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 Posted:   Oct 30, 2019 - 10:10 AM   
 By:   sajrocks   (Member)

Spent my October perfecting what I believe to be a three-hour injection of anathema to all those lackluster, soul extinguishing "Halloween" playlists that the media and streaming services put out. Goal was to create a deep mix between usual and unusual suspects with a lucid flow between mood pieces and orchestral shrieky stabby-stabs, while besting the everlasting horror show that is film music on Spotify.

Curious on general thoughts and what's missing, but also understand one person's prize pumpkin is another's festering pile of orange gelatinous ooze at the end of the porch. 'Tis the season! razz


I. Kill Your Darlings
Main Theme – AMITYVILLE HORROR, Lalo Schifrin
Prelude – PSYCHO, Bernard Herrmann
Overlay of Evil/Main Titles – FRIDAY THE 13TH, Harry Manfredini
Now It's Mark's Turn – SALEM'S LOT, Harry Sukman
Urban Legend – URBAN LEGEND, Christopher Young
Main Titles – BEETLEJUICE, Danny Elfman
Dies Irae – THE SHINING, Orchestral Version†
Tubular Bells – THE EXORCIST, Mike Oldfield
Bucket of Blood – CARRIE, Pino Donaggio
The Library – MEPHISTO WALTZ, Jerry Goldsmith
Reborn – HEREDITARY, Colin Stetson
Betrayal – SORCERER, Tangerine Dream
Laurie's Theme – HALLOWEEN, John Carpenter
Theme – HALLOWEEN (2018), John Carpenter
Main Title – NIGHTMARE ON ELMSTREET, Charles Bernstein
It Was Always You, Helen – CANDYMAN, Philip Glass
Hellhound/Second Sight Seance – HELLHOUND: HELLRAISER II, Christopher Young
Trouble in Woodsboro – SCREAM, Marco Beltrami
Ghost Attack – SCREAM 2, Marco Beltrami
Title – IT FOLLOWS, Disasterpeace
Witch – SUSPIRA, Goblin
Main Theme – ROSEMARY'S BABY, Krzysztof Komeda
Theme – X-FILES, Mark Snow
Last I Heard – SAW, Charlie Clouser
Theme – TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME, Angelo Badalamenti
The Goat & The Mayhem – THE WITCH, Mark Korven

II. Orchestral Maneuvers in the Dark
The Beginning – DRACULA, Wojciech Kilar
The End – CAPE FEAR, Bernard Herrmann/Elmer Bernstein
Lost Children – THE FINAL CONTACT, Jerry Goldsmith
Going In – PROMETHEUS, Marc Streitenfeld
Something's Not Right – THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN, Danny Elfman
Main Title – SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, Howard Shore
Twisted Abduction – POLTERGEIST, Jerry Goldsmith
The Intersection Scene – WAR OF THE WORLDS, John Williams
Theme – THE WALKING DEAD, Bear McCreary
March of the Dead – ARMY OF DARKNESS, Danny Elfman
Theme – THE FOG, John Carpenter
Theme – STRANGER THINGS, Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein
Chariots of Pumpkins – HALLOWEEN III: THE SEASON OF THE WITCH, John Carpenter, Alan Howarth

III. Gag Reel
Prologue & Main Title – REANIMATOR, Richard Band
Main Titles – SIGNS, James Newton Howard
End Titles – DEATH BECOMES HER, Alan Silvestri
The Dance of the Witches – WITCHES OF EASTWICK, John Williams
End Title/The Gremlin Rag – GREMLINS, Jerry Goldsmith
More The End? – DARK SHADOWS, Danny Elfman

†Apologies in advance for this wholly unholy feeble approximation of what Carlos and Ekland composed, but it's a quaint, somewhat endearing try and the best I could find on Spotify. In the words of the Joker's plastic surgeon, "You see what I had to work with..."

 Posted:   Oct 30, 2019 - 11:20 AM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

For 2019, my CD of Halloween Choice is the terribly-titled but really superbly performed and recorded album "Satan Superstar" (Decca Phase 4, re-released by Dutton Vocalion). Stanley Black conducted the National Philharmonic with a Gerhardt-worthy level of quality for this one.
Includes Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Waxman), The Seventh Victim (Webb), The Omen (Goldsmith), Rosemary's Baby (Komeda), the Devil Scene from King of Kings (Rozsa) and Exorcist II (Morricone).

 Posted:   Oct 30, 2019 - 12:04 PM   
 By:   BrendonKelly   (Member)

Have so far played the following this October:

The Omen
Damien Omen II
The Final Conflict
Poltergeist II
Psycho II
Something Wicked This Way Comes
Sleepy Hollow

But I have also played what I consider an October score The Perfect Storm (The Grand Banks in October)

 Posted:   Oct 30, 2019 - 12:54 PM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

Why, Tadlow's new recording of James Bernard's DRACULA, of course, which arrived here yesterday. Yeah!

 Posted:   Oct 31, 2019 - 1:46 AM   
 By:   spook   (Member)

Great wee walk in to work this morning listening to the new expanded Halloween (2018) release. It'll be Douglas Pipes's Trick 'r Treat for the way home. Happy Halloween everyone!
If you see 'Sam' tonight remember to give him a wave! smile

 Posted:   Oct 31, 2019 - 3:40 AM   
 By:   danbeck   (Member)

I’ve been listening to the expanded Ghost Story (1981), had the previous release but the expansion is great.

Listened also the expanded Halloween (2018) and House I & II (II has the best Main Title music from Manfredini IMO).

Watched in theaters the excellent The Lighthouse (2019) and have been listening to the soundtrack, atonal/sound design music (that usually I’m not much a fan of) but somehow the 36 min. album is a very good listen. It reminds me a bit of Penderecki’s music.

 Posted:   Oct 31, 2019 - 4:45 PM   
 By:   Melvin Stephens   (Member)

'None'. Really?

'Unless I get in the mood'. Know what can put you in the mood?

'Halloween has no meaning to us Norwegians.' Just think of we Americans...that should be enough to put the fear and fright of gouls in you...

 Posted:   Oct 31, 2019 - 5:54 PM   
 By:   Peter Greenhill   (Member)

Halloween 2
Halloween 3...Season Of the Witch
Halloween 2018

The perfect soundtracks for the season.

 Posted:   Sep 19, 2020 - 8:08 PM   
 By:   Tango Urilla   (Member)

It may be witchful thinking on my part, but I suspect more than a few of us have already bought our personal-use-only hundred-piece mixed candy supply, tapped into the seasonal boos, and fired up our favorite Halloween playlists.

Here's what I'm spinning:

Alien: Resurrection
Carrie (1976)
Crimson Peak
Daughters of Darkness
Dawn of the Dead (1978)
The Fog (1980)
Friday the 13th (1980)
The Fury
Ghost Story
Halloween (2018)
Halloween III: Season of the Witch
The Haunting (1999)
Mysterious Island
Near Dark
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
Planet Terror
Q: The Winged Serpent
Salem's Lot (1979)
Scream 2
The Thing (1982)
The Wolfman (2010)

Howl 'bout you?

 Posted:   Sep 19, 2020 - 8:28 PM   
 By:   TacktheCobbler   (Member)

These are some of the scores I plan to play during October (my horror score collection is admittedly limited and some are probably not remotely considered Halloweenie):

King Kong (Steiner)
Bride of Frankenstein (LLL)
The Devil-Doll and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde from the Waxman collection
The Stromberg-Morgan Monster Music CD with Son of Frankenstein, The Invisible Man Returns, and The Wolf Man
Jane Eyre (Herrmann)
Hangover Square/Five Fingers (Kritzerland)
The Day The Earth Stood Still (Kritzerland)
Cape Fear (Bernstein version)
The Power
Dracula (Williams)
The Black Cauldron

 Posted:   Sep 20, 2020 - 8:31 AM   
 By:   JeffM   (Member)

I’ve been alternating between the following film/TV scores for the past couple of weeks:

Bride of Frankenstein
Child’s Play
The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
Pet Sematary Two
The Haunted Mansion
The Haunting
The Haunting of Hill House
Hocus Pocus
Something Wicked This Way Comes (Delerue)
The Stepford Wives
The Thing

More to be added as the season continues.

 Posted:   Sep 21, 2020 - 6:59 AM   
 By:   paulhickling   (Member)

Must have answered this before but Bride of Frankenstein ALWAYS gets a play.

 Posted:   Sep 21, 2020 - 7:28 AM   
 By:   jacksparrow900   (Member)

Definitely I will be spinning this October

Friday The 13th Part VII The New Blood
Dracula (1979)
Dracula (1958)
The Omen
Nightmare On Elm Street
Night Of The Living Dead

and plenty more

 Posted:   Sep 21, 2020 - 7:42 AM   
 By:   Replicant006   (Member)

Been spinning a lot of horror scores as of late. One thing I've focused on a bit is the Little Box of Horrors set:

Maniac (1980)
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

I've also listened to:

Cat People (1982)
The Lodge
The Fog (1980)
Salem's Lot (1979)
Anthology (Movie Themes 1974-1998)
The Mummy (1999)
Ghosts of Mars
The Shining (TV Miniseries)

On my list for this week:

Pet Sematary (1989)
Psycho (McNeely recording)
The Nun
Silver Bullet

Looking back on this list it's remarkable how eclectic it is. So many great horror scores out there.

 Posted:   Sep 21, 2020 - 7:42 AM   
 By:   TominAtl   (Member)

The Omen Trilogy - Goldsmith
The Changeling - Blake
Dracula - Williams
Bram Strokers Dracula - Kilar
Poltergeist - Goldsmith
Poltergeist 2 - Goldsmith
The Fury - Williams
Wolfen - Horner
Something Wicked This Way Comes - Horner
Salem's Lot - Sukman
The Wolfman - Elfman
Prophecy - Rosenman
Drag Me To Hell - Young
Species - Young
Saturn 3 - Bernstein
Se7en - Shore
The Dead Zone - Shore

At first I thought I didn't have that many scores and realized I was wrong, LOL

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