Danny Elfman

The Wolfman [Original Score]

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Composer Danny Elfman’s fittingly taut score for director Joe Johnston’s 2010 rendering of the iconic tale of the Wolfman conjures up images of wet, foggy, Victorian streets littered with all manner of Dickens-spawned villainy. Elfman, no stranger to the shadow worlds of horror and fantasy, may be a little bit on autopilot here, but there are enough genuine, Edward Scissorhands/Sleepy Hollow-inspired moments, where surprisingly memorable melody breaks through the graveyard dirt into the moonlit night, that there’s no denying that the listener is truly in the presence of a master audio storyteller.

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