Today, we are exploring the depths of a genre that can be both ghoulishly fun, menacing, and shocking all within the same side of a record. The twists and turns that composers use to enthrall the audience and make their collective flesh crawl. The orchestral equivalents of Vincent Price whispering sweet nothings into your ear. A left out style of music that has made itself into a viable and influential genre despite being secondary to its own medium. Today, we examine the history of the horror movie soundtrack and its recent unholy alliance with the vinyl record.
- Highway HiFi Ep. 60: Constructing Terror - John Carpenter and the History of Horror Soundtracks