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Untraceable
(2008)
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Composed, Co-Orchestrated, and Co-Produced by:

Conducted by:
Allan Wilson

Co-Orchestrated by:
Sean McMahon
Sujin Nam
Martin St. Pierre
Brandon Verrett

Co-Produced by:
Max Blomgren
David Russell
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Lakeshore Records
(March 4th, 2008)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... if you want to add yet another creepy but undeniably attractive Christopher Young thriller theme of cold beauty to your collection of the composer's many similar ideas.

Avoid it... if you expect the rest of the score for Untraceable to exhibit the kind of instrumental creativity heard in Young's other suspense and horror scores of the late 2000's.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,809
WRITTEN 4/29/10
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Untraceable: (Christopher Young) The premise of Gregory Hoblit's 2008 thriller Untraceable showed much promise, resurrecting the topic of the public's fascination with bizarre human torture rituals from Seven and revising them for the Internet age. The villain of the story creates Saw-like concoctions to progressively torture his victims in accordance to how many people in America visit the live web cam feed of the event. The tech gurus of the FBI pursue him from their offices in Oregon, eventually coming far too close to his scheme for their own comfort. Several major flaws in the plot struck fatal blows to Untraceable, however, including a cliche-driven ending of retribution that panders to the lowest common denominator of the genre. Before the cheesy conclusion however, a handful of immense logical fallacies cripple the film, ranging from the not entirely accurate explanations of how the IP of a site's domain name can rotate so quickly and without means of shutting it down (the screenwriters could have learned a thing or two by how the communists in China control their networks) and the abysmal public relations choices taken by the authorities that only draw more attention to the killer's site and thus hasten the victims' deaths. Then there's the whole issue about whether viewers of the site can be tracked down and charged as accomplices to a murder. The concept had merit, especially in its commentary about just how sick society has become (outside of the snuff audiences), but Untraceable made innumerous poor choices in its execution. The score for the film represented one such error after the production actually made a wise move by securing the services of horror and thriller veteran Christopher Young. Unfortunately, despite the composer's workmanlike endeavor for Untraceable, the score was extremely marginalized in its application to the film. Just as subtle shades of color in the film were missing due to photography of high saturation and contrast levels, the soundscape pushed Young's score so far into the background that you are led to believe that most of the conversational scenes (especially those at the outset of the film) are absent any music until you vaguely begin to hear Young's trademark piano work for a brief moment of two. Appreciating the score on album is definitely the best route when considering Untraceable, though despite Young's usual effective techniques for the genre, his work here misses a few opportunities in the creativity department that are surprising considering how clever both The Uninvited and Drag Me to Hell would be the following year.



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Average: 2.85 Stars
***** 22 5 Stars
**** 17 4 Stars
*** 22 3 Stars
** 25 2 Stars
* 26 1 Stars
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
Total Time: 44:56
• 1. Untraceable (2:23)
• 2. Missing Flowers (2:43)
• 3. Death After Life After Death (2:42)
• 4. Session Locked (6:37)
• 5. Acid Decomposition (5:30)
• 6. Goudlylocks (2:35)
• 7. Viewer Executions (4:14)
• 8. Net Nuts (2:50)
• 9. Incinerated in Cement (7:22)
• 10. Blinking the Code (4:51)
• 11. Kill With Me (4:20)
• 12. Kill With Me (Website Theme)* (3:54)
* written by Danny Lohner and only available on the iTunes download version of the soundtrack
(album total time does not include this track)

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