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  • Audio CD (6 Sept. 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: IMPORT
  • ASIN: B005BO5PQY
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 297,411 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Composer Ramin Djawadi (Game of Thrones, Clash of the Titans) provides director Craig Gillespie's 2011 reboot of the 1985 vampire horror-comedy Fright Night with copious amounts of (slightly tongue in cheek) thrills and chills that offer up a dark, sinister, and playful homage to classic horror themes. Opening with a surging, Elfman-esque action cue that resolves itself into a fun and macabre, pipe organ-led crescendo by the final cut, Djawadi occasionally sinks into the quicksand of percussive bombast overload, but subtle nods to John Carpenter ( We Could Rock This Evil Thing Together ) and Bernard Herrmann ( That s a Mighty Big Cross ), as well as an overall sense of Lost Boys/Scream nostalgia, helps to keep things amiable, despite all of the carnage

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By Elliott on 27 Mar. 2013
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Excellent service, items received quickly. Would defo recommend the service to anyone wanting to buy DVD's and add them to their collection.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Lisa on 18 April 2012
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
If you like the atmosphere of the movie than this cd will be right up your street. Although, please be aware that it does not feature any of the various artists that may have been featured in the film only the score.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful By NiMi on 29 Sept. 2011
Format: Audio CD
Great Soundtrack by Ramin Djawadi, especially the title theme for Fright Night.

Track list:
01. Welcome To Fright Night
02. There's A Lot Of Bad People Out There
03. Jerry's Date
04. A Terrible Vampire Name
05. We Could Rock This Evil Thing Together
06. Is That A Stake?
07. 400 Years of Survival
08. How To Kill A Vampire
09. Just Hit Me
10. No House, No Invitation
11. That's A Mighty Big Cross
12. Let's Kill Something
13. Go Get the Authorities
14. I Can Hear You Breathe
15. I'm All Out Of Beer
16. A Garlicky Omelet
17. Enough With The Vampires
18. Gotta Light
19. Don't Do Anything I Wouldn't Do
20. Fright Night

So if you enjoyed the movie, you'll enjoy this score.
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Amazon.com: 9 reviews
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
A great score 1 Sept. 2011
By The Anjow - Published on Amazon.com
While some of the other reviewers don't understand the difference between "score" and "soundtrack" Jow is here to let you know that this is a great score. Not since the original Scream and Scream 2 have I heard a horror score this great. Ramijn does a great job. Alongside the ranks of Zimmer and Jablonsky. There are a few tracks that are a little sub par but are still streets ahead of most of the other horror score garbage we get these days. It has a bit of a rock / thriller aspect to it - but that totally fits the film and the tone.

A great addition to any score enthusiasts collection.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Very eerie and atmospheric 2 Sept. 2011
By Ryan - Published on Amazon.com
This score is just as fun to listen to as it was to watch the film. Ignore the person giving this one star, it's obviously not a soundtrack, but a score. A very memorable score, in my opinion.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
The vampire next door 17 Sept. 2011
By Jon Broxton - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
The original Fright Night was one of my favorite scary movies of the 1980s, a wonderfully grotesque comedy horror about a teenage movie nerd named Charley Brewster who finds out that a real live (dead?) vampire is living next door; in order to stop the evil vampire from taking over the neighborhood - and, more importantly, turning his cute girlfriend into a bloodsucking fiend - Charley teams up with aging TV anthology host and one-time vampire-hunter Peter Vincent to take on the forces of darkness. The 2011 remake is directed by Craig Gillespie (the creator of United States of Tara), and stars Anton Yelchin as Charley, David Tennent as Vincent, and Colin Farrell, hamming it up as the suave, but deadly Jerry Dandridge.

The original Fright Night had an iconic score (and an excellent original song, "Come To Me") by Brad Fiedel, but for the remake director Gillespie turned to up-and-coming German composer Ramin Djawadi from Hans Zimmer's Remote Control stable, who has past horror experience through his work on The Unborn and the Kevin Costner serial killer thriller Mr. Brooks. His score for Fright Night is more conventionally orchestral than the avant-garde electronics Fiedel originally wrote back in 1985, but it also doesn't have as much personality. With a few exceptions, most of Djawadi's score is generally straight from the horror movie scoring playbook, and is replete with creepy string chords, various orchestral dissonances and abstract textures, and loud and unexpected outbursts of noise to make the listener (and viewer) jump in the boo-gotcha moments.

The main title, "Welcome to Fright Night", is actually one of Djawadi's best thematic creations, a gothic and portentous march for a sampled pipe organ and orchestra that actually sounds more like something Christopher Young would write than anything from Djawadi's back catalogue (so much so that one can't help but wonder whether the film was temp-tracked with music from Drag Me to Hell). The four-minute end title performance in the conclusive "Fright Night" adds a contemporary rhythm beat and growling electric guitars to the organ theme, and over its running time gradually grows into something quite fun and memorable, arguably one of the most enjoyable individual pieces of Djawadi's career to date - although, somewhat oddly, it does remind me of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra's Christmas rock piece "Wizards in Winter" from their Lost Christmas Eve concept album (the one made famous by that Youtube video with the choreographed Christmas lights... but I digress).

The two featured soloists - Lili Haydn's wavering, fluttering electric violin and Cameron Stone's electric cello - are often showcased at the forefront of the mix, and a few cues do build up quite a head of rhythmic steam through repeated ground cello phrases and percussion hits, notably "No House, No Invitation", "Go Get the Authorities", the middle section of "I Can Hear You Breathe", and parts of the admittedly rather impressive "Gotta Light", which manages to work in some angelic choral work during its finale.

Elsewhere, there are a few interesting textures which briefly make the listener sit up and take notice, such as the ghostly choir and tubular bells in "400 Years of Survival", the dramatic and potent crescendos in "That's a Mighty Big Cross", "Enough With the Vampires" and "Gotta Light" which are clearly inspired by Wojciech Kilar's Dracula score, and the eerie snorting, breathing effects at the end of "I Can Hear You Breathe", which sounds like Djawadi got the brass and woodwind sections to do something unsavory and unnatural with their mouthpieces. The calm and tonal penultimate cue, "Don't Do Anything I Wouldn't Do", is like a beacon of beauty and restraint, and briefly allows Djawadi to write some more thematic and attractive material. There are also a few moments of more contemporary rock music in cues such as "How to Kill a Vampire" and "Let's Go Kill Something" which use throbbing electric guitars and the sampled pipe organ from the main title to play a cool, catchy, grindhouse-style theme.

For long chunks of time, however, Djawadi's score is standard horror movie stuff; certainly effective in context, and conducive to creating a mood of unease and uncertainty, but the jittery string writing, shrieking violin stingers and slithery descending brass chords have been done before so many times that listening to it apart from the film doesn't quite have the same effect any more. It's all very well-crafted and workmanlike, and the finale cue will likely make its way onto several people's Best of 2011 lists, but for the most part it stays well within the musical comfort zone of the genre, and will really only truly appeal to those who can't get enough of this kind of stuff.

Contrary to expectations - most of all mine - Ramin Djawadi is having one of his better years, and with this score and his excellent work on the TV series Game of Thrones is finally showcasing some diversification of talent and theme-writing prowess that was hitherto unknown to me. I'm not saying this is a watershed moment in Djawadi's career, or that he's suddenly going to find a place at the table alongside film music's greatest practitioners, but after spending years churning out unadulterated rubbish such as Iron Man, Clash of the Titans, it a makes a nice and unexpected change for me to actually find myself quite liking what he's writing.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Excellent 29 May 2013
By Bobbi JG Weiss - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
As a connoisseur of horror, I find this movie to have it all -- solid script, fine acting by all, great music. I loved the original movie, but this one has taken the story and really fleshed it out to satisfy a modern audience. And if David Tennant doesn't make you drool throughout, there must be something really wrong with you... :)
The listing does say soundtrack. 8 July 2012
By Jack Reptile - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I didn't buy this however, all I have to say is the listing should state "score" not "soundtrack". Just saying.
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