There are very few minds as demented as Mike Patton’s that can pull off composing the soundtrack to a Stephen King-based horror film so eloquently. But the jack-of-all-trades frontman of Faith No More/Dead Cross/Mr. Bungle manages to shell out some of his most haunting work yet.
From the film’s main theme,“Mea Culpa,” to equally eerie numbers with titles like “Murder is Work,” “We’ll Send Her to Heaven,” and “Dead Woman’s Secrets,” each track fits together seamlessly. At times Patton’s score is even comparable (and slightly reminiscent) to the music of yet another King-adapted film, The Shining.
Overall, 1922 Soundtrack should work well for anyone seeking an alternative to the standard Halloween party mix tape.