Gunn Interactive have released the soundtrack for their upcoming game based on the iconic 1974 film The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, and it’s glorious!
Composed by Ross Tregenza and Wes Keltner, the score evokes the earthy and primitive sound of the film’s tracks perfectly. The music for the legendary horror film was composed by the late Tobe Hooper in collaboration with Wayne Bell. Over the years the sounds they composed have entered the annals of history due to the iconic and unsettling string sounds punctuated by the click and flash of a flashbulb. This motif has returned in every sequel and been used in multiple documentaries on both the film and its factual basis.
Tregenza and Keltner mirror Hooper and Bell perfectly with a constant ominous drone and an identical recreation of that famous motif. With track titles such as “The Family House,” “Bizarre Crimes,” “Blunt-Headed Hammer,” and “Go Get Grandpa,” the soundtrack piques one’s interest as to what we’re to expect in the game. It is a fantastic move on the part of Gunn Interactive in terms of drumming up excitement for the project.
The game is set to be released on August 18th 2023 and will mark the fiftieth anniversary of the day on which Hooper’s film is set. It will be available on all major consoles, including PlayStation, Xbox and PC and is currently up for pre-order. The soundtrack is available via all good streaming services. Will you be taking a trip to Texas? If so, will you get out alive?