Friday, 27 July 2012

Audiodrome #10

This month’s Audiodrome focuses on Johan Söderqvist’s chillingly beautiful score for Swedish vampire film Let The Right One In. Based on the book by John Ajvide Lindqvist, the story concerns Oscar, a lonely little boy, and his tentative relationship with Eli, an odd little girl who turns out to be a centuries old vampire.
Söderqvist’s score gently chills the spine with icily subtle moments of terror, and thaws it out again with richly melancholy themes performed by the Slovak National Symphony Orchestra. It utilises spine-tingling sounds such as electric guitar played with a bow and a bass waterphone to eerily beautiful effect.

Head over to Paracinema.net to read my full review and listen to an excerpt of the score.

While you’re there, why not order yourself a copy of Paracinema issue 16. There’s an abundance of in-depth articles on the likes of Ken Russell’s The Devils, Assault of the Killer Bimbos, found footage and mockumentary horror, disaster movies, French Science Fiction and my own article on Val Lewton’s last film; a spooky western!

1 comment:

Marie said...

I absolutely love this movie