Thursday, October 13, 2011

5 on Friday - Set 88

Travis at Trav's Thoughts invites everyone to lay down a short set of music that takes their fancies for his 5 on Friday meme.

Still an amazing amount of things to take care of while getting my debut vampire novel ready for the big day. Until then, let's check out some of my favorite soundtrack music from TV shows and films featuring vampires in all their ominous glory.

To vote in my Vampire Smackdown, please scroll down to Thursday's post.

1 - Dark Shadows - composed by Robert Cobert

I'm not sure how I managed to watch this show. I was a kindergartner when this series aired, and my mom tried to turn it off if she found me watching it. But I was inexorably drawn to this gothic soap opera and somehow managed to watch the odd episode here and there.

2 - Count Dracula - Kenyon Emrys-Roberts

This is my favorite version of the Dracula story, with the exception of Dracula himself - not crazy about Louis Jordan's version. But Frank Finlay is my favorite Van Helsing, ever.

The theme music starts over the end credits: at the 7:30 mark

3 - Dracula - John Williams

Saw this at the theatre when I was in junior high. I was definitely a John Williams fan by that time and really liked his take on one of my favorite characters.

4 - Bram Stoker's Dracula - Wojciech Kilar

Definitely enjoyed Coppola's version, though I wasn't the biggest enthusiast of the varying states of Dracula throughout the story. My favorite is definitely the steampunk version, when he meets Mina in the city by the moving pictures.

5 - Shadow of the Vampire - Dan Jones

If you haven't had the pleasure of seeing this truly spooky film, don't deny yourself any longer. It's amazing. Plays on a what-if regarding the 1921 German film Nosferatu - what if the actor playing the role of the vampire wasn't an actor...?

CLICK HERE to watch video

I'm heading out to my yearly writers' retreat at White Point Beach. Catch you later!


Tara MacQueen said...

Eric, Bill and Spike are my votes...

Jamie said...

Nice spooky music. I really liked the Kenyon Emrys-Roberts theme and John Williams is an absolute master with horns.

Mike Golch said...

cool spooky music.

Cherie said...

How appropriate especially as we head towards the end of the month. Good luck with your book launch, and have a restful retreat!

Thomma Lyn said...

Oh dear, Julia -- I goofed somehow! Would you mind deleting the comment above this one -- I accidentally put in my email address for my name! I don't know how that happened. Operator error of some sort. I'm really sleepy -- that's my excuse! ;)

Re: your post, Very cool music! I think my favorite is the soundtrack by Wojciech Kilar for Bram Stoker's Dracula (loved the movie, too).

Travis Cody said...

Wow...quite the varied Set of vampire themes.

I used to peak around the corner at my gram's house when she was watching Dark Shadows. I have so many memories of used to spook me, but I was always strangely drawn to it. I've never understood quite why.

Akelamalu said...

Great music for October Julia.