R.A.H. (againstathorn) wrote,

Gino Marinuzzi Jr. - Terrore Nello Spazio (Planet Of The Vampires) (1965)

In April we explored the epic sounds of peplum film scores. What a ride!

I would like to continue our musical journey by dedicating May to grooves themed on outer space, that black, boundless void which has captivated the human mind for several hundred thousand years. Whereas April’s peplum selections were confined to soundtracks composed for Italian films, May’s outer space picks will include not only soundtracks but also old exotica records, experimental jams, and the perhaps even a pop song.

Let’s blast off!


Since I concluded April’s peplum score with ‘Ercole alla conquista di Atlantide’ by Gino Marinuzzi Jr., I’ll begin our outer space excursion with his chilling soundtrack for the 1965 Mario Bava film ‘Terrore Nello Spazio’, better known as ‘Planet of the Vampires’. Listen to those unsettling bleeps and that cold, dense backdrop of sound. It’s bleak and suffocating, bypassing traditional movie scoring in favor of dark atmospheres.

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Along with the 1958 film 'IT! The Terror From Beyond Space', 'Planet of the Vampires' is regarded as one of the inspirations of Ridley Scott's classic 1979 film 'Alien'.
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