Here are the Methods Unsound staff’s very favourite movies of 2015.
Even after a thorough soul search, I still have no idea why I buy horror movie soundtracks. I know why I watch horror movies, that's an easy one: the expressive techniques, the visceral thrills, the borderline sexual thrill of being scared. Listening to soundtracks from horror films though? That's far more difficult to reason. How can I possibly justify pottering around the house on a nice summery afternoon, while preparing some dinner for my wife, playing with the cat, organising my LEGO into colour-specific boxes, and listening to the pulsating, weird cacophony of Dario Argento's Tenebrae. I'm basically a sicko.
My addiction to buying horror movie soundtracks started a few years ago when I discovered the magnificent Death Waltz Recording Company, its US based counterpart Mondo and their range of artfully curated LPs. These beautifully produced records, often sourced from the original masters, cover everything from John Carpenter's entire back catalogue to Lucio Fulci's The House by the Cemetery, the overlooked masterpiece The Visitor and long-lost Italian curios like L Profumo Della Signora In Nero.