Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Herman Stein RIP

Herman Stein, a little-known craftsman who, unseen but very much heard, helped terrify the audiences of a spate of classic horror and science-fiction films, died on March 15 at his home in Los Angeles. Mr. Stein, a former staff composer at the Universal studio in Hollywood, was 91. Read the full story here.

Here's a file with six themes that were written or co-written by Mr. Stein --

1. Creature From The Black Lagoon
2. The Incredible Shrinking Man
3. It Came From Outer Space
4. The Mole People
5. Tarantula
6. This Island Earth

Herman Stein (13.41 MB)


Max the drunken severed head said...

Some FANTASTIC CDs of classic horror music can be purchased at

And you can learn a lot about the composers and the history of classic monster films at the site. It's as lavish as the inserts that come with their CDs.


Erick Monsterama2000 said...

I don't actually own any CD's from them, but they look really cool. These tracks come from several different sources. But the album covers did come from their website.