Monday, July 24, 2006

Grace Jones and the Corn Kids

New World Pictures got a lot of mileage out of composer Jonathan Elias, who collaborated with Yes on the ill-received Union and, apparently, now makes a good living scoring TV commercials. He started off strongly in 1984 with the multi-sequeled Stephen King adaptation, Children of the Corn, offering a catchy, creepy musical tapestry much stronger than the film for which it was written; the eerie main theme feels a bit like an amped-up version of The Amityville Horror. After scoring the '80s teen favorite Tuff Turf, he returned to horror with the cult favorite Vamp in 1986, writing a more abstract, darkly ambient score suited to the film's nocturnal terrors and Grace Jones bloodsucking. (And if you're looking for that Grace Jones song played during her stage act in the movie, it's "Seduction Surrender" from Bulletproof Heart.) Elias' subsequent credits include Parents,Two Moon Junction, and Leprechaun 2, a sure sign of diversity if there ever was one.

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9 Comments:

Blogger PS said...

excellent stuff ...only just discovered your blog :)

1:20 AM  
Blogger 7 Black Notes said...

Thanks! Hope you enjoy; your blog is one of my favorites out there.

2:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Children of the Corn: Okay so its not the greatest film in the world but by heck is it a creepy and effetive score. That main team never fails to give the chills. Brilliant quality! I never thought I'd ever hear this album. Thankyou!

4:08 AM  
Blogger Equimathorn Jr. said...

Thank you for the reccomendation. Vamp was sitting in a bargain bin for ages and it did not dissapoint. Perfect for those Sunday morning headaches.

12:54 AM  
Anonymous willyblood@gmail.com said...

the link is dead, please up the link again, the search long time the soundtrack,
thanks

Willy Blood.

2:12 PM  
Anonymous Mr Smarty said...

Hello!
Is there any chance that the Children Of The Corn OST could be re-posted again please asa it seems to have been taken away..ruddy interlopers

6:21 AM  
Blogger Sean said...

The song is *not* "Seduction Surrender", though that song is loosely based on the stage performance piece. It's actually called "Vamp" and it was *only* on this soundtrack (officially). Strangely, when Silva Screen released their vampire comp in the early 90s, they selected the opening mock-horror piece at the beginning of the film instead of this ultra-rare gem.

10:03 PM  
Blogger xypher said...

Can you up the Vamp Soundtrack again? Been looking for it for ages.

Thanks!

7:43 AM  
Blogger antz said...

omg yes please can you put up the link for Vamp again please pretty please

3:53 AM  

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