Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Here's a particularly sweet score, from back when comic book film adaptations were still a good idea. Even for a PG-rated movie, Swamp Thing was pretty fuckin' killer, thanks to performances by Adrienne Barbeau and good ol' Swampy himself. Harry Manfredini (who also scored the original Nightmare On Elm Street) chipped in a great soundtrack on this one, pretty standard as far as dramatic film scores go, but creepy and dynamic enough to stick out from the crowd. Reminds me in a way of the early-to-mid 80's work of Mr. Basil Pouledouris.
Below: Mr. Manfredini sits on high in his castle keep, sipping a chalice of warm blood and listening to the baying of the hounds...
Swamp Thing trailer:
Whoa. Just stumbled accross the trailer for The Return of Swamp Thing. How the fuck have I not seen this?!