His hard driving, ear-splitting, cacophonic concoction of twisted metal, drum beats, and industrial waste set to music has been the perfect solution for the ultimate Saw riddle. – Score Keeper, Birth.Movies.Death
An epic anthology release deserves an epic composer interview! Our podcast guru Tony Giles chats with Charlie Clouser about his Saw Anthology release, which is comprised of the best scores hand-selected from all eight Saw films! Saw and Charlie Clouser fans don’t want to miss this insider talk. Check out the Lakeshore podcast now exclusively at Birth.Movies.Death.
Jigsaw, the eight film in the Saw film franchise is now available on Blu-ray, DVD & 4K Ultra HD! If ever there was a time to complete your Saw film collection, the time would be now. With the announcement of the Saw Anthology vinyl release coming out next month, your bragging rights on owning the ultimate Sawcollection are within your grasp!
Part of what made this franchise so special was Charlie Clouser’s haunting, chilling and gripping music, a feast of atmospheric texture that I still listen to quite often; I am not even only talking about the iconic “Hello Zepp” main theme that keeps being reworked with every new instalment [sic] but about the entire soundscape. – Soundtrack Dreams
For the Saw films follower, Jigsaw was a long-awaited eighth installment of this successful horror movie franchise! Now available on iTunes Movies this week, this is a welcome offering for horror film devotees to kick off the new year strong. Returning as composer is Charlie Clouser, who also scored the first seven films. Expect to hear some familiar sounds while being blown away by the new score (out now on Lakeshore Records).
Man, I missed these two word cue titles and the anticipation before the new Zepp theme comes. Welcome back, seductive darkness and screeching sounds coupled with ambient melodies, this is the sound that Charlie Clouser has developed so well over 7 years and he cleverly opens “Chase Edgar” with a familiar motif before taking the rug from under my feet and going full frantic action. – Soundtrack Dreams
Clouser has been part of the franchise since the original 2004 film after leaving the band Nine Inch Nails and has taken the films to the next level of terrifying with his gritty scores, more specifically his Hello Zepp theme. – Nerd Reactor
Nerd Reactor caught up with Charlie Clouser on the occasion of his latest score to the highly-successful Saw film franchise, Jigsaw. This is the eight installment of the series, after a seven-year hiatus (Saw 3D in 2010 was the last film). Check out the interview with Charlie in which you get a bit of a retrospective on his contributions as a composer for this horror franchise, as well as reveals on what’s new in the latest album release via Lakeshore Records, here.
Were I a betting man, this would be music that I imagine will be used to reveal to people the nature of their circumstances. Oh yes, there will be screaming… – Jonathan Barkan, Dread Central
Ahead of the highly-anticipated Jigsaw theatrical release, Lakeshore Records has premiered two score cues from the Jigsaw (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), and the only place you can hear it until the October 27th release date is at Dread Central! Jonathan Barkan digs deep to uncover the unusual instrumentation used by Charlie Clouser on this score, as well as his previous scores throughout the Saw franchise. It’s a fascinating behind-the-scenes “look” for film music fans!
Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures present JIGSAW in theaters nationwide on October 27, 2017 (get tickets).