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  1. 35 Days Till Halloween

    35 Days Till Halloween
    9/26/2013

    My “Modern Music” folder is a bit of a misnomer … I put anything after 1970 or so in there, and to be fair, many of these are far from modern. Oh well.

    Alan Parsons Project - Tales Of Mystery And Imagination (2007)
    Originally released in 1975, this 2007 “Deluxe Edition” has a few more tracks. Always had a soft spot for this CD, “The Raven” and “The Fall of the House of Usher” suite are my favorites. Arthur Brown contributes ...
  2. 36 Days Till Halloween

    36 Days Till Halloween
    9/25/2013

    First, wrapping up …

    The Definitive Horror Music Collection (2009)
    The rest of the CDs are very good … there are a few things that feel out of place. In particular, including Thorogood’s “Bad to the Bone” just because it was in “Christine” – I don’t know. Otherwise, excellent collection. You know, I knew Daryl Hannah’s character in “Kill Bill” was whistling a horror theme, but I didn’t know it was “Twisted Nerve”. It’s ...
  3. 37 Days Till Halloween

    37 Days Till Halloween
    9/24/2013

    Sci-Fi & Horror Film Themes (195x)
    Not sure where this came from. Just a set of themes from mostly 50’s sci-fi / horror movies such as “The Mole People”, “This Island Earth”, and “Tarantula”. I’ve seen all of these movies except “The Incredible Shrinking Man”. Always fun to hear the cues from “The Creature From the Black Lagoon”.

    Sci-Fi's Greatest Hits - Volume 2 The Dark Side (1998)
    I never found Volume 1 … ...
  4. 38 Days Till Halloween

    38 Days Till Halloween
    9/23/2013

    John Debney - The Halloween Tree (1993)
    This 1972 novel by Ray Bradbuy was turned into a TV movie in 1993 by Hanna-Barbera. Narrated by the author (who won an Emmy for the screenplay), the movie tells the story of a group of kids learning about the origins of Halloween in an effort to save their friend’s spirit from their guide, a mysterious man named Moundshroud. While I have not read the book, this movie is terrific – required viewing ...
  5. 41 Days Till Halloween

    41 Days Till Halloween
    9/20/2013

    Gotta finish up this Vincent Price compilation, but it seriously just makes me want to go home and watch his movies.

    Forbidden Planet Soundtrack (1956)
    Aw, yeah. Widely praised as the first electronic score for a movie, the Barrons were never up for an Oscar for it … they didn’t belong to the right union, so they called it “electronic tonalities” instead of a “score”. This score frequently serves both as background “music” ...