Sunday, August 1, 2010

Top 5 Sundays - Movie Soundtracks

Top 5 Sundays is a weekly meme hosted by Larissa at Larrisa's Bookish Life.  Check out her blog, it has great content, excellent reviews, unique name it.  This week's Top 5 is movie soundtracks.

5. The Dead Matter.  Over 10 years ago, I discovered Midnight Syndicate, innovative creators and composers of Halloween and gothic themed music.  Then I met them at a trade show and they were so nice and enthusiastic about their craft, that since then I have bought all of their cd's as they came out.  I play them on Halloween as a soundtrack to create a spooky atmosphere.  I listen to them in the car on the way to work because I love them.  Coincidentally, they have just released The Dead Matter, their first feature film and the soundtrack is another one to make it on my hit parade.  The movie is available at Hot Topic stores or on their website and it includes the soundtrack plus another bonus music cd.

4. The Skeleton Key.  I don't scare easy, but this movie...yeah, it was creepy, intense and heart pounding.  And, it takes place in New Orleans (another one of my obsessions), so it has that going for it also.  The soundtrack is very moody and eerie.

3. The Lost Boys.  This is one of my favorite Vampire movies, and it has Kiefer Sutherland in it.  (Kiefer...)  In fact, Joss Whedon based his Buffy The Vampire Slayer's vampires on the Lost Boys vamp look.  Whenever I listen to this, it brings me right back into the movie.

2.  Queen of the Damned.  I didn't like this movie the first time I saw it.  Then my friend urged me to watch it again.   It grew on me and now it is another one of my favorite Vampire movies.  I'm including the soundtrack cd and the score album.  The soundtrack cd has all the rockin' songs that give the movie(and sountrack) it's edge and the score album is just beautiful.  I was trying to make a playlist combine the two soundtracks in the order they appear in the movie, but I haven't completed it yet.
1. Nightmare Before Christmas.  A Tim Burton movie.  A Danny Elfman Soundtrack.  I don't think I need to say more.


Unknown said...

oh wow!!!! Great soundtracks hon!!! I have to say I dont know any of the music LOL but some of them are amongst my fave movies!!!

btw, you added the link in the wrong post LOL... I'll add it in the right one =)

Thanks for joining!


Gaby G said...

I haven't heard these...thanks for the recommendations!

My Top 5 Sundays

Angelique said...

Queen of the Damned is on my list too! And shoot...Nightmare Before Christmas shoulda been on there, love that one. Now. I need to check out Midnight Syndicate. Love gothic/Halloween music (even tho I ended up with tamer stuff on my list lol.)

Christine said...

Nightmare before Christmas is such an amazing film! I never thought about the Soundtrack though.. One song that always kind of haunts me is The Verve´s Bittersweet Symphony from the film Cruel Intentions

Midnyte Reader said...

Yes Angelique, check out Midnight Syndicate : )

Christine, I'll have to look up that piece from Cruel Intentions.

Bonnie said...

I LOVED Lost Boys!


Midnyte Reader said...

Me too Bonnie! I think it's one of the best Vampire movies out there. One of my favorite parts is how they "show" them flying.

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