Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Halloween Post: Part 2

This is the full sleeve of the 1979 remake of Chilling, Thrilling Sounds of The Haunted House.
This time the record is more serious featuring a dungeon and an encounter with who we presume to be Jack The Ripper. There is no narration on this LP and the tracks fade from one to the next. The monster sound in the track "The Haunted House" sounds like the monster from "The Haunted Castle" with Vincent Price. Most think this follow up is inferior, though I am not one of them. I manipulated the image to add a jaw to the skeleton and brightened the lightning .
If anyone knows if I would get in trouble from posting a track from the two records on this blog, I would like to know.

2 comments:

  1. If they even noticed, at most, you'd get a "take down" notice.
    No worries.

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  2. I agree with you that this was not an inferior follow up. On the contrary, it was superior as far as I'm concerned. While I do love the narration and campiness of the original, I thought this later version was much moodier and a true audio fantasy. It makes a great Halloween soundtrack for parties and homemade haunted houses by being continuous and free from the distraction of a narration. I love it. I wish the unedited "Encounter in the Fog" section was available on cd or mp3 instead of the "less offensive" politically correct version that was re-released a few years ago. I still have my old LP though and maybe someday I'll rip it.

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