The soundtrack for the 1990 Darkman movie was composed and produced by Danny Elfman. Elfman has composed many soundtracks for genre movies including Tim Burton's Batman, Dick Tracy, Spider-man, Hulk and many others. Elfman enjoyed composing this score as he states: "I loved writing this score. Again old-fashioned and melodramatic, but in a way that I'm crazy about."

The Darkman score was orchestrated by Steve Bartek and conducted by Shirley Walker. A compact disc and vinyl album was released at the time of the movies release. There was an extended cue by Jonathan Sheffer, which is used in the helicopter sequence, but this is not included on the compact disc.

The cover to the Darkman soundtrack compact disc

Contents of Compact Disc

Track Title Time
Main Title 1:37
Woe, The Darkman... Woe 6:09
Rebuilding/Failure 3:16
Love Theme 0:56
Julie Transforms 1:11
Rage/Peppy Science 1:37
Creating Pauley 3:19
Double Durante 1:50
The Plot Unfolds (Dancing Freak) 7:01
Carnival From Hell 3:16
Julie Discovers Darkman 1:59
High Steel 4:19
Finale/End Credits 3:39


When the 1994 sequel, Darkman II: The Return of Durant, themes from Elfman were used, but new tracks were composed by Randy Miller. Miller has also composed other scores for genre movies and television including The Outer Limits, Hellraiser III, Mantis. The score for Darkman II would also be used again in Darkman III: Die Darkman Die.

The main title track from the original score is also available on Danny Elfman's Music for a Darkened Theatre (volume 1).


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