Fans of the body horror subgenre will likely already notice that the apple does not fall far from the tree: Brandon Cronenberg has been captivating audiences for over a decade with his undeniable skill in evoking a visceral response from his viewers, notably from his recent work, Possessor, starring the always excellent and chameleon-like Andrea Riseborough [Mandy, Birdman (Or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)]; and his classic 2012 film, Antiviral, starring Caleb Landry Jones (Get Out, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri).
Read on for links to the soundtrack and the film trailers.
What are your favorite horror movies of all time? Getting into the Halloween mood, Rotten Tomatoes came up with their own list of best horror movies of the 2010s, with 16 Lakeshore Records soundtrack partners staking a claim on the list! Check it out below and listen to the soundtracks. See the full list at Rotten Tomatoes.
Hulu is getting into the Halloween spirit with Huluween: a curated collection of horror titles from movies to TV shows you can stream now on their service. We’ve handpicked 15 Lakeshore Records soundtrack titles from their library for your consideration. Have you seen all of these films yet? See below for links to listen to the albums!
Catch up on the latest releases from Lakeshore Records! Moonlight (A24) won Best Picture – Drama at this year’s Golden Globes®, Golden Globe®-Nominated television series Mr. Robot (USA Network) debuts on Blu-ray/DVD, Underworld: Blood Wars (Screen Gems/Lakeshore Entertainment) made its theatrical and soundtrack premiere, new composer podcasts are available now on Spotify, and more. We’re heading into an exciting first quarter of the year, so stay tuned for updates on digital, CD and new vinyl releases!
“When I first approached Eric to do the score, I had a vague idea that it should incorporate electronic and acoustic instrumentation. It turned out he had been doing some interesting experiments along these lines with a musician named Michael White, who owned a large bank of analog synthesizers, like a fantasy version of an old telephone operator’s switchboard. The two of them had been running orchestral chords through these synths and deforming them, and the results were very exciting… The process was unpredictable and experimental.” — Brandon Cronenberg, Director of Antiviral
In the film Antiviral, a celebrity-obsessed society desires viruses and pathogens that come from famous people. Illness is a commodity. The Lucas Clinic makes its money collecting and selling viruses to the public.
Syd March, excellently portrayed by Caleb Landry Jones (Twin Peaks, Get Out), is an employee of the Lucas Clinic who makes money on the side by smuggling samples of pathogens in his own body to distribute on the black market.
Syd becomes infected with a particularly nasty and deadly contagion he collects from celebrity sensation Hannah Geist (Sarah Gadon). Syd races against time to find a cure while being hunted down by those who want his infected blood.
E.C. Woodley’s score features dark ambient tones and strange electronic sounds with treated piano pieces interspersed. Released in 2013, the album was somewhat ahead of its time, considering the popularity of today’s dark analog experimental electronic scores such as Mac Quayle’s “Mr. Robot”, Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein’s “Stranger Things”, and Adam Wingard’s Blair Witch.
Listen to “Syd Shoots Up,” “Hallucinations,” and “Running” from E.C. Woodley’s score:
Brandon Cronenberg continues:
“Eric and I went through the film from start to finish, discussing what the music should accomplish in both theoretical and specific terms. We decided given the subjective nature of the story that it should be consistently internal, reflecting what was going on in the protagonist’s head rather than what was going on around him. It should be something bodily, sometimes an elevated pulse, sometimes an expression of pain or sickness or bliss.”
Antiviral (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) available digitally on iTunes. Also available on compact disc.
This Staff Pick is by John Bergin, Art Director and A&R for Lakeshore Records.
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