nightcrawlerLakeshore Records will release a soundtrack album for the thriller Nightcrawler. The album features the film’s original music composed by Academy Award nominee James Newton Howard (The Hunger Games, The Sixth Sense, The Fugitive, King Kong). The soundtrack will be released on October 28, 2014 and is now available for pre-order on Amazon. Check back on this page for the cover art and audio clips. Nightcrawler is written and directed by Dan Gilroy and stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Bill Paxton and Riz Ahmed. The movi follows a driven young man desperate for work who discovers the high-speed world of L.A. crime journalism. The thriller premiered at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival and will be released on October 31 by Open Road Films. For updates on the film, visit the official Facebook movie page.

Here’s the album track list:

1. Nightcrawler
2. Lou’s Inspired
3. Driving at Night
4. Sell the Bike
5. Loder Crashes
7. The First Accident
8. Day to Night
9. Pictures on the Fridge
10. The First Night
11. Entering the House
12. Edit on the Hood
13. Lou and Rick on a Roll
14. Driving at Night, Again
15. Waiting
16. Mount Wilson
17. The Wrong Way
18. Watching the House Footage
19. Lou’s Philosophy
20. Making the News
21. Search for the Plate
22. The Newscast
23. Moving the Body
24. Chinatown Express
25. Nina and Frank
26. The Shootout
27. Lou’s Free
28. If It Bleeds It Leads

  1. tiago says:

    It’s great to hear a brand new JNH score, but this one seems to be one of his boring electronic scores, like Michael Clayton or Parkland.

    • David says:

      Parkland was fully orchestral. Michael Clayton had a string orchestra and was nominated for an Oscar. And people who saw Nightcrawler said that it was very good and well used in the movie. And even when JNH does fully orchestral scores, they bash it.

      • Bernhard H. Heidkamp says:

        Nobody “bashes” him. He’s my favourite composer of all time, but I still think that Parkland was really boring and tracks like “Fireworks” and “We have Visitors” are unnecessary. 3 minuts of droning? We have RC’s army of Klausmin Örvarbalfes for scores like that. Howard is a master of thematic variations and he can do it with thriller scores as well.

        And which orchestral score was bashed? Have you read the overwhelming praise of Maleficent?!

      • tiago says:

        Right, Parkland and Michael Clayton had some acoustic instruments. But they’re still boring and dull, Oscar nominated or not.

        I am a big fan of JNH, but I really prefer his more “traditional” and orchestral scores.

  2. Thirtyframesasecond says:

    Fantastic film. But “original” soundtrack? Please check out the actual band called Nightcrawler.

    Either the soundtrack to the film is a complete rip-off or the director was greatly inspired by or has some kind of connection to the artist known as Nightcrawler.

    • Greg says:

      Man this guy should have done the score… I love JNH for his classic scores but this one felt like an old guy trying to be cool. I wish Reznor or Cliff Martinez scored this..