Akira Yamaoka Writing Song for Film, ‘The Sandman’

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Akira Yamaoka, best known as the video game composer for Silent Hill, has announced on Twitter that he will write a song for an upcoming horror film called The Sandman.

The Sandman, starring Iggy Pop, is an film by Dario Argento that is currently seeking funding on Indie GoGo.

“Our film tells the story of Nathan, a young  student in the city who struggles to forget his childhood trauma at the hands of the serial killer dubbed “The Sandman”: a masked killer who murders his victims with a lethally jagged melon spoon (yes, you read that right!), and claims their eyes as trophies. Nathan killed The Sandman years ago, on Christmas Eve, after he witnessed the murder of his mother, and the nightmare seems to be buried in the past … until he sees the beautiful woman who lives in the apartment across the way dying at the hands of that very same masked killer. This brutal murder plunges Nathan into an odyssey into the night country of his past, his dreams…and the buried secrets of… you guessed it!… The Sandman, who’s on the hunt again.” Dario Argento is an Italian film director, producer and screenwriter. He is best known for his work in the horror film genre, particularly in the subgenre known as giallo, and for his influence on modern horror movies.

Akira Yamaoka has served not only as composer but sound designer for much of the Silent Hill game series and collaborated on the film soundtracks. In 2012, he founded The Silent Hill Band with singer, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn. Most recently, Yamaoka has composed soundtracks for Shadows of the Damned, Lollipop Chainsaw and Murasaki Baby.

Keep it here as more information develops! To learn more about Akira Yamaoka, you can follow him on Twitter and Facebook.


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  1. Jessie October 20, 2014 at 5:07 pm -

    Excuse me, I’m a little distracted. Iggy Pop?! Woooooow. It’s already scary! I’m happy to see Yamaoka doing a movie soundtrack even if it’s an indie film. You can’t really count the Silent Hill movies as expanding him musically, so this is a good step in a new direction.

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