Secrets Of A Psychopath Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the film score Secrets Of A Psychopath by Scott Glasgow.
At a glance:
Geek Score: 82.2
Total Minutes Of Excellence: 7.6
Album Excellence: 14.4%
Secrets Of A Psychopath is a 2014 thriller film directed by Bert I. Gordon and starring Kari Wuhrer, Mark Famiglietti and Mia Serafino. Two siblings lure unsuspecting victims to their house through a dating site for games and slaughter. It’s “Psycho” meets the Craigslist Killer. The new film from cult director Bert I. Gordon – The Amazing Colossal Man, Earth vs the Spider, Empire of the Ants, and The Food of the Gods. The score is composed by Scott Glasgow.
Ah yes, you know it’s October when scores of various horror-ish films start popping up left and right and I for one love it. I love the genre and the scores can like any genre rank from horrible to awesome. Which one is this? Well, judging by ‘Prelude’, we might have something here. It starts with a classic horror scare tactic, some ambience, some sound and then it goes into a more lyrical frame of mind with a nice theme, and I mean nice in a bit scary way. The richness of the theme, the piano, the strings and the various background noises gets to me. This is high quality horror music waiting to get unleashed proper. ‘Red Room’ deals with more darkness and more drama, but the music stays classy. In ‘Playtime Murder’ the jarring strings get a work out in true horror fashion. I like this kind of cue more. It is more centered around actual horror and just by listening to the music, I can’t help but take nervous peaks around where I’m sitting. Hey, there might be murderous siblings behind me!
The scares unfortunately aren’t that many though, but I can’t fault the overall quality of the score. It tells a dark and sinister story through the music with various moods and themes. I just wish it has a bit more scare factor instead of the constant tease factor. Because it does tease me, a lot actually. I’m constantly waiting for something scary to happen (which is good), but I am a bit disappointed when it doesn’t happen. Point in case, ‘Abduction’ which has some scary bits in the second half, teasing scary bits. Now something is happening, I think. Something that will scare me for no other reason than being awesome. That doesn’t quite happen sadly even though the cue itself is enjoyable. Still, even with few scares, the music is enjoyable on it’s own. It is more lyrical than you might think and whether that’s a good thing you’ll have to find out for yourself.
3. Playtime Murder