Radiohead's Thom Yorke set to score remake of cult classic horror film

There’s no denying that some of Radiohead’s music is a bit creepy. Perhaps their most well known song is called “Creep” and that’s not even their creepiest song. So it’s no surprise that Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke will be scoring a remake of the 1977 cult classic Italian horror film “Suspiria.” As Vice pointed out, “Suspiria” will be Yorke’s first feature film score. The fact that it is Yorke’s first score is surprising considering his compositional prowess and knack for capturing moods, which is exactly what movie music needs to do, especially in the horror genre.

The original “Suspiria” was directed by Dario Argento and starred Jessica Harper as an American ballet student who travels to Germany to study at a prestigious dance school only to get caught up in a series of mysterious murders. Yorke, however, has some big shoes to fill in scoring the film. The original score was composed by Italian progressive rock band Goblin, who are known for their soundtrack work and had worked with Argento previously on the 1975 “Profondo Rosso.” It will be interesting to see what Yorke cooks up for the film.