Today, reports have come in that Van Halen founder Eddie Van Halen passed away of cancer at 65. Regardless of where you stand on Van Halen overall (whether you prefer David Lee Roth’s vocals over Sammy Hagar’s), it was Eddie that brought some great sound…
When I think of Brad Fiedel, the Terminator series is usually the first thing that comes to mind. 1985’s Fright Night, however, happens to be a great soundtrack by Fiedel. With Halloween coming, some of the music from that film is on my mind. For anyone unaware, Fright Night is about a teenager who discovers he has a vampire living next door to him.
“Come to Me” is used in the scene where Amy (Amanda Bearse) is alone with the vampire Jerry Dandrige (Chris Sarandon). The scene itself has no real words, and plays out with this music in the background. It worked seamlessly and made for a memorable piece. The film’s sequel would later release a version of the song with lyrics, but I personally prefer the instrumental.