Released by La-La Land Records
First in 2003 & then again in 2014 in an expanded edition
Original release has 14 tracks with a Total Running Time of 1:06:49 min.
Expanded release has 48 tracks with a Total Running Time of 75 min.
Composed and Performed by John Harrison
George Romero and Stephen King made this movie as a homage to the old EC Comics of the ’50s, such as Tales from the Crypt and Vault of Horror. Listening to Harrison’s score for this movie is just like reading through the comics yourself. The eerie sounds both in and around the music is incredible, making this one of my favorite scores of all time. Granted, the film itself in one of my favorites, so the music just adds to that.
If you’re looking for a score that sounds like it’s from a horror movie, then this is the one. But that is not saying that Harrison just came up with a bunch of spooky sounds and stuff … well … he did, but it is so much more. This score just seeps atmosphere, from the evil laughing, haunting pianos, thunder, growls, and so much more, it is loaded with chills to … creep you out!
And yes, on the expanded version, you even get that wonderful dance track Don’t Let Go, that Ed Harris attempts to boogie too!
If you’re a fan of this movie, then you NEED this in your musical library. Simple as that.