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 Posted:   Oct 10, 2011 - 1:57 PM   
 By:   nuts_score   (Member)

Also something else from the brilliant mind of Marco Beltrami within the Horror/Sci-Fi genre...

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 10, 2011 - 2:02 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

To Marco- That was nice, short and sweet.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 10, 2011 - 2:03 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

sorry i mean to Nuts score, i had the composer in the back of my head.

 
 Posted:   Oct 10, 2011 - 2:03 PM   
 By:   nuts_score   (Member)

On the Morricone front, I've always loved the piece "Ninna Nanna Per Adulteri" which is track 17 on the first disc of the Crime & Dissonance collection (I'm not sure what Italian Horror film it is from). I'm pretty sure the last track on disc 2 from the same collection, "Un Uomo Da Rispettare (Titoli)," isn't from either a Horror or Science Fiction film but it should be singled out for its brilliance regardless.

 
 Posted:   Oct 10, 2011 - 2:05 PM   
 By:   nuts_score   (Member)

To [Nuts]- That was nice, short and sweet.

Definitely. I always come back to it, time and time again. At 1:30 so much happens and it says a lot, and it's lovely and powerful throughout.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 10, 2011 - 2:35 PM   
 By:   provostom   (Member)

As wild and crazy (and awesome) as is Herrmann's score to SISTERS, it also has some of the most beautiful and dreamy sections imaginable. The track 'Apartment House/The Windows" has one such section.

 
 Posted:   Oct 10, 2011 - 6:25 PM   
 By:   danbeck   (Member)

For me Christopher Young is the master on beauty in horror, I agree with all Young's choices above (Flowers in the Attic, The Fly II, Jennifer 8) and would add:

Concerto To Hell - from Drag Me To Hell
Housebound - from Copycat
Prologue - from The Dark Half
Eclipsed Heart - from Priest
The Uninvited - from The Uninvited
Hellboud Heart - from Hellraiser
Second Sight Seance - from Hellbound: Hellraiser II

 
 Posted:   Oct 10, 2011 - 7:03 PM   
 By:   Neilbucket   (Member)

It may have already been mentioned, but The Return by Dario Marionelli is very beautiful...

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 10, 2011 - 8:22 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

No it was not mention yet, i agree The return was very nice, let me list pretty genre music from one of our favorites on this board John Williams,- Jaws end credit theme is a nice calm mellow piece as the two guys, head on their long voyage to land, Star Wars beautiful love theme, Superman[SCIFI right] the pretty song, If you could read my mind, both Dracula and the fury has been mention, the traveling theme from the fury is fast moving beauty, Dracula theme is a haunting beautiful piece,Yoda'stheme from Return of the Jedi is a sweet pretty piece, Heartbeeps has a nice main theme,of course E.T, a charming touching score,etc etc

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 10, 2011 - 10:55 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Michael J Lewis has given us a few nice genre scores, Theatre of blood-73 which is a lovely score, The man who haunted himself, a Roger Moore film-70[matter of fact it's his favorite film] Michael gives us a pretty main theme, The legacy-78- Nice score which includes the main theme song, I'm Going back, sung by Kiki Dee, etc

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 10, 2011 - 11:16 PM   
 By:   felix_kreuter   (Member)

"Candyman" by Philip Glass!! Also one of my favorite horror scores.



and "A Nightmare On Elm Street by the great Charles Bernstein.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=xanCvQysRgc

 
 Posted:   Oct 10, 2011 - 11:26 PM   
 By:   nuts_score   (Member)

Great call on Candyman.

 
 Posted:   Oct 10, 2011 - 11:28 PM   
 By:   nuts_score   (Member)

I'm very partial to this track and theme from Young's The Uninvited...

 
 Posted:   Oct 10, 2011 - 11:38 PM   
 By:   nuts_score   (Member)

I guess the argument could be made that Ridley Scott's Hannibal is a Horror film -- in a Grand Guignol sense. I love that score, and this piece in particular which is very lovely...

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 11, 2011 - 6:07 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

The hills have eyes no 2-83- very nice laidback end theme by Henry Manfridini[who was mention earlier in this thread with his great end theme from Friday the 13th]

 
 Posted:   Oct 11, 2011 - 9:04 AM   
 By:   KubrickFan   (Member)

"Candyman" by Philip Glass!! Also one of my favorite horror scores.



and "A Nightmare On Elm Street by the great Charles Bernstein.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=xanCvQysRgc


Absolutely, but I have to say that I love the soundtrack to Candyman 2 (also by Philip Glass) even more.

Here's Annie's Theme, one of my favorite themes in general:



EDIT:

And how could I forget Christopher Young's score for The Fly II? Howard Shore's music for the first movie was already excellent (it helps that it's obviously the better picture as well), but Young's music for the sequel remains one of my favorite scores of all time. Even compared to the Hellraiser scores he did, and even though they're a bit similar, I feel that this one is better.
Here's a compilation of the more melodic pieces of the soundtrack:



The first and last pieces on the suite (named "Come Fly With Me" and "Dad" on the album) are my favorite. Exquisite stuff.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 11, 2011 - 1:54 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Quest for love-71- a Scfi film with Joan Collins had a beautiful theme by Eric Rogers

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 11, 2011 - 1:56 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

OH yes of course on the John Williams listing i left out the wonderful score for A.I-01

 
 Posted:   Oct 11, 2011 - 2:27 PM   
 By:   nuts_score   (Member)

"Come Fly with Me" is one of Christopher Young's best compositions.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 11, 2011 - 3:13 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

I really love Christopher Young's score from Species-95- the theme is so dramatic and tuneful.

 
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