The Unfamilar: Walter Mair’s Evocative Horror Score Debuts Digitally


Ivor Novello Nominee Walter Mair’s score to supernaturral thriller The Unfamiliar is now available digitally worldwide via Lakeshore Records.  Directed by Henk Pretorious, The Unfamiliar is the South African director’s first British feature film.  Starrring Jemima West (The Borgias), The Unfamiliar movie is available now On Demand. 

Keep reading for the soundtrack purchase links and movie trailer below.

Soundtrack Available Now: [Download/Listen]

Track List
01. Curtain
02. Family
03. Fear Within (feat. Thomas Mertlseder)
04. Tribal Entity
05. Children of the Night
06. Unknown Force
07. Night Marcher (feat. Thomas Mertlseder)
08. Mujina
09. Kaimono (feat. Thomas Mertlseder)
10. Face Your Fears
11. Lie Still (feat. Thomas Mertlseder)
12. Hide or Die
13. Ritual
14. Sacrifice


British Army Doctor, Elizabeth “Izzy” Cormack, returns from war to rekindle her relationship with her estranged family. Izzy notices numerous inexplicable activities in her house that her husband believes are due to her suffering from PTSD as a consequence of war. Izzy militantly pieces the daunting puzzle together to reveal a terrifying, invisible enemy that has infested her entire family. In a heroic attempt to save her family, she is pulled into a dark underworld in Hawaii to explore ancient mythology.
The film directed by Henk Pretorius and starring Jemima West and Christopher Dane was released by Dark Matter Studios on August 21.
Ivor Novello nominated and Telly award winning composer Walter Mair creates original scores for feature films, television drama, commercials, and narrative-driven interactive entertainment such as computer games.
Mair studied in Austria, the country of his birth, gaining a degree in music composition for orchestra from the Vienna University and a major in music composition for motion pictures from Salzburg University.
He has written the music for the Universal Pictures documentary feature Ronaldo, directed by BAFTA winning director Anthony Wonke. In 2016, Walter Mair scored the music for Toby Tobias’ thriller Blood Orange starring Ben Lamb and Iggy Pop. In television, he has written music for BBC 1’s Cuffs] and E4’s teen drama mini-series Glue. His music can be heard in Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto video games, Sony’s sci-fi franchise Killzone, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Conviction and The Creative Assembly’s Total War series.
He writes in a wide range of styles, from large orchestral symphonic scores with choir down to smaller ensembles and also intersperses electronics and hybrid or bespoke sounds with live solo instruments.
Walter Mair has written the music and created sound design for numerous commercials for television and cinema campaigns including for Range Rover, Audi and Jaguar.
Mair works out of a state-of-the-art recording studio in Soho, London and is represented by The Gorfaine/Schwartz Agency.[9] He is a member of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) and British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA).

Dark Matter Studios presents a “Henk Pretorius Film”, in cooperation with TRIGGER FILMS, ONSIGHT, and THE BRITISH FILM INSTITUTE (rent it on iTunes).


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