For the first time on vinyl, Wargod proudly presents the soundtrack to horror cult classic, Puppet Master, scored by Richard Band.
The Puppet Master franchise defines B movie horror fun, and aside from the demonic dolls, Richard Band’s score takes center stage. Journalist Chris Alexander put it best, noting how Band was able to take “tinkling found sounds, electronic and symphonic elements and weave them into a majestic death waltz… the Puppet Master theme speaks of magic, mystery and the unknown”.
Impressively, Band was able to put it all together on a modest budget: “While having scored most of my films with orchestra up until that point, there just was not the budget for live players on this particular project. While still wanting to maintain a primarily “orchestral” approach, I needed to create a new palette of sounds that would not only be unique to this project but give it a special identity.”
Band’s haunting soundtrack has since become synonymous with the franchise and outside of a couple of cues released on a collection LP back in 2015, the scores in their entirety have never been released on vinyl before now.
• Remastered by Bill Henderson
• Contains digital download coupon and insert contains exclusive liner notes from Richard Band
• Puppet Master is being pressed on “Blade’s eye” vinyl (white with a black blob) which is a limited edition of 750
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.
Finally Demons 2 Soundtrack is Available. Definitive release of the Iconic Horror / Gore Movie directed by Lamberto Bava. Simon Boswell combines dark electronic prog grooves with violently smashing rock. The result is an epic musical score rich with Analog Synthesizers, Guitars tense rhythms and Boswell's signature atmospheres. Welcome To The World Of Demons. Contains unreleased and remixed tracks. Limited Vinyl plus Poster
Waxwork Records is beyond thrilled to announce FRIDAY THE 13TH PART V: A NEWBEGINNING Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Harry Manfredini. For the fifth soundtrack installment of the beloved slasher-horror franchise, the Friday The 13th crew reeled back in composer Harry Manfredini to score “A NEW BEGINNING” in 1985. Waxwork collaborated closely with composer Manfredini to release the complete and re-mastered original soundtrack which spans two 180 gram “Imposter Jason Blue” vinyl records. Diehard horror fans, campers, and promiscuous summer camp counselors alike will appreciate this classic soundtrack featuring massive orchestral cues, giant stabs, and the classic “Ki, Ki, Ki… Ma, Ma, Ma” chant throughout!
The new double LP soundtrack album features lavish new artwork by Matt Ryan Tobin, deluxe packaging, old-style tip on gatefold jackets, 180 gram colored vinyl, and more!
- The Complete 1985 Soundtrack
- Re-Mastered for Vinyl
- Double LP “Impostor Jason Blue” Vinyl
- Deluxe Packaging / Gatefold Jacket
- New Art by Matt Ryan Tobin
Probably the scariest soundtrack Goblin has ever written (don’t listen to it when the lights are down!); it seems that the score was composed before the film was ready, so that director Dario Argento had to make some changes to the movie script, in order to have the music perfectly suited!
This legendary soundtrack combines elements of music and sound scary effects going far beyond traditional background scoring, becoming an integral part of the film. As critics say nowadays, SUSPIRIA music “is so perfectly integrated into the film, fares less well as a stand-alone item. All that pounding, howling, thumbing, and wheezing is enough to send chills down your spine even without the movie images (it is the perfect imaginary soundtrack), but not all of it could be called a pleasant listening experience (unless your idea of pleasant is having your nerves set on edge)”.
- Light In The Attic Exclusive Blue LP
- Limited to 300 copies
Originally released on CD in 2000, the expanded soundtrack edition of John Carpenter’s classic 1981 thriller included over 20 minutes of previously unreleased music plus music from scenes deleted from the final print. The masters were re-mixed from the original multi-track session tapes by long-time Carpenter associate Alan Howarth.This is the first time the expanded edition has appeared on vinyl in its complete form, including original dialogue highlights.
- Double 180g Vinyl
- Expanded edition LP features original dialogue on disc 2
- Gatefold Sleeve
- 1500 Limited Pressing
Tiger Lab Vinyl is proud to announce the long awaited repress of their third release, PERFECT BLUE, available for pre-order here on December 20. Records will ship in the beginning of the new year.
Well over a year in the making, Tiger Lab Vinyl and Madhouse Production Studios teamed up to present Masahiro Ikumi’s original score to to the classic 1997 psychological thriller on vinyl for the first time ever.
Once again, Tiger Lab enlisted the impeccable work of Heba Kadry of Timeless Mastering NYC to remaster Ikumi’s mesmerizing compositions. Not so different from the sounds of Brooklyn’s own Sacred Bones or the Tri Angle Records catalog, Ikumi’s score is an electronic tour de force filled with ambient layers, eerie vocal choirs, infectious rhythms, and ghostly melodies.
A short but powerful listen (six tracks clocking in at 31 minutes), PERFECT BLUE will haunt your speakers for days.
“The musical score, by Susan Justin, provides the film with its most interesting edge—flowing from classical grace to deadly tension.” The Hollywood Reporter“
Death Waltz Recording Company are proud to be unleashing one of the great unheralded electronic scores. Unavailable since the film’s release in 1982, Susan Justin’s music for FORBIDDEN WORLD – produced by the legendary Roger Corman – mixes the electronic influences of the time with splashes of new wave, creating a score that fuses the eerie tonalities and avant-garde sensibility of ALIEN with the straight-up funk of ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13. Birthed from this is a cult classic score that deserves to be held up alongside the works of Richard Band and Alan Howarth.
What immediately stands out from the score is the amazing main theme, a melodic groove firmly embedded in the 80s synth movement, complete with creepy vocal effects overlaying its driving keyboard line. Originally a parody that Corman turned into a straight horror, the score is used typically to create tension with isolated piano and harsh electronic tones, acting as a stereotypical precursor to the horror moments. Amidst all this is also the ‘Blaster Beam’, a unique instrument famous for its use in Jerry Goldsmith’s STAR TREK – THE MOTION PICTURE. A fantastic voyage amongst the stars full of offbeat melodies and alien tones, this is a musical world that demands multiple visits.
- 180 gram colored vinyl housed in a gatefold heavyweight tip on casebound sleeve.
- Exclusive artwork by Kimberley Holladay containing a poster and booklet featuring exclusive liner notes from composer Susan Justin & director Allan Holzman.
Waxwork Records is honored to present the deluxe soundtrack vinyl re-issue of THE EXORCIST. Directed by the legendary and prolific William Friedkin (The French Connection, Sorcerer, Cruising, To Live and Die in LA) and starring Linda Blair, THE EXORCIST remains one of the most important, and scariest films in cinematic history.
Waxwork Records collaborated with director William Friedkin to present an essential soundtrack experience of the various musical compositions from THE EXORCIST. The new, deluxe soundtrack LP features the complete soundtrack to the 1973 classic film, and has been re-mastered directly from the original master tapes and pressed to 180 gram vinyl.
Deluxe features include exclusive liner notes from director William Friedkin, re-mastered audio, old style tip-on gatefold jackets with soft touch coating, a 12"x12" booklet, 180 gram colored vinyl, and all new artwork by Justin Erickson of Phantom City Creative.
- 180 Gram Clear with Black Smoke Vinyl (Pazuzu)
- Re-Mastered From The Original Master Tapes
- Deluxe Old Style Gatefold Jackets with Soft Touch Coating
- 12”x12” Booklet
- Exclusive Liner Notes by Director William Friedkin
- New Art by Justin Erickson of Phantom City Creative
To celebrate 40 years of the Halloween franchise Death Waltz Recording Company are thrilled to bring you a newly remastered version of the score to Halloween 4: The Return Of Michael Myers on vinyl for the first time in 30 years. Mastered in 2018 by Alan Howarth. This score marked the first time Howarth was working solo within the Halloween franchise and he takes the blueprint Carpenter and himself created but weaves new themes for both Jamie and Michael within the familiar framework of the 5/4 theme timing.
- Pressed on 180g Orange vinyl & housed inside a 425gsm gatefold jacket.
- Featuring original artwork by Gary Pullin
- Liner notes by J. Blake Fichera.
Death Waltz Recording Company is proud to present the return of one of horror’s scariest boogeymen, as well as one of the genre’s most iconic theme tunes with John Carpenter and Alan Howarth’s score to HALLOWEEN II. Set directly after the events of the first film, Rick Rosenthal’s sequel sets itself up as the slasher equivalent of THEEMPIRE STRIKES BACK, making a family connection between Laurie Strode and Michael Myers while getting some good kills in at the same time. Carpenter and Howarth’s score is beefier and more intense than before, using layers of electronics to drive the audience to madness.
As before, Myers aka “The Shape” is propelled by that theme, souped up with a new and more powerful arrangement from Carpenter and Howarth. HALLOWEEN II is more overtly synth and is perhaps less focused than the original score, although that certainly means it’s nastier and more schizophrenic. The score also brings back the evocative ’Laurie’s Theme’, incorporating into a score full of harrowing musical effect, its synthesised howls and wails piercing your ears so that by the time ‘Mr. Sandman’ comes around, you’ll feel just like the final girl, delirious at having survived the aural ordeal. And that’s just when The Shape wakes up.
- US Retail Variant 180gm Orange vinyl
- Artwork by Paul Mann
There are zombies…and then there are brain-eating zombies! And Return of the Living Dead was the film where brain-eating zombies got their first lease on, er, life. Co-written by John Russo, who was George Romero’s writing partner on Night of the Living Dead, this 1985 quasi-sequel introduced more “splatstick” humor to the horror formula as well as the indelible image of ghouls groaning “Braainsss” as they shuffle along. All set to a KILLER score featuring the greatest punk and death rock bands of the era, including The Cramps, 45 Grave, The Flesh Eaters, The Damned, Roky Erickson, The Jet Black Berries, T.S.O.L., and SSQ. This vinyl reissue of this classic soundtrack is just so Real Gone: limited edition bone white with green zombie blood vinyl!
• Original Cover and Label Art
• Bone White with Green Zombie Blood Vinyl
• The Perfect Punk Rock Halloween Soundtrack!
Death Waltz Recording Co., is proud to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of John Carpenter’s seminal slasher film, Halloween.
This 40th anniversary release of the original Halloween music composed and performed by John Carpenter in 1978 presents the original Halloween film score as it was mixed within the film. The audio is taken from the "music stem” derived from the 35mm mono tracks that comprised the dialogue, sound effects and music of the original film which when combined, comprise the complete soundtrack of the classic film.
The first LP album of Halloween, released in 1982, was a remix of the original 16 master by Alan Howarth, with instructions from John Carpenter to re-mix the tracks to represent the best sound of the music, and not necessarily be committed to match the music as mixed for the film. in this release, Alan Howarth carefully transferred the film music stem, assembled the music in chronological order as presented in the movie so the listener can visualize the film in their minds eye while taking a musical journey of the most famous horror score ever!
- 40th Anniversary version pressed on Translucent Orange vinyl
- Audio taken from the original Mono film reels
- Artwork by Mike Saputo
Jóhann Jóhannssonn is recognised as one of the best modern film composers. His score to ‘The Theory Of Everything’ won a Golden Globe for Best Original Score and was nominated for the same Academy Award, whilst his stunning work on ‘Sicario’ also earned him the Academy Award nomination for best score. His other notable works include ‘Arrival’, ‘Prisoners’ and ‘The Mercy’.
The Mandy score was co-produced by Jóhann and Randall Dunn. It features Sunn O)))’s Stephen O’Malley on guitar. The album was later assembled with the help of co-producers Pepijn Caudron and Yair Glotman.
- Housed in a deluxe gatefold sleeve with beautiful UV gloss spot print and paper band
- Pressed on limited red vinyl
Waxwork Records is honored to present the 50th Anniversary Edition release of the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to George A. Romero’s horror classic, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD. Written, filmed, and released in 1968 by a rag tag group of Pittsburgh based misfits, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD is an American independent horror film that follows the story of seven people trapped in a rural farmhouse that is besieged by a large and growing group of living dead ghouls. The film is regarded as a cult classic by critics, film scholars, and fans and has garnered critical acclaim. The film has been selected by the Library Of Congress for preservation in the National Film Registry and is deemed “culturally, historically, and aesthetically significant”.
Filmed and released on a shoestring budget, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD became a smashing success earning over 250 times its budget. The film is a first of its kind and ushered in a new way of writing, directing, and filming horror films. The overused script of romantic, fantastical tales of otherworldly monsters and creatures was completely flipped and tossed aside by visionary George A. Romero. As the film’s writer and director, Romero created a new, obvious threat, and one that is universally recognizable – Our very own neighbors. Due to an unseen force beyond man’s control, the recently deceased arise from the dead in seek of living human victims. These ghouls kill and feast upon the flesh of their victims, and the only way of stopping them is by destroying their brains.
From 2015 to 2018, Waxwork Records worked closely with the remaining members of the independent production company that made NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, Image Ten, in an effort to produce a definitive soundtrack album featuring all music from the film. Much of the film’s music was thought to be lost or destroyed, but was located in its entirety and faithfully restored and re-mastered for vinyl.
This special 50th Anniversary Original Motion Picture Soundtrack release of NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD features the complete soundtrack for the very first time in any format, 180 gram double LP “Ghoul Green” colored vinyl, all new artwork by Robert Sammelin, a booklet featuring never before seen production photos, liner notes by Daniel Kraus (co-author of THE SHAPE OF WATER with Guillermo Del Toro), liner notes by Night Of The Living Dead’s dialogue recorder and sound engineer, Gary Streiner, and deluxe packaging.
Strange Disc Records proudly presents FOR THE FIRST TIME ON VINYL : Paul McCollough’s original soundtrack to Tom Savini’s NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1990).
Night Of The Living Dead (1990) is a remake of George Romero’s 1968 zombie classic of the same name. Directed by Tom Savini, the film stars iconic horror actors Tony Todd (Candyman), Tom Towles (Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer) & Bill Moseley (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre). Savini was initially hired to perform the special effects, but was persuaded to direct by Romero who also rewrote the original 1968 screenplay and gave his seal of approval.
Met with resistance at the time of release (expectancy levels were very high), nowadays the 1990 remake is appreciated by fans worldwide and has grown into a classic of its own. To quote the press: “Most remakes are horrible, and diverge so much from the original film…this version is so close to the original it’s scary”.
Scoring duties were handled by writer-composer-actor Paul McCollough (known for his work on Midnight, The Crazies, Santa Claws, etc). Whilst the original film was mostly stock soundtrack, the score in Savini’s version is more ‘Carpenter-esque’ and the synth provides some very eerie effects used brilliantly throughout out the film.
Paul delivers a frightening and disturbing (in all right ways) score here…giving it an atmosphere of creepy supernatural darkness and a feeling of impacting doom. Listener beware … you won’t be able to listen to this without having to look behind your shoulder!
Now, for the first time on vinyl, Strange Disc records proudly presents a deluxe DOUBLE vinyl edition featuring Paul McCollough’s complete original score for Tom Savini’s NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1990).
Waxwork Records is proud to present the 30th Anniversary release of BEETLEJUICE Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Danny Elfman. Released in 1988, Beetlejuice is a horror comedy directed by Tim Burton starring Michael Keaton, Winona Ryder, Geena Davis, and Alec Baldwin. The plot revolves around a recently deceased young couple who become ghosts haunting their former home. Upon meeting a mischievous ghost named Beetlejuice that claims he can rid the couple of their home’s new inhabitants, a series of hysterical and spooky events occur that take the audience through afterlife limbos, orchestrated dances, and the meeting of lovable ghouls. The film has gone on to become a comedy classic.
The soundtrack by composer Danny Elfman and featuring two tracks by Harry Belafonte is instantly recognizable. Waxwork Records is excited to present the complete soundtrack, remastered, and pressed to 180 gram colored vinyl with deluxe packaging for the 30th Anniversary of the film.
- Pressed on 180gm colored vinyl (Purple Swirl)
- Features two tracks by Harry Belafonte
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
MONDO is pleased to present Elliot Goldenthal’s original soundtrack to PETSEMATARY. Featuring over a dozen cues never before released on vinyl, as well as two tracks by The Ramones (Pet Sematary & Sheena Is A Punk Rocker) and featuring original artwork by Mike Saputo.
- 2xLP pressed on 180 Gram Black vinyl
Waxwork Records is thrilled to kick off 2019 with the deluxe vinyl release of THE PROWLER Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Richard Einhorn. Released in 1981, THE PROWLER is one of the earliest films to become part of the American-Slasher genre. It also features special effects by Tom Savini (Friday the 13th, Creepshow, Day Of The Dead) and was directed by Joseph Zito (Friday The 13th Part IV: The Final Chapter). The film’s music by Richard Einhorn (Shock Waves, Don’t Go In The House) introduces the composer’s departure from the primitive, monophonic synth scoring of his earlier work, and implements a blend of orchestral cues and mature electronic soundscapes. Waxwork Records worked with the composer to research and locate the master tapes that were thought to have been destroyed for decades. The tapes were restored, transferred, and the music was mixed, constructed into a cohesive soundtrack listening experience, and mastered specifically for vinyl. This special release is a must for fans of the horror genre.
THE PROWLER was released just one year after the critical success of FRIDAY THE 13TH, and has become one of the classic, underrated American-Slasher horror gems. The film is downright scary and features some of the most shocking death scenes of the entire horror movie genre due in part to the expertise of special effects mastermind, Tom Savini. The story tells of a group of college students holding a graduation dance 35 years after a double homicide occurred in their small town. They are targeted by a masked assailant dressed in World War II G.I. fatigues who begins a murderous spree.
This new, definitive double LP film score release of THE PROWLER features all of the film’s music composed by Richard Einhorn pressed to 180 gram Army Green Swirl with Rose Petal Red Splatter, new artwork by Ghoulish Gary Pullin, exclusive liner notes by director Joseph Zito, and a printed insert featuring Rosemary’s break-up letter.
- The Complete Score By Richard Einhorn
- 2xLP 180 gram Army Green Swirl with Rose Petal Red Splatter
- New Art by Ghoulish Gary Pullin
- Exclusive Liner Notes by Director Joseph Zito
- Printed Insert featuring Rosemary’s Break-Up Letter
Brand new repress with all new artwork by Sara Deck. This is not a dream. Death Waltz Recording Company are proud to be returning another classic work to corporeal existence in the form of John Carpenter and Alan Howarth’s score to PRINCE OF DARKNESS. The second in Carpenter’s “apocalypse trilogy” (sandwiched in between THE THING and IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS) the film takes on the myth of the return of the Anti-Christ to the living world but ingeniously places it into the world of science, dealing with notions of matter, antimatter, and theoretical physics. As is usual with Carpenter’s films, it was not treated well on release but has since picked up a cult following from home video.
Carpenter and Howarth’s score has the feel of a dream and a nightmare, one which is immediately displayed in the main title theme, where ethereal voices are combined with a typically catchy bassline to create a sense of disquieting mystery. Wild and dissonant synthesizer effects are juxtaposed with more traditional melody which suggests the meeting of our world and that of the Anti-God. The best way to stop the end of the world happening again is to listen to PRINCE OF DARKNESS.
Death Waltz Recording Company is proud to unleash another cult classic from the video nasty era (and their first in an ongoing series with the legendary CAM Records from Italy).
Carlo Maria Cordio’s musical score to Joe D’Amato’s notorious ABSURD (aka ROSSO SANGUE) is a pseudo-sequel to ANTHROPOPHAGUS, the film reunited D’Amato with George Eastman, star of the previous film, and brought the action from Greece to America where the near-invincible Mikos escapes from a hospital to go on a typically gory killing spree. Using drills, band saws, axes, scissors, and an oven, Mikos terrorises the kids of an American (Italian) family until he gets his inevitable comeuppance courtesy of a drawing compass.
Carlo Maria Cordio’s score is centred around a versatile seven-note piano riff that gets an amazing amount of use without ever feeling too stale or repetitive. Cordio augments the riff in interesting and varied ways, sometimes going down the Goblin route with the big and impactful percussion and the funk beats, with a healthy dose of synth, or going for a bit of a chilled out proto-LETHAL WEAPON tune, with noodling electric guitar. Tension is the order of the day much of the time, with synths, an electric keyboard, and a snare drum being Cordio’s weapons. If you love your prog-rock horror music, ABSURD will be right up your alley. Just leave the axe at home, no?
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.
INCREDIBLE score. Sonia gets into spooky synth, post-punk and more on this album. Super diverse and arguably better than the movie itself.
- RSD 2018 Unofficial Release
- First time available on any format
- Soundtrack to cult classic
- Gatefold Packaging and pressed on colored wax
Death Waltz Recording Co., are proud to present the soundtrack to the film SUMMEROF ‘84, a killer 80’s-throwback of BMX, Mullets and Serial Killers, from the people who brought you TURBO KID and featuring an amazing original score by Le Matos.
Taking familiar tropes from the history of electronic music (John Carpenter, Daft Punk, Tangerine Dream) Le Matos (TURBO KID, JOIN US) infuse it with so much energy and originality that they end up being totally singular in the world of electronic music. We really can’t think of another outfit operating on the same level right now.
SUMMER OF ’84 features dizzying electro joints, super chilled ambient pieces and straight up horror soundtrack scares! Pressed across 2XLPs this is an essential score for fans of synth soundtracks. Featuring artwork by Sam Turner.
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.
Leigh Whannell’s UPGRADE is an incredibly fun & inventive sci-fi action thriller & one of our favorite films in 2018. Jed Palmer’s incredible score manages to be be moody, intricate, beautiful and brutal all at the same time. Its quieter moments feature echoes of Blade Runner and Tangerine Dream and it is as comfortable being melancholic as it is being punishing and industrial in it’s more action orientated cues. A stone cold classic of 2018.
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.
Waxwork Records is proud to announce the deluxe soundtrack reissue to the 1979 horror gem, TOURIST TRAP. For decades, the original 1979 pressing of TOURIST TRAP has become not only incredibly difficult to locate, but also prohibitively expensive. Due to this fact, Waxwork has poured themselves into tracking down the original masters, re-storing, re-mixing, and re-mastering for vinyl. Waxwork Records has created the highest quality release of TOURIST TRAP to date. This eerie soundtrack has never sounded better!
TOURIST TRAP kick-started the mannequin horror film, and is still as creepy today as it was upon it’s initial 1979 release date. This horror movie is as spooky as they come. The score that accompanies it composed by the legendary Pino Donnagio (Carrie, The Howling, Body Double) is a riveting, masterful work of retro horror soundscapes. Harpsichords and breathy female vocals a-plenty.
Available on 180 Gram Blood Red with Black Marble Vinyl
Includes new artwork by Marc Schoenbach of Sadist Art Designs
Composer Liner notes by Pino Donaggio
Director Liner notes by David Schmoeller
A Heavyweight Old Style Tip-On Gatefold Jacket
An 11”x11” art print
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
Strange Disc Records presents ‘FREDDY’S GREATEST HITS’ performed by ‘THE ELM STREET GROUP’ & featuring ROBERT ENGLUND as Freddy Krueger.
Originally released in 1987 at the height of the ‘Freddy’ craze (Freddy already had three movies under his belt, and a fourth on the way. Even by then, he was a veritable pop icon, as Americana as hot dogs). This record contains nine tracks, a mix of covers (from the likes of ‘Wilson Pickett’, ‘The Everly Brothers’ & ‘Sam the Sham and The Pharaohs’) and original songs and instrumentals.
The album is everything you expect it to be: screaming 80’s drum machines & distortion filled electric guitars being drowned out by synthesizers. Over the top of these songs is Robert Englund doing the voice (and manic laugh) of Freddy Kruger. The actual music-making was done by the “Elm Street Group”, who were actually much respected studio musicians working for RIC records. Featuring artists like ‘Kevin Kelly’ & ‘Alan Brewer’ who both contributed to Rick Wakeman’s soundtrack for ‘The Burning’.
This audible oddity can be called the ultimate ‘novelty’ album, mostly ignored upon the time of its release and now ironically fetching big $$$ on the second hand market, this album makes the perfect ‘guilty pleasure’ gift for the Holiday season. For ‘Nightmare On Elm Street’ collectors, Freddy fanatics or lovers of everything oddball.
- Originally released in 1987, now back available on vinyl
- Featuring Robert Englund as the voice of ‘Freddy’
- Limited Classic Black Vinyl pressing
Lunaris Records is proud to unleash the remastered and expanded original soundtrack for the 1984 cult horror film Hard Rock Zombies. Featuring an eclectic mixture of album orientated rock, heavy metal ballads and dreamy eighties synth-scapes composed and performed by Paul Sabu.
- Limited Edition Color Vinyl pressing of 300 (Transparent Midnight Blue With Black Swirls)
- Double sided insert featuring full color cover artwork and rare production stills
- Mastered for vinyl by Joel Grind
- Artwork by Devon Whitehead
ARROW RECORDS proudly present the original soundtrack to Juan Piquer Simon's gore-drenched slasher from 1982, Pieces. This classic score boasts a compelling selection of nerve-jangling themes drawn from the legendary CAM library, with compositions by Fabio Frizzi (Zombi 2, The Beyond), Stelvio Cipriani (Nightmare City), and Carlo Maria Cordio (Absurd). This vinyl release of the Pieces soundtrack has been newly-mastered from the original 1/4" analogue tapes by James Plotkin and is presented on 180 gram vinyl.
Original score music from Radiohead’s Thom Yorke, including 5 original songs, soundtracking the forthcoming remake of Dario Argento’s cult classic “Suspiria.” The Luca Guadagnino directed film stars Dakota Johnson & Tilda Swinton.
Deserving an update of its own, the insanely awesome artwork is by Stanley Donwood. His art can also be found across album covers from Radiohead and Atoms For Peace.
John Carpenter’s 1980 follow-up film to his smash hit Halloween featured ghost sailors terrorizing a Californian coastal community as a dense fog descends on their homes. The multi-talented filmmaker’s atmospheric synthesizer score has long been a soundtrack favorite and this double album features a 20 track LP of the entire score, drawn from the original tapes, remastered by long-time Carpenter collaborator Alan Howarth on the A/B sides and the original album which featured 20 minutes of newly released music on the C/D sides. “I went back to Sound Arts Studio in central Los Angeles and quickly began composing and recording new tracks. Dan Wyman, my creative consultant on Assault On Precinct 13 and Halloween was at my side programming the synthesizers, keeping a critical eye on my multi-tracked performances and maintaining quality control over the long hours of recording and mixing. And, out of all this frenzy, re-working and re-structuring, I produced what I consider to be one of my best scores” – John Carpenter.
- White/Green Colored Vinyl
- 180gram double LP
- Gatefold Sleeve
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, for the FIRST TIME on vinyl: MICHAELHOENIG’S 1988 soundtrack for THE BLOB.
The Blob is a 1988 American SF-Horror film written and directed by Chuck Russell (Dream Warriors, The Mask) & Frank Darabont (The Fly II, The Mist, Tales from the Crypt). The film stars ‘Shawnee Smith’ (Saw), ‘Kevin Dillon’ (Platoon, Entourage) and Jeffrey DeMunn (The Hitcher). Special effects in the film were handled by legendary makeup artist ‘Tony Gardner’, known for his work on Army Of Darkness, Darkman, The Return Of The Living Dead…and who helped create the signature helmets for Daft Punk.
A remake of the 1958 horror film of the same name, The Blob is all about an amorphous acidic amoeba-like organism that devours and dissolves anything in its path as it grows, where it begins to feed on the residents of the fictional town of Arborville, California. Much like the original film, the remake has gained a cult following after its theatrical release in 1988.
Soundtrack duties for the film were handled by German composer Michael Hoenig, who actually doesn’t need much of an introduction.
Hoenig was part of the burgeoning progressive Kraut & Kosmische rock scene in Berlin where he was a member of the band ‘Agitation Free’ in 1971. In 1975 Hoenig joined the electronic-pioneer band ‘Tangerine Dream’ and then went on to collaborate with other big names like Klaus Schulze’ & Manuel Göttsching (of Ash Ra Tempel). In 1977 he released his first solo album, the highly acclaimed Berlin School classic ‘Departure From The Northern Wasteland’.
Over the course of multiple decades, Emmy award nominee Michael Hoenig has composed a diverse and extensive catalog of material that includes the theme to ‘Dark Skies’, the soundtrack to the extremely popular ‘Baldur’s Gate’ PC game…and countless others. Horror scores composed by Hoenig include Class Of 1999 (1990) & The Gate (1987)…he also performed on the soundtrack for Galaxy Of Terror (1981).
Michael’s music for The Blob is classic top shelf synth-driven electronica that fits the film like a glove. The voices, dark strings and feverish percussion create a rhythmic drive that embodies heroic desperation and a massive sense of relentless doom. Hoenig fashioned a creepy, compelling and atmospheric synth-based score, unleashing textured waves of sonic terror and suspense.
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 excited to announce the expanded and deluxe vinyl release of PHENOMENA Original Motion Picture Score. Written and directed by Dario Argento and scored by Claudio Simonetti and Fabio Pignatelli of the progressive-rock group Goblin, Phenomena (also known as Creepers) is a 1985 Italian supernatural giallo-horror film starring Jennifer Connelly (Labyrinth, Requiem For A Dream) and Donald Pleasance (Halloween, Escape From New York). The film tells the story of a young girl residing at a remote Swiss boarding school who discovers she has psychic powers that allow her to communicate with insects. She then uses the insects to pursue a serial killer that is butchering young women at and around the school.
The film originally featured a soundtrack by popular 1980’s heavy metal bands such as Motörhead and Iron Maiden with only pieces of the score music composed by members of Goblin. Waxwork’s new expanded double vinyl release features, for the first time, the complete featured score to PHENOMENA, in addition to all unused, unreleased, alternate score tracks, suites, and bonus tracks.
Waxwork’s new comprehensive PHENOMENA vinyl album features stunning new artwork by Kilian Eng, 180 gram colored vinyl housed within a deluxe old-style gatefold jacket with film laminate gloss coating, and an art print.
PHENOMENA Original Motion Picture Score
- The Expanded and Complete Original Score by GOBLIN
- 180 Gram Double LP (Disc 1 “Insects and Earth” Blue and Green Swirl with Gold Splatter. Disc 2 “Telekinesis” Opaque Orange and Translucent Orange Swirl with Green Splatter).
- Heavy Old-Style Gatefold Jacket with Film Laminate Gloss Coating
- Artwork By Kilian Eng
- 11”x11” Art Print
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
Waxwork Records is thrilled to announce the release of GET OUT Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Music By Michael Abels. Written and directed by Jordan Peele, GETOUT is a critically acclaimed 2017 American horror film starring Daniel Kaluuya and Allison Williams. The film received numerous accolades and won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. It was also nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor for Kalluya.
GET OUT is the directorial debut of accomplished actor and long time horror-fanatic, Jordan Peele. The film’s music was scored by composer Michael Abels, and it also features his debut as a film composer.
Included in the new deluxe double LP release of GET OUT are exclusive liner notes in the form of an in depth essay by Peele that illustrates the director’s first meeting with Michael Abels, their approach to the film’s music, and how it all came together to conjure a new sound. “I had some ideas. I envisioned distinctly black voices harmonically creating an unnatural sound. The absence of hope. The void of the voiceless. A disembodied Negro spiritual. The Sunken Place.”
GET OUT Original Motion Picture Soundtrack features the complete soundtrack by composer Michael Abels, deluxe packaging, new artwork by Leslie Herman, a printed insert with exclusive liner notes by Jordan Peele, 180 gram “Garden Party” green marbled vinyl, and old style tip-on gatefold jackets with satin coating.
From master of horror Alexandre Aja, the director of films such as The Hills Have Eyes, Piranha, and Horns, comes an original anthology series that brings classic campfire stories to life in stunning Virtual Reality. Produced by Oculus and Future Lighthouse, Campfire Creepers invites viewers to join the fire circle at a summer camp called Camp Coyote as a group of kids take turns telling spooky tales. Inspired by cult classics like Creepshow and Tales from the Crypt.
The score by ROB carries on the incredible work he started on Maniac, loading the soundtrack with super heavy synths, techno influenced beats and tons of melodies it really does feel like a sister piece to Maniac.
- Pressed on a 10" red vinyl
- Includes a download of the entire score.
- Soundtrack by ROB (member of Phoenix)
Strange Disc proudly presents, for the first time on any format : the original soundtrack to POPCORN (1991).
This ‘horror-fan-favorite’ was directed & written by ‘Alan Ormsby’ (Deranged, Children Shouldn’t Play With Dead Things, Cat People) and produced by veteran ‘Bob Clark’ responsible for iconic films such as Black Christmas (1974). POPCORN stars scream-queens Dee Wallace (The Hills Have Eyes), Jill Schoelen (The Stepfather) and Kelly Jo Minter (The People Under The Stairs).
The film took inspiration from the rich history of the horror-iniverse (from the 1950s onwards) and is both self-reflective as it is postmodern. POPCORN uses the ‘films-within-a film’ theme an pays homage to horror’s long low-buget tradition. Released in theaters in 1991, it has gained a large cult-following since its release.
The sublime soundtrack was composed & performed by ‘PAUL ZAZA’ who was responsible for scoring many horror-classics such as Prom Night (1980) & My Bloody Valentine (1981)…and of course that huge hit movie we all know: Porky’s. POPCORN was entirely shot in Jamaica, so on some tracks you can definitely sense the ‘island flavor’ slipping into Paul’s eerie trademark sound.
Now, for the FIRST TIME ON VINYL (or on any format) Strange Disc record presents a deluxe limited vinyl edition that also comes with a double-sided insert containing exclusive liner notes by Paul Zaza & Kristy Jett.
- Released for the first time on vinyl (or on any format)
- Soundtrack by Paul Zaza (My Bloody Valentine, Prom Night, Porky’s)
- Comes with insert and extensive liner notes
- Limited black vinyl pressing (250 copies)
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.
Terror Vision is curdled to present Jim Manzie’s original score for 1987’s From a Whisper to a Scream, also known as The Offspring! Possessed by the beloved spirit of classic horror anthologies like Tales From the Crypt and Creepshow, the lovably lo-fi From a Whisper to a Scream captures Vincent Price in his final horror role as the librarian of Oldfield, Tennessee, a town where homicidal compulsions are something of a traditional family value.
Technically, however, Manzie relies on a simplified electronic palette and a spartan sense of orchestration that lends From a Whisper to a Scream a kind of minimal dread that, while reflecting the classic tones of bygone horror eras, brings along a dynamic sensibility more akin to the increasingly homemade minimal electronic music of the late 1980s (the specific appreciation of which has become something of an industry in today’s vinyl culture). In Manzie’s Oldfield, tense heartbeat rhythms punctuate arpeggios that bubble like molasses, ghostly guitar chords hum over the beat of forgotten folk rituals, and hypnotic whistle pitches sing the ominous song of the town’s dark past from a hundred treetop perches. Altogether, Manzie’s work stitches together an excellent tapestry of terror that understandably has yet to vacate the day-glo-addled midnight memories of a generation of horror fans.
- Transparent Purple/Transparent Blue A side with Pink/Black Splatter B side
- DL + Stoughton Gatefold Jacket + Liner Notes
Waxwork Records is thrilled to present the complete soundtrack vinyl release of Dario Argento’s Tenebrae. Scored by three former members of GOBLIN in 1982 (Claudio Simonetti, Fabio Pignatelli, and Massimo Morante), the synth driven score makes it’s definitive and expanded vinyl debut. Waxwork is excited to offer the most comprehensive version of the soundtrack album on vinyl to one of the most important Giallo films ever made.
Unlike the soundtracks that Goblin had previously contributed to the films by Dario Argento, the music of Tenebrae incorporates heavy electronica and dance music blended with rock and disco elements for a unique hybrid of genre and composition style.
Extensive usage of early analog Roland, Oberheim, and Moog synthesizers and drum machines paired with electric bass, acoustic drums and piano were utilized by the wildly talented progressive rock trio to form a sonic template unlike anything offered before it.
The soundtrack has gone on to garner a wave of popularity by being re-released and remixed many times over.
Waxwork Records is proud to present the re-mastered, complete soundtrack pressed to 180 gram colored vinyl and housed in deluxe packaging featuring die-cut old style gatefold jackets, art by Nikita Kaun, printed inner sleeves, and more.
- The Expanded and Definitive Soundtrack Debut
- 180 Gram Colored Vinyl Double LP
- Disc 1 “Blood Red” Vinyl
- Disc 2 “Straight Razor Silver” Vinyl
- Die-Cut Old Style Gatefold Jacket
- Printed Inner Sleeve
- Art by Nikita Kaun
Wojciech Golczewski’s score for Jackson Stewart’s indie horror cult film Beyond The Gates is a synth driven homage to the horror music in the early days of VHS. It saw Golczewski getting a 2nd consecutive nomination for the Fangoria Chainsaw Awards for Best Score. For Golczewski fans, who enjoyed his compositions for movies like Tonight She Comes and Dark Souls, Beyond The Gates is a must.
Welcome, curious viewers…have you the courage to go Beyond The Gates?
After their father’s unexplained disappearance, two estranged brothers – responsible Gordon (Graham Skipper) and reckless John (Chase Williamson) – reunite to sift through the contents of his stubbornly anachronistic VHS rental store. Among the inventory, they find an old interactive VCR board game. Intrigued, the brothers pop in the tape…and soon discover that this video is no ordinary game, but a portal to a nightmarish alternate reality – one with deadly consequences for anyone who dares to press “play.” Featuring horror legend Barbara Crampton (Re-Animator, From Beyond), Beyond The Gates is a retro-cool tale of “hex, dies, and videotape” from director Jackson Stewart!
- One off pressing on 180g Purple Clear vinyl
- Includes download card of the entire score by Wojciech Golczewski
- Vinyl includes exclusive bonus track ‘Outrun With The Dead’ by Vincenzo Salvia
- Artwork by Luke Insect.
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.
Finally on Vinyl and definitive release of the Iconic Horror Film soundtrack, limited green vinyl + Poster 30th Anniversary Edition and definitive release of the iconic horror film soundtrack composed by Claudio Simonetti for Dario Argento and Lamberto Bava's 1980′s gore classic Demons. This soundtrack perfectly captures the growing tension created by the film as the main characters are transformed into demons, leading the way with the electro metal of Killing, the percussive cruel Demon, and the now classic cult hit Demon. 30 years later the music still shines with timeless quality thanks to the eclectic talent of composer Claudio Simonetti.
- Limited Green Vomit Vinyl + Poster
One of the finest achievements in film music and quite possibly the most iconic score of all time, John Williams’ score to JAWS is absolutely essential for soundtrack collectors. While the Grammy-winning 1975 MCA album was a re-recording, our 2x Vinyl set presents the entire Academy Award-winning score as composed and recorded for the actual film in its first-ever vinyl release. Album co-producer Mike Matessino restored, edited and mixed the music from the original studio elements for the best possible quality, approved by the composer himself.
John Williams won a much-deserved Oscar for his work on JAWS, with a score that not only manages to accentuate the terror of the onscreen action without resorting to cheap stingers, but also layers in beautifully understated cues to offset the horror with much needed relief. Quiet and calm one minute, then ratcheting up the tension with screaming strings the next when the great white attacks.
- Pressed on 2X 180 Gram Colored Vinyl
- Composed and Conducted by John Williams
- Artwork by Phantom City Creative. Music Restored, Mixed, Edited & Mastered by Mike Matessino
Waxwork Records is thrilled to present the soundtrack to the 2014 Australian psychological horror film, THE BABADOOK. Directed by Jennifer Kent, THE BABADOOK focuses on a troubled widow, Amelia, who is is raising her six year old son, Samuel, after the death of her husband in an automobile accident. After a series of strange events, Amelia and Samuel unexpectedly receive a mysterious pop-up-storybook: Mister Babadook. The book describes a hideous, tall, pale faced monster in a top hat and coat that tortures his victims after they become aware of his existence. The narrative and film engulf the viewer in themes of personal loss, grief, despair, and ultimately, recovery.
The soundtrack by Jed Kurzel (Alien: Covenant) is whimsically dark, brooding, and at times, a terrifying listening experience. Kurzel blends electronic instruments and synthesizers with unorthodox instruments and pulsating, drowning vocal soundscapes.
Waxwork Records worked extensively with composer Jed Kurzel and the creators of THE BABADOOK to present an incredible physical soundtrack release on deluxe vinyl. The deluxe LP package includes a re-creation of THE BABADOOK storybook complete with old-style tip on gatefold jackets and a pop-up Mister Babadook, heavyweight printed inserts featuring all new artwork by Jessica Seamans of LandLand, liner notes by composer Jed Kurzel, and 180 Gram Black and White swirl colored vinyl.
180 Gram "Babadook" Black and White Swirl Vinyl
Heavyweight uncoated old-style gatefold jackets with pop-up Mister Babadook
12” x 12” heavyweight insert with artwork by Jessica Seamans
Liner Notes by composer Jed Kurzel
Waxwork Records is thrilled to announce their release of FRIDAY THE 13TH THE FINAL CHAPTER Original Motion Picture Soundtrack deluxe double LP. Composed by Harry Manfredini and sourced from the original master tapes directly from the Paramount Pictures vaults, Waxwork has created the ultimate soundtrack experience for the fourth installment of the beloved Friday the 13th film franchise.
Released in 1984, directed by Joseph Zito, and starring Crispin Glover, FRIDAY THE 13TH THE FINAL CHAPTER has become a fan favorite among lovers of 1980’s slasher-horror and the “FRIDAY” filmography. The score features selections from the first three installments of the “FRIDAY” films, as well as numerous 1984 compositions, including an entire suite of score music that was composed by composer Harry Manfredini specifically for the film.
The deluxe double LP soundtrack vinyl from Waxwork Records features 180 gram colored vinyl, old style tip-on gatefold jackets with satin coating and spot gloss varnish, an art print, exclusive liner notes from director Joseph Zito, and all new artwork by Christian Bravery of Leading Light Design.
FRIDAY THE 13TH THE FINAL CHAPTER 2XLP Features:
- 180 Gram Colored Vinyl
- “Tommy Jarvis” Variant (Mask White with Green Splatter and Blue Swirl)
- Re-Mastered From The Original Master Tapes
- Deluxe Old Style Gatefold Jackets with Satin Coating and Spot Gloss Varnish
- Art Print
- Exclusive Director Liner Notes by Joseph Zito
- New Art By Christian Bravery
Starring Dee Wallace and Daniel Hugh-Kelly with Lewis Teague Directing, the 1983 Film Cujo Remains One of the Most Satisfying Adaptations of Stephen King’s Work.
The Film Alternated Bucolic Visions of Family Country Life with Scenes of Utter Terror.
Charles Bernstein’s Film Score Was a Huge Part of the Film’s Success, Employing Harsh Synthesizer Effects and Dissonant Orchestral Layers to Create Suspense Leading Up the Final Confrontation Between Mom and Beast. But Bernstein’s Score Also Included a Tender Theme Evoking the Simple Joys of Hearth and Home . Unfortunately, the Score Was Chopped Up During Post-Production.
Intrada’s Recent CD Release Presented Bernstein’s Score for the First Time as It Was Originally Recorded, and Is the Source for Real Gone Music’s First-Ever Vinyl Release.
- Limited to 1,000 LPs on Black & Brown “St. Bernard” Vinyl
- Includes New (and Terrifying) Cover Art Plus Production Stills
A beautiful young woman channels an ancient family lycanthropy curse into her hatred of men stemmed from horrific abuse at a young age. She finds, seduces, and rips out the throats of all suitors she stumbles across. It’s the kind of film that could (only?) be made by Italian’s in the ’70s with serious story undertones giving way to ever more blatant sex, nudity and blood. The score by Coriolano “Lallo” Gori is absolutely wild and we can’t believe it isn’t more well-known than it is. Propulsive percussion, theremins, mono synths, funk and jazz collide to create an incredibly captivating listen. Wild synths bubbling over skittering jazz drums is thrilling enough, but Gori intersperses some beautiful mellow themes throughout to temper the madness.
Pressed on 180gm RED WAX
Death Waltz Recording Company is proud to present WILD BEASTS this marks the first time that Daniele Patucchi’s score has ever been released on vinyl. A bona fide Italian horror masterpiece. Directed by Franco Prosperi (MONDO CANE). Released in 1984 the story sees a batch of PCP leaked into a zoo’s water supply infecting the animals who band together and rise up to destroy their captors. It’s one of the greatest nature run amok films ever made and is in turn thrilling, revolting, scary and hilarious. Patucchi is one of the most underrated Italian composers for some reason but we here at Death Waltz want to change that with several release lined up in 2017/18. His work here undercuts the wild action and is actually quite sombre in tone, armed with a battery of synthesisers and processed animal effects he manages to craft a score that is a world away from the usual Italian soundtracks that graced films in this period. Long droning bass tones underpin some sumptuous sax and some back breaking synth drums literally destroy everything in their path. We won’t lie, this score requires patience, but spend time with it and you begin to love it for the chances it takes.
- LP limited to 500 copies with all new art by Luke Insect
- 180g vinyl housed inside a 425gsm gloss varnished gatefold jacket
One Way Static Records presents: Jörg Buttgereit’s ‘DER TODESKING’ (Original 1989 Expanded Motion Picture Soundtrack by DAKTARI LORENZ, HERMANN KOPP & JOHN BOYWALTON).
Jörg Buttgereit is a Berlin based writer and director known for his controversial movies. The film that got the most attention and started of his career was no doubt ‘Nekromantik’ from 1987. Nekromantik became an international cult film that was banned in several countries. Two years later, in 1989 Jörg directed ‘Der Todesking (The Death King)’. This experimental style movie, which does not use central characters, explores the topic of suicide and violent death in the form of seven episodes, each one attributed to one day of the week. These episodes are enframed by the vision of a human body, slowly rotting during the course of the movie.
Daktari Lorenz, Hermann Kopp & John Boy Walton make up the holy trio of composers called upon by film maker Jörg Buttgereit. Between the three of them they produced some of the most haunting and beautiful tracks to be paired up with Buttgereit’s controversial on-screen works of art.
The Lo-Fi synthesizer music in the movie is dark and quirky and contributes an essential part of the movie’s atmosphere, and is something you would very, very rarely hear otherwise. The main theme of the movie, “Die Fahrt ins Reich der Menschentrümmer part I-III” is a classical masterpiece. The score for ‘Der Todesking’ displays the dynamic ability and range of the composers. It strikes a perfect balance of beauty, horror, joy and dissonance. The score is both minimalistic and hauntingly atmospheric at the core, and yet remarkably complex at the same time. A wide variety of instruments and sound effects are utilized throughout it’s making.
One Way Static now proudly presents for the first time on vinyl as an expanded release, the complete soundtrack to ‘Der Todesking’. This limited vinyl release contains the original soundtrack (released back in 1990 as a limited 7”EP) and unreleased material sourced from recently discovered tapes.
Waxwork Records presents Christopher Komeda’s score to the 1968 horror classic, Rosemary’s Baby. Remixed and mastered for vinyl from the original master tapes, this special release is the most comprehensive presentation of the film’s score to ever be pressed on vinyl.
- The definitive release of the iconic 1968 film score
- Re-mastered from the original master tapes
- Pressed on 180 gram “ritual smoke” clear vinyl
- Includes a 11” x 11” art print
- Cut at 45rpm
- Artwork by Jay Shaw
When the stars begin to fall, darkness rises upon everything and absorbs these little golden teardrops, these mysterious gems shining bright in the obscurity. In dark ages like this one, we have to find out those rare jewels to fight against the mediocrity and mass-absorption generated by things such as the superficiality of the communication and the domination of the all-similar merchandise.
One way to find out some enlightenment is to dig deep down and excavate those treasures with a gold shit-digging shovel.
On the surface, Giallo Oscuro is a pop-oriented project about 60’s Italian love songs. Giallo Oscuro is the missing link between romance, lightness, recklessness and fear, terror, murder and psychosexual dementia. These strange connexions are created in a dream-like form able to reach out the darkness in a compendium of tension and grace. This is part of the “magic” modus operandi of this project. It’s an homage to the music of those “maestri” who have changed forever as much pop sound as the movie soundtracks genre at that time: Bruno Nicolai, Egisto Macchi, Alessandro Alessandroni, Gruppo di improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza, Ennio Morricone- just to name a few.
The sounds that emerges from this golden-age are the combination between splendor, grace, lascivious, eroticism, joy, sadness and pre-psychedelia era. And even more than an homage or a rereading of this beautiful music, Giallo Oscuro is mostly about love, loss, distance, time, heartbreak, falling, “pop star’s” fall and decadence. This project is about death, about the dead: our creations, lives and art are ruled by the dead.
Ship to Shore PhonoCo is proud to announce the release of TROMA’S WAR. Nearly 10 years in the making, the remastered, never before available soundtrack, has finally hit vinyl to the delight of Troma fans worldwide!
Composed and performed by Chris DeMarco and directed by Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz, TROMA’S WAR tells the story of a group of marooned citizens who stumble upon a terrorist plot to take over the United States. With no help in sight and no way to contact reinforcements, it’s up to these ordinary people to save the world! A political satire of the glamorization of war in the 1980s, TROMA’S WAR is considered Troma’s “undiscovered masterpiece,” and the film celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2018.
Waxwork Records is thrilled to announce the debut soundtrack release of CREEPSHOW 2. The 1987 anthology horror film is a sequel to 1982’s CREEPSHOW, which was directed by George A. Romero and written by Stephen King. The film is once again based upon stories by Stephen King, and features three horror-segments, Old Chief Woodenhead, The Raft, and The Hitchhiker, with an animated-horror wrap around story.
The score, co-composed and performed by Les Reed and Rick Wakeman, features a mix of both classic, orchestral compositions and electronic, synth cues. Waxwork’s CREEPSHOW 2 deluxe, double LP soundtrack release marks the very first time that the music from the film has been released in any format. After a lengthy search of the original masters, Waxwork Records was able to work directly with composers Les Reed and Rick Wakeman to acquire the original source material and re-master for vinyl.
Waxwork’s 2014 vinyl release of the original 1982 CREEPSHOW score by John Harrison has become a fan favorite among film music lovers, horror fans, and record collectors, thus being re-pressed and selling out almost immediately upon release on both occasions.
Packaging details include 2xLP 180 gram colored vinyl with variants correlating to stories within the film, old style tip-on gatefold jackets with a built in booklet featuring liner notes by composer Les Reed, and an LP package that is jam-packed with all new artwork by Ghoulish Gary Pullin!
- “Old Chief Woodenhead” (180 gram Metallic Golden Brown & and Deep Teal Swirl)
- Old Style Tip-On Gatefold Jacket with Built In Booklet
- Re-Mastered From The Original Master Tapes
- Artwork By Ghoulish Gary Pullin
- Cut to 45rpm for best sound quality
Waxwork Comics is excited to release their debut comic book series, HOUSE OF WAXWORK. Featuring all new content from contemporary writers, illustrators, and composers, HOUSE OF WAXWORK is a rousing horror-anthology series packed with macabre tales of ghouls, ghosts, witchcraft, the occult, the living dead, revenge, and so much more. Readers will meet original and inventive characters such as The Die-Rector and The De-Composer, and will be fully immersed in the terrifying, original soundtrack music featured on the companion 7” colored vinyl that comes with each issue.
In the debut release of HOUSE OF WAXWORK Issue #1, readers will be discover what happens to an unsuspecting vacationing family when a cursed board game thrusts them into an actual fight for survival in Occult Slumber Party, penned by Gabe Soria (Batman ’66) and with music by Douglas Pipes (Krampus, Trick ‘r Treat).
Also featured in Issue #1, Lighthouse Keeper will blur the lines between reality, the supernatural, and vengeance, culminating with a horrific twist. Written by Kevin Bergeron and with music by Creeper.
“House of Waxwork provides the throwback pleasures to a time when horror reveled in the grotesqueries of the dime store pulps, and your imagination did the rest. Just don’t feed these books and records after midnight.” - The A.V. Club
- All New 32 Page Horror-Anthology Comic Book
- Featuring the stories: Occult Slumber Party and Lighthouse Keeper
- Cover Art By Justin Erickson of Phantom City Creative
- All Original Music by Rami Sharkey, Kevin Dredge, The Budapest Scoring Symphonic Orchestra, Douglas Pipes, and Creeper
- Featuring Gabe Soria, Christian DiBari, Mike Spicer, Kevin Bergeron, Jonas Scharf, Jordan Boyd, Marc Shoenbach, Gary Pullin
- Occult Slumber Party Variant with Forest Green and Olive Splatter 7” Soundtrack Vinyl
- Lighthouse Keeper Variant with Ocean Blue and Aqua Splatter 7” Soundtrack Vinyl
The 1971 horror film The Nightcomers was a prequel to Henry James’ literary classic The Turn Of The Screw and is probably most remembered for its eye catching poster of a naked Marlon Brando and Stephanie Beacham (faithfully reproduced on the label of this release).
Set on an isolated country estate it’s a tale of repression, sado-masochism and childhood innocence helmed by Michael Winner who would shortly go to make the big time in Hollywood with Death Wish. Marlon Brando would also move on to his greatest role as Don Corleone in The Godfather.
Three times Oscar nominee composer Jerry Fielding delivered a perfectly pitched score for this gothic horror, illuminating his love of 19th century baroque music; he considered it one of his finest works. A close collaborator with Michael Winner his intricate film scores were also the bedrock of his longstanding relationships with Sam Peckinpah and Clint Eastwood on some of their biggest films.