The Boogey Man is back..!
Howlin' Wolf Records at long last has released on CD the eerie electronic score by
This premiere CD release of the soundtrack presents the 1980 program, transferred
and mastered from the original vinyl. The album assembly remixes and rearranges
the majority of the score heard in the film into an optimal listening program, and
includes some material not heard in the final film. In addition the CD includes two
bonus tracks of newly arranged and recorded music by up and coming
composer Fernando Pereyra.
One of several horror films released at the height of the slasher movie craze
of the late 1970s and early 1980s, The Boogey Man is an effective mashup of
supernatural cinema's greatest hits that has developed a strong cult following.
Director and co-writer Ulli Lommel was born into a showbusiness family and began
his career as an actor in the German film industry in the 1960s. Striking up a
relationship with the celebrated filmmaker Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Lommel went
on to collaborate with him on over twenty projects.
All creative and production work on The Boogey Man soundtrack was done by
Synthe-Sound-Trax in their Hawthorne, California studios. Synthe-Sound-Trax
consisted of Tim Krog, Jan Bartlett, and Ed Christiano. Composer Tim Krog studied
film scoring at UCLA and has created music for film, television, and radio but is
probably best know for his work as the composer for The Boogey Man.
Some selections of the original 1980 album master were sourced from reference discs.
Although fully restored, some inherent recording artifacts may be noticeable.
The Boogey Man is packaged in a jewel case with full color inserts, featuring a
16-page booklet with striking designs by Luis M. Rojas and liner notes written by
Jason Comerford, including reflections by Director/Co-Write Ulli Lommel.
The score has 43 minutes of music.