Suspiria: Legendary Radiohead vocalist Thom Yorke to compose first film score ever with horror remake
In what is an undeniable dose of great news, Frenesy Films and Mythology Entertainment announced today that singer/songwriter Thom Yorke, he of beloved British progressive pop band Radiohead, will compose the score for Luca Guadagnino’s remake of Dario Argento’s Suspiria. This marks the immensely-talented musician’s first time scoring a feature film. Amazon Studios co-financed the film with K Period Media and Amazon Studios will release the film theatrically in the United States.
Says Luca Guadgnino, “Thom’s art transcends the contemporary. To have the privilege of his music and sound for Suspiria is a dream come true. The depth of his creation and artistic vision is so unique that our ‘Suspiria’ will sound groundbreaking and will deeply resonate with viewers. 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.”
Producers Marco Morabito and Brad Fischer added, “Thom Yorke has composed and performed some of the most iconic and transformative music in modern culture. To have him lend his talent to ‘Suspiria’ is an extraordinary gift, both to us as filmmakers and to audiences, who have a remarkable, terrifying and emotionally stirring experience in store for them.”
Suspiria Music Supervisor Robin Urdang played a key role in negotiating the deal to secure Yorke’s involvement.
Thomas Edward “Thom” Yorke is an English musician cited among the most influential figures in the music industry. He has been named as one of the most powerful British musicians and has also been included among the greatest singers in the history of popular music. A multi-instrumentalist, Yorke mainly plays guitar and piano, but also plays keyboards, bass, and drums, and works extensively with synthesizers, sequencers and programming and is known for his falsetto vocals. It’s a really avant garde choice to have Yorke score the film. For those in the know, one of the most important elements of Argento’s original film is the score (by Italian prog-rock band Goblin).
The re-imagining of Dario Argento’s cult classic film stars Tilda Swinton (who looks like Yorke!), Dakota Johnson, Mia Goth, Chloë Grace Moretz, Lutz Ebersdorf, and star of the original Suspiria, Jessica Harper.
Synopsis: Susie Bannion, a young American woman, travels to the prestigious Markos Tanz Company in Berlin in the year 1977. She arrives just as one of the Company’s members, Patricia, has disappeared under mysterious circumstances. As Susie makes extraordinary progress under the guidance of Madame Blanc, the Company’s revolutionary artistic director, she befriends another dancer, Sara, who shares her suspicions that the Matrons, and the Company itself, may be harboring a dark and menacing secret.
More on Suspiria as we hear about it…