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Waxwork Records & Rob Zombie Presents HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Waxwork Records & Rob Zombie Presents HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Waxwork Records and Rob Zombie have partnered to release an exclusive, curated line of classic horror movie soundtracks – personally selected by the singer, songwriter, and filmmaker – and are thrilled to announce their next soundtrack: Rob Zombie Presents House on Haunted Hill.

Waxwork Records and Rob Zombie have partnered to release an exclusive, curated line of never-before-released classic horror movie soundtracks – personally selected by the singer, songwriter, and filmmaker – and are thrilled to announce their next soundtrack: Rob Zombie Presents Carnival of Souls.

House on Haunted Hill is a 1959 American horror film produced and directed by William Castle, starring Vincent Price as an eccentric millionaire, Frederick Loren, who, along with his wife Annabelle, has invited five people to a house for a “haunted house” party. Whoever stays in the house for one night will earn $10,000. As the night progresses, the guests are trapped within the house with an assortment of terrors. The film uses many props used in carnival haunted houses to generate fear and terror. The film is also known for its promotional gimmick, “Emergo”, which included a “flying skeleton” that would appear over the audience as they enjoyed the film in a movie theater.


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Waxwork worked with the rights holders of the original film elements which have been restored, allowing for the best source material of this never-before-released soundtrack album. In addition to the original music by composer Von Dexter, this release features segments of the film’s dialogue and sound effects appealingly included and sourced from the restored original soundtrack.

Von Dexter (1912-1996) was an American composer born in Aurora, Illinois. He later moved to Chicago where his professional music career began playing in bars and nightclubs. After gaining a music degree at USC, he moved to California where he became the West Coast MD for NBC. In addition to House on Haunted Hill, Dexter composed the scores for other William Castle films including 13 Ghosts and The Tingler.

Included in this very special release is the first part of an exclusive two-part interview conducted by Rob Zombie with Vincent Price’s daughter, Victoria Price. Part 2 will be included with Waxwork’s upcoming release: Rob Zombie Presents The Last Man on Earth! Available to pre-order at waxworkrecords.com

Ken Wynne

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