‘Child’s Play’ theme music was composed almost entirely using toys
The forthcoming reboot of Child's Play is arriving soon and composer Bear McCreary has shared his chilling take on the theme music.
McCreary released a video not only showing the movie's theme but also all of the toys he used to make it.
The composer has previously worked on soundtracks for the Walking Dead, 10 Cloverfield Lane and Godzilla: Kind of the Monsters among other things.
He revealed in an interview that he was attempting to make the entire soundtrack exclusively using toys.
"I eventually formed a group of toys that I called my Toy Orchestra. It was toy pianos, toy xylophones, plastic guitars. I raided my daughter's playroom and got little action figures that make clicking sounds, I got toy drums, anything that made a sound. Then, I augmented that with just weird handheld instruments that I could play myself: Accordions, hurdy gurdys, melodica, pocket synthesizers, Otamatones. Really strange sounds."
McCreary also says he was hesitant to take on the project initially due to his love for the originals but the filmmaker's direction was convincing enough to join on. The musician also says that even though the soundtrack isn't entirely made from toys, 95 percent of it is.
"I assembled them all together and wanted them to be the foundation of this score, and in fact, I wanted to avoid entirely anything resembling a traditional orchestra, and in that, I succeeded. 95 percent of what you hear in Child's Play is me, performing something, or singing in my own studio, layering it over and over and over to create the sensation of an orchestra filled with toys, and I augmented that with a little bit of a string quintet, for some of the more emotional passages."
Check out the entire clip in the player below.
The reboot will see a number of changes to Chucky who will not be a haunted serial killer doll but instead an artificial intelligence that’s conceited into Chucky’s character.
Klevberg also intends to use more humane characteristics that are “understandable from his point of view but also to us,” in addition to Chucky’s AI rework. The idea originated from Greek tragedies and Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, which he claims as his key inspiration for the film.
In case you haven’t seen the trailer for the movie yet, watch it in the player below.
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