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Screamworks Records presents a truly eerie soundtrack album featuring Michael Wandmacher’s original score from the sequel to the 2010 surprise horror hit The Last Exorcism, starring Ashley Bell as young Nell Sweetzer who reencounters the evil that possessed her in the first film. Wandmacher, who is no stranger to the horror genre after effective scores for films such as Piranha and My Bloody Valentine, evokes mystery with dark themes and vocal effects while anxiety and sheer terror is conveyed with deeply textured electronics, prepared piano and orchestral avant garde writing...
Michael Wandmacher's score for The Last Exorcism: Part II is of interest mainly because it manages to deliver a lot of cliched atmospheric horror music but make it sound so much more appealing than the norm.
This is not the sort of score you should play at night, alone, in the dark... as it will creep the hell out of us (especially tracks like 'That's Not Me!')
Dotted throughout the score there are tracks where Wandmacher is allowed the chance to deliver some beautiful themes - most notably 'No Nightmares', 'Darkness Gone'; 'Weightless'; and 'After the Seance (Theme Reprise).'
The album contains 24 tracks, making up 1 hr, 01 min, 32 sec and it's impressive that Wandmacher has managed to turn in something a little more interesting than the usual horror score. It's not an essential purchase, but if you're a fan of the genre then it's certainly worth giving it a chance.