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Sample: The “MANIAC” remake’s synthy score

Something kind of amazing about Franck Khalfoun’s upcoming MANIAC redo is its relocation from NYC to a totally Eurosleaze L.A. Integral to this: Its delightful, drone-y soundtrack. 

Shock Til You Drop found two excerpts from the remake’s score; its main theme and track with vocals called “Juno” that sees Chloë Alper team with the film’s composer, Rob. Plenty of musicians are looking back to synth-heavy genre scores, and we’re probably all the better for it (Paul Leonard-Morgan’s work on DREDD is also drone-y, dancy and all around splendid).

Just when the streets seemed safe, a serial killer with a fetish for scalps is back and on the hunt.

Frank is the withdrawn owner of a mannequin store, but his life changes when young artist Anna appears asking for his help with her new exhibition. As their friendship develops and Frank’s obsession escalates, it becomes clear that she has unleashed a long-repressed compulsion to stalk and kill.

MANIAC stars Elijah Wood, and sees U.S. release from IFC this spring. You can find Rob’s entire score currently on Spotify.

by: Samuel Zimmerman on: 2013-01-03 18:08:52

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Fangoria.com Managing Editor Samuel Zimmerman has been at FANGORIA since 2009, where fresh out of the Purchase College Cinema Studies program, he began as an editorial assistant. Since, he’s honed both his writing and karaoke skills and been trusted with the responsibility of jury duty at Austin’s incredible Fantastic Fest. Zimmerman lives in and hails from The Bronx, New York where his pants are too tight and he’ll watch anything with witches.
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