Soundtrack
 

Sexykiller

Composed By: Fernando Velázquez

Distributed by: Screamworks Records


Reviewed by Melissa Minners

 

                Sexykiller is a Spanish horror comedy film starring Macarena Gómez as Bárbara, AKA: Sexykiller, a serial killer, who, as the nickname states is quite good looking.  Of course, the local police are having a hard time finding the killer and Bárbara is the least likely suspect, what with her innocent looks and excellent fashion sense.  But even a serial killer is looking for love.  Can she find it before she ends up killing it?  And where do the zombies fit in?

                The musical score for Sexykiller was created by Spanish composer Fernando Velázquez.  An accomplished cellist who studied both cello and musical composition in Madrid and Paris, Velázquez began his foray into movie score composition with some short films in 1999.  By the year 2006, he had graduated to full length features and earned critical acclaim for his work on the score for The Orphanage.  Since then, he has created scores for such notable films as Shiver, Garbo: The Spy, Julia's Eyes, Devil, The Impossible and Mama.

                The music of Sexykiller runs the gamut from old school orchestral fanfare celebrating love to hard-hitting action to scary horror tracks.  This film represents it all and Fernando Velázquez really stepped up to the challenge.  The opening track, appropriately titled Sexy Killer, features a rock and percussion undertone to get the listener's adrenaline flowing.  Successive tracks are rather tongue-in-cheek romantic comedy featuring ethereal vocals and the like, especially evident in the track Barbie In Love.  Loud blasts of music are designed to let the listener know that horror has now entered the film.  Velázquez was very big on crashing cymbals for these moments and they are featured prominently throughout the soundtrack.

                The Sexykiller Soundtrack presents quite an interesting experience for the listener.  There is simply no way to nail down the genre of the film just by listening to the soundtrack...although I did get the comedy aspect pretty quickly.  While you may not want to see the film, I guarantee that, if you are a fan of soundtrack music, you will find the Sexykiller Soundtrack one interesting listen well worth checking out.

 

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