Various Artists

The Best of Hammer Horror

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Best of Hammer Horror is a fun, spooky compilation that showcases some underrated movie themes that work in both a campy and a scary way. Films such as Vampire Lovers, The Mummy, and Twins of Evil are represented with some wonderful snippets that point out the excellent dramatic timing of some of the music, as well as the kitschy, dated fun that some of these songs represent. The only true disappointment is that their Horror of Dracula and Curse of Frankenstein themes are not represented at all, instead looked over for lesser themes like Frankenstein and the Monster From Hell. But despite its shortcomings, this is still all great fun and a good listen for any spooky occasion.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 1:44
2 3:56
3
1:42
4
1:35
5 4:21
6 1:09
7
0:52
8
3:06
9 1:19
10 5:00
11 1:42
12 3:36
13 2:45
14 2:35
15
3:14
16
2:42
17
1:19
18
1:58
19
3:09
20
0:56
21 2:24
22 4:43
23 3:44
24 1:21
25
2:05
26
2:50
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