Listen to Thom Yorke’s Debut as Film Composer
The film stars Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton and Chloe Grace Moretz and tells the story of a dance student who begins to realize that her school plays host to a coven of witches.
Variety reported that Amazon Studios had first revealed “gruesome” footage at a convention in April. “The scene featured Johnson as she practices ballet," it noted. "But with each pirouette, a dancer in another studio is literally ripped apart, descending into a mess of broken bones, urine, spittle and blood.”
You can watch the far less graphic – but still evocative – trailer featuring Yorke's score below.
Yorke – whose bandmate Jonny Greenwood is an established soundtrack composer – discussed his role in the movie last year, noting that “it’s absolutely terrifying. It’s hard because I’m way out of my comfort zone, and I can’t read music so it’s not like I’m writing for orchestra. I’m building it all myself. I watched Blade Runner twice at the weekend. ‘Oh, that sound, I could do something like that, that’s quite easy. I’ll rip that bit off there and that bit there and I’ll be fine.'”
The frontman noted that scoring a horror film usually "involves orchestras, these specific things. But Luca [Guadagnino], the director, and Walter [Fasano], the editor, are very much, like, find your own path with it. ... I just have to find a way into it."
Suspiria -- a remake of Dario Argento's classic 1977 movie -- opens in New York and Los Angeles on Oct. 26 before a nationwide launch on Nov. 2. Yorke recently confirmed a solo tour of the U.S. staring on Nov. 23 and running until Dec. 22.