It's pretty amazing. I love some of these old soundtracks for retro horror movies. Do you have any favourites?
Theme from The Beyond (1981)
|by Anonymous||reply 30||September 14, 2021 12:06 PM|
I have the soundtrack to Susperia by Goblin on vinyl.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||September 2, 2021 9:33 PM|
While we're on the subject of late 70s/early 80s Italo horror, it's hard to beat this one.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||September 2, 2021 9:43 PM|
I can;' link to it but check out the superb soundtrack for Tobe Hooper's "Lifeforce".
|by Anonymous||reply 3||September 3, 2021 12:39 AM|
I liked Lifeforce. The critics trashed it. At least Roger Ebert did.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||September 3, 2021 1:06 AM|
That one's so interesting R2, start off sounding romantic, but that electronic whistle is really unusual and unsettling.
I've not seen the movie, nor will I due to the real animal cruelty, but thank you for the opening titles, enjoyed listening to the track!
|by Anonymous||reply 5||September 3, 2021 11:16 AM|
Hey, it's Henry Mancini, R3! Thanks for sharing too. Another movie I've never seen, but not even heard of this one.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||September 3, 2021 11:19 AM|
The theme from 𝐋𝐢𝐟𝐞𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐜𝐞 (1985):
|by Anonymous||reply 7||September 3, 2021 3:42 PM|
Fuck yes - awesome thread!
|by Anonymous||reply 8||September 3, 2021 3:44 PM|
Ah, I didn't notice this before posting R7, but that performance isn't the original - it's The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. The original was by the London Symphony Orchestra, and it's a bit harder to find online. Instances of it are just clips from the film.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||September 3, 2021 3:51 PM|
Zombi. Awesome theme, awesome movie.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||September 3, 2021 4:14 PM|
R9, the full vinyl version is available on YouTube - apologies for being unable to link, but if you search using that term it should come up. It's an absolute masterpiece, one of the composer's best.
The film is very weird, incoherent, ugly and yet one of my favorites - nearly unclassifiable, like an X-rated episode of Dr. Who. It pretty much ended the career of Tobe Hooper.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||September 3, 2021 4:14 PM|
R11, the US released vinyl version is also a re-performance, by the Varèse Sarabande Symphony Orchestra in 1985. The score used in the film has evidently never been released here.
There's a few soundtrack releases that are like that, like the one for 𝐂𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐲𝐦𝐚𝐧 (1992) by Philip Glass. It's not the performance used in the film.
It's possible that this French vinyl release is the original; I've been comparing it to captures of the film's opening and closing credits, and they sound the same to me. But it's possible I have a tin ear.
[quote]It pretty much ended the career of Tobe Hooper.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||September 3, 2021 4:35 PM|
R12, the film went severely over budget - was judged a drab, violent, off-putting clunky mess by the studio and was torn to bits in the editing room. It flopped even with an all-nude performance by Mathilda May, one of the loveliest femme fatales of film history. Hooper was already damaged by accusations that he had not finished directing Poltergeist. Between this film and his subsequent flop Invaders From Mars he failed to follow Sam Rami from the grindhouse to the multiplex.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||September 3, 2021 5:13 PM|
I remember being so angry that the female vampire ran around buck naked and the two hunky male vampires didn't show anything.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||September 3, 2021 5:15 PM|
But I actually thought there were some pretty cool visuals, like the alien spacecraft hovering over London, and the chaos in the city with all the drained energy from each attack going into the sky.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||September 3, 2021 5:18 PM|
Technically they were nude too but talk about Attack of the Strategically Placed Shadows.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||September 3, 2021 5:18 PM|
Yeah, that's what I meant, r16. All three were naked when awakened, but of course only the chick shows anything. Boo!! Now they'd be naked but wearing prosthetic dongs, so I don't know if that counts as progress or not.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||September 3, 2021 5:20 PM|
Fuck yes, R10, I [italic]love[/italic] the theme for Zombi 2! (and yes, I think it's definitely one of Fulci's better movies) He does some good tunes, Fabio Frizzi. His theme for City of the Living Dead is very similar:
|by Anonymous||reply 18||September 3, 2021 8:49 PM|
I adore this one from Inferno, it's so dramatic, perhaps melodramatic even. In such a delightful way!
|by Anonymous||reply 19||September 5, 2021 1:10 AM|
What about this one?!
|by Anonymous||reply 20||September 6, 2021 9:25 PM|
I just saw this movie the other weekend, the theme gets stuck in my head.
I believe Tarantino was hoping to remake it at one point, and he did use this track in Kill Bill:
|by Anonymous||reply 21||September 7, 2021 8:37 PM|
Wouldn't say it's a good one, more cheese-tastic! but:
"Par-A-Noia is coming your way!"
Makes me laugh.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||September 9, 2021 8:42 PM|
Speaking of The Beyond, I love this version of the music from the (utterly ridiculous) spider scene.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||September 10, 2021 12:10 AM|
And just in case anybody wants a serious laugh, here is the spider scene.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||September 10, 2021 12:12 AM|
So is the spider scene really bad? I know it's above, and I've watched The Beyond, but I averted my eyes when it was happening. A lot of scenes in Fulci don't really look realistic, but they're still kinda gooey and goopy and gross. The noises are usually bad enough. I've never seen then tarantula scene in this film, the vomiting scene in City of the Living Dead, or the eye scene in Zombi 2 for example. On the other hand, I think I saw most of, if not all of The New York Ripper.
Eye trauma seems to really stress me out. Probably I just need to watch the tarantula scene and get it over with, and will find it's not so bad, but I sorta can't bring myself to yet.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||September 10, 2021 11:42 AM|
To answer you r25 (come on, no other horror fans here?), it's a great idea for a scene but with really poor execution. I won't give too much away, but the decision to mix live spiders with obviously fake spiders completely breaks the suspension of disbelief. The scene is definitely "gooey and goopy and gross," so if that's a huge issue then I would avoid it. It just looks really stupid too.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||September 11, 2021 7:14 PM|
Thanks R26. I'm sure when I do watch it, I will wonder what the fuss was about. Probably the idea of it is more horrifying to me at the moment. I did listen to them talking about it on Werewolf Ambulance, and they were having a good giggle at the noises the spiders were making, which did make me laugh. They also said the girl vomiting in City of the Living Dead was clearly a wooden head at some points, hehe.
[quote]come on, no other horror fans here?
Not to worry, I think there are quite a few, other threads seem to be pretty popular - perhaps we're just posting at off-peak times?
|by Anonymous||reply 27||September 12, 2021 3:18 AM|
One of the dude vampires in Lifeforce is Mick Jagger's brother.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||September 12, 2021 3:23 AM|
I'm listening to the whole soundtrack of The Beyond currently, and it's very enjoyable.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||September 14, 2021 10:57 AM|
Here's the soundtrack to the film The House by the Cemetery:
|by Anonymous||reply 30||September 14, 2021 12:06 PM|