The runaway success of the SyFy Channel's 2013 action/disaster pic Sharknado spawned the inevitable sequel in Sharknado 2: The Second One. Far campier and even more ham-fisted than its predecessor, The Second One played with the boundaries of B-moviedom, almost straying into outright comedy as it fully embraced the outrageousness of a second series of storms filled with man-eating sharks, this time in New York. It was essential, then, that the sequel's musical score ride that border between brooding action dramatics and slightly winking satire. After all, the movie does begin with a parody of the 1980 comedy Airplane, basically acknowledging that they're in on the joke. Using a mostly orchestral palette with some subtle electronics, composers Chris Ridenhour and Christopher Cano make it work, adding the appropriate flourishes to scenes of sharks in Citi Field ballpark, sharks in subway cars, sharks eating off Tara Reid's hand, and sharks getting chainsawed from the top of the Empire State Building. ~ Timothy Monger
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Works DetailsRidenhour, C. : Sharknado 2 :: The Second One, film score
- Performers: Chris Cano; C. Ridenhour
- Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Christopher Cano.
- Running Time: 70 min. 3 sec.
- Period Time: Contemporary
- Form: Film Score
- Written: 2014