The music in a film or TV show can often make the difference in the final product, as using songs or film scores can add just the right feel to each scene.
That’s hugely important for a movie like the latest Netflix outing, Choose or Die, as the film dives heavily into ’80s nostalgia and eerie, soul-crushing horror.
As such, Choose or Die is packed with music, but what songs feature on the film’s soundtrack and how did the chilling soundtrack come about?
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After the first trailer arrived in late March, “Choose or Die” crawled onto Netflix on Friday, April 15, 2022.
Starring Iola Evans and Asa Butterfield, the film tells the story of college dropout Kayla as she attempts to win an unclaimed $125,000 prize from an obscure 1908 survival computer game.
However, Kayla’s plans become complicated when it becomes clear that the computer game is riddled with a deadly curse that brings his potentially deadly choices to life.
With the help of their friend Isaac, the couple find themselves caught in a deadly cycle and must literally choose or die.
Choose or die soundtrack
For a film steeped in ’80s nostalgia, that can only mean one thing about the songs featured on the Choose or Die soundtrack.
Viewers are drawn into the film through the instantly recognizable song written by Gary Numan and Tubeway Army Are ‘Friends’ Electric before things take a swiftly gruesome turn.
The songs included in Choose or Die are:
Creating the eerie score of Choose or Die
In addition to the film’s rousing, ’80s-inspired tunes, ‘Choose or Die’ also features a haunting soundtrack written by Liam Howlett, a member of The Prodigy who is making his debut as a film composer.
Director Toby Meakins spoke of Liam Howlett’s detailed approach to composing the score: “Liam creates everything from scratch, it’s organic, he doesn’t just pull a drone out of a plugin he actually creates – records the sound, builds it layer for layer on, his attention to detail is microscopic.
“We played them [tracks from the score] On set, when we were shooting, and then in post, I leaned heavily on Liam’s style, the darkness and the tone. All the chest-breaking power of his music became not just the score, but the soundscape of the film – it’s incredible and has an amazing texture, in my opinion.”
“Our approach to scoring each scene was very simple,” the director continued. “He would ask, ‘How do you want the audience to feel, what’s the emotion?’ and it would make me break down the scene in really clear terms.
“It was both of our first feature films, and we were both really honest and open about what we knew and didn’t know. I feel like we helped each other through the process. It was a fantastic experience working with him, one of the great joys of making the film for me.”
Choose or Die is available to stream now Netflix after publication on Friday April 15, 2022.
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