Tis the season to be spooky! What better way to celebrate Nerdoween than to revisit some of our favorite horror movie music! Luckily for us Waxwork Records have announced the release of not one but two classic spooky soundtracks for our aural pleasure. Sam Raimi’s Darkman and George Romero’s (RIP) Day of the Dead are both stone cold cult classics with superior scores to match and these beautiful vinyl remasters are the rereleases these OST’s deserve!
Darkman is Sam Raimi’s infamous dark take on the superhero genre. Created after the Evil Dead director was unable to get his hands on the rights for Batman and The Shadow. Scored by 1990’s Danny Elfman–arguably a man at the peak of talents–Darkman’s OST is a dark carnival of fun for any horror fan. Waxwork Records has re-mastered the full Darkman score on 180 gram “Fire” vinyl (Fluorescent Orange and Red Swirl vinyl), housed in a classic gatefold jacket with satin coating, all new artwork by one of our fave comics artists Francesco Francavilla, and a 12”x12” art print.
Romero’s Day of the Deadthe third in the directors seminal Dead series and sees the last fragments of a broken society try to survive now that the world is overrun by ghoulish zombies. John Harrison’s synth heavy score is the perfect accompaniment, and this re-issue is a 2013 remaster by Harrison from the original master tapes and signed off on by Romero himself. This double LP is 180 gram “Blood Smear” vinyl, housed in an old style tip-on gatefold jacket and liner notes from Romero!
We love both of these spooky seasonal soundtracks! Will you be picking either of these cool cuts up? Let us know in the comments!
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