28 Weeks Later
Download: Muse – “Shrinking Universe"
Download: Muse – “Hysteria"
Download: Muse – “Time Is Running Out"
So, I saw the shit out of 28 Weeks Later with my lady last night. She thought it to be merely ok, but I liked it quite a bit. Essentially, it's the horror movie equivalent of Children of Men. I haven't watched the first one since I saw it in theatres but, from memory alone, I would say that Weeks is as good as Days, if not necessairly better per se. Weeks definitely has more thought put into it than most horror movies these days, seeing as the film is a feast of dramatic irony. There are allusions, some blunt and others more subtle, to our current situation with that camel-fucker in Iraq. There's even a bit of an elektra subtext to the movie, for you Freud-fans out there. Best of all, the movie is quite scary, gory, and also retains the human element that made the first one so renowned amongst film fans.
I have been scavaging the interweb for the theme to 28 Weeks Later, which is reminscent of Explosions in the Sky style post-rock (i.e., moody and instrumental, but also relying mostly on simple rock band arrangements). So far, I've had no such luck finding it, but I have found the song that was used in the 28 Weeks Later trailer. That song, "Shrinking Universe" by British band Muse, is posted above (in addition to other Muse tracks with titles relevant to tense movies).
If any of you fine readers have seen the film, and can find an mp3 file of the instrumental theme of which I am speaking, please send it to me so I can post it. It would be greatly appreciated.
Update: Found it. The song is called "In The House, In A Heartbeat" and its written by the film's composer, John Murphy.
Download: John Murphy - "In The House, In A Heartbeat