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The House of Seven Corpses (1974): Soundtrack

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The House of Seven Corpses (1974): Soundtrack

The House of Seven Corpses is a US horror film directed by Paul Harrison.

This is a very ‘meta’ horror film – a director is making a horror film on location in a house where some grisly murders occurred, and soon enough the director and his cast find themselves caught up in a horror film of their own.

The soundtrack was composed by Bob Emenegger who is a producer, a writer, and a director…..as well as being a composer. Emenegger has composed scores for a number of films, as well as TV movies and documentaries, and as a composer he is probably best known for the films Beyond the Universe (1981), The Killings at Outpost Zeta (1980) and Captive (1980).

The Soundtrack

Despite the film being a bit ropey in places, and sometimes feeling like a made for TV movie, the original compositions by Bob Emenegger are very effective and have a deep and atmospheric sound.

The main theme of the score is a dark choral piece that eventually introduces chopping and echo-laden synth sound-effects to heighten the tension and make it all that more unsettling.

It should be noted that not all the film is scored like this, many of the pieces are taken from a music library, and include some compositions that were used in the 1960s Sci-Fi show ‘The Outer Limits‘.

The soundtrack has never had a release, but you can check out the main theme composed by Robert Emenegger below:


If you want to watch the film then you can watch it at The Zombie Site: House of Seven Corpses

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