Title - 'The Boy Next Door' [OST]
Artist - Randy Edelman & Nathan Barr
To accompany the brand new Universal Pictures psychological thriller, 'The Boy Next Door,' Varese Sarabande have now released the accompanying soundtrack: a what a beauty it is! Featuring 18 new score cues by co-composers Randy Edelman and Nathan Barr, the soundtrack score is one that competes with, and beats the actual movie for suspenseful moments!
'The Boy Next Door' is a 2015 American erotic thriller film directed by Rob Cohen and written by Barbara Curry. The film stars Jennifer Lopez, Ryan Guzman, John Corbett, Ian Nelson, and Kristin Chenoweth. Lopez plays a high school teacher named Claire who, in the midst of a divorce, has a one-night stand with a younger neighbor (Guzman), who develops a dangerous obsession with her.
You see, even if you haven't seen the film, you kinda know what to expect ('Enough' again, anyone?), but when accompanied by this edge-of-your-seat score, well, it more than passes the muster of what a thriller of this nature should physically pass for.
Edelman has used his background as a classical musician and arranger to enhance and prolong his film scoring career for many, many years so successfully. His TV work includes MacGyver, Maximum Security and Mr. Sunshine, to name a few. He has actually now composed more than 100 scores for film and TV!
Barr has scored all seven seasons of HBO's primetime Emmy Award-winning series True Blood, and in addition to his TV experience, has composed music for more than 30 feature films. Here alongside Edelman on 'The Boy Next Door' they are truly the dynamic duo of inventive sound scapes.
Reviewed by: Russell A. Trunk