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Thursday, June 15, 2006

CD REVIEW - Scary Movie 4

Hi! Just before the review, just to say I shall be signing off for a couple of days to earn a crust of bread, but I hope to have a new review up and posted by Sunday night, so y'all come back now!

Scary Movie 4
Music by James L. Venable
Varese Sarabande VSD 6735 (EU)
28 Tracks 47:00 mins

James L. Venable follows the Elmer Bernstein path of writing a serious score for anything but a serious film, the latest in the spoof series that this time takes on such fare as War of the Worlds, Saw, The Village and The Grudge; and the result is a fine mix of suspenseful, menacing and sometimes very dissonant writing, and exciting action cues, with a few lighter moments thrown in, like the triumphant love theme for the film's equivalent of Tom and Katie and the weighty "The Big Mistake," with its angelic voices.
Typical for a film of this kind, some of the cues are quite brief, but this isn't really too bothersome as the score flows so well, and the only disappointing track is the token rap song by Young Huss, which is fortunately the last one on the album, so can be easily ignored.


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