Earlier today we broke the news that UK label Death Waltz Recording Company is releasing the Silent Night, Deadly Night soundtrack on vinyl, and if you thought that was the only holiday treat we’ve got in store for you today, think again!
Also out tomorrow, November 13th, from Death Waltz is a limited edition Christmas Evil vinyl soundtrack, the sadistic Santa film that predates Silent Night, Deadly Night by four years.
Hailed by John Waters as “the greatest Christmas film ever made,” Christmas Evil (aka You Better Watch Out) is certainly the most unique, taking you inside the mind of a man who truly believes he is Kris Kringle.
When young Harry sees his mother having sex with “Santa” on Christmas night, it causes a shockwave that starts to convince him that he is Father Christmas. Grown up, Harry makes toys for children and spies on neighborhood kids, checking if they really are naughty or nice, and violently dismembering anyone who gets in his way – be it churchgoers or co-workers.
The music of Christmas Evil is composed by the trio of Don Christenson, Joel Harris, and Julia Heywood, who created a score both menacing and upbeat with tunes in the Christmas tradition. Like many horror soundtracks of the era, synthesizers dominate with melodies similar to John Carpenter’s legendary Halloween, only in a happier and more deranged fashion.
Wild and swirling synths act as a window into the mind of Harry and what seems to be a nervous breakdown and a menacing mix of foreboding notes and seasonal bells, all leading up to the ending that’s frankly crackers.
The limited one-off pressing will see the release of a mere 400 units worldwide, pressed on 10″ pink sparkle vinyl. The 12-track record will include sleeve notes from writer/director Lewis Jackson and John Waters.
Check out the artwork below, and be sure to head over to Death Waltz Recording Company’s website to grab your copy TOMORROW!