The Census Taker(1985)
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The Census Taker (aka Husbands, Wives, Money, & Murder) was a low-budget horror film from the mid-eighties. It was The Residents' first motion picture soundtrack commission, though they hadn't been director Bruce R. Cook's first choice. Two soundtracks had already been commissioned and rejected when Penn Jillette suggested the band to Cook. By then there wasn't very much time left to write music so much of final soundtrack included recycled songs from The Commercial Album and The Mole Show. The movie itself was not a success - it went straight to video - and The Residents weren't too impressed with it, but they were happy with their own contribution to it.