Title - 'The Definitive Horror Movie Music Collection'
Artist - Various
In this 4-disc box-set collection, containing a newly-digitalized count of 60 tracks, it features themes and suites from Horror movies and TV shows spanning 90 years of Cinema. I mean we're going all the way back here to the silent Nosferatu (1922) on all the way through to this years score release to Universal's 'Drag Me To Hell.'
Recorded by The City of Prague Philharmonic, this is a wonderful, incredible orchestral collection of themes and Horror vibes.
Indeed, these orchestral performances are mostly all powerful, all envoking, all vibrant, especially in (surprisingly, perhaps) some of the more recent pieces like both the aforementined 'Drag me to Hell' (Christopher Young) and 'Cloverfield' (Michael Giacchino).
But, that said, there are still classic pieces of musically-scored wonderment in the forms of Franz Waxman ('Bride of Frankenstein'), Elmer Bernstein ('Ghostbusters'), Dimitri Tiomkim ('The Thing From Another World') and James Bernard (Hammer's Dracula movies).
And let's not forget about other horror genre classics such as 'The Shining,' 'Halloween,' 'The Exorcist,' 'Suspiria,' 'A Nightmare On Elm Street' and 'Poltergeist.' The orchestra is conducted by Nick Raine and James Fitzpatrick, the electronic scores done by various performers, and although a fair few of these are extracted from pre-existing compilations, the sound quality of the digital recordings is absolutely incredible!