Pure Horror: A Compilation of Original Score Themes

Pure Horror: A Compilation of Original Score Themes

     
 

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,See more details below

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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:
10/02/2001
Label:
Beyond Records
UPC:
0639857821720
catalogNumber:
578217
Rank:
321052

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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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