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'Krampus' Soundtrack Premiere [LISTEN] Stream Douglas Pipes' 2015 Christmas Horror Movie Score



Music Times has the exclusive online stream of the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack of Krampus, one of 2015's most anticipated horror movies and easily the scariest film you'll see this holiday season, hitting theaters Dec. 4. This 27-track soundtrack consists of some of the creepiest holiday orchestrations that hold true to the holiday, but with utter fear present throughout each composition. We can thank composer Douglas Pipes (Monster House) for this new soundtrack to our nightmares. Listen to the exclusive stream of the score to Krampus below!

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While Christmas is a celebration of family and joy, this new movie shows just how terrifying the folklore around the holiday truly is. In order to capture the fear of the mythical monster, Pipes' score needed to embody the holiday horror story in music.

"The greatest challenge for the score was moving through Christmas themes and comedy, into a dark fantasy tale, punctuated by aggressive horror music, without losing the thread of any of these styles - all the while keeping the Christmas spirit present," the composer explained in a press release for the soundtrack. "We used melodies of Christmas carols, sometimes just fragments, sometimes altered, as well as traditional Christmas instruments throughout."

The soundtrack to Krampus drops digitally tomorrow, Dec. 4, when the film hits theaters. The digital album also features a bonus track of the popular tune "Carol of the Bells," which was rewritten and appropriately retitled "Krampus Karol of the Bells." You can stream this bonus song right here!

Waxwork Records will also distribute the soundtrack on vinyl and CD. Pre-order this soundtrack on iTunes now. This soundtrack is a great stocking stuffer this year, especially for fans of the more sinister sounding orchestral Christmas tunes.

You can listen to our exclusive stream of the original motion picture soundtrack to the holiday season horror film right here:

Make sure to check out the trailer for Krampus before it hits theaters tomorrow:

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