Soundtrack review: Crazyhead

Soundtrack review: Crazyhead

Crazyhead Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the television score Crazyhead by Stuart Hancock

At a glance:

Geek Score: 87.2
Total Minutes Of Excellence: 19.6
Album Excellence: 31.1%

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Crazyhead is a 2016 British comedy horror television show created by Howard Overman and starring Cara Theobold, Susan Wokoma & Tony Curran. Amy and Raquel attempt to navigate their way through the choppy waters of their early twenties whilst simultaneously kicking the ass of some seriously gnarly demons. What could possibly go wrong? The score is composed by Stuart Hancock.

I like a score that starts with ‘Previously, On’. You can tell a lot about a score or television series with it’s ‘Previously, On’ montage. In here we get a rock anthem with guitars, some percussion. It’s all a bit rough and heavy, and that could be pretty damn cool. What probably wouldn’t work, is all guitars all the time. There’s a darkness to this score, actually pretty scary darkness as can be heard early on in ‘Face To Face With A Demon’. There’s a seriously creepy voice-like sound in there that’s freaks me out. What’s also interesting is that the music has quite a bit of rough synths in it, very retro, and I dig that.If this score is in any way representative of the television series as a whole, I might just buy the whole package.

I’m glad that the score doesn’t over-represent the comedy, in fact, there’s very little comedy to be found. It’s going for actual horror and I’m definitely buying into the scary mood. And wouldn’t you know it, the jump scares got me again. This score isn’t about the jump scares though, but about building a mood that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Even the flat-out action sequences in cues like ‘Blowing Alley Bust-Up’ is scary and kicks ass at the same time. And well, the inspiration is clearly a bit of 80s fun as well with well placed and sounding synths that will jiggle your nostalgia bone.

There might be a point where the 80s thing is done and overused, but I’m not there yet, not by a long shot. For you on the fence, I should tell you that it’s nothing like Stranger Things for example, that is on another level, but this is more like a good mix of ambient modern scare music and some violent 80s fun music and I don’t see anything wrong with that approach. I was planning on watching Crazyhead and this score has given me yet another reason to check it out and so should you.

HIGHLIGHTS:
2. Face To Face With A Demon
4. Bowling Alley Bust-Up
6. Sawyer Steps In
7. Performing An Exorcism
8. Ducks In A Row
9. Suzanne Feeds
10. A Belt With My Pyjamas
13. Amy’s Bad Dream
17. Driving Into Danger
22. Jake In The Boot

GD Star Rating
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Soundtrack review: Crazyhead, 6.0 out of 10 based on 1 rating

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