Soundtrack Makes Movie Watchable by Thomas Kiefner (November 13, 2001)
After the initial offering of horror movies by Universal, the quality of the films dropped off significantly. However, the music of Hans Salter made the films watchable. The complete score, reconstructed by John Morgan, along with the Moscow Symphony,capture all of the themes and nuances of the fine film score. Since all three monsters are in this film you get to hear each of their themes and more than once. If you have seen these films and you hear the three note motif you immediately know the monster is near. Salter was truly a great composer and who knows what would have happened if he had ended up at Warner Bros. or another major studio as opposed to Universal which back in the 40's was known for its 'B' movies. Marco Polo has issued 4 CD's to date of Salter, Skinner, etc. If you don't have one in your collection, check one out and you will be very surprised at what you hear.