2019 October 14 • Monday
Soundtrack of the Week is
Richard Band's score for
Dr. Heckyl and Mr. Hype.
Much of it is a reworking of the jaunty main title theme, which
suggests that this movie is a horror comedy (as the title also might indicate).
There’s a nice blend of acoustic and electronic instruments with some
synthesizer elements that reminded me of old episodes of Doctor Who.
“Madame Puree’s Last Foxtrot” is indeed a light and old-fashioned dance number.
“The First Transformation” is a very effective horror cue and “Coral’s Love
Theme” is a wistful and beautiful piece of music for piano with strings.
Another stand out is the dreamy and gently swinging “Hoo Dies” cue, a piece of
music that manages to be touching and yet kind of goofy at the same time.