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Monday, August 14, 2006

House / House II - Harry Manfredini

Roger Cobb is a Vietnam vet. Whose career as a horror novelist has taken a turn for the worse when his son Jimmy mysteriously disappears while visiting his aunt's house. Roger's search for Jimmy destroys his marriage and his writing career. The sudden death of his aunt brings Roger back to the house where his nightmares began. The evil zombies in the house force Roger to endure a harrowing journey into his past, at the end of which he find his son. Desperate to escape from the tortures of the house, Roger must battle the evil forces which have haunted him for a lifetime in order to save himself and his son from certain death.

Sean S. Cunningham, who directed Friday the 13th, produced the film and was directed by Steve Miner, who directed Friday the 13th Part 2 & 3, Halloween H20 and the upcoming Day of the Dead remake. They brought us a great, fun movie. At times you may clutch your seat and other times you'll be laughing your ass off.

Harry Manfredini was hired to compose the score for House. As always he uses a real small group of live players and a lot of synth. It's a fun score that shouldn't be missed. The cd was released back when House 2 came out but is long out of print. If you like the score, I suggest ebay to look for a copy to buy.

CD also contains Harry's score for House II.

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Flash Gordon / Amityville 3D - Howard Blake

In this update of the 1930's comic strip, Flash is a football hero who is skyjacked aboard Dr. Zarkov's rocketship along with beautiful Dale Arden. The threesome are drawn into the influence of the planet Mongo, controlled by Ming the Merciless. Ming has been testing the Earth with unnatural disasters, and deeming it a threat to his rule, he plans to destroy it. He also intends to take Dale as his concubine. Flash must avoid the amorous attentions of Ming's daughter and unite the warring kingdoms of Mongo to rescue Dale and save our world.

Released as a promotional cd, for the first time ever you can hear Howard Blake's original orchestral score for the cult hit, Flash Gordon. Also ,as an added bonus, is Blake's score for Amityville 3D.

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Friday, August 11, 2006

Friday the 13th Part 6: Jason Lives - Harry Manfredini

Theres alot of info that surrounds the Friday the 13th scores. I
see people all the time looking for the scores for all the films which, in reality, is not possible. "Why?' do you ask?. Well here's the simple

Harry Manfredini was hired to write an original score for Friday
the 13th but the music was later reused for the next 3 films. Like this:

Friday the 13th - Original score
Friday the 13th Part 2 - Reused score, no original music
Friday the 13th Part 3 - Reused score, new original main title.
Friday the 13th Part 4 - Reused score, no original music
Friday the 13th Part 5 - New original score
Friday the 13th Part 6 - New original score
Friday the 13th Part 7 - Half score reused from the previous films, the second have new muisc by Fred Mollin.
Friday the 13th Part 8 - New original score by Fred Mollin

And there you go. Now on to the score. A few years back, Manfredini stated he would like to release a 2cd compilation set of his music for the Friday the 13th films. Sadly though he said all the original masters were damaged from time and he would have to reperform them on hi ssynth. To this day he still plans on doing it but not anytime soon.

Luckly, a bootleg floated to the surfice for Jason Lives. Someone who had a dat copy of the score transfered it to cd. This is a very rare score since the masters are long gone now. If your a big fan of Friday the 13th and horror scores, I suggest you grab this little gem.

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Sunday, August 06, 2006

Killer Klowns from Outer Space - John Massari

In 1988 the Chiodo Brothers, who created the creature effects for the first two "Critters" movies, came along and gave us this zany but hilarious horror/comedy romp 'Killer Klowns from Outer Space'. The movie is pretty rediculous, but the directors knew this and was able to give us a entertaining saturday afternoon movie to watch.

When a small town is invaded by aliens from outer space who are capturing and killing the townspeople, no one takes them seriously. Why? The aliens all look like circus clowns, use weapons that look clown like, and all have painted on smiles. Only a few of the young people in the town realize the danger and of course no one believes them. Armed with an ice cream truck they try and rescue their friends.

John Massari provided the creepy electronic score. The main theme is catchy, which first appears in track 6. The score has been in demand for along time and after 18 years, we were finally given a limited release for the score. If you really liked the score and dig the movie, I suggest finding a copy of the score to buy. Ebay is always the best place.

Enjoy the show!

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Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Dawn of the Dead (2004) - Tyler Bates

In 1978, George A. Romero brought us Dawn of the Dead, the
sequel to the hit film Night of the Living Dead. When the film came out, it shocked audiences around the world. The MPAA was going to give it an X rating due to the graphic nature, but George was ableto win that fight.

Now in 2004, we were given not really a remake of Dawn of the Dead, but a reimagining of it. The only think the two films have in
common are a mall and zombies...lots of zombies.

Staying away from the Goblin and stock music from the original,
Tyler Bates was hired to write a frantic and action packed
orchestral score for the film. Layered with synth loops and alot of
brass, the Dawn of the Dead score turned out to be a blast.

This score was only released as a limited promotional cd.

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The Dukes of Hazzard (2005) - Nathan Barr

The Dukes of Hazzard originally aired as a TV show back in 1978 when I was just a wee kid. Dukes of was a great show for the whole family with funny characters. Specially Roscoe P. Coltrane and Boss Hogg and how they interacted with each other.

When it was announced that Warner Bros was going to do a bid budget film adaption of the tv show, I got very excited much like Michael Jackson at Disney Land. After seeing the film, I wanted to rush quickly to Warner Bros and burn down the whole lot. They took a great show and turned it into another dumb teen comedy. Not much about it is Hazzard except for the car. They should have called it "Dude..Where's My Charger?"

The only other thing they got right in the movie was the score. Nathan Barr, who also scored Cabin Fever, Club Dread, and the recent film, Hostel, provided the down home country rock driven score. For a Dukes movie, you know what to expect from the score.

But what we do have hear to listen to is a great score. From the very warm welcoming track called "Welcome to Hazzard" to the rock driven track "Cocktails". There is a bit of something on here for everyone.

So sit back, relax and give a big "yeee haaaaaaaa"

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