Coinciding withProfondo Rosso’s 40th anniversary Goblin will be playing their original score live to a screening of the film (cert 18).
Along withSuspiria,Profondo Rossois perhaps Argento’s most celebrated film and a total classic of the giallo horror subgenre in its own right. Its score is synth-heavy characterised by a chilling central theme.
Having been dissatisfied with the original soundtrack, Argento called local band Cherry Five in at short notice. They renamed themselves Goblin, and, legend has it, wrote the new soundtrack in one night. Originally inspired by bands like King Crimson and prog-era Genesis, Goblin’s unique sound is instantly recognisable and has earned them a cult status all of their own.