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The John Carpenter 1995 remake of Village of the Damned was apparently a box office bomb. Creepy, brainy, philosophical sci-fi/horror can sometimes be too much for the average moviegoer! I have not seen the 1960 original version yet, and I have not watched the remake since it came out but I remember liking it. I plan on watching it again, because I am sure there was quite a lot in the film that didn't register in my thirteen year old brain. I love my parents for letting me watch weird stuff. Seriously, I think other kids in my class were deprived.
As for the music, John Carpenterscores with me again (sorry, couldn't resist). He teams up with Dave Davies of Kinks fame to deliver a bizarre soundtrack. It has the signature Carpenter electronic style throughout, but is slightly lighter in tone, with almost a triumphant vibe in some parts, namely the March of the Children. Listening to this track really makes me want to watch the movie. Another stand-out track is Burning Desire, with it's throbbing bass and percussion and ghastly keys that are interrupted by a period of low and sickly ambiance that builds slightly before coming to an unsettling close. I also have to mention the track The Brick Wall which brings in some more great tribal-like percussion and bass pulsing. This soundtrack is nice and short, too, clocking in at thirty-three minutes and never outstaying its welcome.
Year of Release: 1995 Label: Varese Sarabande Catalog Number: VSD-5629 Genres: Soundtrack, Horror, Electronic Format: MP3 Bitrate: 320kbps FLAC upgrade available upon request
Tracklist: 1. March of the Children (08:03) 2. Children’s Carol (01:40) 3. Angel of Death (01:37) 4. Daybreak (01:12) 5. The Fair (01:32) 6. The Children’s Theme (01:15) 7. Ben’s Death (03:17) 8. The Funeral (01:54) 9. Midwich Shuffle (02:05) 10. Baptism (01:04) 11. Burning Desire (04:58) 12. Welcome Home, Ben (01:06) 13. The Brick Wall (03:22)