Christopher Young

The Fly II

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While the 1988 feature film sequel The Fly II is a pale imitation of David Cronenberg's groundbreaking predecessor, Christopher Young's score remains a supremely accomplished and inventive work deserving of a far better motion picture to accompany. To his credit, Young avoids rehashing Howard Shore's operatic score for The Fly, instead embracing a disquieting atonal approach that crackles with violence and dread. Young's melodies twist and turn with the breakneck velocity of a roller coaster, culminating in a wonderfully cathartic climax that communicates the horror and chaos the film itself never musters.