Notefornote Music: "Pumpkinhead" Music by Richard Stone... Hurry it's a limited run of 666!


In the prologue set in 1957, Tom Harley waits inside his farm cabin with his wife and young son, Ed. A doomed man seeks sanctuary at Tom's cabin, but Tom refuses and threatens to shoot him if he does not leave. Watching through a window, Ed witnesses the man caught and killed by a grotesque monster.  In the present, Ed Harley owns a small store in the country. He briefly leaves his young son alone while he runs an errand. A group of teenage campers stop by Harley's, and, while riding their dirt bikes, they mortally injure Harley's son. One teen, Steve, stays with the boy until his father's return; the rest flee the scene. At their cabin, the campers fight about whether or not to call the police. Joel, who is personally responsible for the boy's injury and is on probation for a similar incident, rips out the phone cord, knocks one of his friends unconscious and locks him and another girl in the closet to stop them from contacting the authorities.  

Richard Stone (1953 –2001) was an American composer.  He went on to write music for various feature films and television series including the Bruce Campbell western Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat, Pumpkinhead, North Shore, and the miniseries In a Child's Name. Stone worked on John Hughes films including Ferris Bueller's Day Off and Sixteen Candles (both scored by Ira Newborn).


Well, there always a couple great score releases that make you squeal and today we have one you gotta get before the "short run" of 666 is gone. Pumpkinhead is a 1988 American horror film. It was the directorial debut of special effects artist Stan Winston and is considered a cult classic.  Originally released for the first time as part of Varese Sarabande's "Little Box Of Horrors" set and is being reissued by Notefornote Music, for the fans who missed out on the above set.

Musically it takes you to the front of the backwoods, where you get thrown into a rustic twang that slowly turns to darkness. Richard Stone drags you into the woods giving a traditional 80's feel from many horror-styled films of that era. Slowly like I said, it turns on you and you find the music changes and it's a nice treat for sure. So get this, before someone resurrects the "Punkn'head on you.
Jeremy [Six Strings]

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