Sunday, August 7, 2011

7 Doors of Death: Scoring the Beyond from Two Sides of the Pond

Post Script to Italian Horror Week 2010 (yes, not 2011).

I commented on the difference between the music in Lucio Fulci's (Louis Fuller's) The Beyond aka 7 Doors of Death in my Blood Sprayer installment from last year. I don't believe I ever properly gave a YouTube video that could assist me better in illustrating said difference.

Tonight, after some soul searching, one final Italian Ice and Living Dead at the Manchester Morgue I realized I needed to make sure that ya'll had this little gem in the palm of your hands.

Here it is. First, They Beyond trailer that the rest of the horror speaking world has seen time and time again. It's the score our beloved Fabio Frizzi. If you know the name than you have to love his work. If you don't love his work, you must forget his name. That simple. Second, 7 Doors to Death with the 80's synth pop staccato that stopped the dance floor dead. Walter E. Sear does the U.S. Version which we can all agree is considerably less revered than the original Frizzi score.

The Beyond:

7 Doors of Death:

Now a quick run down and sampling of each artists' other work as a composer of horror film score. This won't shock you, but it may give you something to talk about at the water cooler.

Fabio Frizzi:

The Psychic (1977)

Zombie (1980)

City of the Living Dead (1980)

Manhattan Baby (1982)

Walter E. Sear:

Dr. Butcher MD (1980)(Different than the Zombie Holocaust music)

Blood Sisters (1987)

The Lurkers (1988)

Prime Evil (1988)


Louis Fuller, Jr. (can't you see the resemblance to dear old papa?)

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