Continuing our natural horror collection is none other than In The Earth, The Stairs, and 2018’s most buzzed-about natural horror-meets-alien sci-fi drama, Annihilation! In all three films, characters enter a forest and eventually find out that nature has a mind of its own. For In The Earth, you find yourself wondering whether nature is trying to communicate with you. In Annihilation, our characters get caught up in “The Shimmer,” a mysterious quarantine zone in which everything caught in its bubble is mutated to the extreme. For the recent August release of The Stairs, our protagonists stumble into a hidden world via a mysterious set of stairs situated in the forest of the Cascade Mountains.
Don’t say we didn’t warn you when you hear the three-note earworm by Ben Salisbury and Geoff Barrow (Annihilation), the hypnotic ambience provided by Clint Mansell (In The Earth), and B.C. Smith’s tense electronic score that feels at times organic (The Stairs).
Horror mag Bloody Disgusting has released their all-horror version of the Oscar nominations, with Lakeshore Records partners receiving a total of 20 nominations from six (6) releases in 2018! Mandy leads the pack with seven nominations across categories, and partner films taking 4 out of 5 spots in the Creature FX category! See the break down below.
Which were your favorite horror films and scores of 2018? Congrats to all the nominees! Check out the full list at Bloody Disgusting.
It’s nice to see Lakeshore Records soundtrack partners make the year’s Best Of lists, such as Director Lynne Ramsay’s You Were Never Really Here film, No. 1 at The Playlist! Out of the 25 films on the list, five soundtrack partners are among the year’s favorites with two films helmed by female filmmakers! Take a look below. Which films are your favorite of the year? See the full list at The Playlist.
#14 Mandy Director, Panos Cosmatos. On VOD and Shudder now [more info].
#13 If Beale Street Could Talk Director, Barry Jenkins. In theaters now [get tickets].
#9 Leave No Trace Director, Debra Granik. Available now on Digital, Blu-ray & DVD [more info].
#4 Annihilation Director, Alex Garland. Available now on Digital, Blu-ray & DVD [more info].
#1 You Were Never Really Here Director, Lynne Ramsay. Available now on Digital [more info].
Lakeshore Records congratulates film composers and soundtrack partners Benjamin Salisbury & Geoff Barrow (Annihilation) and Nicholas Britell (If Beale Street Could Talk),whose remarkable scores are on the Academy Awards Best Score shortlist! There were one hundred fifty-six scores that were eligible this year, and the Music Branch of The Academy voted on who would make the shortlist. Out of this pool, 15 scores will advance to the nominations round on January 22, 2019. See the full list at Oscars.org.
The 91st Oscars® will be held on Sunday, February 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscars also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide. Congratulations to all the nominees this year!
In celebration of this announcement, take a listen to these albums:
Last year, we created a July 4th Playlist on Spotify, and we’re happy to continue the tradition with new Lakeshore Records soundtracks added to the film music and television score playlist this year. Coincidentally, the movies to the soundtracks are available now on Digital Streaming for instant gratification. Check it out below.