A subgenre of horror, natural horror features something in nature that poses a threat to humans, such as monsters. In the 2016 film, The Monster, a mother and daughter encounter a creature when their car breaks down by the woods. Horror score veterans tomandandy set the mood. Unlike what you might expect from a horror film, the score does not provide the expected jump scare equivalents but rather, take you on a journey. Keep reading for soundtrack streaming links and more.
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.
This week, Lakeshore Records releases soundtracks from video game, film and television platforms! Featuring acclaimed composers and musicians such as Austin Wintory (Command & Conquer: Rivals) and Thomas Adès (New York Times Critic’s Pick Colette), to fan favorite new pre-orders, we hope you enjoy this new roster of releases!
This month, we celebrate the one-year anniversary of Netflix’s cultural phenomenon that is “Stranger Things” with a brand new Collector’s Edition Vinyl set along with a fitting two-volume VHS-inspired audio cassette release of Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein’s double GRAMMY®-nominated score from Season 1. We also saw the vinyl release of wildly popular film and television productions: the Box Office sensation Logan (20th Century Fox), and streaming darlings, “Legion” (Marvel Entertainment/FX Networks), and “Black Mirror: San Junipero” (Netflix). And for the hot summer, Wish Upon is now in theaters to bring the chills, while the Netflix and chill crowd can sink their teeth into “Castlevania”! As always, we include our recommendations on what’s out now on VOD and Blu-ray/DVD. See all below.
Lakeshore Records is very pleased to release The Monster (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), featuring original score by tomandandy (Resident Evil: The Afterlife, Arlington Road, The Motorman Prophecies). See album details and film reviews below.
It’s what we don’t see, at least not in full, that makes the film are so effectively. – Andrew Crump. The Playlist
“The Monster” is cleverly pitched somewhere in between, with the kind of generous splatters that evoke the good old nasty days of grindhouse horror and enough sleek, self-conscious moves for festival play dates – Manohla Dargis, New York Times
A24 presents THE MONSTER, available now on Digital (get it here).
Deliberately skirting the Halloween horror corridor, Brian Bertino’s tautly composed monster movie serves as a brutally effective metaphor for the turmoil of adolescence, with all its rebelliousness and confusion. – Justin Lowe, The Hollywood Reporter
Not least of the surprises here is the even when The Monster is trying to scare you witless, its every scene insistently reaffirms its characters’ humanity. – Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times