Terror Vision is thrilled to unveil the debut release of Charles Bernstein’s 1995 score for Rumpelstiltskin, now available on LP and cassette formats. Best-known for his iconic, haunting score to Wes Craven’s A Nightmare on Elm Street, Bernstein’s long sought-after, synth-driven masterpiece seamlessly complements the eerie, suspenseful ambience of this beloved video rental store classic.
The soundtrack release features a few color variants, liner notes by the composer himself, and retro video store packaging complete with embossing. Terror Vision will be making exclusive vinyl variants available for the soundtrack’s release – with a maroon and yellow pinwheel available via terror-vision.com and a purple with yellow splatter release exclusive to members of the Terror Vision Record Club.
A crazy limited tee by Earl Kess and cassette varients – yellow shell for retail/mail order customers and purple shell with purple case for members of the Terror Vision Cassette Club – can also be purchased.
For those unfamiliar with Mark Jones’ cult favorite film, its plot revolves around a 15th Century imp named Rumpelstiltskin (played by Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’s Max Grodénchik) becoming trapped within a small jade figurine. In modern-day Los Angeles, a recently widowed police officer’s wife, accompanied by her baby, stumbles upon a witch’s shop and acquires said figurine. This seemingly innocent act inadvertently unleashes the cackling beast, who vehemently demands possession of her child.
The blending of contemporary Los Angeles with the timeless Rumpelstiltskin tale injects a fresh and intriguing dimension into the story. Terror Vision’s release of the film’s long-sought soundtrack will delight fans of the film and music collectors alike, offering the chance to own this exceptional music in physical formats for the very first time. This very special release serves as a wonderful opportunity to relish Charles Bernstein’s musical genius and revisit the nostalgic allure of this cherished video rental store classic.