Horror movies and their music are a mixed bag, it's by far and wide one of the hardest genres to defend and/or take seriously as the good movies rarely ever make it into "The Great Movies" category (it could be argued that The Shining was the last horror movie to be considered a classic movie despite of its genre).
But also, the worst horror can offer can go way beyond appalling (and, trust me, I know about this as I'm Mexican and ain't no worse movie than a "Santo, el enmascarado de plata" movie). Now, some of those appalling movies can be totally exhilarating too and Le Lac des Morts Vivants is such a movie.
It was originally written by notorious exploitation specialist Jess Franco, eventually passed along to Jean Rollin after a great deal of disagreements with the first director, which is why it can feel like it was rushed and done in a week, which it probably was.
The music is just the same, comprised of tracks Daniel J. White had done for several other films that because of budgetary reasons were then all used here to great effect. A lot of people consider this film to be the lowest point in Jean Rollin's career, but it's still a fun movie, filled with lots of gore and totally unnecessary nudity, and the soundtrack is just amazing.
So this first ever reissue by The Omega Productions is totally worth your buck, even if it's not on vinyl nor tape! Get it here and be quick cause there's just a few of them!