Ulli Lommel's 1980 classic The Boogeyman, starring John Carradine, became a ‘slasher genre' hit and made the UK's banned ‘Video Nasties' list. Two sequels were also produced in 1981 and 1983. To underscore the film, Lommel needed a soundtrack that fit the times like the synth based John Carpenter styled soundscapes used in Halloween and turned to Tim Krog and his Synthe-Sound-Trax team which also featured Jan Barlett and Ed Christiano. The trio produced a soundtrack far more progressive and unique than one might expect here. Moving easily between traditional melodies and more experimental textures, The Boogeyman's score is a superb example of an economical but highly effective style that would be prevalent throughout the ensuing decade.