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House on Haunted Hill Soundtrack


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  • Audio CD (5 Mar. 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Varese Sarabande
  • ASIN: B00002ML3N
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 305,605 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Main title
2. Pencil Neck
3. Hans Verbosemann
4. House Humongous
5. Johannes Brahms: Piano Quartet in Minor, Opus 25, Excerpt
6. Funky Old House
7. No Exit
8. Gun Control
9. Surprise
10. Price Pestiferous
11. Misty Misogamy
12. Coagulatroy Calamity
13. Melissa in Wonderland
14. Sorry, Tulip
15. Struggling to Escape
16. Soiree A Saturation
17. On The House
18. Dead but Nice
19. Blackburn's Surprise
20. Encountering Mr Blackburn
See all 25 tracks on this disc

Product Description

Product Description

A millionaire offers a group of diverse people $1,000,000 to spend the night in a haunted house with a horrifying past.

Amazon.co.uk Review

This astonishingly diverse score suffers unfairly as an album. The chops and changes between styles are meaningful in the picture, but here the shift from the tragedy of "Sorry, Tulip" to the electric guitars and drums of "Struggling To Escape" is just unintentionally comical. This being composer Don Davis' next major feature after his excellent work on The Matrix, he had everything to prove in the Hollywood stakes. As a demonstration of the composer's versatility it's a superb showcase, ranging through choral devil worshipping ("The Corpus Delecti Committee Meeting"), atonal calamitous crashings, and tender moments of mourning. At 54 minutes however, there's too much in too long a period to hold itself together as an album. The pieces are by and large excellent, and if you're a horror fan you'll be prepared for the shocks however they might come. It's a remarkable score, nonetheless, but just too much like hard work in its entirety and in isolation. Judicious track programming is recommended. --Paul Tonks

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For fans of the movie this is a must by. I brought this c.d for a couple of different reasons - Firstly I couldn't buy it on ITunes ( god only knows why) Secondly it was the initial main theme tune that caused me to by this purchase. As an avid Halloweener I wanted to raise my houses attraction by this year adding music to the outside display. This was one of the tracks to be added to the arsenal. This met all my expectations. Delivery was excellent and arrived before the date stated and in excellent condition. Well worth the money.
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By Benjamin Disraeli on 2 May 2007
Format: Audio CD
The review below has been bugging me for ages, it's clearly not a collection by "various" artists. If you want the score by Don Davis (and it's a pretty good score) then buy it.

The album's a melange of styles, but there's a spooky, dark organ backing to a lot of them...which was just what I was looking for. If you liked the film and its atmospheric use of music, then I'd definitely recommend this to you.
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By Adrian on 21 Oct. 2010
Format: Audio CD
this soundtrack for a halfwitted movie is perfect; chills me whenever iTunes runs over it - NOT for a lonely night in a still house!
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5 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 26 Aug. 2001
Format: Audio CD
This compilation of various music is great value for money. i mean how often do you see this many songs on a soundtrack. The CD is an excellent accomplice for all fans of the film, which is one of the best horror films i've seen. However, the best song from the film appears to be missing from this soundtrack - of course I'm talking about 'SWEET DREAMS' by MARILYN MANSON'. His version of the classic Annie Lennox song is in a class of its own. For this reason I have only rated it 2 stars but the main title song is worth listening to when your home alone in the dark.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
What a cool soundtrack! 26 April 2000
By D. Litton - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
There is really no other word for the soundtrack to "House on Haunted Hill" than cool. Composed of various melodies, frightening noises and sound effects, and an overall tone of eeriness, Don Davis' score fits perfectly into the film, and makes for a very pleasant, if not creepy, listening experience. Track 1, Main Title, sets the tone at the beginning of the album with its pulsating organ beats and low string orchestra. Other tracks, such as Tracks 5 and 11, suggest a more set back and relaxed atmosphere, while most of the remaining tracks have a feel of suspense, terror and fright to them. On a special note, Track 16, Soiree a Saturation, is a wonderful mixture of ghostly voices, synthesizers and deep bass, enough to make anyone go crazy. A horror soundtrack that ranks among soundtracks to "The Mummy" and "The Haunting," this soundtrack will not disappoint fans of the film.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Very scary and spooky! 11 Dec. 1999
By Shaunna - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I fell in love with the movie when I first saw it. So I had to see it twice. Then I went and bought the cd. I listened to it, and I really enjoyed the spooky music. The best track is "Misty Misogamy". Sounds really nice. If you like a mix of scary and beautiful music, then this cd is for you.
13 of 17 people found the following review helpful
End Title Song? 26 Dec. 1999
By Jr. Collin E Rayment - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I bought this cd since I liked the end title song, called sweet dreams. But Eurythmics did not make it, Marlyn Manson revised it. In their album called The Last Tour something. If you want very scary, and I mean very scary music, this cd is for you. But, if you just like the end titles song, then go and get the Marlyn Manson single. BUt, this cd has every bit of music that was in the movie. I do like it anyways.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Don Davis is a very wonderful composer, I think. 13 Oct. 2000
By James Jeans - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Well, where to begin? At first, I didn't really think I'd even care for the movie by the same title. I wasn't in to the whole "House on Haunted Hill" thing, new or old. I had never seen the old one, as a matter of fact, and STILL haven't. But, when I did finally see it, I was surprised to see Don Davis (The Matrix) had composed the music for this creepy, campy horror flick. The music, in my opinion, is very well done, and I especially like "Struggling to Escape", track number 15. It was one of the first pieces of music in the film to really catch my attention, but I heard more and more of it as I watched the film again, and I realized that I like the music to this film better than the music of "The Matrix". A very well done, melody-driven soundtrack that any fan of wonderful composition should truly love.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Exceeds The Matrix & "Reloaded" 18 April 2006
By John Drake - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Don Davis is one of my favorite film composers. His atonality has always drawn me into the movies he scores, particularly his work on the Matrix trilogy. However, I recently purchased this album of Amazon, and... I am blown away by this. Every single cue is excellently-written. Comparing this score to that of The Matrix and The Matrix Reloaded, this seems to be of better taste, making a close second to "The Matrix Revolutions" in my book.

I enjoyed the use of that frantic chorus throughout the film, shining through particularly in the cues "Pencil Neck" and "Soir?e ? Saturation," which is also probably one of my favorite bits on the album. I reccomend this to any Davis fan, horror movie fans, and, basically anu film music listener.
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