We’ve talked about horror vinyl before, but the list I’ve put together for you today has me reeling with want. No plain run-of-the-mill vinyl record can compare with these beauties, and the artwork that accompanies them is simply stunning.
What better way to combine the artistry of a film score with the movie’s overall aesthetic than a colorful and meticulously designed LP? Thankfully, this is a popular trend with a TON of titles available (trust me – it was really hard to keep this list down to a reasonable number), so if you’re smitten, there’s no better time to start your collection.
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m just going to go sob into printouts of my bank statement.
First release! Ever! In any format! And with artwork by Canadian-horror-illustration guru, Ghoulish Gary Pullin!
The design is a perfect fit for the movie – bleak, dark and atmospheric.
Now available for pre-order!
Choose between “Big Ben” (shown above) or “crystal skull” (crystal clear with blue smoke). Personally, I dig the “Big Ben”. It looks like haunted hardwood and I love it. This LP comes with the music from both House and House 2.
You can get the deluxe “trapped in the ice” edition (see above) which includes a booklet featuring exclusive interview with director John Carpenter, or a stark white “snow edition”. Both include a 11″ x 22″ poster and incredible artwork by Justin Erickson of Phantom City Creative. It’s currently sold out on the Waxwork Records website, but if you see it available HOLY CRAP LET ME KNOW.
With artwork by Sam Turner, the heavy-meal horror soundtrack is splattered across two records – one black with heavy silver, and one white with black.
Check out the fleshy, clotted red on that album. And take a moment to appreciate that incredible artwork by Candice Tripp!
This LP includes a bonus track of spooky sound effects, perfect to score your festive haunted house!
Featuring all 84 musical cues from the film, the LP is offered in two variants; blue moonlight or (as pictured) Vampire blue, yellow, and black cloak swirl. The stunning artwork was created by Francesco Francavilla (Afterlife with Archie, Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Dark Horse Comics).
The red vinyl with black smoke design features music that was remixed and remastered from the original analog master session tapes.
Featuring artwork By Rhys Cooper and three variant vinyl colors, “Lot 249” Mummy Spice, “Cat From Hell” Blue and Black, and the pictured “Lover’s Vow” Gargoyle Green Swirl, this LP contains music that was not included in the original 1990 album (which is now out of print).
With a clear and black smoke “Pazuzu” design, this score was remastered directly from the original master tapes.
This LP features artwork by Justin Erickson of Phantom City Creative. For the vinyl itself, you can choose between Candy Cane Swirl or the above Dark Elf design.
With 12 bonus tracks and full package artwork by Francesco Francavilla, this remastered score is modeled after a silver bullet with blood red vinyl with a silver smoky haze center.
Remastered for vinyl from the original master tapes, Richard Band’s original white-and-green swirled score is – sadly – currently sold out.
This complete, remastered and expanded soundtrack is covered with blue and pink slime splatter, but you can also choose an all-pink slime variant. And I love that artwork by Marc Schoenbach of Sadist Art Designs!
Do you have a stunning collection of your own? Share with us in the comments!