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Tomandandy - "The Hills Have Eyes"(2006) Soundtrack Review


In this 2006 remake of the Wes Craven classic, director Alex Aja had an original score composed by Tomandandy. This team was able to set an atmosphere in the most unnerving of ways. The soundtrack is mostly a combination of plucky strings and open space that sound like something from Wrong Turn. It gives the same hillbilly kind of aesthetic which goes great with the degenerate incest family we are fearing in the film. Emulated sounds of air and metallic scraping help put the goosebumps on the back of your neck. It has a very folklore style to it.

Whenever a scene of dread or fear is present though, they switch it up. They play what almost sounds like a low-pitched car alarm that slowly pulsates through the speakers. The music is unnerving enough to stir up feelings of anxiety even before anything truly happens.

This is just a classic example of a soundtrack working perfectly well to help emulate the scenery and the situation through more methods than simply screaming and throwing blood across the screen.





Til Next Time, Mike Cleopatra

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