Cub Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the film score Cub by Steve Moore.
At a glance:
Geek Score: 88.9
Total Minutes Of Excellence: 18.8
Album Excellence: 49.5%
Cub is a 2014 Belgian horror film directed by Jonas Govaerts and starring Stef Aerts, Evelien Bosmans, Titus De Voogdt. Sam, 12, is in trouble: his entire “Pathfinder” scout troop picks on him – and worse. The leader, Peter, is the worst of all. He seems to find a sadistic pleasure in humiliating Sam. This year’s trip is to a woods near the French border where a curious legend named Kai is said, around the campfire, to make mischief. But when Sam finds that Kai is no legend and that he makes more than mischief, no one believes him. The score is composed by Steve Moore.
I’ve heard some amazing things about this score, things so amazing that I am worried it can’t reach that high place in anticipation heaven. Well, a few people that I know have already heard it and they mentioned 80s and John Carpenter. Right there and then I knew I had to have this and listen to it for myself. Let it all be true! Bring on the fun! Alright, starting it up with ‘Intro & Credits’ and there is indeed a Carpenter-ish dark bass synth like an increasing pulse sound and there are some electronic wind effect in the background getting stronger. Yeah, this could be good, this could be very good. The twirling synth sequence from 1:45 makes me a true believer. This could be the one! The horror score all 80s wannabe horror scores should be. Ok, so the follow up cue ‘Casselroque’ wasn’t as good as I’d hoped, but it’s still an all-electronic percussion cue. ‘Arrival’ is much stronger, a powerful synth ostinato cue to enjoy. Life is good!
Yeah I feel right at home with this nice little horror surprise, although it wasn’t really a surprise if I was told that this was exactly what it was like. Still nice to know the ones who told me weren’t lying though. There’s an 11 minute cue called ‘The Hunt’ that I hoped was amazing, but it doesn’t have that catchy tune or anything really except for a bunch of synth effects. It’s too bad, because 11 minutes of something great is 10 more minutes of greatness than 1 is what I always say. Still, I got my 80s kick and nostalgia kicked in for me in this score which is rare these days. What do you think of the score? Did you get a nostalgia kick too?
1. Intro & Credits
4. The Treehouse
6. The Truck