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Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)


Download links and information about Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) by Marco Beltrami, Buck Sanders. This album was released in 2011 and it belongs to Theatre/Soundtrack genres. It contains 21 tracks with total duration of 54:50 minutes.

Artist: Marco Beltrami, Buck Sanders
Release date: 2011
Genre: Theatre/Soundtrack
Tracks: 21
Duration: 54:50
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No. Title Length
1. Gramophone Lullaby 1:27
2. Don't Be Afraid of the Dark Main Titles 1:22
3. Sally Arrives At Blackwood Manor 2:42
4. Lamb Lamp Lambency 1:07
5. Sally's Lullaby 2:13
6. Garden Music 2:24
7. Into the Basement 3:19
8. Sneaky Sally 0:50
9. Silly Sally 2:11
10. Tooth Fairy's Gift 1:23
11. Gardener Gets Snipped 5:32
12. Treesome 2:46
13. Don't Turn Out the Lights 2:04
14. Bed Bugs 1:42
15. Shrink Rap 1:22
16. Sally Leaves 2:51
17. The Library 4:01
18. Goblins in the Garage 3:59
19. Goblin Trouble 7:34
20. Return to Blackwood 2:38
21. Voices from the Pit 1:23



Fresh from their Academy Award-nominated collaboration on the score for The Hurt Locker, film composers Marco Beltrami and Buck Sanders turn to the horror genre with director Troy Nixey's feature film remake of the 1973 TV movie Don't Be Afraid of the Dark. Beltrami, the senior partner in the duo, knows his way around scary pictures, having scored Scream. He and Sanders seem to have had two goals in their music here, first to contrast the innocent, childlike aspect of the story, which is seen through the eyes of a young girl, with the bad stuff that happens, and second to pay homage to the horror and suspense movie scores of their youth. The latter goal leads them to use an orchestra and, as Sanders points out, period effects such Echoplex tape delay and the swirling sound of a Leslie speaker. The children's music comes right up front with "Gramophone Lullaby" and the main title theme, which leads into a romantic style very reminiscent of Herrmann. In the lengthy "Gardner Gets Snipped," the composers even briefly use the stabbing string effect from Psycho that was Herrmann's signature. As the score goes on, such winks at the listener get less noticeable, if only because Beltrami and Sanders have to get on with the business of accompanying all the scary material, culminating in the aptly named "Goblin Trouble." Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, circa 2011, thus, is a deliberately old-fashioned horror movie score by some avid students of the style.