Sunday, October 11, 2015

FYC: It Follows for Best Original Score (2015)

Hello, Bloggers, here is another For Your Consideration post that I have been meaning to do for quite a while and here it is. Here is my case for why the horror flick It Follows deserves a nod for Best Original Score.


One genre that the Academy has had trouble getting along with besides comedy is horror. They have beem much kinder to it in the past by nominating films like The Exorcist and The Sixth Sense for Best Picture. But nowadays, the horror genre has slightly waned. So, it's not too surprising this genre is often ignored nowadays. But the latest film It Follows, which is quite inventive in terms of story, is also unique with its score. The synthesized score is quite old school and when listening to it as I watched the film, it brought me back to the more classic horror films from the late 70's, early 80's like Halloween. 

Not only does it deserve recognition for its awesomeness, but also to add something that isn't traditional classical music from a sweeping period piece or anything like that. They did nominate, and give the win, to Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross for The Social Network. But it doesn't mean it should stop there. They should continue to be creative.

So, to any voting member of the Score or Musical branch, or film critic that may read this, I highly encourage you to consider this amazing score.

To anyone else that has seen the film, what do you guys think? Do you agree that the film's score deserves serious consideration? Be sure to leave your thoughts in the comments section. Thanks for reading!