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RIP Robert O. Ragland

LOS ANGELES — Robert O. Ragland, a film composer for more than 50 films since the 1970s, died here April 18 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He was 80. MSTies will remember him as the score composer for the movie in episode 908- THE TOUCH OF SATAN.

A brief obit is here.

8 Replies to “RIP Robert O. Ragland”

  1. itsspideyman says:


    Remember Tom’s Riff…. “What do you get when you fall from grace? You just get cast, into perdition….”


  2. Hollysdower says:

    He was a pioneer…the first to enhance the soundtrack with tiny fart sounds. But I kid! The score in Touch of Satan was really good, with lots of awesome wackachickawackachickawackachickawackachicka. RIP, Sir!


  3. ck says:

    But his music distracted Tom Servo so much he couldn’t
    even find Clu Gulager during the opening credits.

    You could say Tom had no Clu.


  4. ck says:

    P.S. Don’t tell Mike’s brother about that.
    I understand he HATES puns.


  5. Neptune Man says:

    Softens your hands while you do the dishes.
    Bon voyage, he is now where the fish lives.


  6. Happenstance says:

    Well, $#!%. The day is less fun now.

    Granted, no score could’ve saved, or sounded good during, “The Touch of Satan,” but Ragland produced a number of cult favorites for some astonishing crappy movies; my personal picks are the opening themes from “Grizzly,” “Jaguar Lives!” and “Q: The Winged Serpent.”

    Rest in peace, sir.


  7. Hollysdower says:

    Oh wow, I thought I was one of the only people to see the awful and shockingly violent Grizzly! Terrible, pointless movie, but Andrew Prine (Luther Stark in Riding With Death) is really good in it.


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