Creepy-ass bleep-bloop Simonetti-isms from the one and only Walter (real name "Romano") Rizzati, recorded as accompaniment to the Lovecraftian Lucio Fulci masterpiece House By The Cemetery (AKA Quella villa accanto al cimitero). Composer Alessandro Blonksteiner also contributes 4 tracks, but this is mostly a Romano affair--which brings me to an interesting point: this soundtrack has received very limited and spotty release, as an impossible-to-find, limited-to-500-copies overseas release (right), and as a "Fulci double feature OST" type affair (below left), packaged with Fabio Frizzi's Manhattan Baby soundtrack (not to mention a bunch of boring interviews and other assorted detritus). This ends now.
HBTC is a wonderful spaghetti-horror flick, deserving of a great soundtrack. Rizzati and Blonksteiner's creation is just that, a spooky electronic ride through utter suspense and creeping terror. I'm already a sucker for Italian horror soundtracks, but this sucker is extra special. Man oh man.
Who's up for a Fulci megapost?
Separated at birth?
THE HAPPY FAMILY
(Fact: This was the very next film Mr. Rizzati scored after HBTC)
(Talk about a BAD HAIR DAY! HAW! HAW! HAW!)
(Jack Nicholson With Switchblade does not actually appear in the film)
Walter (Romano) Rizzati Last.FM
Nude photos of Lucio Fulci
Watch House By The Cemetery in its entirety HERE.