Spookiness

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Saturday, October 30, 2010

When movies want a spooky setting, they might dim the lights and put up a few cobwebs, but nothing can tingle the spine like music. All the ingenuity of actors and makeup artists doesn't mean much without the soundtrack that sells the spookiness. Host David Garland provides a soundtrack of appropriate eeriness for Halloween eve, from movies such as The Haunted Palace, The Serpent and the Rainbow, The Little Shop of Horrors, and many other scary sources.

Playlist

Terry Plumeri - Scarecrows - Entrance To The Old Farm House - Intrada

Ennio Morricone - Drammi Gotici - Ma non Ë un vampiro, La casa delle streghe #2 - GDM Music

Robert Cobert - The Complete Dark Shadows Soundtrack Music Collection - Closing Theme, More tension - MPI Media Group

Roger Webb - Strange Report ITC Television Soundtrack - suite of stings - Network

Harry Sukman - Dr. Kildare: Tyger, Tyger - You Can Relax Now/Stunned - Film Score Monthly

Les Baxter - The Beast Within - The Scary Dream - Intrada

Frank DeVol - Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte - Off Rocker - Intrada

Ronald Stein - The Premature Burial - The Dream, Pt. 2 - Percepto

Ronald Stein - The Haunted Palace - Mysterioso - Percepto

Bernard Herrmann - Sisters - Main Title - Southern Cross

Jerry Goldsmith - Seconds - Nightmare - La-La Land Records

Edwin Astley - Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased) 1969 - sting - Network

Brad Fiedel - The Serpent and the Rainbow - Main Title, Procession - Varese Sarabande

Albert Glasser - Earth vs The Spider - Main Title, Back to the Cave with the Police/Dead Dad - Kritzerland

Fred Katz - The Little Shop of Horrors - Main Title, Seymour Goes to the Dentist - Kritzerland

Ernest Gold - Pressure Point - A Psychopathic Personality/Slipping Down the Drain - Kritzerland

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Comments [5]

Richard Clark from New Windsor, New York

Great Halloween show.....
...a note....
.....Deborah Kerr was not in HUSH, HUSH SWEET CHARLOTTE......Olivia deHavilland costarred with Bette Davis in that one....
.....I think you may be confusing Deborah Kerr in THE INNOCENTS with this film.

Nov. 01 2010 03:17 PM
dick siegel from Staten Island

Great show last night - had it booming from a vintage Zenith Oceanmaster.

Nice to hear such faves Stein, Glasser, Cobert get the recognition they so richly deserved. And who knew Dr. Kildare was soooooooo creepy?!

Hearing erh Dark Shadowes end theme over a solid satte radio much like I heard back in 67 sent the chills a runnin'.

Thanks!

Oct. 31 2010 10:36 AM

Ok - the faux pas about the time is done. thanx again for taking care of that.

Mr. Garland:
I am very curious about the composers who created scores for movies & shows by Alfred Hitchcock. After your show began tonight, I checked on-line: "The Birds" doesn't really have a continuous musical score, but do you have anything by composers for Alfred Hitchcock that could air before you finish this evening?

Oct. 30 2010 09:41 PM

Mr. Garland...Thank you for the correction about Daylight Saving Time...I actually called the station earlier this evening to bring it to someone's attention.

Although, I believe in other parts of the world tonight is the night; but not in the US. Honest mistake, but thanks for correcting it.

Oct. 30 2010 09:21 PM
Richard Biernacki

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME END NEXT WEEK - NOV 7!!!!!!!!

Oct. 30 2010 08:13 PM

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