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Danny Elfman writes horror movie score for Trump-Clinton second debate

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Danny Elfman has created some of the most fantastical scores in recent movie memory, including his scores for Tim Burton’s Edward Scissorhands, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Alice in Wonderland. But now Elfman is taking his talents Elfman put his musical talent into use for something happening right here in the real world: He’s written a horror movie score to accompany a video of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton during the second debate.

Elfman’s creepy score gives the video a slasher movie vibe. The composer told Funny or Die, “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.”

Last Sunday, Trump and Clinton met for their second debate where many a meme was born. Among the takeaways from the evening, people noted how Trump followed Clinton around the stage as she spoke to audience members in the debate’s town hall format.

Watch the video below. 

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