The Amityville Horror CD – ALEPH 026


There are few passages that one could characterize as gentle, with the exception of the film’s love theme for James Brolin and Margot Kidder (called “The Window”), a touching respite from the dark and dramtic music that dominates the piece.
Yet “The Amityville Horror” could never have been the hit that it was without Schifrin’s inventive, unnerving music — music that not only frightened moviegoers but, even more significantly, managed to convince them that the events being depicted were real.

– Jon Burlingame, from the liner notes