Mr. Cellophane

In a location adjacent to a place in a city of some significance, what comes out of my head is plastered on the walls of this blog.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Favorite Halloween scores - Day 7.

One of the season's most common entities is the witch. Though depicted with a particular look, popular culture has (more often than not) shown its share of attractive spellcasters.

5. Hocus Pocus (John Debney) - Debney's thundering score for the silly comedy put him on the map...and with good reason.

4. The Witches (Stanley Myers) - Something of a cheat as I've only heard the opening titles, but just listen to them. Beautiful stuff.

3. Spellbinder (Basil Poledouris) - An atypical Poledouris effort (his only horror film, one of his few all-electronic scores), this music is perfect for Halloween, highlighted by the creepily urgent "The Witching Hour" and "The Ritual".

2. Warlock (Jerry Goldsmith) - Very few people like this score (the film doesn't have too many fans, either, though I like it), but it is very engaging, with a pair of terrific themes.

1. The Witches of Eastwick (John Williams) - Damned fun (if not particularly scary) music. The main theme will stick in you head for days and Daryl's theme is appropriately sinuous.



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