Open Season Scared Silly Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the film score Open Season Scared Silly by Rupert Gregson-Williams & Dominic Lewis.
At a glance:
Geek Score: 83.1
Total Minutes Of Excellence: 7
Album Excellence: 23.5%
Open Season: Scared Silly AKA Open Season 4 is a 2015 American computer-animated comedy film directed by David Feiss and starring Donny Lucas, Will Townsend and Melissa Sturm. It is the fourth installment in the Open Season film series. The humans and animals believe a werewolf is on the loose, and former hunter Shaw uses the opportunity to re-open the season. Boog, Elliot, and Mr. Weenie have to face their fears and find the werewolf to get the season closed permanently. The score is composed by Rupert Gregson-Williams & Dominic Lewis.
I’m mildly excited for this score as Rupert Gregson-Williams and Dominic Lewis are attached to it. Whenever there’s animation these guys usually deliver. The score opens with ‘Scared Silly’, the title cue. It is an ominous sounding cue, giving me flashback to those old 50s horror films. It’s not as scary though perhaps, but the mood is there and it’s a lot of fun. When it gets to the comedy part I’m not too impressed, but I wasn’t exactly shocked that it would appear. Although, the sinister parts of this cue is great. The ending is superb too with some old-fashioned heroics included. I love when animated films try to be serious. And by serious I mean that the music doesn’t automatically go to the comedic place, but has drama, action, horror and everything in between. This score does have that, but I feel the opening cues goes a bit too hard in on the blatant comedy at times.
In the great, and I mean really great, animated films the music has played a huge part and even without watching the movies I an tell that it’s great stuff. They feel alive and fun and the variety of these films make the music stand out in so many genres. Sometimes I like a bit silly off-beat but classy cues like ‘Ed And Edna’s Poutine Palace’, short and funny. The music I really enjoy though is that when the animated films mimic their epic Hollywood counterparts like the adventurous and fun music featured in ‘Sea Part Adventure’. That what’s excites me. More of that please. I also love when these films mess with classic genre like a World War 2 film like in ‘Plan Of Action’ which is similar to Chicken Run in many respects. Overall, it’s not the greatest animated film score ever, but it is a lot of fun in parts and enjoyable overall.
5. Ed And Edna’s Pitine Palace
7. Sea Plane Adventure
8. Plan Of Action
13. The Boog, The Bad and the Ugly