If you’ve seen it, you’ll never un-see it. While visually stunning, the dead silence that composer Ennio Morricone utilises to set the scene is unnerving. The quiet slowly gives way to the howl of Antarctic wind outside before building into a swell of ultra-low, synth-created bass that seems to envelope the action as the plot unfolds. It’s cinematic history, but like all things in film, sound carries half the impact.
If soundtracks are your thing, you can experience the spine-tingling music that accompanied The Thing along with more than 100 other brilliant titles in multiple genres (sci-fi, drama, comedy and a heavy tilt towards horror) courtesy of Waxwork Records. From Altered States to The Warriors, there’s something for cinephiles and audiophiles alike. Take The Exorcist, for example. Waxworks collaborated with director William Friedkin to make sure the remastered experience was as authentic to the 1973 cult classic as possible. Waxwork releases are pressed on 180-gram coloured vinyl, remastered from the original master tapes, feature deluxe tip-on, gatefold jackets, included 12”x12” booklets, exclusive liner notes and reimagined cover art.
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