Tuesday, October 14, 2008

New Music Added to NeverEndingWonder Halloween Radio Empire

NeverEndingWonder Halloween Radio today added 13 spooky albums to their library.

For fans of classic and contemporary soundtracks, you can look forward to these offerings:

Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte Soundtrack by Frank DeVol- including covers of the popular theme song by Patti Page, Al Martino, Jimmy Joyce and two different versions by Bette Davis! The lush and atmospheric score to the Gothic thriller is one of DeVol's Best.

Theatre of Blood Soundtrack by Michael J. Lewis. The string-driven atmospheric soundtrack for this Vincent Price opus reminds us what great horror soundtracks were like before the dominance of synthesizers.

Pit and the Pendulum Soundtrack by Les Baxter. They don't get any more classic than this jazzy yet moody score to Corman's Poe adaptation.

Scream and Scream Again, by David Whitaker. An odd little film that featured Vincent Price, Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee- but never in a scene together! The equally quirky score features classic atmosphere and modern jazzy tempos.

Plan 9 From Outer Space Soundtrack- comprised entirely of stock library cues, this score is a nostalgic trip down memory lane for Ed Wood fans.

Magic Soundtrack by the prolific Jerry Goldsmith. A typically fine soundtrack by Goldsmith for this gem of a movie starring Anthony Hopkins.

On a more contemporary note, we have John Beal's soundtrack for Tobe Hooper's Funhouse. Suspenseful, somber, expectant, it conjures many moods.

Richard Bellis' score to Stephen King's IT is a fine example of modern horror soundtracks combining orchestra and electronics to great effects.

The soundtrack for the sci-fi comedy Earth Girls are Easy combines 80s acts such as Depeche Mode, Hall & Oats and The B-52S with comedy songstress Julie Brown's original numbers such as I like Em Big & Stupid, Cuz I'm a Blond and the title tune, which was her inspiration to pen the script.

For a thoroughly modern score, we have Tangerine Dream's electronic brilliance for Near Dark, a modern vampire tale that never once uses the word vampire...

Horror Movie Madness by keyboardist Matt Fink provides us with horror film themes both familiar such as Halloween and The Exorcist and several themes not quite as common, such as Leprechaun, Re-Animator, Jacob's Ladder and Child's Play.

For non-soundtrack music we've added another Matt Fink offering- Music of the Vampires- which features original keyboard compositions based on vampire imagery.

Our final addition today was Calgary based Forbidden Dimension's Sin Gallery. Surf garage punk trash with a heaping helping of horror on tunes such as Atomic Cannibal, Martian Death Saucer and Haunted. Rocking horror goodness!

You can hear them all on the internet's Halloween radio station with the greatest variety of them all! Seriously- I don't think you'll hear all these offerings anywhere else but NeverEndingWonder Halloween Radio. Tune in here:

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yves ! said...

Cool !! More crazy stuff :c)

Wayne said...

You can't go wrong with Frank DeVol! Not only did he compose a tremendous amount of well-known music for movies and early TV, but he was hilarious as the morose, deadpan band leader, Happy Kyne, on "Fernwood 2-Night" (later "America 2-Night") the talk show starring Martin Mull and Fred Willard on "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman."

neverendingwonder said...

Glad you're enjoying the festivities, Yves!

Wayne I had no idea that was DeVol on Fernwood Tonight!