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House of Frankenstein
(1997)
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Composed, Orchestrated, and Conducted by:

Produced by:
Ford A. Thaxton
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(October 19th, 1999)
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Buy it... if massive, harmonic orchestral and choral horror scores are still in your music player in the middle of summer.

Avoid it... if all bombastic, Gothic horror scores sound the same to you and the last thing you need to hear in the middle of summer is another series of cliches from the genre.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,109
WRITTEN 10/31/99, REVISED 6/15/08
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House of Frankenstein: (Don Davis) Among the worst made-for-television horror mini-series ever is NBC's "House of Frankenstein," which debuted during the Halloween season in 1997 and, in the next ten years, has never been considered worthy of its own release on video or DVD. Written by J.B. White and directed by Peter Werner, the two-hour series (shown over two nights) involves a detective investigating mysterious creature happenings in contemporary Los Angeles, and many favorite horror characters and concepts slash, bash, and bite their way through the script. The story was generally considered the weakest link of the production, but the strongest link has long been agreed upon: Don Davis' music. Davis had been a veteran orchestrator for many years by the mid-1990's, and his resume included a score for another NBC/J.B. White television adaptation, The Beast. It was a time when the composer was finally breaking into the A-list of Hollywood music; the second part of "House of Frankenstein" would net Davis an Emmy nomination (for "Outstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries or a Movie") and the composer was within reach of his breakthrough work for The Matrix. Between the feature films of The Matrix and House on Haunted Hill, and the prior "House of Frankenstein," Davis was establishing a strong name for himself in the darker genres of composition, his music usually featuring a smart combination of orchestra, electronics, and chorus. For "House of Frankenstein," Davis uses the same formula to produce a fun, somewhat campy, better than average B-flick listening experience. He really doesn't break any new ground with the score, using a series of horror cliches that reach back many years in film scoring. Nor does he (or any part of the series, really) make token references to the 1944 classic film of the same name. Instead, everything in the music for "House of Frankenstein" is somewhat normal for a Gothic horror venture, though Davis' success here is largely due to his ability to convey these generic ideas with interesting orchestrations and, more importantly, keep them tonal in style. As such, it's one of the easier horror scores to digest on album.



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Total Time: 61:11
• 1. Main Title (3:28)
• 2. Frank-N-Danish (1:55)
• 3. Vienna Hot Dog (3:49)
• 4. Busted Lip Lock (1:20)
• 5. In Paradisum (2:58)
• 6. She's Not Hungry for Food (3:18)
• 7. Club Spook (3:33)
• 8. Frank Restrained (2:14)
• 9. Monster Bus (0:58)
• 10. Breakout (3:27)
• 11. Vile and Contemptible (0:57)
• 12. Coyle and Cha Cha Break In (2:47)
• 13. Armando Takes a Hit (2:09)
• 14. Cruising with Grimes (1:31)
• 15. Let's Shoot Grace (3:18)
• 16. Delbo Delirious (1:02)
• 17. Stake for Woody (1:38)
• 18. Dog Speed (5:33)
• 19. Franko-Fire (3:42)
• 20. Trouble in Transylvania (2:32)
• 21. Beauty Kills the Beast (6:33)
• 22. The Vampire Lawyer - Finale (1:44)

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