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 Posted:   Oct 11, 2011 - 3:24 PM   
 By:   Xalandar   (Member)

Yes, the score for "The Fly 2" is absolutely gorgeous, and the CD released has a great sound! About Chris Young, "Urban Legend" is my all time favourite, a soft and beautiful main theme, and strong and violent action cues.... really stunning.
I have to say "Hannibal" is really great too, and really hope for a complete edition in the future...

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 11, 2011 - 6:20 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Ken Wannberg attractive end theme music from of unknown origin-83.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 11, 2011 - 7:28 PM   
 By:   Nickster34   (Member)

The great Michael Kamen and his DEAD ZONE score comes to mind. It's very creepy, but extremely beautiful IMO.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 11, 2011 - 10:14 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

In the film Terror in the isles-84- which is on cable these days, there is a gorgous theme in the middle of the end credits.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 12, 2011 - 6:11 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Riders to the stars-54- A Richard Carlson SCIFI film, had a pretty vocal main theme by Harry Sukman

 
 Posted:   Oct 12, 2011 - 6:48 AM   
 By:   Michael Scorefan   (Member)

A couple of favorites of mine:

Although it was pretty much cut from the film, I always loved Howard's score for I am Legend. The opening track introduces the theme, and it is a beautiful one.

Another one, even though I have never seen the movie, I love Horner's score to Brainstorm. "Michael's Gift to Karen" being my favorite part of the score.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 12, 2011 - 7:24 AM   
 By:   mikael488   (Member)

Cannibal Holocaust - Opening Theme Music (Riz Ortolani, 1980)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kf1Vt6r-sj8

Maniac theme (Jay Chattaway, 1980)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yIrkYOHxEI

 
 Posted:   Oct 12, 2011 - 8:36 AM   
 By:   Howlin' Wolf Records   (Member)

Without a doubt, Gershon Kingsley's closing cue for SILENT NIGHT, BLOODY NIGHT (1974) with its sweepingly beautiful movement that seems almost out of place for horror -but- it works perfectly as the closing track for this poorly edited, but greatly under appreciated cult classic, starring John Carradine, Mary Woronov, James Patterson, and Patrick O'Neal. Sorry to be pimping one of our own releases out of the many many deserving horror scores with beautiful tracks, but this track is very elegant and emotional and perfectly fits the bill for this thread.

http://www.howlinwolfrecords.com/mp3/suite2movement3.mp3

 
 Posted:   Oct 12, 2011 - 10:44 AM   
 By:   msmith   (Member)

Without a doubt, Gershon Kingsley's closing cue for SILENT NIGHT, BLOODY NIGHT (1974) with its sweepingly beautiful movement that seems almost out of place for horror -but- it works perfectly as the closing track for this poorly edited, but greatly under appreciated cult classic, starring John Carradine, Mary Woronov, James Patterson, and Patrick O'Neal. Sorry to be pimping one of our own releases out of the many many deserving horror scores with beautiful tracks, but this track is very elegant and emotional and perfectly fits the bill for this thread.

http://www.howlinwolfrecords.com/mp3/suite2movement3.mp3



I totally agree. I just love this score.

I also love the opening of the TV movie thriller "She Waits" by Morton Stevens.

 
 Posted:   Oct 12, 2011 - 2:29 PM   
 By:   ijwilson   (Member)

The stock piano piece in Evil Dead and Evil Dead 2 (that Ash's girlfriend dances to)

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 12, 2011 - 2:43 PM   
 By:   John McMasters   (Member)

Johan Söderqvist's gorgeous score for "Let the Right One In" was the first one that came to mind.

There is a lot of beautiful music in IL MOSTRO E IN TAVOLA... BARONE FRANKENSTEIN / DRACULA CERCA SANGUE DI VERGINE... E MORI DI SETE!!! (FLESH FOR FRANKENSTEIN / BLOOD FOR DRACULA) composed by Claudio Gizzi.

Manuel di Sica's score for DELLAMORTE DELLAMORE is quite lovely, too.

(With apologies if I'm repeating choices already mentioned by others -- I did a quick read and didn't notice the above.)

 
 Posted:   Oct 12, 2011 - 2:51 PM   
 By:   1980's Soundtrack Whore   (Member)

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 12, 2011 - 3:02 PM   
 By:   1jethro2   (Member)

I find Michael J. Lewis's Theater of Blood to be quite nice throughout the entire album.

 
 Posted:   Oct 12, 2011 - 3:07 PM   
 By:   KubrickFan   (Member)

Wojciech Kilar also should really be added. His scores to Bram Stoker's Dracula and The Ninth Gate are absolutely incredible, and stay far away from the standard "stinger" music that has usually been associated with horror movies. Especially the first track of The Ninth Gate soundtrack, "Vocalise" is mesmerizing, and also one of my favorites.









And if we're talking about Kilar, the influence he had on Danny Elfman's score for The Wolfman is pretty obvious, but it's still a fantastic score.





 
 
 Posted:   Oct 12, 2011 - 3:41 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

To HOWLIN WOLF RECORDS- i agree with you 100% the end theme for that movie Silent night bloody night was beautiful and so eerie, it fitted well with that film, a much underated effort which was hurt by it's editing but had mood as thick as a fog.Like Carnival of souls and the like low budget films often can deliver intense mood better then the big films.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 12, 2011 - 3:54 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

I have a little funny story about the time in 1986 when i bought the lp soundtrack of flesh For Frankenstein. During my lunch hour at work, when i went pass the phone operator the girl ask me what record did i buy today? I showed it to her, she said Frankenstein, what music could that be in a sought of surprise look? i said to her, do me a favor take it home listen to it. Tomorrow tell me what you think of it. She did, in a quiet honest manner she said to me the next day, yes you are right it was pretty.I bet she will think a second before making a snide remark about something she does not know again. .

 
 Posted:   Oct 12, 2011 - 7:26 PM   
 By:   Wedge   (Member)

Goldenthal's ALIEN 3 contains some exquisitely beautiful passages, in particular the "Adagio."

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 12, 2011 - 7:54 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Our man Jerry, would take a few parts to cover all the pretty genre music he did, i believe he scored over 50 genre films, in the spooky part of the genre he wrote a very pretty lullaby for The other-72-, He wrote a very nice theme for The reincarnation of Peter Proud-75-Then there was his pretty ballad Piper's dream from The omen-76, Pleasing flowing theme from Coma-78-his very lovely love theme from Magic-78, His majestic epic main theme from The final conflict-81- his charming theme from The twilight zone movie-83 etc etc etc, more to come

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 12, 2011 - 11:14 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Mark of the devil-67- had some pretty tunes by Michael Holm.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 13, 2011 - 9:26 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Maybe it is more crime then horror but David Hess sad ballad from Last house on the left-72, now your all alone.

 
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