Scored by one of our favorite composers, Nicholas Pike, whose scores dominated our favorite horror/sci-fi TV programming growing up (Freddy’s Nightmares, Eerie Indiana, Tales from the Crypt, Outer Limits etc), C.H.U.D. 2 is pure synth tongue-in-cheek goofy mayhem and it’s wonderful. For the uninformed, C.H.U.D. 2 is the 1989 sequel to the smash hit C.H.U.D. from 1984. C.H.U.D. stands for “Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dweller” and part 2 is as much a comedy as it is a zombie flick. We consider this to be a VHS classic release and cannot wait for you to hear the isolated score for the first time. And yes, of course we included the lyrical song, “Bud the C.H.U.D.” which you’ll be singing for the next few months.
Waxwork Records is thrilled to announce the vinyl debut of SHOCK WAVES. The 1977 film stars horror movie legend Peter Cushing and is directed by Ken Wiederhorn (Return Of The Living Dead 2). The 100% analog synth score composed by Richard Einhorn (The Prowler, Don't Go In The House) marks one of the earliest electronic compositions created for film. Waxwork Records is proud to finally release this landmark electronic horror score On vinyl format 40 years after the film's initial public release.
LP package features include the complete 1977 film score, re-mastered and available on vinyl for the very first time, composer liner notes by Richard Einhorn, director liner notes by Ken Wiederhorn, heavyweight old style tip-on gatefold jackets, "Sea Foam Green" colored vinyl, all new album artwork by Marc Schoenbach of Sadist Art Designs, and center label art by Ghoulish Gary Pullin.
We are proud to present to you our long-awaited release of TWO THOUSAND MANIACS! This release contains artwork/layout by Earl Kess, liner notes by Herschell Gordon Lewis and coolest of all, 2 songs we recorded in his living room a few months before he passed away. I’ve held onto this release for a while as I didn’t feel good about releasing it close to his death. Recently though I’ve been really inspired watching his films and realize he wouldn’t want me to sit on it forever. The soundtrack to Two Thousand Maniacs has never had a complete release so we’re honored to bring it to you. Stoughton packaging, colored vinyl, bonus songs and a DL code…what more could you ask for?
- Soundtrack to cult classic
- Stoughton Gatefold Packaging
- First time the complete score has been available on any format
- Super limited pressing, 2 bonus songs, DL code
Waxwork Records is proud to present CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA Original Television Score And Soundtrack Season 1 (Parts 1 & 2)! Prepare to sign away your soul to the Dark Lord, because this deluxe triple LP will tempt even the most devout. Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina is a supernatural horror television series developed by Robert Aguirre-Sacasa based on the Archie comic book series of the same name. The series is centered on the character Sabrina Spellman, portrayed by Kiernan Shipka, who must reconcile her dual nature as a half witch, half mortal while fighting evil forces that threaten her, her family, and the daylight world humans inhabit.
The score by self-taught musician and composer Adam Taylor (The Handmaid’s Tale) is an orchestral powerhouse that moves from quirky to dark, tense, and terrifying. Through his score, Taylor effectively balances the quirky energy of Sabrina’s youth with evil, malevolent cues.
The soundtrack is loaded with classic hits from artists such as Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Cramps, Devo, Stray Cats, and many more. Also included on the soundtrack are the standout songs from the series “Always is Always Forever”, “Masquerade”, and “Blest Be The Tie That Binds” performed by the cast from Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina.
Packaging features full artwork by comic artist Robert Hack. Hack not only creates the instantly recognizable and classic artwork for the hit Sabrina comics for Archie Studios, but he also fully illustrated the opening title sequence for the Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina Netflix TV series. The score and soundtrack have been pressed to 180 gram colored vinyl featuring two variants: “Satanic Splatter” and solid red, orange, and yellow vinyl.
Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina Original Television Series Score And Soundtrack (Parts 1 & 2) Features:
- The Series Score By Adam Taylor
- The Series Soundtrack
- 3xLP Pressed To Two Vinyl Variants
- “Satanic Splatter” Vinyl
- Solid Red, Orange, and Yellow Vinyl
- Album Art by Robert Hack
Ship to Shore PhonoCo. is proud to present the first ever vinyl release of Joe Renzetti’s scores to Frank Henenlotter’s Basket Case 2 and FrankenHooker. Basket Case 2 found Henelotter creating a sequel to his now classic 1982 gross-out, with the “freak twins” Duane and Belial back out on the prowl, but also looking for love and acceptance. FrankenHooker is Henenlotter’s riff on the classic Frankenstein story, with Jeffery Franken, memorably played by James Lorinz, resurrecting his dead love Elizabeth using pieces of the women who walk 42nd street.
Scoring duties on these two films were given to Oscar-winning composer Joe Renzetti, a familiar name to horror fans who know and love his scores to Child’s Play and Dead & Buried. Instead of going for the obvious, campy approach, Renzetti plays it straight, letting his moody, sometimes unsettling music act as counterpoint to the absurd on screen happenings.
Featuring reversible cover art by Cleveland comic-book legend John G, extensive liner notes by Renzetti and a completely remastered score supervised by the composer, this is a release that is not to be missed by fans.
After 30+ years of not having a release, the original motion picture score for Basket Case is here. Terror Vision couldn’t be more honored and stoked to bring it to you!
- First time the score has been available on any format!
- Audio pulled from original tapes / remixed / remastered
- Liner notes by Gus Russo
- Stoughton gatefold packaging, full color inner sleeve, DL code, Hotel Broslin postcard set (6)
- Randomly inserted colors: 180 Gram “Black As Night,” 180 Gram “Sticky Flesh,” 180 Gram “Open Wound”
Available on Vinyl for the first time in over 35 Years, Mondo is honored to re-issue Fred Myrow & Malcolm Seagrave’s iconic soundtrack to Don Coscarelli’s horror classic Phantasm. Pressed on 180 gram vinyl, with new artwork by Phantom City Creative and featuring all new liner notes by the film’s Writer / Director, this re-issue is a must have for Horror fans.
- Deluxe Gatefold, 180 Gram Black Wax LP
Waxwork Records is thrilled to release CHILD’S PLAY (2019) Original Motion Picture Soundtrack! Featuring music by EMMY® and BAFTA Award winning composer Bear McCreary (Godzilla: King Of The Monsters, TV’s The Walking Dead) in a special deluxe double LP vinyl edition. Directed by Lars Klevberg and starring Aubrey Plaza, Gabriel Bateman, Brian Tyree Henry, and featuring the new voice of Chucky performed by Mark Hamill (Star Wars), CHILD’S PLAY is the 2019 American horror film reboot of the 1988 film of the same title. The plot follows a family that is terrorized by a high tech doll that rejects its programming and becomes self aware.
Composer Bear McCreary’s music of CHILD’S PLAY is carried out with his assembly of a “toy orchestra”. McCreary uses his own voice to create an ominous “kids choir” and collaborates closely with legendary actor Mark Hamill who sings the track for the film, “The Buddi Song”. Inspired by Chucky’s toy origins, McCreary challenged himself by composing a score predominately with toys and handheld instruments, completely avoiding traditional orchestra. Toy pianos, slinkies, xylophones, rattles, ukuleles, accordions, kazoos, hurdy gurdies, and more are married with a variety synthesizers, percussion, violin, viola, cello, and bass to create a wholly original, terrifying, and dynamic score.
Album features include the complete film music by Bear McCreary, double 180 gram “Chucky’s Eyes” colored vinyl (Blue and Red), artwork by Phantom City Creative, composer liner notes, a 12”x12” insert, and deluxe packaging.
David Hess composed the soundtrack for ‘Last House on the Left’ & his work here contains some truly beautiful songs, the discovery of which, for some, may be in stark contrast to the brutal displays of sadism and violence for which he was known to purvey onscreen. The fact that Hess could perform as both the poet, and the monster, is a testament to his skill as an artist. The soundtrack to Last House On The Left is a brilliantly unique and diverse mixture of farcical comedy, poignant, reflective folk music and instrumental experimentalism. Hess constructed a wonderful counterbalancing entity, which serves only to accentuate the impact of the movie.
One Way Static Records now proudly presents the complete 1972 soundtrack to Wes Craven’s ‘THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT’ composed by David Alexander Hess. Available as a deluxe limited Black vinyl edition complete with insert containing rare pictures and exclusive liner notes. Also available as a limited color vinyl variant (300 copies solid BROWN vinyl).
- The soundtrack to Wes Craven’s cult classic from 1972
- Composed & Performed by David Hess (Elvis, Sal Mineo)
- Seventeen tracks of psychedelic Manson-style folk music & soundscapes
- Comes with insert containing EXCLUSIVE liner notes and pictures
- Available on black vinyl and as a limited color variant (300 copies solid BROWN vinyl)
Death Waltz Recording Co., in conjunction with Back Lot Music, is excited to present the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to MA, featuring a terrific synth score by award-winning composer Gregory Tripi.
Tate Taylor’s excellent psychological horror film MA finds Octavia Spencer offering suspicious generosity with some warning signs — a classic tale of what happens when something seems too good to be true. Composer Gregory Tripi’s fantastic, mostly electronic score is laced with the type of ambient beauty, ominous energy, and berserk passages that a story this unhinged requires. He uses analog synths, along with elements such as a live cello, pitched wine glasses and a ukulele, made from a bento box, to craft a score that, like Spencer’s Ma character, lulls you in with a false sense of security before stopping you cold with a deeply crushing sense of terror that hits you at your core.
Waxwork Records is thrilled to present GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Bear McCreary. Written and Directed by Michael Dougherty (Trick ‘r Treat, Krampus) and starring Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things), Vera Farmiga (The Conjuring), and Kyle Chandler (Super 8), GODZILLA: KING OF THEMONSTERS is the highly anticipated sequel to GODZILLA (2014) and it is the 35th film in the Godzilla franchise.
The film follows the heroic efforts of the Monarch agency as they face off against numerous giant, “titan” monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who clashes with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. They all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s existence hanging in the balance.
The immense film music by composer Bear McCreary (The Walking Dead) features a two year long labor of love dubbed a “Monster Opera” by director Michael Dougherty. The music of GODZILLA KOTM is a crucial element to the film. Each “kaiju” is given a voice in this epic opera – Godzilla is presented with heroic, guttural vocalizations. King Ghidorah presented with dark, hypnotic chanting. Mothra by way of an ethereal female choir. Rodan’s voice achieved by orchestral French horns pushed to their very limit to “scream” ripping roars.
Incorporated and adapted is the legendary Godzilla theme by Akira Ifukube, and the immortal “Mothra’s Song” by Yuji Koseki. Also featured is the adapted eternal classic “Godzilla” by Blue Oyster Cult sang by System Of A Down’s Serj Tankian.
- Triple LP, 180 Gram “Kaiju” Colored Vinyl
- Disc 1 “King Ghidorah” – Gold and Yellow Swirl
- Disc 2 “Rodan” – Oxblood and Fire Orange Swirl
- Disc 3 “Mothra” – Cyan and Baby Blue Swirl
- Liner Notes By Bear McCreary
- Heavyweight Triple-Fold LP “Monster” Packaging
- Artwork By Christopher Shy
Clocking in at 98 minutes of music, Waxwork is proud to present GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS as a deluxe triple LP set. Housed in a unique, rarely manufactured heavyweight triple-fold LP “monster” pack, and featuring 180 “Kaiju” colored vinyl, liner notes by composer Bear McCreary, and artwork by Christopher Shy.
Waxwork Records is proud to present the Us Original Motion Picture Soundtrack featuring a score by composer Michael Abels. Us, released in March 2019, is an original nightmare written, directed and produced by Academy Award®-winning visionary Jordan Peele (Get Out). Set in present day Santa Cruz on the iconic Northern California coastline, the film, starring Oscar® winner Lupita Nyong’o and Black Panther’s Winston Duke, pits an ordinary American family against a terrifying and uncanny opponent: doppelgängers of themselves.
A blockbuster that earned raves from critics and audiences alike, Us earned more than $250 million at the worldwide box office to become one the highest grossing R-rated horror films of all time, buoyed by an unexpected and innovative soundtrack and by a groundbreaking, terrifying original score by Abels.
Us marks the second collaboration between composer Abels and Peele, who first worked together on Peele’s 2017 Oscar-winning horror film, Get Out. For the Us score, Abels explored themes of duality and discord. “Sonically, what defines ‘scary’ is the unfamiliar,” Abels says. “It is the things that we can’t place, and that we don’t expect, that take us to that place of fear. We wanted to really strike terror into the audience.”
Central to the score was the opening track, an anthem for the doppelgängers, known in the film as The Tethered. Abels hit on the idea of using choral elements. “Jordan really loves the sounds of voices, and the human voice is an incredibly expressive instrument that anyone can relate to,” Abels says. “The anthem sounds a little like a march of people preparing for battle, like an uprising maybe, but the sounds are not in a recognizable language. In other parts of the film there are vocal effects, just these strange sounds. They’re designed to really freak people out.”
Abels featured a 30 person choir, a third of them children, in the “Anthem,” and implemented Eastern European instruments, violins, percussion and a virtual instrument called a Propanium drum. “It makes this trashy metal sound, but you can also play melodies on it,” Abels said. “The Propanium drum has a sound that’s both otherworldly but not electronic or like science fiction. It’s a sound you can’t quite put your finger on, which is why it works well in this film.”
Also included on the soundtrack is the 1995 hip-hop hit “I Got 5 On It” by Luniz and the stand-out track “I Like That” by Janelle Monáe. Abels also helped with a new arrangement of the Luniz hit, which is featured on the soundtrack as the ‘Tethered Mix from Us’.
- 180 gram "Metallic Brass Scissors” colored vinyl for disc one, and “Tethered Red Jumpsuit” colored vinyl for disc two
- Interactive packaging includes die-cut inner gatefold jackets that require customers to use scissors to cut through family-member portraits to reveal their tethered doppelgängers lurking in the shadows on the printed inner sleeves
- Die-Cut Mirror Board Back Cover
- Art By Edward Kinsella
- Liner Notes By Shana L. Redmond Ph.D.
- Heavyweight 11″×11″ Art Print
TRAUMA is the 1993 film by Dario Argento and one of two films he directed in the USA(The other being Two Evil Eyes) it stars Asia Argento and is a typically flamboyant Giallo from Argento featuring his trademark dizzying camerawork and gruesome over the top deaths. The score by Maestro Pino Donaggio (Carrie, Don’t Look Now & Body Double) who delivered a beautiful, nuanced & lush orchestral score which is absolutely outstanding.
- Pressed on 180g red vinyl
- Artwork by Eric Adrian Lee
First time release of this cult classic from 1984. The score was composed by Chris Burke who also scored Toxic Avenger, The Refrigerator and more. Awesome synth cues with some bonus tracks not used in the film.
- First time release of this cult classic from 1984
- Blood Splatter vinyl + stoughton gatefold packaging and a DL code
- Liner notes by director and composer
- Artwork by Earl Kess
Death Waltz Recording Co. and Lakeshore Records are proud to present the score to Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett’s (You’re Next & The Guest) Blair Witch.
- Limited one time pressing of 1,000 units
- Pressed on 180 Gram Black As Night Vinyl
- Housed inside a 425gsm sleeve
Death Waltz Recording Company have used their souped-up 1984 VW Scirroco to make a journey into the post-apocalyptic future of 2019 AD, and are proud to return with a holy artefact: The amazing score to the 1983 Enzo G. Castellari classic THE NEW BARBARIANS, as composed by Claudio Simonetti (DAWN OF THE DEAD, SUSPIRIA). An epic of rebellion amongst the nuclear ruins, BARBARIANS pits a ruthless gang called the Templars, led by George “Anthropophagus” Eastman, against a deserter known as Scorpion. What follows is the kind of bloodthirsty montage of flamethrowers and pompadours that only 80’s Italian genre cinema can provide.
And who better to score it than Maestro Simonetti? What kicks BARBARIANS off is an astoundingly catchy synthesiser riff that is trademark Claudio, backed up by sparkling percussion. Electronic effects permeate the score, enhancing the desolation and devastation, while electric guitars and synth clusters signal chaos and ultimately death. Tender romantic chords appear for Scorpion’s romantic exploits, and we even get a church organ, but they’re both but a short relief from the aural brutality. The film’s signature is inevitably Simonetti’s electronic earworms – and you’d have to be a barbarian to let this one go.
New release from Specific Bis. Jean Rollin's The Living Dead Girl - Black as night super limited one-sided laser-etched 180 gram vinyl.
The Barn is a new indie horror film that parties like it’s Halloween 1989. The score is a fresh mix of 80’s rock and synth jams composed by Rocky Gray, a Musician/Producer/Film & Video Game Composer from Arkansas most recognized as a former member of Grammy Award winning, multi platinum goth rockers Evanescence.
- Insert with liner notes by director Justin Seaman
- Artwork by Sadist Art Designs
- Includes digital download card
Death Waltz Recording Company has taken another step into the infamous genre of flesh-eating monsters in order to bring you a much-requested score from the field of Italian horror – Alexander Blonksteiner’s CANNIBAL APOCALYPSE (aka APOCALYPSEDOMANI). Directed by Antonio Margheriti (YOR, HUNTER FROM THE FUTURE) and starring John Saxon (A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET), APOCALYPSE is a nightmarish vision where two Vietnam vets – Saxon and infamous horror actor John Morghen – unleash horror upon the world via a virus that makes the infected want to consume human flesh.
Scoring the film is a soundtrack as intense and crazed as the cannibals themselves, although this may not seem immediately apparent. The opening is a lovely sweeping melody with gentle piano and flute (what is it with cannibal movies and these melodies?) and sets a serene and calm stage for the apocalypse to latch onto. The apocalypse itself scores a nine on the funkometer, with militaristic drums and sinister strings being overtaken by wah-wah funk and guitar noodling in a prog-rock vein. It’s both melodic and dischordant, with harsh alternating synth notes combining with shimmering music box notes, and a love theme with a sax that wails more than your average teenager. If you must chow down on someone, make sure CANNIBALAPOCALYPSE is spinning on your turntable.
Lunaris Records presents the original soundtrack by Vercetti Technicolor for the obscure latin american slasher/neo-giallo comedy, Maldito Amor (2014, Chile).
Vercetti Technicolor, greek producer and co-owner of Giallo Disco Records, has created an intense ten track / 40 minute release that graduates from the Berlin School and furthers its education in modern day electronic soundtracks.
- Limited edition pressing of 300 on standard Black vinyl- Mastered for vinyl by James Plotkin
- Full color jacket with artwork and design by Eric Adrian Lee
Death Waltz, in association with Lakeshore Records & Netflix, is proud to bring you the score to The Ritual. The Ritual is part of the new wave of folk horror films (The VVitch, into darkness as four friends travel to Sweden to go camping and pay tribute to a fallen friend.As they get deeper into the woods they discover strange symbols etched into trees, a gutted Elk and an empty cabin filled with Ritualistic artifacts. Someone (or something) is in the woods watching over their every move and a quiet creeping dread begins to descend on the party eventually giving way to an all out attack on the sense as the film races toward its inevitable climax.
Ben Lovett’s score (featuring woodwind, strings and the occasional synth) captures the mood of the forest perfectly, It is both tribal and haunting. The score runs a range of emotions; One minute it is reflective and relaxed the next sinister and terrifying. Absolutely essential stuff from one of the most exciting composer working today.
We are thrilled to be releasing the score to A Quiet Place in conjunction with our friends over at Milan Records. The film has been one of the breakout hits of 2018. This is only the second directorial feature for John Krasinski and is an absolutely incredibly tense monster movie, that is as original as it is scary.
The score by Marco Beltrami is an absolute tour de force, it’s basically another character in the film, it can be forceful and bludgeoning one minute and quiet and reflective the next. His players twist their instruments to generate tones and textures not usually associated with them, the layers of sound and percussion on display are incredible, the opening track ‘It Hears You’ reminds me of a classic Planet Of The Apes cue it’s disquieting and slightly wonky but has an incredible hook that immediately lets you know you are in horror territory whereas say ‘A Quiet Family’ is a beautiful piano track that reminds you of the life the family lived before a world of monsters took over. Pianos are detuned, Electronics are layered over traditional instruments to create something truly unsettling.
Joe D’Amato’s 1979 gorefest Buio Omega (Beyond the Darkness) concerns a local taxidermist Frank and his dead fiancée, unable to cope with his loss he of course digs up his deceased girlfriend and preserves and stuffs her. This (obviously) doesn’t sit well with his housekeeper who is secretly in love with Frank, from here on in things get even more bizarre and gruesome as Frank tries to find a replacement for his ex to no avail. As bodies pile up (and get broken down in acid baths) the local police get suspicious and it all comes to a head for Frank and his housekeeper. Buio Omega is an absolutely outrageous slice of Italian sleaze and recommended to those only with the strongest of stomachs!
Goblin supplied the score to Buio Omaga and they really helped elevate the film. Synthesizers soar and drums rattle and the score is a funk filled masterpiece far better than the film probably deserves! We are thrilled to bring the full score on vinyl straight from the original masters and we have loaded it with unreleased tracks/takes & stingers from the AMS/Cinevox vaults!
Ruggero Deodato’s House On The Edge Of The Park is obviously inspired by Last House On The Left (even down to stealing Last House star David Hess), the films a notorious 1980’s Italian Horror movie and was banned in several countries including the UK. It’s vicious and nasty, revelling in it’s own depravity. The score by Maestro Riz Ortolaniis is the complete opposite, side 1 is bright and airy featuring the absolute stole cold disco classic ‘Do It To Me’ as well as the beautiful melody of ‘Sweetly’ featuring vocals by Diana Corsini, whilst Side 2 features the wonderful mellow track ‘Love Sequence’ as well as the more ominous ‘Terror Sequence’. The audio comes direct from the legendary CAM vaults and we are thrilled to bring you this Italian classic for the first time on vinyl.
Halloween 5: The Revenge Of Michael Myers has again been freshly remastered by composer Alan Howarth for this first vinyl reissue in 30 years. He once again take the familiar Halloween blueprint but expands it greatly utilising layers of synths to create a fresh take on something that is familiar to all fans of the franchise.
- Pressed on 180g Orange vinyl & housed inside a 425gsm gatefold jacket.
- Featuring original artwork by Randy Ortiz
- Liner notes by J. Blake Fichera.
Next to SUSPIRIA, PROFONDO ROSSO has to be the jewel in the Goblin crown. Recorded in 1975, the score finds the band at the height of their creativity and features the incredible lineup of Simonetti, Morante, Pignatelli & Martino. Bass & drums are so tight on this record and provide the foundations for the entire score. Jazz, Prog and Rock signatures all fight for center stage yet always manage to be precise, clear and perfectly executed. Synths and organs tinkle, wail and moan and more than provide the requisite chills and atmospherics. In addition, the album’s prog wig-outs are legendary. It’s impossible to overstate the importance of this score, it really set the stage for prog-infused synth scores and has influenced a generation. We are super proud to not only be re-issuing the full original soundtrack as it originally appeared in 1975 (and pressed by the same original pressing plant!), but we also have an entire disc of alternate tracks and takes on vinyl for the first time ever, pulled from the Cinevox archives and compiled by Fabio Capuzzo! Once again the whole package is rounded out by absolutely jaw dropping artwork from Randy Ortiz.
- LIGHT IN THE ATTIC EXCLUSIVE COLOR VERSION
- Pressed on 2X 140 Gram vinyl (disc 1 transparent orange & disc 2 transparent purple)
- Housed inside a gatefold sleeve with spot metallic ink
- 2xLP features multiple bonus alternate takes and tracks
One Way Static Records proudly presents: Umberto Lenzi’s ‘CANNIBAL FEROX aka MAKE THEM DIE SLOWLY’ (Original 1981 Motion Picture Soundtrack by ROBERTODONATI).
Maestro Roberto Donati was born and raised in Italy and as a guitarist/singer he ended up forming a wide variety of bands playing a broad spectrum of musical genres like Rock, Pop, R&B and Country & Western. Many of his songs were recorded as singles on the ‘Belldisc’ label in the late sixties and seventies. With all this experience under his belt Mr. Donati then devoted himself to the composition of soundtracks. These were all recorded under the pseudonym ‘Budy’ and were often collaborations with Maria Fiamma Maglione (who sadly passed away from cancer in 2003) thus the name ‘Budy Maglione’ was born.
Working with different directors (including legendary director Umberto Lenzi) he has written music for films in various genres including Italian comedy, erotic, western & horror. Highlights include "EMANUELLE e LOLITA” (1978), "EATEN ALIVE” (1980), "CANNIBAL FEROX” (1981) and “DAUGHTER OF THE JUNGLE” (1982).
Just like his contemporaries ‘Fabio Frizzi’ and ‘Riz Ortolani’, Roberto Donati was an established player in the Italian soundtrack scene…the most fame he received was probably for his soundtrack to Umberto Lenzi’s exploitation shocker “CANNIBAL FEROX” (better known in the States as “MAKE THEM DIE SLOWLY”) a notorious video nasty, labeled as “The Most Violent movie ever made” that was banned or severely cut in 31 countries.
Umberto Lenzi’s 1981 Cannibal Ferox is often described as one of horror filmdom’s golden grails of soundtrack albums and holds its place between other contemporary classics like Cannibal Holocaust & The Beyond. Eli Roth described it as “powerful tribal, pounding stuff” and served as an inspiration when editing his new movie “The Green Inferno” (which is an homage to the Cannibal film genre).
Like many of the Italian cannibal films, the soundtrack is just as powerful and effective as the disturbing butchery. The use of funk guitar, bass, rock piano and synthesizer makes for a fun yet still powerful sound. It’s 70s recklessness with an 80s sensibility, perfect for a film that rides the line between two decades. Surprisingly funky and light-hearted, then again: there are cues which are genuinely mean and foreboding, serving as an essential piece that makes the film a pulse-pounding inferno of death.
Available as a deluxe vinyl edition on classic black vinyl (with obi strip) & as a color vinyl variant (Black & Blue Swirl) limited to 300 units. This release features the original 1981 score and an additional four bonus tracks. Also included is an insert containing exclusive and extensive liner notes by Giovanni Lombardo Radice, Roberto Donati and Robert Kerman.
Waxwork Records is thrilled to present the expanded and completed release of INFERNO Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. Written and directed by horror visionary Dario Argento and featuring a haunting soundtrack composed by the late Keith Emerson, INFERNO is a 1980 Italian supernatural horror film that serves as a thematic sequel to SUSPIRIA.
INFERNO serves as the second installment of Argento’s “The Three Mothers” trilogy, beginning with Suspiria and concluding with The Mother Of Tears, and tells the story of a poet living in New York City that discovers an ancient book. The book, written by an alchemist, tells of three sister witches that run the world with sorrow, tears, and darkness. Inferno focuses on Mater Tenebrarum, the Mother of Darkness, whom is the youngest and most cruel of the sisters, and lives in New York. The film is highly stylized with Argento’s signature use of extreme colors and lighting. Bright blues, magentas, pinks, and greens are used liberally throughout the movie.
The soundtrack by accomplished progressive rock and electronic musician Keith Emerson differs from the previous Argento films in that it did not feature the band GOBLIN. Emerson’s soundtrack to Inferno is a mix of both electronic work, orchestral compositions, percussion, piano, and a full choir by way of the Chorus of Rome. Waxwork’s newly mastered and expanded Inferno soundtrack marks the film music’s most comprehensive and definitive version ever available on vinyl featuring the complete 1980 soundtrack in addition to outtakes and alternate tracks.
INFERNO Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
- The Complete and Expanded Soundtrack by Keith Emerson
- Available For The First Time On Vinyl In Its Entirety
- 180 Gram 2xLP “Mater Tenebrarum” Colored Vinyl (Disc 1: Red and Pink Swirl Vinyl with Gold Splatter. Disc 2: Opaque Blue and Translucent Blue Swirl Vinyl with Gold Splatter)
- Artwork By Italian Illustration Collective MALLEUS
- Deluxe Packaging
Debut director Coralie Fargeat announces her stunning arrival, painting a crimson canvas of hypnotic beauty and bloody retribution in this razor-sharp feminist subversion of the revenge-thriller.
The score by ROB (Maniac, Horns, Campfire Creepers) is an equally intense tour de force mixing traditional horror synth tropes alongside techno, brooding ambience and an almost industrial style assaults on your senses. He manages to deliver something that is brutal yet beautiful, unsettling yet melodic and ultimately masterful that proves he is working on a different level to almost every composer using synthesis today.
- 2xLP Set featuring one sand and one blood red color discs
- Artwork by Sara Deck.
- Includes a download of the entire score.
- Soundtrack by ROB (member of Phoenix)
For those who don’t know, A Cat in the Brain (Un Gatto Nel Cervello) is horror master Lucio Fulci’s take on the Director in turmoil sub-genre made popular by Frederico Fellini’s 8 1/2. Composed by frequent collaborator Fabio Frizzi (The Beyond), the soundtrack is everything you want out of an Italian horror score: bizarre, haunting and fun. Fabio Frizzi’s work is a huge part of the reason we got into the soundtrack business in the first place. MONDO is proud to release this soundtrack for the first time ever on vinyl.
- Design & Layout by We Buy Your Kids
- Single LP in deluxe gatefold jacket pressed on 180 gram vinyl.
- Limited edition pressed on black vinyl and randomly-inserted Brain vinyl.
ARROW RECORDS is proud to present the original soundtrack to Armando Crispino's nightmarish giallo thriller, Autopsy (Macchie solari). Previously unpublished on vinyl, this is one of legendary composer Ennio Morricone's most uncompromisingly experimental scores, which largely eschews the lounge jazz sounds often associated with the giallo genre in favour of dissonant improvisations, creepy atmospherics, jarring string arrangements and extraordinary vocalisations by Edda Dell'Orso.
This limited marbled orange vinyl edition has been newly mastered from the original analogue tapes by James Plotkin and is presented on 180gram wax, housed inside a 350gsm sleeve. Featuring newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys and accompanying film notes by Lovely Jon.