"Castle Freak" - CD

Music by Richard Band

Autographed by Richard Band

Reg. $21.95​​​​​​​

Label: Perseverance Records PRD092
Film Date: 1995
Album Date: 2015
Time: 0:42:02
Tracks: 10

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Castle Freak

Richard Band

Preview Tracks

Track Listings

01. Prologue (6:30)
02. The Toy Room (1:28)
03. The Castle (3:19)
04. Giorgio Unleashed (3:08)
05. The Family Tomb (3:02)
06. John's Despair (1:35)
07. Giorgio Snaps (4:32)
08. Il Castello Di Giove (2:08)
09. Giorgio Abducts Becky (7:50)
10. The Final Battle (8:07)

About This Album

"As Richard and I are both admirers of the classic film scores of composer Bernard Herrmann, I suggested that he might try limiting the instrumentation for CASTLE FREAK to stringed instruments, as Herrmann had done so effectively for Alfred Hitchcock’s PSYCHO. Richard took that idea and ran with it, creating a magnificent score that seems as if it is being played on the tautly stretched nerves of the terrified listeners themselves.

At times the music has a classical feel that seems perfect for the ancient stone walls of the thirteenth century castle. But like the title character, Band’s score can instantly transform into something fierce, primitive and out of control with screeching crescendos and crashing percussion as the strings are violently struck with mallets. The title theme, played by a string quartet, is in my opinion as disturbingly beautiful as Saint-Saens’ DANSE MACABRE."