From folk horror to horror western, there is no territory Composer Ben Lovett cannot conquer in his efforts to enhance your movie watching experience! Ahead of the release of his latest horror score to The Wind (in theaters April 5), we take a look at his beloved The Ritual score released last year on Lakeshore Records! From scaring film music critics (to their delight) to catching the attention of Academy Award-winning Director Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water) himself, here’s a refresher on why people loved both the film (directed by David Bruckner) and the score!
Soundtrack Available Now: [Download/Stream]
Lovett proves himself to be a great sound designer and that he understands what he needs to do in order to create a mood so foul and creepy that it’s uncomfortable to listen to at times. – Soundtrack Geek
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! “The Ritual” at NETFLIX. Amazing and scary. With a beautiful creature designed by frequent collaborator Keith Thompson. pic.twitter.com/OkWtDHvxCb
— Guillermo del Toro (@RealGDT) March 16, 2018
— Mike Flanagan (@flanaganfilm) February 14, 2018
— Wil ‘Ban the Nazis’ Wheaton (@wilw) February 14, 2018
If you’re looking for a good scary movie, I recommend “The Ritual.” It just came out on Netflix and it’s pretty great and also one of the many reasons I don’t enjoy hiking.
— Shannon Purser (@shannonpurser) February 10, 2018
God damn, @bruckmachina. THE RITUAL is a fucking beautiful film. Performances, cinematography, tension are all top-notch, and those final twenty minutes are eye candy like I haven’t enjoyed in ages. Huge, heartfelt kudos across the board.
— Ted Geoghegan (@tedgeoghegan) February 14, 2018
Imaginarium UK and eOne Films presents THE RITUAL, now streaming on Netflix!