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© Varése Sarabande Rec
Year of Release: 1985
Halloween Theme--Main Title
Michael Kills Judith
Loomis And Shape's Car
The Haunted House
The Shape Lurks
Better Check The Kids
The Shape Stalks
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There are soundtracks that feature unique music.
John Carpenter's Halloween (the first one, starring
Jamie Lee Curtis), is one of those. The title theme's
piano is just as haunting as the rest of the orchestration.
Like the theme song, Loomis And Shape's Car is
pretty much identical to the main theme song.
Another composition, Shape Escapes features the same haunting
piano piece. This haunting song is the major focus, and is
featured throughout many of the score's compositions.
Meyers' House is just as eerie as the
main theme. It's haunting, and it sounds like from a scene
where something is just about to happen, very slowly.
And throughout this song, it also features the haunting piano
piece heard in the main theme.
Michael Kills Judith, is another
"waiting for something to happen" musical number, like
Meyer's House. You can just imagine with a title
such as this one, Judith is slowly being scared out of wits,
not knowing when the movie's killer, Michael Meyers, will
jump out at her.
The Haunted House is another familiar composition
(from my memory), that features the piano as the main focus
of the song. This song is just as classic as its main theme.
I envision this song playing as you are walking through (obviously)
a haunted house, giving you an eerie feeling. Another composition
that features this same music is Laurie Knows. And,
Laurie Knows also features a bit from the original main
The Shape Lurks and the soundtrack's ending piece,
The Shape Stalks are great pieces of music
where it's like a
"search/chase scene." It could be used, like say, in a cop scene, where
'time to get the bad guy.' Better Check The Kids, is
another 'coming to get ya' composition, where as the kids are
carefully being watched, again, you never know when Michael Meyers
This soundtrack uses the same compositions of one song (or more)
throughout. Most soundtracks are that way. But, still, as haunting
as these songs are, this soundtrack is best used for people who develop their
own haunted houses for the Halloween season. Likewise, it is
best used for those who like to create their own mystery audio
inventions. Like creating an audio murder mystery, as in a
radio play. I'm sure many of these compilations can be used
in a murder scene, or where there's
the "good guy trying to catch
the bad guy", or vice versa. This music can set the mood, for envisioning the
scenes in your imagination.
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