18 October 2010

MMAM - Vol. 12

Can't believe I didn't think of this before. Most horror franchises have a recognizable theme - as evidenced in Vol. 10, the HALLOWEEN series has one hell of a established theme, a theme that no matter its rendition, will always hold a creepy unease on all who listen. When approaching today's Halloween-themed installment, I was admittedly thumped - I hadn't a clue. The FRIDAY THE 13TH theme isn't exactly one worth posting, as it's shrieking cues are akin to nails on a chalkboard when heard out of context, and the NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET theme isn't substantial enough to warrant it. And then it dawned on me, the obvious: the SAW franchise.

The seventh and (supposedly) final SAW installment opens everywhere 29 October, and if there's one thing that can be agreed on concerning that franchise, is that Charlie Clouser's SAW theme, dubbed "Hello Zepp" in the original film, is frakkin' sweet. A beautiful orchestral composition that nicely plays when the big twist is revealed, when all the elements of what came before it - may it be earlier in that film or in the prior chapters - unite to bring this one moment of realization and utter awesomeness. Ladies and gents, I bring you "Hello Zepp" by Charlie Clouser, and don't forget to check out the final film, SAW VII.

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