Mr. Cellophane

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Sunday, October 20, 2013

Favorite Halloween scores - Day 2.

A guy like me can't always be satisfied by just one; I got to have a number of things in one sitting, and so...

Favorite score from a horror anthology:

4. Tales from the Hood (Christopher Young) - Perhaps the finest African-American anthology feature (its only competition is Hood of Horror...enough said) features an eclectic mixture of styles, from off-kilter jazz ("Rogue Cop Revelation") to experimental electronics ("Hard Core Convert") to orchestral horror ("Boys Do Get Bruised").

3. Trick 'r Treat (Douglas Pipes) - Pipes provided a lively score for this long-on-the-shelf anthology, buoyed by a powerful main theme.

2. Terror Tract (Brian Tyler) - One of Tyler's earliest scores...and, for my money, one of his best. The film is (best) forgotten, but the score is marvelous. A terrific main theme and a number of exciting suspense cues.

1. Twilight Zone: the Movie (Jerry Goldsmith) - It's amazing how much there is to love in this score: the peculiarity of "It's a Good Life", the sparseness of "Time Out", the creepy excitement of "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" and the beauty of "Kick the Can". Definitely a 'no Goldsmith fan should be without this' title.



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