Thom Yorke Is Soundtracking a Remake of Italian Horror Classic 'Suspiria'

Thom Yorke of Radiohead performs on stage at Ziggo Dome on Oct.14, 2012 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
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Thom Yorke of Radiohead performs on stage at Ziggo Dome on Oct.14, 2012 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Suspiria, Dario Argento’s legendary horror 1977 film, is a pinnacle of both giallo (a particular designation of Italian horror-thriller films) and the horror genre overall. It also has one of the greatest film soundtracks ever made -- the handiwork of Goblin, a electro-prog rock band who everyone from John Carpenter to S U R V I V E has unabashedly imitated with their eerie, arpeggio-heavy soundtracks. Now, Amazon Studios and K Period Media are gearing up to deliver a remake of the iconic film, starring Tilda Swinton, Dakota Johnson, Chloë Grace Moretz, and more. They have also conscripted a suitably auspicious composer to take on the challenge of a new soundtrack: Radiohead's Thom Yorke.

The film’s director issued a statement to Variety, saying that having Yorke on board was  “a dream come true.” He added: “Our goal is to make a movie that will be a disturbing and transforming experience: for this ambition, we could not find a better partner than Thom.”

The film is currently in post-production, Variety reports.

This article was originally published by Spin.

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