Dine Alone Records is excited to announce the release of the original score for the Jay Baruchel-directed horror film Random Acts of Violence by Wade MacNeil (Alexisonﬁre, Gallows) and Andrew “Ango” Macpherson (Goon: Last of the Enforcers, Dark Side of the Ring). The physical pre-order is live here, with the digital version to be released on streaming platforms October 30. Pre-save here.
Having lent their talents to the Far Cry video game series, Starlink: Battle for Atlas, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege, and horror ﬁlms like The Ranger (Shudder), MacNeil and Macpherson have created an ominous yet understated and unsettling style of electronica. Characterized by its atmospheric soundscapes and a pulsating, hypnotic edge, the score perfectly echoes the themes depicted in an uncompromising, visually stunning ﬁlm.
“When you’re scoring a film, you are creating a soundtrack for a world that doesn’t exist,” explains MacNeil. “Finding the sounds and melodies for that bleak stretch of rust belt highway in Random Acts was exhilarating. Making music to frighten people is such a unique way to spend your time in a studio. I love it.”
Based on the Image Comics graphic novel by Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti, Random Acts of Violence is an elevated slasher horror that will easily become a cult favorite; scratching the entertainment element of horror while searching for the deeper meaning behind the violence. The ﬁlm explores the idea of legitimizing cruelty and the fact that monsters are not merely monsters — they are broken people. Stretching from one end of the emotional spectrum to the other, it holds a mirror up to art, society, and violence.