In the June 2022 print edition of Empire Magazine, The Guest 2Soundtrack album comes in at Number 9 in their “Take 20 – This Month’s Film Moments That Matter” list! That April Fool’s “joke” turned out to be a soundtrack that’s no joke! Remember, this is the soundtrack to a film that does not exist–yet! The producer/writer and director of The Guest, Simon Barrett and Adam Wingard, respectively, have gone on record to state they have indeed been working on an actual sequel. “We’re talking about developed [sic] a potential sequel as a real project,” said Wingard in the May 2022 Empire interview.
This is true, I’ll admit the response to the soundtrack surprised me. I think we’ve finally landed on an idea that excites us and wouldn’t disappoint everyone, but it won’t be soon. Lots to work on first. https://t.co/5dTXtx6F7d
The Guest 2 Original Soundtrack is a soundtrack to an imagined sequel—a film that does not exist. 2014’s The Guest, directed by Adam Wingard, written by Simon Barrett, and starring Dan Stevens as “David,” tells the story of a kind soldier who befriends a grieving family. After a series of mysterious deaths, the teen family members discover the soldier who seems so warm and caring is actually an unstoppable killing machine. For the imagined sequel, Wingard sketched-out story details and enlisted 11 bands to tell the story through the medium of music. Through a wide range of song styles and tones—coupled with very specific song titles and a stunning album cover illustration—we learn what became of David, Anna, Brendan and Major Carver after the events of The Guest. View full album details below.
It’s Halloween month, y’all! Lakeshore Records kicks off this month of feattured horror soundtracks with their Trick or Treat At Home Spotify playlist, curated by Tony Giles of The Record Room podcast. Be sure you’re following the playlist to find out what new horror score cues and song tracks are added. What are some of your favorite horror soundtracks of all time? Listen below!
An experience enjoyable without the visuals… Black Hills Forest, and Rustin Parr, establish several of the key features of the album… listening at a louder volume reveals new worlds. – Musique Machine
To truly appreciate Adam Wingard’s score to last year’s Blair Witch movie, the direct sequel to the cult phenomenon The Blair Witch Project, this soundtrack review at Musique Machine is essential reading. Mastered by Robert Rich, a pioneering ambient musician, the album is described as “surprisingly detailed” without being intrusive. It is certainly a rich review of the soundtrack. Read the full review at Musique Machine.