music by jay woelfel

Jay Woelfel played music in school bands before he started filmmaking.  As others heard the music he did for his own films he began to compose for theirs, and has maintained a composing career alongside his other filmmaking adventures.   As a composer he won an additional emmy for the music he did for his short HAWTHORNE film, THE BIRTHMARK.  More recently he was nominated for best score for the film FRANKENSTEIN RISING by the BIG BEAR HORROR FILM FESTIVAL.  The clips below include a number of tracks used frequently on the television series, LOST TAPES and PARANORMAL ACTIVITY.  His publishing company is WOELFEL WOOD MUSIC (BMI)

• All compositions currently available for licensing. Please contact Jay for more information.


ROD STEELE IS HIS NAME song from ROD STEELE 0014. A homage/parody of John Barry's songs for many of the James Bond films. The film was so successful that a sequel was made as well. The song was used in both films.


MORE THAN LIFE song from TOMORROW BY MIDNIGHT. Music by Christopher Farrell, Lyrics by Jay Woelfel, sung by Kevin Carlberg. The lyrics were written first as a poem and the music composed to fit them. Kevin Carlberg's band Pseudopod went on to win ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE'S college band of the year.

season of darkness music midnight meeting at library
This is from my newest film Season of Darkness.  It scores a suspenseful
sequence at midnight waiting for a killer to arrive.
frankenstein rising music

This final cue in the film deals with the past and future of the Frankenstein Legacy. It underscores dialogue spoken by Oscar winner, Margaret O'Brien.

Live Evil bonus track

Unused cue from the film. This is the Priest's final instructions on Forgetting and fighting. The field drum used and approach is a reference to STRAW DOGS' final. Which was lost on everyone other than myself and star Tim Thomerson.

Lost Tapes: Alien

A Suite of cues for this episode about a person infected with an alien brought into an E.R.  The detuned violins make a unique harmony/dissonance.

Lost Tapes: White River Monster

These cues demonstrate the danger of noodling/hand fishing in a river. The main theme is actually also the main title music from my film GHOST LAKE.

Horatio's Hamlet: The Ghost

The ghost appears and says "Mark me Hamlet."

Music from Public Enemy

Two cues combined:
It's All I've got/ Kidnapping

Tomorrow By Midnight music

Unused LOVE THEME for doomed lovers who meet and consummate their love in the "adult" section of the video store.

Lucky Luke: Bar Music

Hee Hah type Western Bar music tune demo for the Terence Hill series. The tune is actually that from a song called "Don't you ever fall in love."

the alien files music space tocatta

This long form stand alone piece is in 4 parts to represent a journey through space with the final organ representing their destination. It got me the job of scoring the series, but none of this piece itself was used as part of it.

Closed For The Season Music for the Ghosts

Music for the Ghosts who still ride the rides in the abandoned park.

Live Evil Priests Theme

The Priest's theme heard once in the film.

Lost Tapes: Bear Lake Monster

A group of girls meet Bear Lake's version of the Loch Ness Monster.  Music ensues.

Alien Files: Ascension

 I think this one speaks for itself.

The Birthmark music

This Suite is done with a console organ and live guitar.  A rare duo.

Public Enemy: On Foot

Our hero goes on the run as he realizes he'll be framed for another cops murder.

Psychon Invaders: Alien Aircraft

Jeff Leroy's Alien invasion tongue in cheek explosion fest.  I actually act in the film, portraying a director I resemble.  This music is from the opening of the film when the Alien's UFOs are first sighted and engaged.

The Screaming: Night Drive

This cue tracks an abduction and sacrificial ceremony.

frankenstein rising music

Near the end of the film our heroes try to Kick the monster's ass. It doesn't work out too well for them.

Carnival Of Fear (British Title)

A young couple is trapped in an abandoned fun house, and something else is in there...coming for them.

This episode of the series was the first to use my music.  The title THE SENSITIVE, refers to a girl in a small town who may be psychic or possessed or schizophrenic.  The theme for her was used in many episodes after this.

Lost Tapes: Dover Demon

A group decides to fake a Dover Demon attack, but the Real Demon attacks them instead.

Ghost Lake Full Song

GHOST LAKE uses a song as a key part of the story. It appears various times with different lyrics each time. People as far away as Russia have asked for a copy of the song. So here it is. This version is the most complete and is longer than what's used in the film. Vocals by Elizabeth Danko who also sang my James Bond parody song.

Cut Throat: Music from the film

This is a short film, made by Chris Chaffin, about gangsters and a not so friendly game of pool.  The score allowed me to jazz it up in a way I don't usually get to.

Demonicus: Main Title

Demonicus Main Title is for all those who love synth drones.  And who doesn't? If you haven't heard this music with the film then you've never seen the director's cut which is the U.S. DVD.

Lucky Luke: Main Theme

Main Theme I did, with Steve Albanese on trumpet, for the Terence Hill TV series. We made it past several levels of approval before Maurice Jarre got the job. Yeah "that" Maurice Jarre.

He! music from Jay Woelfel film
He! is a film I made based on a Guy De Maupassant story of a man afraid of an empty chair and the strange figure that sometimes appears in it. This early score features a combination of Wind chimes, Piano, and synth all recorded live.