Mike Patton (Faith No More) scores Stephen King’s 1922 in 2017; expanded score available in 2018

Mike Patton (Faith No More) scores Stephen King's 1922 in 2017; expanded score available in 2018
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Mike Patton and Stephen King: the combination makes an intuitive sort of sense, doesn’t it? It’s not quite at the level of chocolate+peanut butter, but it’s got something. No, Stephen King has not followed up his previous musical venture in The Rock Bottom Remainders by becoming auxiliary percussionist in Tomahawk, or anything like that. In fact, I have no idea whether King and Patton have ever met.

But! Mike Patton has provided the score for the new Netflix film adaptation of King’s novella 1922, from the author’s 2010 collection Full Dark, No Stars.

This is not Patton’s first foray into film scoring. He previously provided the score for the pretty good Ryan Gosling/Bradley Cooper movie The Place Between the Pines. Patton’s own Ipecac Recordings will release an expanded version of the 1922 score in 2018.

1922 is the sordid tale of a man who murders his wife, and, after burying her body, becomes “terrorized by rats,” eventually becoming convinced she is haunting him. The film adaptation stars Thomas Jane as the aforementioned rat-haunted hubby, Wilfred James. Check out the trailer below, and watch it (on Netflix) now.

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