the Witch. This is probably the most controversial film in the series as it has absolutely nothing to do with Michael Myers, but don't let that idea stop you from watching if you've never seen it. I love this flick and there is a large following of people that love it as well. It has Tom Atkins for god sakes I mean that's all that really needs to be said, but beyond that it has supernatural happenings, evil masks, doom to all the children and perhaps the greatest jingle of all time. The Silver Shamrock jingle that you hear over and over throughout the movie.
I would say this is the 2nd best film in the Halloween series. The first film being the best. However it's really hard to compare The Michael Meyers storyline to this film as they are completely different aside from the doom happening on Halloween that is.
Now if we are talking soundtracks, this is the best Halloween soundtrack hands down, it's absolutley awesome. The "Main Title" and "Chariots of Pumpkins" tracks are worth getting the soundtrack alone. This long out of print soundtrack has been re-released by Alan Howarth. It's been remastered and additional bonus tracks, something worth getting if you are an avid fan.
"I do love a good joke and this is the best ever: a joke on the children."
Thursday, October 07, 2010
Today I have a treat in the spirit of Halloween and those of you that want to add to your halloween party background music as well as hard core Friday the 13th fans that have agonized on finding a score to "Jason Lives." I've created new album art for this one as the album art that was floating around out there for this soundtrack was pretty ugly and all around bad quality.
Open up your halloween big for this massive 58 track download. It contains all of the cues from the film that as far as I know was taken from an old DAT tape of the film or a supposed release that is long since out of print. As a bonus to the Harry Manfredini music you'll also get the Alice Cooper and Felony songs that appeared in the flick. This is quickly becoming my favorite Friday film. I watch them enough my favorites tend to change like the wind.
"Jason's not in his grave! Hawes is. Dig it up! You gotta dig it up! You gotta dig it up! "
Monday, September 13, 2010
Today I have the full score for the 1994 film "Black Beauty" by Danny Elfman. This soundtrack is now OOP and goes for quite a pretty penny in the collectors market ($40 - $120). I'm a fan of many soundtrack composers and I do enjoy most of Elfman's work.
This particular score is one of his all time best, and it's not for a strange off beat or creepy flick either. It has this Celtic kind of sound to it that fits the film so well. When you hear it you'll understand why I say it's so good. I do have to admit that for a children's movie it was a pretty well done flick as well. Enjoy, I'm sure there are some of you out there that have been looking for this one.
"Oh! If people knew what a comfort to horses a light hand is, and how it keeps a good mouth and a good temper... "
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Here I have the Spookies "main theme" that is a audio rip from the movie itself as no soundtrack that I'm aware of exists for the film. This is actually a pretty good 80s horror movie tune. The theme was composed by James Calabrese and Kenneth Higgins. For those of you that have seen or not seen the film, it actually has a strange and interesting backstory. You can read about the making of the movie here if you are so inclined. Director Genie Joseph explains why the movie is so weird. I remember seeing this many moons ago on a USA Up All Night movie showing back in the late 80s. Why not download the song, and read the article with this playing in the background.
"I have plans, big plans." - Billy
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
This is Elliot Goldenthal's score/soundtrack to the third film in the Alien series, "Alien3". Probably the third best stand alone Alien flick. It has plenty of good moments that elevate it above just re-hashing what Alien and Aliens did, but it's not classic by any means. The biggest issue I take with the movie is the very beginning, and the killing of beloved characters from the previous film. The score works very well with the movie. Matches up with previous Alien films and fits the dark and creepy setting of the prison planet the story takes place on. I'd say the soundtrack is worth getting for the cue "Adagio" alone.
"Why? Why are the innocent punished? Why the sacrifice? Why the pain? There aren't any promises. Nothing certain." - Dillon
Download the soundtrack here!
This movie comes off at first as a sort of "Friday the 13th" remake of sorts and at first the movie progresses through the standard unfolding of events in somewhat predictable manner. However, to me it's that final few minutes and reveal that make the movie really enjoyable. As a side note the girl with the pony tail shaped in a noose has always been a memorable image. However, if you know the movie very well, who is she exactly other than to help mask who the killer is when you are watching the film.
"Boy Muffy, you really know how to make a guy look forward to... dessert." - Chaz
Download the soundtrack here!
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Sorry it's been so long between posts here, but I'll make the bold proclamation that I'll try to keep updates a bit more steady... anywho today I have a soundtrack that was never officially released, but I found on a fellow soundtrack bloggers site some time ago. It's the American Werewolf in London soundtrack. This album features a mix of the few cues found in the film by Elmer Berstein as well as the pop music heard in the film. For AAWIL fans this should be a nice find. Enjoy!
"On the moors, we were attacked by a lycanthrope, a werewolf. I was murdered, an unnatural death, and now I walk the earth in limbo until the werewolf's curse is lifted. " - Jack
Download the soundtrack here!
Friday, April 16, 2010
"I can hold my breath for a long time." - Richard
Here is the full expanded "Better Off Dead" which I originally got from the great Phelpster over at the "Manchester Morgue". If you are fan of this 80s comedy classic I recommend downloading this one. It has all the songs heard in the film right down to the songs Lane Meyer hears when flipping through the radio in his station wagon.
"I WANT MY TWO DOLLARS!" - Johnny the Paperboy
Download the soundtrack here!
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Today I have the Chuck Cirino's promo score for the weird sci-fi/horror flick "Chopping Mall". This score never appeared to have any formal release. I believe I got this score from a fellow blogger when I first started to dip my toe into the weird and sometimes rare soundtrack world.
The movie is about some teens who hide out in a mall after hours and end up being hunted by it's robot security system. Not a fabulous movie, but it has it's moments. The score is actually pretty good, if you are a fan of the 80s synth sound that was ever present in the 80s.
If you are interested in reading a more detailed review check out the Horror Crypt for a nice review on this flick.
"Thank you... have a nice day." - Robot
Friday, February 26, 2010
It's been quite a while since I last posted something on here. Life on the outside has been quite busy for the last few months. Things are getting back to normal and with that I shall present you all, my faithful readers, more soundtracks.
Today I thought I'd hit you up with a soundtrack to a horror-comedy flick. It's my way of feeling like I hit two genres with one stone... or stake. Here is the various artists soundtrack to the 1992 feature film "Buffy the Vampire Slayer". Personally I really enjoyed this movie, it's not a favorite, but one I like to throw on every few years. At the time, it was just strange enough to really grab my attention. As well all know the movie later spawned a hugely successful tv show.
The soundtrack consists of some very early 90s pop/rock type of songs. Although there is one rap song that I must admit I usually listen to once a week or so. C&C Music Factory's "Keep It Comin' (Dance Till You Can't Dance No More!)". It's so damn catchy to me. It's featured in the scene where Buffy is in cheerleader practice. I love the album artwork for this one too.
"Does Elvis talk to you? Does he tell you to do things? Do you see spots?" - Buffy