Harry Robinson

Twins of Evil [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

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Harry Robinson's Twins of Evil remains one of the most potent and evocative scores to emerge from the Hammer horror films. A work of supreme suspense, it derives much of its wallop from its expert pacing, shifting from discordant intensity to lush romance with uncommon precision. While not entirely immune to the gothic exaggeration that hampers many Hammer soundtracks, Twins of Evil nevertheless boasts a maturity and complexity recalling Bernard Herrmann's collaborations with Alfred Hitchcock. Robinson builds and twists the tension with surgical skill. GDI's 2000 reissue includes a lavish 20-page booklet stuff with photos and insight into the score's creation. It's a must-have for horror aficionados.

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