The festival smash Guns Akimbo lands in US theaters, On Demand, and Digital HB beginning February 28th. But, today, Dread Central is thrilled to exclusively debut a track from the film’s soundtrack. Give “Enter the Ride” by Enis Rotthoff a spin embedded at the top of the article!
Rotthoff’s passion for scoring films combined with his orchestral mastery and cutting edge electronic sounds has made him a leading voice for cinematic music in Germany and his reputation continues to grow.
Rotthoff’s score for Guns Akimbo mirrors the film’s color palette of grey tones and neon colors. By opting for synthesizers and retro drum machines as opposed to orchestral instruments, Rotthoff was able to create a very 80’s and 90’s inspired score. As he says: “Working on this film has truly been a unique experience for me. It’s almost as if my 15-year-old self, growing up in the 80s and 90s, had time-traveled to 2019 to help me realize this score.”
Rotthoff’s credits include David Wnendt’s The Sunlit Night, which premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, starring Gillian Anderson, Jenny Slate, and Zach Galifianakis (Sundance’s Grand Jury Prize nominee); Wetlands, starring Carla Juri; Patricia Benoit’s Stones in the Sun; Simon Arthur’s Silver Tongues, starring Lee Tergesen; Steve Anderson’s White Orchid, starring Jennifer Beals; Detlev Buck’s Measuring the World, with the Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna, which earned Rotthoff a Jerry Goldsmith Award nomination; and many more.
Guns Akimbo is written and directed by Jason Lei Howden (Deathgasm) and stars Daniel Radcliffe, Samara Weaving, and Rhys Darby. Give the trailer a spin below and read Jerry Smith’s 5-Star review, HERE.
Miles is a video game developer who inadvertently becomes the next participant in a real-life death match that streams online. While Miles soon excels at running away from everything, that won’t help him outlast Nix, a killer at the top of her game.
Are you excited to check out Guns Akimbo next week? What do you think of “Enter the Ride” from the film’s soundtrack? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! You can also carry on the convo with me personally on Twitter @josh_millican.