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).
It’s big, ominous, sometimes beautiful and often eerie — think Blade Runner or Annihilation — not to mention unsettling at times. – Brooklyn Vegan
Invada Records and Lakeshore Records have released the soundtrack to In The Earth, a film by Ben Wheatley, original music by Clint Mansell — available now digitally worldwide! The original music is both luminous and ominous with rich, organically inspired flourishes that inhabit a pronounced place in the folk horror film.
Lakeshore Records released the album digitally in the Americas and Invada Records in the rest of the world.
The NEON film, written and directed by Ben Wheatley, and produced by his ROOK FILMS production company, is now playing in U.S. theaters April 16, in the UK in June and the rest of the world TBD. The film is now Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes!
In the Earth’s bleak kaleidoscope of horror is a hallucinogenic meditation on the residual pandemic fears that haunt humanity. – Dread Central
We are thrilled to announce Invada Records and Lakeshore Records will release Clint Mansell’s score to the Ben Wheatley film In The Earth—the album releases digitally April 16 in the U.S. via Lakeshore and the rest of the world via Invada, and the NEON film opens in the U.S. on April 16, the UK in June and the rest of the world TBD. The original music is both luminous and ominous with rich, organically inspired flourishes that inhabit a pronounced place in the folk horror film. Listen to the soundtrack preview below original premiered at Brooklyn Vegan.