Pure Horror: A Compilation of Original Score Themes

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All Music Guide - Heather Phares
Pure Horror: A Compilation of Original Score Themes collects creepy highlights from the scores of '90s horror films, including Candyman 3: Day of the Dead, Wishmaster 2: Evil Never Dies, and Soul Survivors. Though some of the films represented here are of questionable quality, most of the music is at least effectively eerie. In particular, the excerpts from Carter Burwell's score for Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 -- "Funny Farm" and "Dossiers" -- are particularly memorable for their blend of natural sounds and avant-garde arrangements. Likewise, "The Cellar," a rustling, clanking piece from the original Blair Witch Project, instantly recalls the film's distinctive blend...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Heather Phares
Pure Horror: A Compilation of Original Score Themes collects creepy highlights from the scores of '90s horror films, including Candyman 3: Day of the Dead, Wishmaster 2: Evil Never Dies, and Soul Survivors. Though some of the films represented here are of questionable quality, most of the music is at least effectively eerie. In particular, the excerpts from Carter Burwell's score for Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 -- "Funny Farm" and "Dossiers" -- are particularly memorable for their blend of natural sounds and avant-garde arrangements. Likewise, "The Cellar," a rustling, clanking piece from the original Blair Witch Project, instantly recalls the film's distinctive blend of manipulated reality and the scene of its most horrific (if unseen) moments. Of the more traditionally musical scores excerpted here, James Newton Howard's music for Stir of Echoes fares best; pieces like "Empty Couch" and "Kidnapping Jake" borrow from horror movie music traditions like eerie, high-pitched string sections, but also manage to sound original. Though Pure Horror: A Compilation of Original Score Themes certainly doesn't feature an ideal track selection, it's nice to see some attention paid to contemporary horror scores as well as the classic ones.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/2/2001
  • Label: Beyond Records
  • UPC: 639857821720
  • Catalog Number: 578217
  • Sales rank: 209,971

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Empty Couch (1:21)
  2. 2 Main title (3:19)
  3. 3 Funny Farm - Splattercell (1:48)
  4. 4 Transformation - David E. Williams (2:48)
  5. 5 Dossiers - Gmanger (1:13)
  6. 6 Kidnapping Jake (2:14)
  7. 7 Title track (4:16)
  8. 8 Finale (5:30)
  9. 9 Freeze - David E. Williams (2:33)
  10. 10 There's no grade (0:57)
  11. 11 The Cellar (for The Blair Witch Project 2, film score) (4:49)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Splatter Track Performer
Gmanger Track Performer
Splattercell Track Performer
Technical Credits
James Newton Howard Engineer, Orchestration, Engineering
Ted Blaisdell Engineer, Engineering
Carter Burwell Engineer, Contributor, Engineering
Guy Charbonneau Engineer
Richard E. Grant Auricle Programming
Daniel Licht Producer, Engineer
Shawn Murphy Engineer, Engineering
Charlie Bouis Engineer, Engineering
Phil Sandhaus Executive Producer
Rick Winquest Engineering
Jeff Atmajian Orchestration
Adam Gorgoni Producer, Engineer, Engineering
Susan McEowen Art Direction
David E. Williams Orchestration
Antonio Cora Engineer
David Williams Contributor
Steven C. Smith Engineer
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