Thursday, October 27, 2011

Stephen King's "IT" - Soundtrack
Richard Bellis

With Halloween fast approaching I wanted to release another horror soundtrack gem. This is the un-released score to the TV mini-series "Stephen King's IT" that aired back in 1990. I looked for this score for sometime and then discovered it on another soundtrack bloggers blog. That link over there is now dead and the blog inactive. It's funny I finally got around to sharing it here.

When doing some double-check work to make sure it's not commercially available from the normal channels I found various movie and soundtrack forums discussing the high possibility of a 2-Disc release of this score from Richard Bellis. Then I found November 2011 was the date of release, but no real details on it. Since it's been 21 yrs since the movie aired and still the score hasn't seen an official release, I wanted to get this out there for fans looking for it. It has some nice stuff on it, some great cues and a suite that has a lot of the cues grouped together and should hold you over until that official release comes out, or never comes out as the case may be.

I do want to say that I've never read the book, but have heard very good things about it and that the mini-series has some great elements of the book but isn't really able to capture how good the book is. Tim Curry's performance as Pennywise to me is pretty fantastic though. Classic stuff.

"I'm every nightmare you've ever had. I'm your worst dream come true. I'm everything you ever were afraid of."

Download the soundtrack here!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

You're Just What I've Been Looking For (Angela's Theme) - Frankie Vinci

Today I have the track "You're Just What I've Been Looking For (Angela's Theme)" from the cult classic 80s slasher film Sleepaway Camp. I actually just saw this for the very first time last night. (This was a post I did back in 2007, but with 2011 Halloween around the corner I thought I'd unearth this gem from my archives here.)

I was a child of the 80s and knew about this movie forever, but somehow never got around to watching it. Well last night I was able to watch what I thought was one of the strangest, weirdest, corniest horror flicks I've ever seen. I don't know if I can say it's a favorite.. yet. I need to watch it a few more times. I definitely can see where fans hold this flick special in the hearts/memories... especially if they watched it back when it was originally released.

The track I have here is what plays over the end credits and it quite catchy. I really love it! This is a DVD audio rip that I made here. I don't know if there was any official or bootleg soundtrack released of the 3 songs from the film or not. If anyone has a better sounding version than this I'd love to check it out, that being said this sounds pretty good for a DVD rip.

"How come Angela gets to talk to the boys all day, and WE have to play volleyball? "
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Monday, October 17, 2011

Countdown to Halloween:
Great Ghost Stories - 4 Track LP rip

Hello, today I have a download for an old scary children's story album that came out in 1973 on the Troll record label. It's a collection of four scary ghost stories, aptly named "Great Ghost Stories". The audio was ripped by someone else from the original LP, as this hasn't been a CD release as far as I know of.

The audio has some hissing and popping, but in the case of this album I think helps to bring back that feeling of sitting there listening to an old LP, as was often done in the days of yore. The stand out story to me in this collection is "The Golden Arm". Enjoy!

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  1. The Golden Arm
  2. The Guitar Player
  3. Here We Go!
  4. The Mysterious Shipwreck

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Maniac - Jay Chattaway
(Full Soundtrack)

Today I bring you the long out of print soundtrack/score to the 1980 horror/slasher/drama "Maniac". The score is done by Jay Chattaway, that should remember as scoring the film "Silver Bullet". This is a relatively short soundtrack. Some cues are only a minute or so, some longer. What this score has all the way through is a very sad, creepy vibe. It's got that heavy 80s synth that I love. A stand out track is called "Cry For Mother" and for the especially creepy is the track called "Inner Voices" that features very low haunting music along with voice over of the character Frank Zito.

This soundtrack, although being out-of-print for a long time as made a brief appearance in the last week for hard core fans. Mondo known for selling/releasing limited edition movie posters by various artists has taken a step into the soundtrack world and released a new remastered limited edition (500 copies) of this soundtrack in LP format. It has since sold out, and I think that's a great thing to see. It's this release that made me think I bet there are a number of folks that want to hear this score. So if you missed out on that release or weren't necessarily interested in getting an LP, here you go!

"Now you tell me what I should do. I heard about it, I always do. I can't go out for a minute. It's impossible. Fancy girls, in their fancy dresses and lipstick, laughing and dancing. Should you stop them? I can't stop them. But you do, don't you? And they can't laugh and they can't dance anymore. You've got to stop, or they'll take you away from me. I will never, ever, let them take you away from me. You're mine now forever. And, I'm so happy. "

Download the full soundtrack here!

Saturday, October 08, 2011

Countdown to Halloween:
Frankie Stein & His Ghouls
Monster Mash EP

Today's Countdown to Halloween post is a download of the two tracks "Saturday Evening Ghost" and "Be Careful, It's My Throat". I got these years back and are part of an EP entitled "Monster Mash" put out on the Peter Pan record label. I'm actually not all that familiar with Frankie's work who who the hell his Ghouls are, but the two tracks are a nice addition to my Halloween mix of tunes. The album art here is from that Peter Pan release.

If you have any Frankie info to share or want to school me on, I'm all ears! Enjoy the tunes.

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Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Countdown to Halloween:
Horror Themed
iPhone Lock Screens

Hello! Today I wanted to share some iPhone/iPod Touch lock screen wallpapers I've created based on various horror and science fictions films I dig. I'm always one to want to have a custom wallpaper wether it be on computer or mobile device. Sure the stock wallpapers are nice and all, but never really lend themselves well to copyrighted horror properties. I'm hear to fill that void for those of you with these mobile devices. They're are just JPEG images so perhaps they'd work for other devices.

The reason I'm speaking to IOS device users is because I have the placement and proportions for the images set to appear in the open area on the lock screen and not bleed into the day/date and "slide to unlock" button to keep them looking clean. I hope you enjoy using them as much as I do. Spice up your device this Halloween season. The images here show the eight images I have available for download.

Download the Lock Screens here!

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Countdown to Halloween:
New Wave Halloween
Compilation Album

My Countdown to Halloween posts continue with this excellent addition to any Halloween themed playlist. This is a compilation album that came out in 1998. The album has a big assortment of well known artists performing Halloween/horror/sci-fi themed songs.

There are some stand out tracks like Oingo Boingo's "Dead Man's Party" and The Ramones' "Pet Sematary" which I absolutely love. Trying to track down that single was what actually brought me across this compilation. So I picked this up just for that track and the rest of the songs are just extra greatness. I'll list the track listing below to help you decide if this is worth the download to you or not. I highly recommend this. I'd say the only odd thing to this compilation is the title. I'm not so sure all of these artists would really be, or like to be called "new wave".

  1. The Time Warp - The Rocky Horror Picture Show
  2. Everyday Is Halloween - Ministry
  3. Devil In My Car - The B
  4. Dead Man's Party - Oingo Boingo
  5. Pet Sematary - Ramones
  6. Theme From Halloween - MX
  7. The Munsters Theme - Comateens
  8. The Creature From The Black Lagoon - Dave Edmunds
  9. Halloween - Siouxsie And The Banshees
  10. Halloween - The Dream Syndicate
  11. Halloween - Sonic Youth
  12. Halloween - Dead Kennedys
  13. Halloween - The Misfits
  14. Halloween - Mudhoney
  15. Creature With The Atom Brain - Roky Erickson And The Aliens

Saturday, October 01, 2011

Countdown to Halloween:
13 Days of Halloween
Rhythm and Boos

Here is my first post specifically geared toward the Countdown to Halloween blogging marathon this month.

What I have here is a download of the out-of-print "13 Days of Halloween: Rhythm and Boos" CD. This CD was actually released as a "treat" in Monster cereal boxes back in October of 2001. The album is a bit strange as it was done with the Fox Family Channel, so 98% of the songs are performed as scary songs from shows on that channel at that time. Some are forgettable, but there are some nice gems on there.

The crown jewel of the CD and why I'd say it's worth downloading is the final track. It's a nearly 17 min. log sound effects track. It sounds like creepy/spooky sounds from a marsh or swamp. Those who really dig the old horror sound effects albums should get this to add to their collection. Also, if you are just a fiend for Halloween related music and want to add to your growing collection this isn't bad to own. Below is the track list so that you can see what you are in store for.

Track Listing:
  1. Count Chocula Intro (0:40)
  2. Paul Gordon – Fox Family Halloween Countdown Theme (1:54)
  3. Baha Men – It's Spooky In Here (Digimon Halloween Song) (2:39)
  4. Sue Rose – I'm Gonna Scare You (Angela Anaconda Halloween Song) (2:37)
  5. Danny Smith (2) – Big Wolf Opening Theme (From Big Wolf On Campus) (0:32)
  6. Wally Wingert – The Haunt Of Room 402 (The Kids From Room 402 Halloween Song) (2:56)
  7. Baha Men – It's Spooky In Here (Bonus Junkanoo Mix) (Digimon Halloween Song) (2:39)
  8. Michael Whitaker – Halloween Overture (2:11)
  9. Ron Salaises – The Sounds Of Halloween (16:58)