Did you notice anything strange happening during Sunday night’s debate? No, not Kenneth Bone, or the memes about Trump-Hillary duets, or any substantive policy issues discussed. Did you recognize how Trump was kind of lurking behind Hillary Clinton, his erect figure creepily behind HRC?
Well, you’re far from the only one. Superstar film score composer Danny Elfman also noted Trump’s erratic behavior—at the debate, we mean. Teaming up with Funny or Die, Elfman composed an unsettling, eerie original soundtrack reminiscent of his classic horror scores in a new short called “TRUMP STALKS HILLARY.”
Elfman is also responsible for many classic scores in the horror movie genre, including—big breath—The Nightmare Before Christmas, Corpse Bride, Hellboy 2, Hitchcock, the Psycho remake, Beetlejuice, episodes of The Simpsons “Treehouse of Horror” series, Tales from the Crypt, Goosebumps, The Wolfman, and many more.
Here’s how Elfman described the inspiration for his latest creation: ““Watching Trump lurching behind Hillary during the debate felt a bit like a zombie movie, like at any moment he was going to attack her, rip off her head, and eat her brains.”