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Goosebumps
(2015)
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Composed and Produced by:

Conducted by:
Pete Anthony

Orchestrated by:
Steve Bartek
Edgardo Simone
David Slonaker
Edward Trybek
Peter Bateman
Marc Mann
Timothy Rodier

Additional Music by:
Chris Bacon
TJ Lindgren
Paul Mounsey
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Sony Classical
(October 23rd, 2015)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... if you have never shaken your love of Danny Elfman's wacky, carnival-inspired music of the mid-1980's, Goosebumps resurrecting that zany atmosphere of the composer's earliest romps with endearing loyalty.

Avoid it... if that 1980's era of vintage Elfman wildness is not a fond memory for you, because that resurrection here is not compensated for by any substantive melodic grace in this surprisingly anonymous score.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,583
WRITTEN 12/31/15
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Goosebumps: (Danny Elfman) The task of scaring children has brought fame to author R.L. Stine, whose series of young horror novellas has earned the "Goodebumps" concept over 350 million books sold and several entries on bestseller lists. The young characters at the heart of Stine's world continuously find themselves enveloped into the thrilling but often funny world of monsters unleashed from the books they encounter, yielding countless spin-offs through the decades since 1992 and featuring creative new monsters and unusual environments with each adventure. The idea of translating the concept to the big screen originated in the 1990's with appropriately monster-obsessed director Tim Burton reportedly attached. Through countless screenplay disagreements and seemingly endless lawsuits over the rights to the topic, a film for Goosebumps took until 2015 to finally materialize, starring comedian Jack Black as Stine himself. In the movie, his books are explored by young family and friends who unintentionally release a number of monsters from the author's books into the real world, requiring them to wrestle the beasts back into their proper places before television news outlets set up shop in their town to sensationalize the downfall of society. It's unfortunate the ghosts and monsters couldn't have been contained to a super-Walmart where they could feast on its hapless shoppers. Critical response to Goosebumps was positive and the project earned enough at the box office to generate early talk from Sony about a sequel, but it was hardly a blockbuster success as expected. While the finished product didn't feature much star power in its production team and cast, one nice addition to the crew was Danny Elfman, perhaps the composer best suited for a humorous monster mash of this proportion. The film did place a number of source songs throughout, but Elfman's wacky orchestral score is exactly as one would expect to carry over from his very early carnival-like tendencies. Though a score like Alice in Wonderland shows that the composer's children's genre style has matured since projects such as Face Like a Frog and other totally silly music from the 1980's, Goosebumps is a completely unrestrained reprisal of Elfman's most bizarre tones of his initial recordings, from Pee Wee's Big Adventure and Big Top Pee Wee to Beetlejuice and Face like a Frog. If you miss Elfman's capability to produce frenetic circus music with an arguably psychedelic tilt, Goosebumps gives you a genuinely amusing nostalgic moment.



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Average: 3.27 Stars
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TRACK LISTINGS
Total Time: 64:07
• 1. Goosebumps (2:11)
• 2. Ferris Wheel (4:44)
• 3. To the Rescue (1:17)
• 4. Camcorder (1:38)
• 5. Ice Rink (4:01)
• 6. Capture (1:12)
• 7. Slappy (1:48)
• 8. Confession (2:05)
• 9. Slappy's Revenge (1:44)
• 10. Bus Escape (1:54)
• 11. Lawn Gnomes (2:53)
• 12. Ghost Hannah (0:55)
• 13. Mantis Chase (2:19)
• 14. Hannah's Back (2:25)
• 15. They're Here (2:30)
• 16. Farewell (5:28)
• 17. Credit (2:15)
Bonus Tracks: (22:58)
• 18. Something's Wrong (0:55)
• 19. Champ (1:19)
• 20. Break In (1:31)
• 21. The Books (4:25)
• 22. Instagram (1:48)
• 23. Floating Poodle (1:10)
• 24. Werewolf (3:17)
• 25. Lovestruck (1:00)
• 26. Panic (2:42)
• 27. On The Run (0:58)
• 28. Fun House (3:33)
• 29. The Twist (0:25)

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