Title - 'Goosebumps' (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Artist - Danny Elfman
In 'Goosebumps', upset about moving from a big city to a small town, teenager Zach Cooper finds a silver lining when he meets the beautiful girl, Hannah, living right next door. But every silver lining has a cloud, and Zach's comes when he learns that Hannah has a mysterious dad who is revealed to be R. L. Stine, the author of the bestselling Goosebumps series.
It turns out that there is a reason why Stine is so strange, he is a prisoner of his own imagination the monsters that his books made famous are real, and Stine protects his readers by keeping them locked up in their books. When Zach unintentionally unleashes the monsters from their manuscripts and they begin to terrorize the town, it's suddenly up to Stine, Zach, and Hannah to get all of them back in the books where they belong!
Based on the hugely successful children's horror fiction novellas, 'Goosebumps' stars two-time Golden Globe® nominee Jack Black, Dylan Minnette (Lost) and Odeya Rush (The Giver). 'Goosebumps' is in theaters nationwide right now!
As for the accompanying soundtracks score, well, "wow" comes to mind first! I know these composers knock scores out for films and TV shows as fast as we can eat a Big Mac, but Danny Elfman, also known as the lead singer and songwriter for the rock band Oingo Boingo (1976 to 1995) and later for scoring music for television and film and creating The Simpsons main title theme as well as the 1989 Batman film theme, has hit a home run here for 'Goosebumps'!
Having score the majority of his long-time friend director Tim Burton's films, here on 'Goosebumps' he not only tells the tale through 17 incredible, bewitchingly perfect score compositions, but we also get 12 more Bonus Tracks on this new CD!
As close to orchestrated perfection as you can possibly get, Elfman's Goosebumps soundtrack score may well return him, once again, to a genre he is very familiar with, but also allows him to extend his composing skills. Lighter fare than the usual dark/quirky Burton material, here he skips (heart) beats, adds in sounds and movements that you would never expect could possibly follow what had just musically come before - and yet works perfectly.
Oh, and importantly, Goosebumps isn't the TV show theme, so please don't be expecting that one track to appear here. No, these are all original compositions which slot together to quickly establish the mood of the score - which, basically put, can be summed up in just four perfect words: spooky, fun, comical, and adventurous!