Monday, December 19, 2011

A Doll's Head in the
Hands of the Assassin
(Full Soundtrack)

Hello all, I wanted to share with you some new music I've added to my soundtrack collection. It's from an artist by the name of Repeated Viewing. They put out a psuedo-sounndtrack for "A Doll's Head in the Hands of the Assassin" (2011). I say pseudo in the kindest sort of way. The reason being as the movie itself doesn't actually exist, but the music was done as if it was for a film, and that music sound fantastic.

It has the sound like it came out of the late 70s/80s. A definite horror movie vibe here as you'll you're hear. I highly recommend downloading this music and adding it to your soundtrack music library. The album is available for FREE on their Bandcamp page which I have the link below to take you to.

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)

Friday, September 30, 2011

Army of Darkness (Full Soundtrack)

Hello all, October is right around the corner and I thought what better way to end the month of September than ending my "Evil Dead" series of soundtrack posts. What I have here good listeners is the soundtrack/score to the final Evil Dead film, "Army of Darkness". The score is composed by Joseph LoDuca which was a good choice for Raimi to go with him to keep a musically continuity to the films. If you are familiar with the previous Evil Dead scores you'll hear some call backs to those, which is nice. Since the story takes place in a medieval magic and monsters world the score has that vibe going for it.

An interesting thing to not is that well known soundtrack composer Danny Elmfman makes an appearance and score the track "March of the Dead" which flows very nicely with LoDuca's work. Knowing it's Elfman you can tell it's him, but I think if you didn't have that info you'd never notice which is important if you are going to bring in a couple of composers.

Now, I'd be biting my tongue if I was to not state a few thoughts on this film. My buddy Deadite Bill doesn't want me to go ranting for too long as he's a fan of the film, but I must say a few things. First off I don't like this movie, there I said it. In fact I can't stand it. I've seen it twice and that was enough. The 2nd time was to see if maybe I was wrong about it. Nope, it's bad. The whole thing feels forced from the get go as if its trying recapture that magic of horror goofiness "Evil Dead 2" has. It doesn't succeed in my opinion. With that being said, enjoy the tunes!

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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Countdown to Halloween

Hello all! I wanted to let you know that during the month of October I will be participating in the Countdown to Halloween blogging marathon that many blogs are taking part in. Since my blog primarily focuses on music, I'll have some music/audio related delights but I can't say that they all will be in that vein. I'm going to jump around a bit with those posts. In between the countdown posts will still be soundtrack related posts with a focus on horror films. So don't fear that you'll be without soundtrack posts. Enjoy!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Evil Dead 2 (Full Soundtrack)
Joseph LoDuca

Keeping on track with my last Evil Dead post, I have for your listening enjoyment the score/soundtrack to the 1987 horror/comedy "Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn" as composed by Joseph LoDuca.

The sequel to the original Evil Dead film was scored once again by Joseph LoDuca, which I think was a great move by Raimi to work with him again. The score here has that same vibe as the original creepy score, but I would say this score sounds a bit bigger than the previous soundtrack. This isn't a bad thing. I speculate that the score sounds richer because LoDuca was becoming a more accomplished composer and maybe the budget of the film allowed him to do a bit more.

This film is my favorite flick out of the Evil Dead trilogy, but I think I may prefer the original score just a bit more. There some really stand out tracks here. "Ash's Dream / Dancing Game / Dance Of The Dead" is the series of cues heard when you are treated to some spectacular stop motion animation zombie ballet. Enjoy!

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"Then let's head down into that cellar and carve ourselves a witch."

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Evil Dead (Full Soundtrack)
Joseph LoDuca

Here the now out-of-print score/soundtrack to the 1983 horror classic "Evil Dead" as composed by Joseph LoDuca.

The score has a very eerie, creepy vibe to it all the way through, which meshes extremely well with the film. The score reminds me of the "Hellraiser" score by Christopher Young in that it didn't rely solely on synthesizers and has some fantastic live instruments that give the music a larger, deeper feeling. Don't get me wrong I love the synth stuff, love it. However, for a film like this the music adds a lot to the film that is really a low budget flick. The film has a larger feel when the visuals are accompanied by the haunting music heard here.

This soundtrack/score is for the most part very timeless and not dated. There are few cues that scream 70/80s, but that' never a bad thing. With Halloween around the corner, this could be a great addition to your spooky soundtrack collection. If you haven't seen this flick I highly recommend it. It's a bit more straight horror than that comedy edge that appeared in the later sequels.

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"You will die! Like the others before you, one by one, we will take you."

Thursday, August 18, 2011

"Album of Death" by
Moustache of Insanity

Hello all, you might be amazed to find me reviewing yet another soon to be released album, but here I am doing it again. I got a chance to preview the "Album of Death" by Moustache of Insanity from Britain, set to be released the week of Aug 22, 2011. The thing that really grabbed me is their use of a variety of vintage Casio keyboards, gameboys, electric guitar and drum machines to deliver catchy pop tunes. This really appeals to that side of me that digs old movie scores with the snyth/electronic sound. Nik Vestberg is a self proclaimed horror geek and many of the songs contains reference to this love. Some tracks completely focus on movies which I'll discuss below.

"We Need More Awesome" is about watching the 1987 film "Predator", but apparently the singer's wife/girlfriend is not a fan. Really, a song about "Predator"? It doesn't get much better than that!

The song "Argh! No!" opens with Crazy Ralph from the original "Friday the 13th" declaring "It's got a death curse!!!". The song goes on to examine those standard behaviors so many victims of horror films find themselves in. Fans of slasher flicks should dig this track.

The lead single "Lynn Lowry" talks about the singer's interest in the actress from 70s horror films and his preference for the old horror films from that era. This track is one I definitely identify with.

This album has 13 tracks total, but I had to touch on some of the stand out tracks. Now I'm sure you are interested to hear them now… well you are in luck. Below I have a preview/free download of the "Lynn Lowry" track and an option to order the album. Enjoy!

Friday, July 29, 2011

(Complete Soundtrack/Score)

Today I have the out-of-print score/soundtrack to the 1991 Full Moon Entertainment vampire film "Subspecies" the score was done by Richard Kosinski and Michael Portis.

The score in pretty entertaining and fitting to a vampire tale. It has a bigger sound than some horror films of this budget range which I think is really nice. The Aman Folk Orchestra is to thank for a nice execution here. I absolutely love the album artwork here!

Admittedly I haven't seen this flick in it's entirety so as far as the film goes I can't speak to that. It's always been one on my "I have to see it" list.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Wolfmen of Mars - "The Breather"

Hello all, I've been away for a bit as I've had some computer issue of late, but I'm getting it together. In the interim of me getting a new out-of-print soundtrack up I have something to share.

I have here a brand new song from the group Wolfmen of Mars from their soon to be released EP "Digital Penetration". They were kind enough to let me preview and share the song here.

Wondering why I would suddenly showcase an artists work... well their style is heavily influenced by horror soundtracks/scores from the 70s and 80s as you'll hear when you listen to the song "The Breather" below. It has those great weird elements that I've grown to love on scores from the days of yore.

Check out the tune below and if you are interested in keeping up with them follow them on Twitter at Enjoy!

** UPDATE ** 
The "Digital Penetration - EP" is now available on iTunes to purchase at the nice price of $5.94. If you like what you hear below and are a fan of scores from the 70s/80s get this album. It will be a great addition to your music collection. 

The Breather by Wolfmen of Mars

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Tales From the Darkside- Theme
Donald Rubinstein

Here is the theme to the "Tales From the Darkside" television show. It was a fun horror themed TV show in the vein of Twilight Zone and Outer Limits. There were some great episodes. 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.
As an added bonus 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".
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.....

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Dokken - Dream Warriors
(acoustic & studio version)

Nightmare on Elm St. 3 was the 2nd best of the Elm St. movies and the title track is the best song to come from any of the Nightmare on Elm Street movies.

Here I have an acoustic performance of Dream Warriors performed by Dokken. As good as the original, but with a different flavor. I don't know what album or where this originated from, but if you area fan of the original song it's a nice track to add to your song collection. I've included the regular studio version as well.
"Sorry kid, I don't belive in fairytales!"
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Friday, June 10, 2011

Just Like You (Pumpkinhead II Theme)
Roger Clinton

Today I have the single track "Just Like You" by Roger Clinton the main theme from the 1994 film Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings".  I came across this song in a compilation of various tracks from horror films that were never in any official release that I was aware of.

Doing a quick search of info on a "Blood Wings" score/soundtracked proved fruitless. It appears there was never an official release. I'm guessing there are some Pumpkinhead fans out there that have been looking for this song. Enjoy!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Goblin - Classic Italian Soundtracks
Vol. 3 1978-1984

Hello all. Due to numerous computer problems I've been unable to update the blog, but now I'm back in action. Today I have the compilation/collection album "Classic Italian Soundtracks: Goblin Volume III 1978-1984". That title is a mouthfull, for sure, but if you are a Goblin fan you are going to enjoy this one. It's a nice collection of Goblin's music from film and non-film work.

Normally I don't list out the track names on the soundtracks I post, but in this case I want you to know exactly what is contained here. There are some original version, suites and alternate versions of songs you've probably heard before. Personally I really enjoy the cues from "Phenomena". Enjoy!

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  1. Buio Omega: Buio Omega (Main Title)
  2. Buio Omega: Strive After Dark (Suite)
  3. Buio Omega: Buio Omega (Alternative Take Suite)
  4. Tenebre: Tenebre Reimix
  5. Phenomena: Jennifer
  6. Phenomena: Sleepwalking
  7. Phenomena: Phenomena (Alternate Version)
  8. Il Fatastico Viaggio Del 'Bagarozzo' Mark: E Suono Rock
  9. Il Fatastico Viaggio Del 'Bagarozzo' Mark: Le Cascate De Viridiana
  10. Il Fatastico Viaggio Del 'Bagarozzo' Mark: La Danza (The Dance)
  11. Zombe: Zombi
  12. Zombi: Zaratozom
  13. Zombi: L'alba Dei Mori Viventi
  14. Amo Non Amo: Amo Non Amo
  15. Amo Non Amo: Maniera
  16.  Amo Non Amo: Yell

Monday, April 11, 2011

Destroy All Monsters
(Full Soundtrack)

Here is the soundtrack to the 1968 Godzilla film "Destroy All Monsters" as scored by the great Akira Ifukube. This out of print soundtrack was something I acquired when I bought the 50th Anniversary Edition of the film on DVD. The DVD came packed with this disc which was a major selling point to me at the time. If you are a fan of the early Godzilla films and Akira's scores you'll definitely enjoy this. It has a good share of familiar cues and new stuff.

As far as the film goes when it gets down to action of the monsters fighting it's quite enjoyable, but there are some slow moments that I wish would not have not dragged on as long in between fights. The final battle against King Ghidorah is pretty fantastic.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Critters- David Newman
(Expanded Soundtrack)

Here I have available the score to the 1986 sci-fi/horror film "Critters". The score was composed by David Newman. This release I have here is actually the original score, plus the pop music tracks heard in the film making it an expanded version of the soundtrack that I got from my friend The Long Island Ripper at the Inferno Music Vault. I believe his buddy Phaota provided the additional pop tracks and some additional cues not heard on the original release, which is really excellent for fans of the film so hats off to them. To add my own little touch to this release I created some album art based on one of the original posters for the film. Newman's score is pretty enjoyable, but the crown jewel of the score is "Critter Skitter". I'd say this is worth downloading just for that track alone.

My friend Freddy's Fingers from The Paradise of Horror blog was recently talking about "Critters" and I had to post this one. Enjoy! I have added the trailer to the film below. One thing that I find odd about it is that it doesn't use Newman's score, but uses a cue from Charles Bernstein's score to "A Nightmare On Elm Street". I wonder why this is, aside from it being a New Line Cinema release. Maybe Newman's score wasn't ready at the time the trailer was cut.

"We're here for the Crites."

Monday, March 21, 2011

Pacific Heights
Full Score/Soundtrack

Here is the out-of-print score/soundtrack to the 1990 thriller "Pacific Heights" starring Michael Keaton, Matthew Modine and Melanie Griffith. The score was composed by the prolific Hans Zimmer. This particular score is interesting in that it's only comprised of four tracks. Instead of a breakdown of each cue from the film, it's large 8 min plus suites. Fans of Zimmer and the film should enjoy this one.

Back in the mid 90s I worked at a video store and came across this flick and ended up really enjoying it and would watch it regularly in the store and the flick grew on me more. It's just a strange story about this guy systematically ruining these peoples lives and their attempt to fight back.

"You're a brave and stupid man." - Carter Hayes

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Race With the Devil
Leonard Roesenman
Soundtrack (Movie Audio Rip)

 Today I have a bootleg soundtrack from the 1975 action/thriller "Race With the Devil" starring Peter Fonda and Warren Oates. This soundtrack was created by ripping audio from the original film by the person who runs the The Master Cylinder blog, so credit goes to them. There was never an official release of Leonard Rosenman's score and as many of you soundtrack fiends know, any soundtrack is better than no soundtrack. I can live with audio rips if that's the best you can find. I admittedly haven't seen this flick yet, but after seeing the trailer from time to time it's one I must see. The Better Geek Than Never website recently reviewed the flick and that only increased my desire to see this flick. Check out their review it's a fun read.

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

In Search Of... - Full Soundtrack
W. Michael Lewis & Laurin Rinder

Here is a soundtrack that has been long out of print that I was looking for, but knew very little about. It's the soundtrack for the old television series that ran from 1976 to 1982"In Search Of..." hosted by Leonard Nimoy. The show investigated paranormal types of topics and attempted to uncover the truths surrounding them.

One surprise that I can't say is good or bad about the soundtrack is that some of the songs seems like definite cues taken right from the show which I love, but other tracks have a heavy disco vibe going for them which includes the main theme. I would have liked to hear just straight music from the show along with the great into. However, as I listen to it more some of those disco infused tunes have grown on me. If you are a fan of the show I would recommend checking this out.

"This series presents information based in part on theory and conjecture. The producer's purpose is to suggest some possible explanations, but not necessarily the only ones, to the mysteries we will examine."

Friday, February 25, 2011

Silver Bullet - Jay Chattaway
(Full score/soundtrack)

Here is the full soundtrack by Jay Chattaway for the 1985 film Silver Bullet. This is one of best Stephen King movie adaptations. It's based on the book "Cycle of the Werewolf". The movie sticks to the book pretty well, with a few changes here and there that I'm willing to accept, I mean there have been so many movies based on King stories that were completely unwatchable that a few changes here and there I can live with.

That being said it's one of my favorite werewolf flicks, my only gripe is that I wish the werewolf looked a little more "Howling" and less Teddy Bear like. Thankfully the director kept the werewolf hidden most of the time which always leaves the monster up to your imagination... and that's usually better than putting the monster out there in full light.
"I'm a little too old to be playing "Hardy Boys meet Reverend Werewolf"!"

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Monday, February 14, 2011

My Bloody Valentine - Paul Zaza
Re-up new download link

Here is one of my favorite themes to a horror movie, it's really quite good I must say. It has the musical style perfectly fits the movie and the setting of the movie, this small working class town with miners as it's inhabitants. I think I just listened to it 15 times in a row while I typed up this post.

The film however isn't one of my favorites. It's not awful, but it's just not classic or even all that good to me. I think I was expecting more from it. I may need to give it a few more viewings. I originally came across this track on the now defunct "Please-Release" soundtrack blog. So credit goes to that guy for posting this back then. Enjoy!

"Yeah. Beware of Harry Warden!"

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Monday, February 07, 2011

The Thing - Ennio Morricone
Full Score/Soundtrack

Today I have the now out-of-print "The Thing" score/soundtrack by composer Ennio Morricone. The thing is one of my all time favorite movies, and if you catch me on the right day I may just say it's my absolute favorite movie. The film has been talked about to death, so there isn't anything new I can provide you on that front. The music however is a major element to the film to help set the mood and it doesn't disappoint! Morricone's score captures that feeling of isolation and fear that is essential to this film. If you are a big fan of "The Thing" I highly suggest getting this added to your music collection.

"I don't know thousands of years ago it crashes and this thing... gets thrown out or crawls out and ends up freezing in the ice."

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Cruel Intentions - Edward Shearmur
(Full Score)

Here is the complete full score to the 1999 teen flick "Cruel Intentions". The score was composed and performed by Edward Shearmur. I happened to discover this a couple of years ago when I was trying to hunt down any possibility of a score soundtrack in existence for this. Quite honestly I do not know where this came from, who posted it online or when I originally found it but, I'm for ever grateful to them. This is one of my favorite scores for one of my favorite guilty pleasure films. I can't quite say why I like it. Most stuff like this I wouldn't even give 10 min attention. The music captures the feeling of the film so well, at times diabolical and sneaky. Other times very touching and emotional. The full score is total of 23 tracks. I normally will embed a video for the trailer for the film, but in this case I wanted to show a scene that has the score heavily used in it. It's some great stuff.

As I said this is one of my favorite flicks. In my little world it's a cult classic. The first couple times I saw it I really didn't care for it at all, but then the third time was the charm. I really started liking the movie for it's demented charm. Well enough of my rambling enjoy the score. Also I don't normally ask, but let me know if any of you have been hunting for this score.

"You were very much in love with her. And you're still in love with her. But it amused me to make you ashamed of it. You gave up on the first person you ever loved because I threatened your reputation." - Kathryn

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Just One of the Guys - Full Soundtrack

Here is the long out-of-print soundtrack to the 80s teen comedy Just one of the Guys. This has all the tunes fans of the film remember from the flick and is a very enjoyable listen if you like the flick. Personally I would say it's one of my top 5 teen comedies of the 80s. I can't pinpoint exactly on why I feel this way, but I would imagine it's a mix of the strange story, likeable characters and some good ol' fashioned pop music. I remember watching this numerous times on HBO back in the day and it never got old. Even now I love watching it, over and over.

Years back it finally hit DVD, which was nice for the fans to get a nice copy of it on a format compatible with the 21st century. It was actually on this DVD release that I realized there are three characters in the flick that independently appeared in various X-Files episodes, which was kind of cool to me too.

"You know how she worships your bulging muscles and your hairy chest! Terry is such a stallion. Go 'head, Ter, show him your hairy chest. "

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Troll - Full Soundtrack
Composed by Richard Band

Today I have the soundtrack/score to the 80s fantasy/horror film "Troll" by Richard Band. The precursor to the more talked about "Troll 2". Although this movie has nothing in my opinion as far as connection to the sequel, beyond the fact that there are trolls. Then again Troll 2 is about goblins, anyway, let me get back to this discussion.

It's been many moons since I've seen this flick, but I recall it being a campy fun little movie. The music always stood out to me when I was young. When I was a little kid I would hold my tape recorder up to the TV to record various bits of music that I liked in movies. Sort of a DIY hobo soundtrack compilation kind of thing. Troll's music was among the hobo compilation that I really loved listening to. Check out the track "Cantos Profanae" it's really spectacular stuff! If you are a fan of this flick check out the score right away.

"Honey? Did you do a lot of drugs before we were married?"

Download the complete score here!