Friday, October 25, 2013

Score Sample - Bram Stoker's Dracula - Wojciech Kilar

Coppola's take on the classic horror story has its detractors. I always enjoy revisiting it, and I think he did a great job capturing the feel of the original novel. One of the elements of the film that most people do agree on is the amazing musical score by Polish composer Wojciech Kilar. He creates a wonderful mixture of romance and horror. Nearly every track on the score has a unique flavor and yet they work together to create a gothic musical journey. One of my favorite tracks is The Storm, used as Dracula journeys to England aboard a doomed ship and then dives into the first time he conquers Lucy's body and soul. Check it out.


  1. I find everything Coppola does to be at least interesting -- including the early Dementia 13 which played on TCM last week.

    1. He has a wonderful style of visual storytelling. Like you said, even his more middle of the road flicks are worth checking out. "Dracula" just oozes atmosphere, and romance and gothic horror. The music is a huge part of it.