BRAND NEW & EXPANDED EDITION! Packed with dozens of additional horror titles and containing limited edition enhanced packaging (gilded foil page edges + ribbon marker).
Are you obsessed with John Carpenter's iconic music for the Halloween series? Do you thrill to the unforgettable stabs of the Psycho score, or the pounding synths of Goblin's soundtrack to Suspiria? Do you find yourself being pulled into the hair-raising modern scores for the likes of Get Out, Hereditary, and It Follows?
You're not alone.
Blood on Black Wax is a defining horror soundtrack volume that spotlights iconic franchises such as A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, Jaws, The Exorcist, Child’s Play, and George A. Romero's “living dead” films, highlighting both the music and the amazing, often rare artwork that graces the record sleeves. It also tells the stories behind the soundtrack, from the mouths of the musicians who made them, including John Carpenter, Fabio Frizzi, Christopher Young, Harry Manfredini, Charles Bernstein, Pino Donaggio, John Harrison, and more.
Aaron Lupton and Jeff Szpirglas, both of
Go back to your favorite horror films one more time, through the jaw-dropping, spine-tingling music that helped solidify their place in cinematic history!
1) Foreword (Mick Garris)
2) Introductions (Aaron Lupton + Jeff Szpirglas)
3) Classic Monsters
4) Intergalactic Encounters
5) Creature Features
6) Supernatural Horror
7) Murder Maestros
8) Italian Terror
9) Rock 'N' Roll Nightmares
10) Different Beasts
Holiday Gift Guide Mentions: Fangoria, Under the Radar, Ultimate Classic Rock.
"Horror nut? Vinyl fiend? You’ve come to the right place. We’re obsessed with Blood On Black Wax: Horror Soundtracks On Vinyl, a lovingly crafted book that catalogues some of the greatest horror soundtracks of all time." – NME
"Blood On Black Wax takes a deep dive into the history of horror movie soundtracks and the cool AF artwork that cloaks them." – Alternative Press
"What a fantastic book! This thick tome, in full glorious color, is beautiful." – Blumhouse’s Shock Waves podcast
"Blood on Black Wax is a passionate tribute to movie soundtracks and vinyl, giving a voice to the composers who deserve to be celebrated and amplified just as loudly as their memorable music." – Slash Film
"For those who possess any love whatsoever for soundtracks from the dark side of cinema, it is difficult to fully relay how comprehensive and essential Blood on Black Wax truly is." – Decibel
"A refreshing read and a fun addition to your coffee table." – Screen Anarchy
"Horror buffs, meet music nerds. Blood on Black Wax is both accessible and fascinating – not just for the record nerd or the horror fan, but for anyone who watched Hereditary and found themselves thinking about the music afterwards." – The Outline
"Screams aren't the only horror movie sounds which frighten us — nothing can amp up the fear as much as the right soundtrack. And nobody knows that better than Aaron Lupton and Jeff Szpirglas, co-authors of Black Wax: Horror Soundtracks on Vinyl, which gives the backstories behind those terrifying tunes." – Shudder
"A beautiful looking object that is also super insightful, engrossing, and a must for any self-respecting soundtrack fan.” – Spencer Hickman / Mondo
"For the first time, an entire book dedicated solely to the rarest and wildest soundtracks and scores from every corner of the horror pantheon." – Invisible Oranges
"Blood on Black Wax is a horror music fan's dream book." – Vehlinggo