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 Posted:   Jan 15, 2014 - 8:46 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Yes you are right, Bob Cobert did a score for a ABC TV movie on Frankenstein. You got me on your Question with Witchfinder general

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 15, 2014 - 6:04 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

I scored a film which has become a cult horror hit and then I scored one of the most popular horror film of all time, then I died in the prime of my life. Who am I ?

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 16, 2014 - 9:51 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

A couple of hints-WILLIAM CASTLE-and VAMPIRE SPOOF.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 16, 2014 - 2:32 PM   
 By:   Loverozsa   (Member)

A Hard One:

This composer scored several classic horror films of the 50's/60's but stopped doing it because he
felt he was "contributing to the delinquency of minors" (direct quote) Who is it, and what are the 4
films?

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 16, 2014 - 2:33 PM   
 By:   Loverozsa   (Member)

A Hard One:

This composer scored several classic horror films of the 50's/60's but stopped doing it because he
felt he was "contributing to the delinquency of minors" (direct quote) Who is it, and what are the 4
films?

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 16, 2014 - 7:24 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Great question, but you stated several then you say list the 4 genre films. Several sounds a lot more then 4. but let me give a quick guess, then if someone does not answer I will probably get it soon.Could it be STANLEY BLACK-GENRE OUTPUT WAS-THE CRAWLING EYE-58-JACK THE RIPPER-60-MANIA-60-MANIAC-63-WAR GODS OF THE DEEP. Your right on if you don't consider WAR GODS a genre film.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 16, 2014 - 7:42 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

ANOTHER HINT ON MY QUESTION- POLISH.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 17, 2014 - 3:07 AM   
 By:   Graham S. Watt   (Member)

I suppose dan's talking about "Christopher" Komeda - the "cult" spoof would be DANCE OF THE VAMPIRES (THE FEARLESS VAMPIRE KILLERS), and the big hit would be ROSEMARY'S BABY? Tragic death at a young age seems to fit the clues too. Oh, and William Castle. Must be Komeda.

No idea who Loverozsa could be referring to, but it'll stop me from concentrating on my work all day...

Wild guess - Von Dexter? He did four William Castle horrors, but the reason for stopping writing doesn't tie in with what I've read about him...

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 17, 2014 - 9:50 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

TO GRAHAM- Yes Christopher Komeda is the answer, You might be right with Von Dexter, probably are, he did exactly 4 genre films and I heard he didn't care to keep any of his music on it . So I think you got that one too.-next question from me- I am a composer who only scored one genre film and only a few other films. However that one genre film was one of the most popular horror films of all time.If this question is too general let me add the film was from the 70's.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 17, 2014 - 3:10 PM   
 By:   Loverozsa   (Member)

Quoting from a letter sent to me May 9, 1988:

"Times have changed considerably since I retired from the music business. I think you will find it rather ironic the reason I quit scoring horror films. At the time, I truly felt guilty writing music for pictures of such low quality. I felt I was contributing to the delinquency of our youth....."

So- the answer to my riddle is- VON DEXTER

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 17, 2014 - 5:55 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

hint-The sequel to this classic horror film really bombed out.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 18, 2014 - 6:05 AM   
 By:   Graham S. Watt   (Member)

Quoting from a letter sent to me May 9, 1988:

"Times have changed considerably since I retired from the music business. I think you will find it rather ironic the reason I quit scoring horror films. At the time, I truly felt guilty writing music for pictures of such low quality. I felt I was contributing to the delinquency of our youth....."

So- the answer to my riddle is- VON DEXTER


Now, that is interesting... I had read that Mr Dexter abandoned scoring due to a hand condition which caused actual "writing" on paper a chore..., but as Abraham Lincoln once said (or was it Lukas Kendall?), "Don't believe everything you read on the Internet".

dan - I'm drawing a blank on yours.

Here's my new one - THE EYES OF CHARLES SAND was a supernatural TV Movie from the early '70s. Made during a musicians' strike, the studio simply tracked in music from two earlier films, a thriller by Henry Mancini and an SF action movie by Ron Grainer. Can you name the two films? And an extra point if you can give more details about the outcome of that little bit of studio tomfoollery... NO CHEATING - I CAN SEE YOU ON MY SPYPHONE

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 Posted:   Jan 18, 2014 - 6:58 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

The answer to my question is THE EXORCIST-73- MIKE OLDFELD. the sequel , THE HERECTIC EXORCIST 2 failed terribly at the box office in 77.. Now I think i got half your answer so far- THE OMEGA MAN-71- RON GRAINER- let me give a quick guess on the second film-WAIT UNTIL DARK 67 OR THE NIGHT VISITOR-71?

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 18, 2014 - 8:00 AM   
 By:   Graham S. Watt   (Member)

Correct dan, the films were WAIT UNTIL DARK and THE OMEGA MAN. Mancini found out by accident, sued, and won. I must admit, THE EXORCIST didn't cross my mind, because I don't think we can consider a few seconds of "Tubular Bells" as a score. Wasn't it Jack Nitzsche who wrote the brief original score?

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 18, 2014 - 8:14 AM   
 By:   Graham S. Watt   (Member)

Here's a guid yin. Whit huv aw' the followin' composers goat in common?

Patrick Doyle (NEEDFUL THINGS; FRANKENSTEEN etc).

Muir Mathieson (didnae write much, but ah think he co-wrote CIRCUS O'HORRORS, an' he conducted loads fur other folk, like GORGO, KONGA n' stuff).

Harry Robinson (loads fur Hammer, like the lezzie VAMPIRE LOVERS, an' TWINS O'EVIL n' stuff like that).

BUXTON ORR (DOACTOR BLOOD'S COAFFIN, CORRIDORS O'BLOOD, FIEND WI'OOT A FACE, FIRST MON INTAE SPACE etc).

Weel? Whit huv they aw' goat in common, eh?

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 18, 2014 - 3:22 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

TO GRAHAM - Your questions are getting easier. All four were born in Good old Scotland.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 18, 2014 - 3:22 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

I scored loads of movies for MONOGRAM FILMS in the 40's. Many of them were horror films who am I?

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 18, 2014 - 4:01 PM   
 By:   Graham S. Watt   (Member)

dan - Aye, ye're richt. Wi' yer answer mind, no wi' the statement. Ah thocht it wis quite hard m'sel'. Mibbe 'cos ah wrote it like they folks wid mibbe speak it. Dinnae ken. Disnae maitter.

Och, ah dinnae ken whit ye're on aboot wi' yer last yin, dan. Monogram? Wis Rondo Hatton in them ? Ah hinnae goat a clue, but ah've goat a picture in ma heid o Bela Lugosi wi' a hairy monkey face, an' a think mibbe Edward Kay did that yin, but ah dinnae even ken if it wis Monogram.

So ah'm sayin' Edward Kay. Actually, at this time o' the nicht, ah dinnae really ken whit ah'm sayin' a taw' a taw'.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 18, 2014 - 4:02 PM   
 By:   Graham S. Watt   (Member)

dan - Aye, ye're richt. Wi' yer answer mind, no wi' the statement. Ah thocht it wis quite hard m'sel'. Mibbe 'cos ah wrote it like they folks wid mibbe speak it. Dinnae ken. Disnae maitter.

Och, ah dinnae ken whit ye're on aboot wi' yer last yin, dan. Monogram? Wis Rondo Hatton in them ? Ah hinnae goat a clue, but ah've goat a picture in ma heid o Bela Lugosi wi' a hairy monkey face, an' a think mibbe Edward Kay did that yin, but ah dinnae even ken if it wis Monogram.

So ah'm sayin' Edward Kay. Actually, at this time o' the nicht, ah dinnae really ken whit ah'm sayin' a taw' a taw'.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 18, 2014 - 4:03 PM   
 By:   Graham S. Watt   (Member)

Y'ken hoo drunken Scots jist go oan n' oan aboot the same thing? Weel, ah jist posted the same thing twice, but it disnae maitter.

 
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