With Halloween just around the corner, it’s time for another spooky giveaway! Once again, Paste is teaming up with Waxwork Records to give one lucky reader a copy of not one, not two, not three, but four Halloween movie soundtracks to get you in the mood.
Copies of the original soundtracks of Child’s Play (1988), Child’s Play (2019 reboot), Godzilla: King Of The Monsters (2019) and Don’t Go In The House (1979) are all up for grabs. You can find the details of each down below, beneath the entry link, and purchase copies of your own via Waxwork’s website.
Readers who would like to win the four movie soundtracks may enter here. U.S. entries only. Contest runs today, Friday, Oct. 25, through Thursday, Oct. 31, 11:59:59 p.m. E.T.
The original Child’s Play’s motion picture soundtrack includes the complete 1988 score by Joseph Renzetti, sourced from the original master tapes and re-mastered for vinyl. It also includes new art by Phantom City Creative, and features 180-gram, “Chucky”-colored vinyl and old-style, tip-on gatefold jackets with satin coating.
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composer Bear McCreary’s music for 2019’s Child’s Play reboot was carried out with his assembly of a “toy orchestra.” McCreary used his own voice to create an ominous “kids choir” and collaborated closely with legendary actor (and new voice of Chucky) Mark Hamill, who sings “The Buddi Song.” Inspired by Chucky’s toy origins, McCreary challenged himself by composing a score predominately with toys and handheld instruments—toy pianos, slinkies, xylophones, rattles, ukuleles, accordions, kazoos, hurdy gurdies and more are married with a variety of synthesizers, percussion, violin, viola, cello, and bass to create the film’s score.
McCreary’s score comes as a special, deluxe double-LP vinyl edition that includes 180-gram, “Chucky’s Eyes”-colored vinyl, liner notes by McCreary, artwork by Phantom City Creative, a 12”x12” insert and deluxe packaging.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters
is also scored by McCreary, and features a two-year-long labor of love dubbed a “Monster Opera” by the film’s director, Michael Dougherty. The music is a crucial element of the film, with each “kaiju” given a voice in its epic opera—Godzilla is presented with heroic, guttural vocalizations, King Ghidorah presented with dark, hypnotic chanting, Mothra by way of an ethereal female choir and Rodan’s voice achieved by orchestral French horns pushed to their very limit to “scream” ripping roars. Incorporated and adapted is the legendary Godzilla theme by Akira Ifukube, and the immortal “Mothra’s Song” by Yuji Koseki, as well as the adapted eternal classic “Godzilla” by Blue Oyster Cult, as sung by System Of A Down’s Serj Tankian.
The soundtrack comes as a deluxe, triple-LP set, and features “Godzilla” and “Kaiju” variants. It’s housed in a unique, rarely manufactured heavyweight triple-fold LP “monster” pack, and features 180-gram, “Kaiju”-colored vinyl, liner notes by McCreary and artwork by Christopher Shy.
Last but by no means least—and available for the very first time in any format—the complete Don’t Go In The House soundtrack by composer Richard Einhorn comes to vinyl as a deluxe double LP package. The 1979 American slasher / psychological-horror movie’s soundtrack features Einhorn’s minimal electronic scoring style, fusing early, analog synthesizers with dissonant, haunting sound design. Waxwork’s debut Don’t Go In The House soundtrack release features the complete film music composed by Einhorn, as well as previously unreleased music scored for the film.
The soundtrack’s Waxwork double-LP release includes 180-gram “Steel and Smoke”-colored vinyl, new art by Marc Schoenbach, deluxe packaging, old-style gatefold jackets with satin coating, and re-mastered audio from the original analog master tapes.