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 Posted:   Nov 25, 2013 - 7:49 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

This thriller has a very good score from ROBERT FOLK. Any comments? Is it available anywhere ?

 Posted:   Mar 30, 2014 - 11:40 PM   
 By:   bobbengan   (Member)

Oh MAN I've wanted this score for years, along with Folk's THE SLAYER from the following year it's a superb example of the muscular, thematic, sweeping 80's sound even low budget horror films once had.

The end title is heartbreakingly beautiful - for some reason it reminds me profoundly of my childhood even though I only discovered this score a few years back - and there are some gorgeous "travelogue" cues here and there amidst violently percussive action cues, plus that tragic title theme that pops up here and there. Performed by the trusty old National Philharmonic Orchestra of London, to boot.

The thematic writing reminds me of John Barry from around this time a little bit. Folk sure had some symphonic chops in the day!

I'd love a release of this and THE SLAYER, as well as a complete version of his third score, the stunning THE PLANETS.

I've written to folk several times inquiring about these titles and never heard back, even though he has answered other correspondences in the past regarding other matters. Shame.

The whole film can be seen here, in kinda dreadful quality sadly:

 Posted:   Mar 31, 2014 - 6:55 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

yes, a few months ago I checked the film out on YOU TUBE, I agree, very good score.i had a VHS copy awhile back. sold it off.

 Posted:   Jan 22, 2015 - 8:09 AM   
 By:   bobbengan   (Member)

Figured I'd give this a bump. Excellent thematic horror score here people. Needs a release!

 Posted:   Jan 22, 2015 - 1:22 PM   
 By:   Michael_McMahan   (Member)

I'd be game for either this or The Slayer!

 Posted:   Jan 22, 2015 - 1:28 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

I'm in for *any* quality orchestral Robert Folk. If tapes can be found and licensing worked out could me in for a purchase...


 Posted:   Jan 22, 2015 - 1:45 PM   
 By:   David Kessler   (Member)

was watching The Slayer last night, effective score smile

 Posted:   Jan 22, 2015 - 4:13 PM   
 By:   bobbengan   (Member)

was watching The Slayer last night, effective score smile

It's an INCREDIBLE score. The main theme is infectiously memorable, long-lined, sinuous and evocative; I might go as far to call it one of the strongest pieces of "Darkly Lyrical" scoring ever.

I also love its malleability, like the gorgeous pastoral flute rendition over the second half of the main title sequence or the soaring, adventurous take on the theme for the flying montage about ten minutes in.

The entire film is on Youtube and worth watching for the score alone:

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