I am by no means a movie buff, but one of the things I recognize about movies, especially those in the horror genre, is that the music plays a bigger role in setting the mood than most casual viewers will ever notice. There are the glaring examples like “Psycho” that everyone can see, but the feeling of terror that great horror movies evoke can't come from disemboweled corpses alone. The music connect the images to the emotional center of our brain, and it is the music that makes the obviously fake scenes we watch feel like something far more real.

I'm been meaning to see this slasher classic, and it's about to get a lot easier to see it in it's intended form. "Happy Birthday To Me" was released on DVD by Columbia in 2004, but with crappy cover art and a disco soundtrack.