Stephen King's Doctor Sleep Original Motion Picture Soundtrack has been released just days before the film hits theaters wide on November 8th. Also in today's Horror Highlights: Zombie with a Shotgun DVD Kickstarter details, 3 Days Rising details, and Crypsis On Demand and DVD release info.
Doctor Sleep Motion Picture Soundtrack Release Details: "WaterTower Music is proud to announce the digital release of the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep, the fall horror event that continues the story of Danny Torrance, 40 years after his terrifying stay at the Overlook Hotel in The Shining. Directed by Mike Flanagan (Oculus, Gerald’s Game), the highly anticipated film adaptation of Stephen King’s continuation of his beloved classic novel The Shining releases November 8th worldwide from Warner Bros. Pictures, and the soundtrack releases today November 1st.
Flanagan chose The Newton Brothers (The Haunting of Hill House, Extinction), the composing duo of Andy Grush and Taylor Newton Stewart, to create the film’s score. The writer/director states, “It was important for Doctor Sleep to have its own identity, but we also wanted to call back to some of the feelings Kubrick created in The Shining. He utilized score and sound design in a way that created an impenetrable sense of dread.”
The soundtrack to Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep features an eclectic and visceral original score by The Newton Brothers which does indeed conjure terrifying images upon playback. The astute listener will recognize occasional musical callbacks to the iconic theme from the 1980 adaptation of The Shining. The 36-track album leads with the track “Dies Irae / Violet (incorporating The Shining Main Title).” Interestingly, this will be the first time in quite some time that music from the original film will be included in a widely available album release, as that soundtrack is long out of print.
The composers took a distinct approach to instrumentation, inspired by their passion for rare instruments. One of the world’s largest aeolian wind harps, located in Northern California, was recorded, then manipulated through modular synthesizers to play in tandem with other score elements. Additionally, they recorded Paul Dresher performing his hurdy grandé (a massive, uniquely modified version of a hurdy gurdy) to contribute innovative soundscapes for the film’s atmosphere. The orchestra was recorded and set up to include natural panning and movement between sections. The chanting choirs, textural vocals, and synthesizers play in conjunction with the orchestra.
Reflecting on the experience, the Newton Brothers explained “It’s an exceptional honor to have been part of “Stephen King’s Dr. Sleep.” The Shining is a film that haunted us both as kids and as adults. Both the film and the novel tell such a deep story at the core. Being able to support that story through score has been one of the most rewarding experiences of our careers. Combining the orchestra, a unique choir, modular synths, rare instruments and a mangling of live recordings was essential in creating the sonic palette to support the film. We are grateful to Mike Flanagan and (film producer) Trevor Macy, for entrusting us and guiding us creatively in this endeavor.”
The Doctor Sleep soundtrack is available digitally today November 1st, 2019, and the tracklist is as follows:
Dies Irae / Violet (Incorporating The Shining Main Title)
Please Talk Please
The Hat, The Snake & Dan
Chimes & Outside Voices
The Things That Lived There
That Which Was Forgotten
The True Knot
You Seem Put Upon
The Hedge Maze Part I
The Hedge Maze Part II
We Go On."
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Zombie with a Shotgun DVD Indiegogo Details: "After 3 years of putting this film together we're finally releasing Zombie with a Shotgun on DVD for Thanksgiving.
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3 Days Rising Casting Details:: "Acclaimed actor Vincent Young has been cast in a reimagining of the classic ‘’The Fall of the House of Usher.”
Craig Cukrowski horror pic “3 Days Rising” sees Young join an exciting ensemble cast that also includes world-renowned musician and actor Ice T, Peter Greene (“Pulp Fiction”) and Tony Denison (“Major Crimes”). The film, which is produced by Noel Ashman, began filming this week.
Pic fixes on Eric Usher, a man living alone, seemingly descending into madness but the gruesome truth is ultimately revealed.
Young, whose other credits include “Escape Plan 2”, TV’s “NCIS” and festival hit “What Death Leaves Behind”, was recently cast opposite Guy Pearce and Sir Ben Kingsley in Santiao Manes Moreno’s upcoming actioner “Long Gone Heroes”."
Crypsis On Demand and DVD Release Details: "A camping trip goes horribly wrong in writer/director Paul Anthony Rogers' unnerving Crypsis, available On Demand and on DVD December 17 from Uncork'd Entertainment.
A group of friends makes a bet to survive on an island. Unbeknownst to them, a mysterious old creature begins hunting them throughout the night. What began as an innocent bet quickly turns into a fight for survival. As night falls, this becomes a fight to the death that no one had anticipated.
Rogers co-stars alongside Michael Armata, Anthony Hoang, Jordan Mitchell-Love and Eddie Nason in a pulse-racing profusion of Stranger Things and Predator."