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Boo to you too - Shore is certainly Channeling Danny Elfman there (by way of Nino Rota), isn't he?
I'd say it's more like Miklos Rozsa who was the first film score composer to incorporate the theremin in Spellbound (1945) and again in The Lost Weekend in the same year. Shore said that it was the score of The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) that was his primary influence in choosing a theremin to give the ED WOOD a 50s feel. That score, however, was by Bernard Herrmann. I guess Shore didn't know the theremin was used much earlier and to better effect by Rozsa.
Actually I prefer Herrmann, but that's just a personal bias of mine (both great composers - along with Korngold, Waxman, Newman, Young, Steiner, Webb ... ah, so much to choose from) - Tiomkin I can mostly live without (is there a theramin in his score for THE THING?
Opening credits of Drag Me To Hell was absolutely amazing. No one can make horror movies like Sam Raimi.