Monday, January 28, 2008

Halloween (2007) Score

I didn't even think that something like this even existed. There's the movie soundtrack with sound bites and music featured in the film, but there wasn't a score until a friend of mine e-mailed it to me. I like the music from the movie, but the combination of Michael Myers and "Tom Sawyer" by Rush was just a tad too much for me. Be warned - there are no track numbers for the songs on the score. You'll just have to go by memory or mix the tunes as you like. If someone has a track listing, I would be greatly appreciative. Enjoy Tyler Bates' score for the Rob Zombie version of "Halloween"......

Halloween Score:
These eyes will deceive you, they will destroy you. They will take from you, your innocence, your pride, and eventually your soul. These eyes do not see what you and I see. Behind these eyes one finds only blackness, the absence of light, these are the eyes of a psychopath.

Animal House

Recently, I posted the soundtrack for "Borat", which was one of the funniest things I've seen in a long time. I wanted to share both the original score and soundtrack for "National Lampoon's Animal House. I saw this movie and it brought me to tears. I could go on and on about "Animal House", but then the post would be way too long. These were found over at the Universal Horror Sounds blog. Thanks for posting not only the extended soundtrack (including "Who's Sorry Now by Connie Francis and "Theme From A Summer Place" by Harry Mancini) and Elmer Bernstein's original score. I didn't even know that it even existed. If you've been living in a cave and have never seen "Animal House", I would suggest you get away from you computer to rent or buy this comedy masterpiece. Enjoy......

Animal House Soundtrack:
"Food Fight"

Animal House Original Score:
"Over? Nothing is Over! Was It Over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Nothing is over until we say it's over!"

Monday, January 21, 2008

The Life And Crimes Of Alice Cooper

I seem to be on some sort of phase with Horror-themed rock these days. Don't know why, but I'm not complaining about it. Here's the box set "The Life And Crimes Of Alice Cooper". Alice was the pioneer when it came to making sure his fans not only heard good music, but saw an awesome show. Enjoy....

The Life And Crimes Of Alice Cooper Disc One

The Life And Crimes Of Alice Cooper Disc Two

The Life And Crimes Of Alice Cooper Disc Three

The Life And Crimes Of Alice Cooper Disc Four

Black Sabbath

While the Misfits were the first of the "Horrorpunk" genre, Black Sabbath were and still are the undisputed kings of Dark Rock. The band has had several incarnations, but the original line-up from 1970 - 1978 with Ozzy Osbourne is the most widely recognized incarnation of the band. Ronnie James Dio came in to fill Ozzy's vacancy in 1980 to usher in their second era. While the music was good, I hated to see Sabbath live during this time because Dio always seemed to be a pompous posturing twit on stage. Dio was with the band until 1982 when some sort of backstage politics got him out of the band. In 1983, Sabbath sort of became like Spinal Tap in the same respect that the vocalist spot seemed to be a revolving door with even Dio coming back and then leaving again in a childish temper tantrum. Now Dio's back with some of the original band, who's now performing as "Heaven & Hell". Enjoy the sound of Sabbath's greatest hits....

Symptom Of The Universe Disc One
Symptom Of The Universe Disc Two

Black Sabbath - The Dio Years

Black Sabbath - The Sabbath Stones


Here's the soundtrack for the 1984 redux of Fritz Lang's "Metropolis". Some film purists dismissed it as egotistical fluff by Giorgio Moroder, but I kind of liked it and enjoy it just as much as the original version. Enjoy....

Metropolis Soundtrack

Here's the trailer for the 1984 version of "Metropolis":

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Universal's Heavy Hitters

"Dracula" and "Frankenstein" are the foundations of Universal's House of Classic Horror. If it weren't for these movies, I would probably have no life and be a lot more boring than I am now. The Dracula soundtrack was done by Philip Glass and The Kronos Quartet in conjunction with the anniversary of Dracula. It makes viewing Dracula a lot easier because I can't handle the fact that Dracula had no soundtrack whatsoever in it's original form. The static from the print of Dracula in it's original form was something akin to running your fingers down a blackboard. The Dracula Legacy Collection that's available currently from Universal has both versions of "Dracula" on it for the purists who wish to watch the film in its original unadulterated version. The Words And Music Of Frankenstein was lovingly put together and released in 1999 by Rob Zombie. This release incorporates dialogue and music from "Frankenstein", "The Bride Of Frankenstein", and "Son Of Frankenstein". Kudos go out to Rob Zombie for working on this one. The man has a genuine love and respect for the old classics from Universal. I sit back and think what he would possibly do if he could re-imagine these two classics. Thankfully, no one has ever decided to remake these two classics of the genre. Enjoy....


The Words And Music Of Frankenstein

Here's a nice little bonus from the Universal Horror Sounds Blog. This is the unofficial soundtrack to "Abbott And Costello Meet Frankenstein". This also incorporates both dialogue and music from A & C Meet Frankenstein. Enjoy....

Abbott And Costello Meet Frankenstein

Friday, January 18, 2008

The Revillos - Rev Up

I ran across this one strictly by accident. The title song for this one was featured during the school dance in "Sixteen Candles". I like the sound of this band. It's highly reminiscient of that local garage band with out of tune instruments that would actually play (or attempt to play) at one of your high school dances. The band's outfits on the the cover make me think that they were a B-52's wannabe. Enjoy....

The Revillos - Rev Up

Ghost Story

Here's the score for 1981's "Ghost Story". This was a great adaptation of Peter Straub's classic novel. It's a great atmospheric thriller that doesn't rely on blood and guts to entertain. It will keep you on the edge of your seat throughout. This film is highly recommended by me. Enjoy.....

Ghost Story

Fast Times At Ridgemont High

Here's the soundtrack to "Fast Times At Ridgemont High". This was the first of Universal's foray into the "teen" movie genre. How many of you guys wore out your old VHS copies of this movie's swimming pool scene? If you're a normal American male, you can admit to it. The only thing that's bad about this soundtrack is that "Moving In Stereo" by The Cars wasn't included on this release. Enjoy....

Brad Hamilton: Why don't you get a job Spicoli?
Jeff Spicoli: What for?
Brad Hamilton: You need money.
Jeff Spicoli: All I need are some tasty waves, a cool buzz, and I'm fine.

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1978)

In 1978, someone came up with the brilliant idea (and I do mean brilliant) to adapt some Beatles songs into a film. Whoever came up with this idea had to be the world's first crack or meth addict. This was an atrocious film. I would have best left it as a cover album instead of the movie. Two of the oddest Beatles covers I've ever heard are on this release. George Burns does "Fixing A Hole" while Steve Martin covers "Maxwell's Silver Hammer. Standout tracks are "Because" by Alice Cooper and "Come Together" by Aerosmith. Enjoy....

Sgt. Pepper Disc One

Sgt. Pepper Disc Two

Wednesday, January 16, 2008


There's really nothing I can say about "Borat" that hasn't been said already. I haven't laughed this much at a movie since the early 80's. God, that sounds so long ago. Here's the soundtrack from one of the funniest movies ever made. If you live in a cave and haven't seen the movie yet, do so and then listen to the just as crazy soundtrack. Enjoy....

Borat: [while driving] Look, there is a woman in a car! Can we follow her and maybe make a sexy time with her?
Driving Instructor: No, no, no, no, no, no!
Borat: A-why not?
Driving Instructor: Because a woman has the right to choose who she has sex with.
Borat: [stunned] WHAT...? You joke?
Driving Instructor: It must be consensual. How 'bout that?
Borat: [turns to Instructor, pauses] Ahahahahaha!
Driving Instructor: That's good, huh?
Borat: [pause] Is not good for me.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Scarface (1983)

With exception of the "Godfather" films, This probably stands out as one of the greatest gangster films ever made. It's a pop culture gem also. Everyone from rappers to other filmmakers have directly quoted this film as a direct influence on their lives. The only bad thing aboout this is that they never put sound bites from the film on this soundtrack. That would have been a welcome extra due to Pacino having some great lines and monologues through the movie. Enjoy this gem from the eighties.....

Tony Montana: I always tell the truth. Even when I lie.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Return Of The Living Dead

This movie is great. It has a couple of memorable lines. Watch this movie and find out for yourself. This was one of the few movies that you can really laugh at and cringe at the same time. It also has some great tunes in it. Enjoy....

Ernie Kaltenbrunner: What the hell are in those bags?
Burt Wilson: ...Rabid weasels.
Ernie Kaltenbrunner: What? What the hell are you doing with a bunch of rabid weasels?
Burt Wilson: That's what I was trying to explain to you here, Ernie; they came in as part of a shipment. Of course, they weren't supposed to be rabid.

Dark Shadows

...but not just any soap opera. I'm proud to admit to being an avid fan of the original incarnation of "Dark Shadows". This show had all of the things that any horror fan would want. You could have you fill of vampires, ghosts, witches, werewolves and juat about any other horror element that you could think of five days a week. I can still vividly remember practically dragging my mother home by the hand to run home and catch this show when in Kindergarten. I've recently heard that Johnny Depp is set to star in a big screen version of "Dark Shadows". I do hope that he puts in an awesome performance as Barnabas Collins. Enjoy....

Dark Shadows Original Soundtrack

House Of Dark Shadows / Night Of Dark Shadows

Chrome, Smoke & BBQ

Box sets are a great bargain, especially this ZZ Top set. They're a deluxe greatest hits package. What sets them apart from your standard "best of" compilation is the fact that a lot more goodies are there such as demo versions, alternate versions of songs. This set is exceptional because there's some rare pre-ZZ Top material. Enjoy these excellent discs....

Chrome, Smoke, & BBQ Disc 1

Chrome, Smoke, & BBQ Disc 2

Chrome, Smoke, & BBQ Disc 3

Chrome, Smoke, & BBQ Disc 4

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Stephen King Music

Enjoy these soundtracks....

Jack Torrance: HERE'S JOHNNY.

Pennywise: Want a balloon?

Randall Flagg: Pleased to meet you, Lloyd. Hope you guessed my name.
Lloyd Henreid: Huh?
Randall Flagg: Oh. Nothing. Just a little classical reference.

Monday, January 7, 2008

The Omega Man

Instead of that, check out the two versions of "I Am Legend" that came before it and enjoy the out of print soundtrack for "The Omega Man"......

The Last Man On Earth (1964):

The Omega Man (1971):

[after the family has taken Neville into the "little room" for questioning]
Neville: Tell me something, would you? Are you fellas really with the Internal Revenue Service?

70's Disaster Movies

I'm a fan of the great disaster flicks of the 1970's. These are the ground work for all of your CGI loaded movies that you enjoy today. Next time you see "Independence Day", "Twister", "Volcano", or anything else you see today, think of these. The fire and the water were all real thanks to the hard work of the crews involved. Enjoy these out of print gems.....

Nurse Gina Rowe: They're suppositories Mr Rogo. You don't swallow them.
Mike Rogo: Then what the hell do you do with them?
Linda Rogo: For Christ's sake! I know what to do with suppositories. Just get them outta here!

James Duncan: Oh, come on. Now just how bad is it?
Chief O'Hallorhan: It's a fire, mister, and all fires are bad.

Chief Inspector, L.A. Dept. of Water & Power: Find anything?
Diver at Hollywood Reservoir: [surfaces] All OK as far as I can tell! I'll check again!
Chief Inspector, L.A. Dept. of Water & Power: I guess we won't find anything until after the shaft is pumped out, but everything looks fine.
Max, Assistant Dam Caretaker: Right. People drown in elevators every damn day of the week!

Batman Begins

Sit back and wait for July 18th. "The Dark Knight" will be coming out that day. From what I've seen of it, this one's gonna rock. The Joker, as played by Heath Ledger, looks totally psycho. Just to keep you on the edge of your seat while waiting for this, here's the soundtrack for "Batman Begins"....

Bruce Wayne: [as Alfred opens the curtains] Bats are nocturnal.
Alfred Pennyworth: Bats might be, but even for billionaire playboys, three o'clock is pushing it. The price of leading a double life, I think. Your theatrics made an impression.
[shows the newspaper to Bruce]
Bruce Wayne: Theatricality and deception are powerful weapons, Alfred. It's a good start.
Alfred Pennyworth: If those are to be the first of many other injuries to come, it will be wise to find a suitable excuse. Polo, for instance

That '70s Show

It's so boring not having "That 70's Show" on anymore. The show was the only funny show left after "Seinfeld" had its last hurrah. There were several things that make this show stand out in my mind, the circles, Kelso being an idiot, Fez's eternal quest for candy and a piece of ass, etc., etc.. But the one thing and only thing to me was to watch just to see what kind of witty smartass remarks would come out of the Mouth of Red Forman, Eric's father. So sit back and enjoy these two releases put out to capitalize on the show's success. Forget about the horrid final season though........

That Rockin' 70's Album:

[Eric catches his parents having sex, and they find out]
Kitty Forman: Red, say something.
Red Forman: It's more fun than it looks.

That Jammin' 70's Album:

[seeing a square dance]
Red Forman: It looks like 'Hee Haw' puked in here.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

The Romero Dead Quadrilogy

"They're coming to get you Barbara". That has to be without a doubt one of the greatest lines in any single horror film. I just sat and had a marathon session of watching all four of Romero's "Dead" films. To this day, it's still one of the best franchises to watch when you have the free time to do so. These films have some great soundtracks which I'm more than happy to post here for your audio enjoyment. Thanks and props go out to "The Long Island Ripper" over at the Inferno Music Crypt for posting an expanded version of the "Land Of The Dead" soundtrack. Check out his great blog and his posts. He seldomly disappoints......

Johnny: They're coming to get you, Barbara, there's one of them now!

Peter: When there's no more room in hell, the dead will walk the earth.

[Bub has saluted Captain Rhodes]
Dr. Logan: Apparently he was in the military! Return the salute! See what he does!
Captain Rhodes: You want me to salute that pile of walking pus? Salute my ass!
Dr. Logan: Your ignorance is exceeded only by your charm, Captain. How can we expect them to behave if we act barbarically ourselves?

Land Of The Dead Part One
Kaufman: Zombies, man. They creep me out
Land Of The Dead Part Two
Kaufman: In a world where the dead are returning to life, the word "trouble" loses much of its meaning.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Rob Zombie Movie Soundtracks

Here are the soundtracks for Rob Zombie's three movies. This man truly has a sick and twisted vision (not that there's anything wrong with that). His films are truly ultra-violent and enjoyable for the blood and gore freaks out there. I did like his vision of "Halloween". I don't view it as a remake, but instead as his interpretation of John Carpenter's legendary 1978 masterpiece. Enjoy....

Captain Spaulding: Howdy Folks! You like blood? Violence? Freaks of nature? Well then, come on down to Captain Spaulding's Museum of Monsters and Mad-Men. See the Alligator Boy, ride my famous Murder Ride. Most of all, don't forget to take home some of my tasty fried chicken! Ha ha! It just tastes so damn good!

Captain J.T. Spaulding: I'm gonna have to be taking your car today. See I have some top secret clown business that supersedes any plans that you might have for this here vehicle.
[mutual laughter]
Susan: What's that about clown business?
[laughs nervously]
Captain J.T. Spaulding: [pause] Do I stutter, bitch?

Inside every one us, there exists a dark side. Most people rise above it, but some are consumed by it. Until there is nothing left, but pure evil.


This is probably the only show on the air with any type of horror themes involved right now. God, how I miss "Kolchak: The Night Stalker". I watch it (when I can) because I like the story material. I also love the car. One thing that impresses me is the character of Dean has some great taste in music. Here's some of the music that was featured in Season One of "Supernatural"....

Supernatural Part 1

Supernatural Part 2

The Indiana Jones Trilogy

Here are the out of print soundtracks for the first three Indiana Jones films. I'm waiting for "Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull" with great patience. I wish a trailer would be out already. Hopefully, a trailer will be shown on Super Bowl Sunday. Enjoy these John Williams classics....

Raiders Of The Lost Ark

Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom

Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade