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• Posted by: Cadejito   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Friday, March 17, 2017, at 6:50 p.m.
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The soundtrack definitely caught my ear while I was watching this movie. No, it isn't John Williams, it's more like chill out music for horror movie fans. The soft piano on "10 Haunted Hotels" teases the later occurrences in the film as it descends from standard fare to eerie malevolent chuckling.

"Room 1408". which is actually a bunch of cues mixed together, contains another brief piano motif that begins normally and then...uh...starts to wobble away, for lack of a better term. It also includes the part where the clock starts counting backwards, with a very clever manipulation of creaking floor sounds.

"The Doppelganger", of course, underscores the part where Mr. Enslin tries to obtain help from a person in a building across the street. Don't listen to this track alone (if you're impressionable) or stoned, because you'll freak out.

For me, those were the three main stand-out tracks. Not that the rest of the album is bad, like I said, it's listenable. It's also just interesting to hear different composers' takes on horror and compare them to the likes of John Carpenter, Alan Howarth, Harry Manfredini, Christopher Young, and Bennet Salvay.






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