Thom Yorke Is Soundtracking a Remake of Italian Horror Classic Suspiria

INDIO, CA - APRIL 21: Musician Thom Yorke of Radiohead performs on the Coachella Stage during day 1 of the 2017 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival (Weekend 2) at the Empire Polo Club on April 21, 2017 in Indio, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella)

Suspiria, Dario Argento’s legendary horror 1977 film, is a pinnacle of both giallo (a particular designation of Italian horror-thriller films) and the horror genre overall. It also has one of the greatest film soundtracks ever made–the handiwork of Goblin, a electro-prog rock band who everyone from John Carpenter to S U R V I V E has unabashedly imitated with their eerie, arpeggio-heavy soundtracks. Now, Amazon Studios and K Period Media are gearing up to deliver a remake of the iconic film, starring Tilda Swinton, Dakota Johnson, Chloë Grace Moretz, and more. They have also conscripted a suitably auspicious composer to take on the challenge of a new soundtrack: Radiohead‘s Thom Yorke.

The film’s director issued a statement to Variety, saying that having Yorke on board was  “a dream come true.” He added: “Our goal is to make a movie that will be a disturbing and transforming experience: for this ambition, we could not find a better partner than Thom.”

The film is currently in post-production, Variety reports.

 

 

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