As this is a review of the soundtrack, here's just a handful
of words about the film. Cradle of Fear is a loosely
connected anthology of four horror stories. Kemper, a child
killer is incarcerated, but uses The Man to exact revenge
on those involved in his imprisonment.
being a small independent British film, Cradle of Fear
unexpectedly achieved a theatrical release which made the
release of a soundtrack possible. Silva Screen deserves some
credit here for the comprehensive packaging, but as for the
music... Oh, dear!
oh why do so many modern horror films, and even mainstream
action movies, have to drown their projects in overbearing
hip hop, rap, nu metal or grunge? Any celluloid experience
should be about feeling and emotion, light and shade.
this case, tracks by Cradle of Filth, Lungworm, and The Poets,
among others, sound so alike as to run into each other. The
tracks are punctuated by any clip from the film wherein somebody
swears; the idea perhaps being to purposefully offend. Maybe
they just wanted the popular Parental Advisory Explicit Content
notice on the front. Again,
a horror tale should always set out to scare or astound, not
offend or disgust.
disc will only appeal to followers of this music and not general
soundtrack collectors. The audio quality is good, but that
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