John Ottman

Snow White: A Tale of Terror

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John Ottman's richly sinister Snow White: A Tale of Terror boasts a structural complexity rare to the horror genre -- at once traditional in its gothic opulence and quintessentially modern in its sleek electronic textures, it's a score that is as cerebral as it is visceral. Ottman's portentous themes summon a mysticism that's neither hokey nor overwrought -- ethereal choral elements blend effortlessly with otherworldly synthesizers to evoke the kind of dark mystery that galvanized fairy tales before puritanical forces conspired to neuter their power.

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