Thom Yorke Reveals His process for Suspira filmscore

Thom Yorke of Radiohead. Photo by Mairo Cinquetti/REX/Shutterstock (8870954q)

Thom Yorke discusses his take on the Suspiria soundtrack.

Suspiria is a remake of the 1977 horror movie about a darkness that engulfs a dance company. The Luca Guadagnino movie of the same name has divided critics but Thom Yorke’s soundtrack has unanimously impressed.

The Radiohead star has revealed to Hollywood Reporter his inspirations and cautions when recreating the soundtrack.

Suspiria is one of those legendary soundtracks. It took a few months to even contemplate the idea,” he said. “It was one of those moments in your life where you want to run away but you know you’ll regret it if you do.”

After deciding to rise to the challenge, Yorke shared his reservations about trying to replicate the original. “There was no point, other than what I found interesting was they used repetition of motifs, again and again and again,” he admitted. “Part of your mind was saying, ‘Please, I don’t want to hear this anymore.’”

You can watch the trailer with Thom Yorke’s original score here: