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).
Lakeshore Records has released the soundtrack for The Stairs, the independent horror film released by Cinedigm. The score by BC Smith (Smoke Signals, Skins), utilizes both acoustic and electronic instrumentation that subtly adds to the different characters and events in the film—a range that spans from idyllic to horrific. The 21-track album is available now digitally on all major music services across the globe. Keep reading to access the soundtrack listening links and more. Dread Central premiered the tracks, “Jessie” and “ShroomSexKill,” which you can also listen to below.
Cinedigm and Fathom Events screened the film in theaters for one night only on August 12 in 700 theaters!
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Fair warning: we’re not sure you’ll want to go hiking after you watch The Stairs. If you’re in Los Angeles, Dread Central is hosting a free screening of the forthcoming horror film (in theaters Thursday, August 12). It’s not too late: RSVP now at Dread Central.
And, if you can’t make it on the 10th, you can catch the movie on Thursday, August 12, hosted by Cinedigm and Fathom Events here. Keep reading for the film trailer and more film details.