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John Frizzell scores Stay Alive
16-Mar-2006 - Composer John Frizzell scores Stay Alive. Written and directed by William Brent Bell and starring Frankie Muniz (Malcolm in the Middle), the film tells the story of a group of teens who stumble upon a new video game called Stay Alive. The game details the grisly true story of a 17th century noblewoman known as "The Blood Countess." A chilling connection is made when the gamers are murdered in the same method as the character they played in the game. Touchstone Pictures releases the film March 24.

Stay Alive explores the composer's suspenseful side, successfully explored on his score for the cult classic Ghost Ship and the upcoming thriller The Woods. Frizzell recently completed work on The Prize Winner Of Defiance, Ohio, starring Julianne Moore as the mother of ten who, in the 1950s, supported her family by writing jingles and entering them into contests. For that score, Frizzell teamed up with newgrass band Nickel Creek, whose latest album hit number one on Billboard's Internet Sales and Independent Album charts.

Frizzell is known for using a colorful array of instruments for his scores, from a psaltery (an ancient harp-type instrument) to African drums. He has written scores for a variety of genres, and has proven his musical talent and versatility.

John Frizzell's credits range from comedies such as Beavis and Butthead Do America and the cult classic Office Space, to the dark comedy Teaching Mrs. Tingle and the sci-fi drama Alien Resurrection. Recent credits include the adapted Neil Simon comedy The Goodbye Girl, the Civil War drama Gods and Generals, and urban actioner Cradle 2 The Grave.

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