House on Haunted Hill (1999)

House on Haunted Hill (1999)

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House on Haunted Hill

Year: 1999
Directed by: William Malone
Produced by: Robert Zemeckis, Joel Silver and Gilbert Adler
Studio: Warner Brothers
Starring: Geoffrey Rush, Famke Janssen, Taye Diggs


Music composed and conducted by Don Davis
Orchestrated by Erik Lundborg, Ira Hearshen and Don Davis
Recorded at the Saint Thomas Center, Bastyr University, Seattle
Music scoring mixer Armin Steiner
Synthesizers mixed by Larry Mah
Music editor Joe E Rand


ALBUM INFO

Original score album released on Varèse Sarabande.


REVIEWS

"Davis' score… manages to hit certain moments of pure dissonance and inventive choral work that make it at the very least interesting - and a must for fans of horror/suspense music." - Ryan Keaveney, Cinemusic Online

"Davis' sense of humor is evident in the track titles and the music itself. He knows the film is fun trite, and he creates an amusingly bizarre score." - Mike Dougherty, Filmtracks

"Don Davis has a blast rekindling the musical flames of Hammer horror, but with a defiantly post-modern touch. Pipe organs groan away, setting the tone and instilling the doubts in the minds of the viewers. Unique, highly stylised choral work (in which the voices seem to be engaging in random yelling) accompany much of the gory carnage, and the orchestra screams bloody murder for the rest of the time, constantly battling to be heard above the death throes of the innocent (or not-so-innocent) victims." - Jonathan Broxton, Movie Music UK

"This is some of the most frightening music I have ever heard…" - Andreas Lindahl, ScoreReviews.com

"By its nature, this score is not an easy one to listen to. What is clear is that it is one of the most inventive and dynamic horror scores in quite some time." - Tom Daish, Soundtrack Express