CONTEST #3: SCREAMing Soundtracks

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  1. rhett

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    We always talk about the violence, but what would a horror movie be without music? Imagine THE EXORCIST without "Tubular Bells" or HALLOWEEN without that piano or SUSPIRIA without Goblin? Tell us your favorite horror film soundtrack and you could win a copy of the SCRE4M soundtrack![/b]
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    Our horror talk usually gets relegated to the deaths, gores, nudity and directors behind our favorite movies, but the music certainly goes a long way to defining the movies we love. What would THE EXORCIST be without "Tubular Bells" or HALLOWEEN without that piano or SUSPIRIA without Goblin? The SCREAM films have always had defining soundtracks themselves, a mix between brooding orchestral flourishes and pop music.

    SCREAM 4 is no exception, and with the film now out on Blu-ray and DVD we've got 3 soundtracks to giveaway. All you've got to do is tell us, what's your favorite horror film soundtrack and why?

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    The contest runs for one week, from today until Monday, October 24th, at which point a new contest will commence as part of our October Madness extravaganza.

    Winners will be randomly selected based upon all the posts in this thread.

    Make a post to secure a sound investment...tell us your favorite horror movie soundtrack and why!
     

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    Resident Evil

    "The Resident Evil Main Theme" is absolutely one of the best crafted, additive piece of industrial chant that gives me the chills each time I listen to it. Besides it is composed and produced by Marilyn Manson and Tim Skold.
     
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    the 1986 film Killer Workout, the keyboards and melodies put me in a good mood
     
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    bigdaddyhorse Detroit Hi-on

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    Probably Fight Club, although I liked the clips of tunes in the film better than the full tracks in most cases.
     
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    i could say something like the exorcist, for tubular bells, or the fucked up arrangements of classical music in the shining, or the beautifully moody score to herzog's nosferatu remake, or john carpenter's iconic halloween theme. All of those are great scores. But the first thing that came to my mind was how impressed i was by the score to Mark of the Devil. The violin (i think its violin - im not a musical person) that's used in the main theme, and that plays over the menu screen for the dvd, is so effective it makes my hair stand on end...in a good way.
     
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    So many great ones from those Italian films. I'm going to have to go with Tenebre as being a favorite. It just struck me so profoundly the first time I heard it.
     
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    As much as I love Goblin and a lot of Italian film scores for that matter, the soundtrack I have to go with is the Martin score by Donald Rubinstein. That haunting blend of unique smokey jazz, horror atmosphere, and the vocal "Calling" are truly unduplicated and unheard of outside that film. It's such a unique score, so individual to the film and beautiful, haunting, and quirky all at the same time. It's also the first film soundtrack I bought that started my collecting of film scores and soundtracks. So Donald Rubinstein's Martin is my pick.
     
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    I'm a soundtrack guy moreso than a film score guy. So my favorite would have to be the awesome collection of songs found on the Death Proof soundtrack.
     
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    Creepshow, this one is simply gorgeous and the piano is superb. Halloween III is also a big favorite.
     
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    Hellraiser by Christopher Young would easily be my favorite soundtrack. The atmosphere of the entire score is simply beautiful and haunting at the same time. There's rarely a week that goes by where I don't listen to it (and also Hellbound) at least once.
     
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    If I could just pick a single song, it'd be "Calqhoun's Story" from Ravenous. They way the song slowly shifts into something so overwhelming with dread is astounding. I'd say the same for "The Stendahl Syndrome Theme" by Morricone.

    But, for overall use of music in a film, it's easily Kubrick's Shining. The Berlioz over the mountain shots, the Ligeti during the breakdown, the soundscapes of W____ Carlos even the jazz in the lounge; such a wide range of sonic styles converging into one hell of a powerful soundtrack.
     
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    I love horror soundtracks. My favorite is Halloween 3 by John Carpenter and Alan Howarth. I love electronic music, especially the early 80s sound and this fits the bill perfectly. The music works very well with the film and without it, the film would suffer dearly. Next fav would be Goblin's Suspiria soundtrack.
     
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    I'd have to go with THE THING (1981). Carpenter almost always manages to produce a haunting score but, with the help of Morricone, this one gets right under my skin and expresses such a sense of loneliness...it really stays with me.
     
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    The soundtrack to Balaban's movie Parents is awesome. Suspiria and Phenomena is also a must have.
     
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    Poltergeist. Whenever I watch it I have "La la la, la la la, la la laaaa laaaa la," stuck in my head for weeks.
     
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    Return of the Living Dead, great punk music, added to the wildness and fun of that movie!
     
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    If I have to pick just one, it would be Susperia - Goblin just nailed it perfectly for mood and atmosphere.

    But I also love the soundtracks to Kill Bill volume 1, The River's Edge, and Death Proof. And Conan the Barbarian (not horror, but it's my favorite soundtrack ever)
     
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    Suspiria - Goblin puts together both a unique and chilling soundtrack that works great with this artistic horror film. Long after watching this movie for the first time the soundtrack just would not get out of my head.
     
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    Oh cmon, isn't it obvious?

    When the leaves of summer turn to red and gold and the football games bring a hint of the cold it's time to get away.

    We'll pack the car with escape in mind. Forget about class and leave the books behind and disappear....

    We're going on a....

    FALL BREAK!!!!!
     
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    Last House On The Left!!! Best ever!!!
     

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