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Christopher Young “Drag Me To Hell” (Lakeshore Records)

 What a terrible premise,you get handed a curse that says in 3 days,you get a one way ticket to Hell. What would you do or how far would you go to break that curse?

    Sam Raimi,the mastermind behind the “Evil Dead” films,returns to his old stomping grounds after helming the three huge “Spider-Man”films.
While he had written and had wanted to film “Drag Me”,the schedule wouldn’t allow him to as Spidey 3 was just gearing up.
   But now he has brought a very disturbing story to life as a young woman gets placed in a very tight space w/only those 3 days to escape.

 Christopher Young’s score is excellent,very taut and suspenseful. His use of horns and strings in the title track set the tone right away and never let up. You are scared in the first minute of the film and thats a wonderful treat any director wants. To have his audience unsettled before the credits roll.
   Young,no stranger to horror and the devil,decided to base his score around the one instrument associated with the Devil,the violin solo. It makes for some fright-filled moments to say the least!
  Despite being a “smaller”film,Young’s score is huge,with gothic vocals,a little homage to “Halloween” thrown in there as well (Mexican Devil Disaster). The theme for Christine is soft and bittersweet,you find yourself wanting to battle on her behalf because she is a good person in a bad way. A horror score with an emotional soul. And one with plenty of frights as well!


highly recommended!


Michael Sullivan is a somewhat flightly writer who lives in Michigan. He is considered a true fanboy and really digs movie scores. He is married and is the owner of Derek Jeter,a 20 pound cat who thinks he is a panther. Thanks for reading.
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