The 'Coven' Soundtrack from 'American Movie' Is Actually Being Released

The 'Coven' Soundtrack from 'American Movie' Is Actually Being Released

Coven was so bone-chillingly compelling that it was not only released as a short film, but made into the focus of the hilarious 1999 documentary, American Movie. Now, the film score to one of the most coveted — pronounced co-veted — films of the late 20th century is being given a vinyl pressing.

The Forever Midnight imprint has put up a pre-order for a vinyl edition of Patrick Nettesheim's score for Mark Borchardt's horror short, and the soundtrack arrives on April 22. A press release notes that the collection contains "a brooding assortment of dreamlike synths, overdriven guitars, pounding drums and wailing choirs." Here's hoping the over-the-top shrieks the filmmaker's friend Mike Schank recorded for Coven are on there too.

It's added that the moody score "conjures images of dilapidated scarecrows, haunted drive-ins and black-robed fiends," as per the stark black-and-white visuals presented within Borchardt's Coven.

The vinyl release will be pressed onto black wax and come houses in exclusive, original cover art, which you can see above. The package also includes liner notes from Borchardt and Nettesheim, a hand-drawn Coven poster and a digital download of the music.

The first 500 copies will include a digital download of the short film and a page from the original screenplay.

You can order a copy over here.