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 Posted:   Aug 9, 2016 - 9:01 PM   
 By:   bondo321   (Member)

This score was met with little fanfare, and was a short Varese album clocking it at just under 34 minutes. It was a few years after the Scream trilogy, and around the time I was discovering Marco Beltrami (Mimic, Blade 2, and Hellboy being my favorites). The full score is close to 1 hr 40 min, leaving over a full hour of music unreleased. I would say this highly underrated score deserves the Deluxe treatment (along with Hellboy), as it still stands as one of Beltrami's best action and horror scores.

There's just something about the raw power of the orchestra, heard particularly in "International House of Paincakes" (ha ha), "Nomack Snacks," and "Family Feud" that sends chills down my spine very time I hear them! Despite the absolute ridiculousness of the film, you can tell that Beltrami was firing on all cylinders just by listening to the score.

I highly encourage Beltrami fans to check this one out if they missed it, and fingers are still crossed for an expanded/complete release!

 Posted:   Aug 9, 2016 - 9:28 PM   
 By:   nuts_score   (Member)

Near 15 years later, this is still my favorite Beltrami score.

 Posted:   Aug 10, 2016 - 11:46 AM   
 By:   bondo321   (Member)

Ditto! And the full, unedited 7+ min version of "International House of Paincakes" is an unrivaled piece of horror music big grin

(This is unfortunately the edited album version)

 Posted:   Aug 10, 2016 - 11:58 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

This one deserves expansion as well as SCREAM 2, which had one of its best cues also edited to half of its length - much like House of Paincakes here.

Fortunately both cues are available in their complete form on Marco Beltrami's official website.

 Posted:   Aug 10, 2016 - 12:08 PM   
 By:   bondo321   (Member)

SCREAM 2 is easily my favorite from that series. I can understand the studio(?) falling in love with their Broken Arrow temp track, but Beltrami's own imitation of Dewey's Theme is just as good! It seems like it would have been counterproductive to try to get the rights to Zimmer's score instead of just using Beltrami's alarmingly close imitation...

Must be getting closer to October, since I've been in a horror-music mode as of late big grin

 Posted:   Aug 12, 2016 - 5:07 AM   
 By:   Josh "Swashbuckler" Gizelt   (Member)

I love the Blade 2 album. It's one of my favorite Beltrami titles, a great action score.

 Posted:   Aug 12, 2016 - 10:16 AM   
 By:   Sean Nethery   (Member)

I love the Blade 2 album. It's one of my favorite Beltrami titles, a great action score.

Me too, probably the Beltrami score I listen to most often, possibly also because of its short duration, which makes it a perfect listen. Nomack the Knife is one of my favorite Beltrami tracks, along with Evildoers (Hellboy), Elliot & Heat Dream (Flight of the Phoenix), and Ben Takes the Stage/Dan's Burden (3:10 to Yuma).

 Posted:   Jul 28, 2020 - 1:39 PM   
 By:   bondo321   (Member)

Gave this another listen today. Still a fun score and worthy of the Varese deluxe treatment!

 Posted:   Jul 28, 2020 - 1:53 PM   
 By:   Xebec   (Member)

Excellent score and a great album (though i would definitely welcome an expanded release). When i first started listening to his music, this and I, Robot were played on a loop.

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