GENRE FILM MUSIC NEWS

November 29, 2022

Penka Kouneva Scores Netflix series DRAGON AGE: ABSOLUTION based on BioWare Game Franchise

DRAGON AGE: ABSOLUTION is an animated streaming television series premiere on Netflix on December 9, 2022, based on the Dragon Age media franchise. The series explores mature subjects concerning freedom, power, and corruption set against the backdrop of adult animation. Set in the Tevinter Empire, the oldest of several human nations in Thedas, the series will feature new characters as a group of rebels, mages, and thieves go head-to-head against a sinister force possessing a dangerous artifact. The series has been scored by composer Penka Kouneva who began working in film and television in 1999… her music is a blend of Bulgarian influences, classical training, rock sensibility, and modern film and game soundtracks.

Read more details, and watch the series’ trailer, here.

November 18, 2022

Alonso Lozano Arellano Joins Joseph Bishara to Score Creepy LULLABY Horror Thriller

A malevolent spirit is coming to haunt the holiday season. Directed by John R. Leonetti (MORTAL KOMBAT: ANNIHILATION, ANNABELLE, WISH UPON) and starring Oona Chaplin, Rámon Rodríguez, Liane Balaban, Kira Guloien and Moni Ogunsuyi, LULLABY from Vertical Entertainment comes to theaters and VOD December 16…. The film’s music is composed by Joseph Bishara (INSIDIOUS, THE CONJURING, THE CURSE OF LA LLORONA, THE UNHOLY, MALIGNANT) and Alonso Lozano Arellano (RESTLESS – short), a composer, actor and sound director who makes his feature film co-scoring debut on this picture.

For more details, and to watch the film’s trailer, see here.

November 14, 2022

Howard Shore Scores Gothic Horror Mystery Film THE PALE BLUE EYE

Christian Bale as Detective Augustus Landor in THE PALE BLUE EYE

THE PALE BLUE EYE is a forthcoming gothic horror mystery film written and directed by Scott Cooper (OUT OF THE FURNACE, BLACK MASS, HOSTILES, ANTLERS), adapted from the 2003 novel of the same name by Louis Bayard. In 1830, world-weary veteran detective Augustus Landor investigates a series of murders at the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York. Stymied by the cadets’ code of silence, he enlists one of their own to help unravel the case – a young man the world would come to know as Edgar Allan Poe.

Howard Shore (CRIMES OF THE FUTURE, THE LORD OF THE RINGS, THE HOBBIT, THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, HUGO, THE CELL, DOGMA) has composed the original music for the picture.

Read more details, and watch the film’s trailer, here.

November 12, 2022

Lovecraftian Horror Film FREEZE Scored by Duncan Ritchie

From Dark Temple Motion Pictures comes FREEZE, the latest horror movie from director Charlie Steeds (THE BARGE PEOPLE). the Lovecraftian horror film follows a rescue mission to the North Pole, spearheaded by Captain Mortimer (Wilton) to retrieve an old friend and his lost expedition crew. But he gets more than he bargained for when his ship is frozen into the ice sheet and set upon by bloodthirsty fish-creatures…

The film has been scored by photographer, digital artist, and musician Duncan Ritchie, known for scoring the horror film BLACK LAKE (2020)…

Read more details, and watch the film’s trailer, here.

October 26, 2022

PUPPET MASTER Begets DOKTOR DEATH Spinoff – Music by Richard Band & Jerry Smith

The PUPPET MASTER horror film series focuses on a group of anthropomorphic puppets animated by an Egyptian spell, each one equipped with its own unique and dangerous device and are represented as heroes, antiheroes, and antagonists… This latest spin-off features music by Richard Band, who wrote the original PUPPET MASTER theme and score most of the films in the franchise, and Jerry Smith, the latter in his first feature length credit after scoring a number of horror-related shorts (STITCHES, TAXI, HANGNAIL) and music for featured interviews in the HALLOWEEN 4K Collection (1995-2002). Welcome aboard, Jerry!

Read more details here.

Kevin Kiner Scores STAR WARS: TALES OF THE JEDI

The new STAR WARS franchise, TALES OF THE JEDI, is an animated anthology series created by Dave Filoni for the streaming service Disney+. The show explores different Jedi characters from the prequel trilogy era. The 6-episode series is produced by Lucasfilm Animation, with Filoni as supervising director. Veteran STAR WARS animation composer Kevin Kiner (STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS, STAR WARS: REBELS, THE BAD BATCH, also PEACEMAKER) has scored the series.

Read more details, and watch the series trailer, here.

October 17, 2022

EDM Duo Crush Effect Scores new animated series TRANSFORMERS: EARTHSPARK

Meet a new generation of heroes in TRANSFORMERS: EARTHSPARK, a fun kid-friendly streaming series premiering on Nov. 11 exclusively on Paramount+. The computer-animated television series has been co-developed for the new series by Hasbro’s Entertainment One and Nickelodeon Animation Studio…The first season will consist of 26 episodes; the series has already been renewed for a second season. The series is composed by Crush Effect (producer duo Jesse Molloy and David Veith) from Southern CA, who make genre-bending music that spans from nu-funk to nu-disco to electronic Motown…

Read more details here, and watch the first season’s trailer, here.

October 14, 2022

Christopher Lennertz Serves Shrieks in BRIDGE HOLLOW Score

The film stars Priah Ferguson, Lauren Lapkus, Marlon Wayans, Nia Vardalos, and Rob Riggle and is composed by Christopher Lennertz (THE BOYS, LOST IN SPACE, SUPERNATURAL, BAD MOMS, AGENT CARTER). The film premiered on Netflix today, accompanied by a soundtrack album of Lennertz’s score from Netflix Music…

Read more details, and listen to a track from the soundtrack, here.

October 11, 2022

Composer Christopher Drake Explores THE LAIR

Directed by Neil Marshall (DOG SOLDIERS, THE DESCENT) and starring Charlotte Kirk, Jonathan Howard, Jamie Bamber, THE LAIR tells the tale of Royal Air Force pilot Lt. Kate Sinclair, who is shot down over Afghanistan and finds refuge in an abandoned underground bunker where deadly man-made biological weapons – half human, half alien – are awakened. Christopher Drake has scored the film.

Read more details, and watch the film’s trailer, here.

Michael Brook Scores Canadian Monster Movie SLASH/BACK

SLASH/BACK is a 2022 Canadian Inuit science fiction film directed by Nyla Innuksuk in her feature debut. The film is set in Pangnirtung, Nunavut, a sleepy hamlet nestled in the majestic mountains of Baffin Island in the Arctic Ocean. For Maika and her ragtag friends, the expected casual summer is suddenly not in the cards when they discover an alien invasion threatening their hometown. These teenagers have been underestimated their whole lives but, using makeshift weapons and their horror movie knowledge, they show the aliens you don’t f*** with the girls from Pang. The film’s score has been composed by Canadian-born composer Michael Brook, who has been scoring films since the early 1990s,

Read more details and watch the film’s trailer, here.

October 8, 2022

Trailer to WEDNESDAY (Addams) Released – Danny Elfman & Craig Bacon to Score

Based on the ADDAMS FAMILY cartoons and TV/film series, WEDNESDAY is a sardonic coming-of-age supernatural mystery comedy focusing on Wednesday Addams and her years as a high school student at Nevermore Academy, wherein she attempts to master her psychic powers, stop a monstrous killing spree of the town citizens… Danny Elfman has composed an original series theme for WEDNESDAY, and both he and Craig Bacon (MEN IN BLACK: INTERNATIONAL, BATES MOTEL series, SHERLOCK GNOMES) will score the series’ episodes.

Read more details, and watch the series trailer, here.

October 6, 2022

Vincent Gillioz Scores Malaysian Horror Film DON’T LOOK AT THE DEMON

The Malaysian supernatural horror film DON’T LOOK AT THE DEMON follows a team of paranormal investigators heading for the highlands of Fraser’s Hill, Malaysia, to probe a series of alleged disturbances at a house with a dark past. Directed and from a story by Brando Lee (GANGSTER WARS, CHOW KIT), the film stars Jordan Belfi, Ashlyn Boots, Malin Crépin… The film has been scored by Vincent Gillioz (THE SAND, CHAIN LETTER, THE INVOCATION, EROSION, DARK HOUSE, SCARECROW).

Read more details and watch the film’s trailer here.

Brian Tyler Scoring the Animated Comedy THE SUPER MARIO BROS. MOVIE

It’s been confirmed that Brian Tyler (BUBBA HO-TEP, AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON, TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES, POWER RANGERS, 7 of the FAST & FURIOUS movies) is set to compose the score for the film, collaborating with Japanese composer Koji Kondo, best known for his numerous contributions to the SUPER MARIO and LEGEND OF ZELDA series of video games, among others. This is the third feature film adaptation of Nintendo’s Mario video game franchise…

Read more details, and watch the film’s teaser trailer, here.

Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross Score Cannibalistic Lovers Drama BONES AND ALL

BONES AND ALL is a tasteful 2022 coming-of-age romantic cannibal road film directed by Luca Guadagnino from a screenplay by David Kajganich, based on the 2015 novel of the same name by Camille DeAngelis. The movie is scored by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (WATCHMAN series, BIRD BOX, GONE GIRL, THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, THE SOCIAL NETWORK).

Read more details, and watch the film’s trailer, here.

October 5, 2022

Dominic Lewis Scores Black Comedy Action Thriller VIOLENT NIGHT

VIOLENT NIGHT is a coal-dark holiday action-comedy that says you should always bet on red. When a team of mercenaries breaks into a wealthy family compound on Christmas Eve, taking everyone inside hostage, the team isn’t prepared for a surprise combatant: Santa Claus (David Harbour, BLACK WIDOW, STRANGER THINGs series) is on the grounds, and he’s about to show why this Nick is no saint. Composer Dominic Lewis (THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE, THE KING’S MEN series, JOLT, BAYMAX!, BULLET TRAIN) is scoring the film.

Read more details and watch the film’s trailer here.

October 4, 2022

Alan Howarth Joins Christopher Cano & Chris Ridenour to Score Horror Film NIX

NIX sees a return of director Anthony Ferrante from his audacious comedic SHARKNADO thrillers to a more psychological blend of horror. Inspired by Germanic folklore, a family finds themselves on a dark, scary journey into their own self-created madness when a mysterious entity manifests itself… For NIX’s musical score, Ferrante is rejoined by his SHARKNADO composing team of Christopher Cano and Chris Ridenhour, veteran composers of the Asylum movies and more, with Alan Howarth (John Carpenter’s go-to associate on the scores to HALLOWEEN 2-5, ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK, CHRISTINE, PRINCE OF DARKNESS, and THEY LIVE, and veteran sci-fi/horror synthesist and composer) also onboard to co-create NIX’s surplus of musically spooky sonorities.

Read more details and watch the NIX trailer here.

Holly Amber Church Scores Main Title Theme for del Toro’s CABINET OF CURIOSITIES

Guillermo del Toro’s CABINET OF CURIOSITIES (also known as Guillermo del Toro Presents 10 AFTER MIDNIGHT) is a forthcoming horror anthology streaming television series created by del Toro for Netflix, featuring eight unique horror stories – two of the episodes are original works by del Toro himself, while most of the others are based on classic short stories… Holly Amber Church announced on twitter that she has composed the anthology’s main title music. Composers of the individual stories are reported to include Anne Chmelewsky, Jeff Danna, Tim Davies, Jed Kurzel, Michael Yezerski, and Christopher Young.

Read more details, and watch the series’ trailer here.

October 3, 2022

HALLOWEEN ENDS In Theaters and Streaming on Peacock October 14

Jamie’s Journey: In HALLOWEEN ENDS, Jamie Lee Curtis says goodbye to Laurie Strode – the character that launched her career more than four decades ago… and HALLOWEEN’s original creator and composer John Carpenter also resumes scoring the franchise with his music and iconic themes for HALLOWEEN ENDS, along with co-composers, his son Cody Carpenter and Daniel Davies… 

Read more details and watch the final HALLOWEEN ENDS trailer #2 here.

September 24, 2022

Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio Scored by Alexandre Desplat – Behind the Craft Video Posted Today

GUILLERMO DEL TORO’S PINOCCHIO (or simply PINOCCHIO) is an upcoming stop-motion animated musical fantasy drama film directed by Guillermo del Toro and Mark Gustafson… The film has been a long time coming due to extensive stop-motion animation work… Alexandre Desplat began composing the film’s score back in 2020… Today’s release of a “Behind the Craft” video prompts this updated post, as del Toro takes viewers inside the stop-motion magic behind his whimsical Pinocchio movie.

Watch the “Behind the Craft” Video and the film’s teaser trailer, here.

September 23, 2022

New Horror Trailer for PREY FOR THE DEVIL Released – Score by Nathan Barr

Lionsgate has issued its second trailer for the supernatural horror film PREY FOR THE DEVIL, which is directed by Daniel Stamm and stars Jacqueline Byers, Virginia Madsen, and Ben Cross (his final film before his death in 2020)… Nathan Barr (HEMLOCK GROVE, TRUE BLOOD, HOSTEL) has scored the film, as I announced here back in June

Watch the new trailer here.

September 22, 2022

Composer Cristobal Tapia de Veer Scoring Horror Film SMILE

SMILE is an upcoming American supernatural horror film written and directed by Parker Finn in his feature film debut, based on his 2020 short film Laura Hasn’t Slept. The film is about a doctor who, after witnessing a bizarre, traumatic incident involving a patient, starts experiencing frightening occurrences that she can’t explain. As an overwhelming terror begins taking over her life, Rose must confront her troubling past in order to survive and escape her horrifying new reality… The film has been scored by Multiple award winning, Chilean born composer Cristobal Tapia de Veer, who is based in Montreal, Canada and is known for scoring UTOPIA, BLACK MIRROR, THE THIRD DAY, and THE WHITE LOTUS.

Read more details, and watch the film’s trailer, here.

September 17, 2022

Ben Frost Scoring 1899 Sci-Fi/Horror Series for Netflix

1899 is an upcoming German epic period mystery-horror 8-episode streaming television series created by Jantje Friese and Baran bo Odar. Starring Emily Beecham, Aneurin Barnard, Andreas Pietschmann, and Miguel Bernardeau, 1899 is set to premiere on Netflix in late 2022. The series is being scored by composer Ben Frost, known for scoring (RAISED BY WOLVES, DARK, FORTITUDE, FROST, IN HER SKIN, and the Palme dOr nominated SLEEPING BEAUTY).

Watch the teaser trailer and read more details here.

September 16, 2022

Daniel Hart to Score AMC’s INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE series

Based on Anne Rice’s iconic novel, the forthcoming horror vampire limited television series Interview with The Vampire stars Sam Reid as the vampire Lestat de Lioncourt, Jacob Anderson as his lover and protégé Louis de Pointe du Lac, Bailey Bass as the child vampire Claudia, and Assad Zaman as Rashid… Daniel Hart (THE GREEN KNIGHT, A GHOST STORY, THE OLD MAN AND THE GUN, PETER PAN AND WENDY) is scoring the series.

Read more details, and watch the film’s trailer, here.

September 12, 2022

New Season of FATE: THE WINX SAGA debuts Friday – Scored by Anne Nikitin

School’s back in session but Alfea’s old regime has gone, and it’s time to embrace the new one. The second season of FATE: THE WINX SAGA premieres Friday Sept. 16th…. The music is composed by Anne Nikitin, who scored the first season. 

Read the details, and watch the Season 2 trailer, here.

September 10, 2022

Marvel Drops Trailer for WEREWOLF BY NIGHT

WEREWOLF BY NIGHT is an upcoming television special directed by Michael Giacchino for the streaming service Disney+, based on Marvel Comics… The hour long film follows a lycanthrope superhero who fights crime using the abilities given to him by a curse brought on by his bloodline. Composer Michael Giacchino is directing the special. It’s not the composer’s first time in the director’s chair…

Read more details and watch the trailer, released today, here.

September 9, 2022

Alan Menken to score Disney’s fantasy sequel DISENCHANTED

Disenchanted is an upcoming live-action/animated musical fantasy romantic comedy as a sequel to the 2007 film ENCHANTED. Amy Adams, Patrick Dempsey, James Marsden, and Idina Menzel reprise their roles from the first film. Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz return, as the film’s songwriters, and Menken again composing the score; their work on ENCHANTED garnered three Academy Award nominations…

Read the details and watch the new trailer, here.

September 5, 2022

Henry Jackman to Score Disney’s STRANGE WORLD Animated Feature

STRANGE WORLD is an upcoming computer-animated science-fiction action adventure film about a legendary family of explorers who are exploring a mysterious planet inhabited by surreal lifeforms. According to a listing of upcoming film scoring assignments by MovieScore Media, Henry Jackman has been announced as the movie’s composer.

Read more details, and watch the film’s teaser trailer, here.

September 3, 2022

Marco Beltrami & Crew Score animated s.f. drama PANTHEON

“I’m very excited to finally share this incredibly innovative show from creator Craig Silverstein,” Marco Beltrami wrote in an Instagram post. “The score was completely electronically scored based on sounds created by Buck, who really did a great job capturing the feel of the show.”

Read more details here.

September 2, 2022

Ben Lovett to Score David Bruckner’s HELLRAISER

As reported in Collider this morning, Ben Lovett has been signed as the composer on David Bruckner’s HELLRAISER. The film is directed by David Bruckner, for whom Lovett has scored the compelling horror films THE NIGHT HOUSE and THE RITUAL…

Read more details and sample a bit from Lovett’s score, here.

August 16, 2022

THE BALLAD OF SONGBIRDS & SNAKES: James Newton Howard Returns to THE HUNGER GAMES

THE HUNGER GAMES: THE BALLAD OF SONGBIRDS AND SNAKES is an upcoming science fiction action film directed by Francis Lawrence from a screenplay by Michael Arndt, based on the 2020 novel of the same name by Suzanne Collins. It is a prequel to the film series THE HUNGER GAMES, and will be the fifth overall installment in the franchise. James Newton Howard will return to the franchise and score the new film. Howard beautifully scored the first four HUNGER GAMES movies…

Read more details here.

August 11, 2022

Tim Williams Scores BAD SISTERS for Apple TV

BAD SISTERS (originally titled EMERALD) is an upcoming dark comedy thriller television series created by Sharon Horgan for Apple TV+. Set between London and Dublin, it is based on the Flemish series CLAN, which was created by Malin-Sarah Gozin. A delicious blend of both dark comedy and thriller, BAD SISTERS follows the lives of the Garvey sisters, who are bound together by the premature death of their parents and a promise to always protect one another… British composer Tim Williams has created the 10-episode series’ score.

Read the details, and watch the series’ trailer, here.

August 5, 2022

Daniele Luppi Scores Marvel Short Film Series I AM GROOT

I AM GROOT is a of short films created by Kirsten Lepore for the streaming service Disney+, based on the Marvel Comics character Groot. It features characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) following Baby Groot going on various adventures… The series is scored by Daniele Luppi. “Daniele Luppi was the perfect choice as our composer. He has done so much work with that early electronic sound He’s able to do music that sounds like it came out of a spaghetti western with the same kind of patina on it from that era. He’s using old microphones and keyboards—analog instruments that really give it an authentic, more organic sound,” said show creator Kirsten Lepore…

Read more details here.

August 3, 2022

Christopher Lennertz Scores Family Fantasy Film CURSE OF BRIDGE HOLLOW for Netflix

THE CURSE OF BRIDGE HOLLOW is an upcoming family fantasy adventure comedy about a teenage girl (Priah Ferguson) who accidentally releases an ancient and mischievous spirit on Halloween which causes decorations to come alive and wreak havoc. As a result she must team up with the last person she’d want to in order to save their town – her skeptical father (Marlon Wayans). Christopher Lennertz has scored the film…

Read more details here.

July 29, 2022

Bobby Krlic Scores PAPER GIRLS for Prime Video

PAPER GIRLS, follows four young girls who, while out delivering papers on the morning after Halloween in 1988, become unwittingly caught in a conflict between warring factions of time-travelers… As they travel between our present, the past, and the future, they encounter future versions of themselves and now must choose to embrace or reject their fate… The film’s music is composed by British composer Bobby Krlic, known for scoring MIDSOMMAR…

Read more details, and watch the series’ trailer, here.

July 28, 2022

Tyler Bates & Tim Williams to Score Ti West’s X Movie Sequel, PEARL

PEARL is an upcoming American slasher film serving as a prequel to the horror film X (2022). The film is directed by Ti West, and co-written by West and Mia Goth, who reprises her role as Pearl from the previous film… Tyler Bates, who scored X with recording artist Chelsea Wolfe, joins with composer Tim Williams (BRIGHTBURN, FINAL FREQUENCY, WE SUMMON THE DARKNESS) to co-score PEARL.

Read more details, and watch the film’s trailer, here.

July 25, 2022

REGINALD THE VAMPIRE Coming to SyFy in October – Adam Lastiwka Scores the Series

In a world populated by beautiful, fit, and vain vampires, Reginald tumbles into it as an unlikely hero who will navigate every kind of obstacle and discovers he has a few unrecognized powers of his own. Premiering October 5th on SyFy, REGINALD THE VAMPIRE is based on Johnny B. Truant’s Fat Vampire book series. Composer Adam Lastiwka, a Canadian-born composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist, is scoring the series. He has written music for more than seven hundred episodes of television as well as an extensive series of films, video games and albums…

Read more details, and watch the REGINALD trailer, here.

July 24, 2022

David Buckley Scoring THE SANDMAN series for Netflix

Neil Gaiman’s critically acclaimed graphic novel series comes to TV on August 5th on Netflix. THE SANDMAN is a rich, character-driven blend of myth and dark fantasy woven together over the course of ten epic chapters following Dream’s many adventures… David Buckley (THE GOOD WIFE, THE FORBIDDEN KINGDOM, PAPILLON [2017], GREENLAND, THE LINCOLN LAWYER) has composed the original music for the upcoming Netflix original series The Sandman. 

Read more details, and watch the new trailer for the series, here.

July 23, 2022

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS Movie To be Scored by Lorne Balfe

Lorne Balfe is set to score DUNGEONS & DRAGONS: HONOR AMONG THIEVES, a new fantasy action-adventure comedy film based on the tabletop role-playing game. The film stars Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, Regé-Jean Page, Justice Smith, Sophia Lillis, and Hugh Grant and takes place in the campaign setting of the Forgotten Realms. This film is serving as a reboot to its film series.

Read more details, and watch the film’s trailer, here.

July 21, 2022

Bear McCreary Scoring THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RINGS OF POWER – Main Theme by Howard Shore

Rolling Stone revealed this morning that Bear McCreary will score the anticipated series, while Howard Shore returns to Middle-earth for the show’s theme tune. “As I set out to compose the score for this series, I strove to honor Howard Shore’s musical legacy,” McCreary told Rolling Stone. “When I heard his majestic main title, I was struck by how perfectly his theme and my original score, though crafted separately, fit together so beautifully. I am excited for audiences to join us on this new musical journey to Middle-earth.”

Read more details, link to sample tracks, and watch show’s trailer, here.

July 20, 2022

Matthew Margeson Will Score YOUNG JEDI ADVENTURES For Disney Junior

Lucasfilm’s STAR WARS: YOUNG JEDI ADVENTURES is the first animated STAR WARS series focused for preschoolers, grade schoolers, and their families. It is scheduled for release in Spring 2023 on Disney+ and Disney Junior. and a group of Younglings… Composer Matthew Margeson (KINGSMAN SERIES, ROCKETMAN, MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN, PAM & TOMMY) will to score the series. The series will follow Jedi Master Yoda and a group of Younglings as they are swept off into adventures and start their journeys on the path to becoming Jedi Knights, learning valuable skills for our galaxy and the galaxy far, far away.

Read more details here.

GAME OF THRONES: HOUSE OF THE DRAGON Trailer Dropped

HOUSE OF THE DRAGON is a prequel to GAME OF THRONES based on George R. R. Martin’s 2018 novel Fire & Blood. The 10-episode series will chronicle the rise and the downfall of the Targaryens, who is the only family of dragonlords to survive the Doom of Valyria. It will take place 300 years before the events of GAME OF THRONES, and dramatizes the Targaryen civil war, known as the “Dance of the Dragons.” GAME OF THRONES composer Ramin Djawadi returns to Westeros to score the new series…

Read more details and watch the trailer here.

July 19, 2022

HALLOWEEN ENDS Trailer Released Today

What may or may not be the final HALLOWEEN movie from John Carpenter, HALLOWEEN ENDS is the thirteenth installment of the Halloween film franchise, and a sequel to 2021’s HALLOWEEN KILLS… HALLOWEEN ENDS is a direct sequel to the original film, and is scheduled to be released by Universal Pictures on October 13, 2023… The music for this movie, as with the 2018 film HALLOWEEN, HALLOWEEN KILLS, and the 2022 remake FIRESTARTER, is provided by John Carpenter, his son Cody, and Daniel Davies (son of guitarist Dave Davies of The Kinks, and the godson of John Carpenter).

Read more details, and watch the HALLOWEEN ENDS Trailer, here.

Sarah Schachner Scores PREDATOR Origin Story PREY, which will include Comanche Language Option

The upcoming science fiction/horror/action film PREY is the fifth installment in the PREDATOR franchise and a prequel to the first four films… The film tells the origin story of the Predator in the world of the Comanche Nation 300 years ago… The film is being scored by Sarah Schachner, an American composer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist based in Los Angeles. Recent credits include: ASSASSIN’S CREED VALHALLA (2020), CALL OF DUTY MODERN WARFARE (2019), ANTHEM (2019), ASSASSIN’S CREED ORIGINS (2017)…

In additional news, it’s been revealed that PREY will be the first film ever to get a full dub in Comanche.

Read more details, and watch film’s trailer, here.

July 16, 2022

The Los Angeles Film Orchestra Celebrates the 40th Anniversary Of CONAN THE BARBARIAN: Basil Poledouris: The Music And The Movies

The Los Angeles Film Orchestra announces their debut performance, Basil Poledouris: The Music and The Movies at The Music Center’s Walt Disney Concert Hall on July 22 at 8pm PT. The orchestra, under the direction of Maestro Steven Allen Fox, will also be joined by the SoCal Chorale led by Choir Maestra Marya Basaraba.

Read the details here.

July 15, 2022

Lorne Balfe Scoring Paramount+ Superhero Film SECRET HEADQUARTERS

SECRET HEADQUARTERS is an upcoming American comedy-adventure superhero film directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, who co-wrote the movie with Christopher L. Yost and Josh Koenigsberg, based on a story by Yost. Starring Owen Wilson, Walker Scobell, Jesse Williams, Keith L. Williams, and Michael Peña, the plot follows Young Charlie Kincaid who, while hanging out with his friends after school, discover his father is a superhero when they find a secret headquarters under his home… The film is being scored by Lorne Balfe  (AMBULANCE, BLACK WIDOW, THE TOMORROW WAR…)

Read more details, and watch the film’s trailer, here.

July 14, 2022

2022 Emmy Nominations for Music

Nominations for the 74th  Emmy® Awards were announced on July 12, 2022. Here are the nominations for original music composition (click here).

July 14, 2022

Nathan Barr Scores Exorcism Thriller PREY FOR THE DEVIL

In PREY FOR THE DEVIL (formerly titled The Devil’s Light) is an upcoming American supernatural horror film about a nun who is studying how to perform exorcisms when she encounters a demonic force… Nathan Barr (THE GREAT, CARNIVAL ROW, HEMLOCK GROVE, TRUE BLOOD, HOSTEL) has scored the film.

Read more details here.

July 13, 2022

John Debney to Score HOCUS POCUS Sequel

The upcoming Disney film HOCUS POCUS 2 is a sequel to the 1993 fantasy-comedy film HOCUS POCUS. Taking place twenty-nine years after the events of the original film, the sequel begins when three young women accidentally bring back the Sanderson Sisters to modern day Salem, and must figure out how to stop the child-hungry witches from wreaking havoc on the world. Composer John Debney, who scored the original film, has come onboard to score the sequel.

Read more details, and watch the film’s teaser trailer, here.

Rob Zombie’s THE MUNSTERS Features Original Score by Composer Zeuss

THE MUNSTERS is a new comedy horror film written and directed Rob Zombie. The movie is a prequel to the 1960s family television sitcom of the same name. The film stars Sheri Moon Zombie, Jeff Daniel Phillips, Daniel Roebuck as the titular family, with Sylvester McCoy as Igor and Richard Brake as Dr. Henry Augustus Wolfgang. The film has been scored by Christopher Harris, a record producer, mixer, guitarist, composer, and songwriter known professionally as Zeuss (he scored Zombie’s 2017 film 31 and his 2019 3 FROM HELL film).

Read more details here.

July 12, 2022

Jamie Foxx: Vampire Hunter – Tyler Bates Scores DAY SHIFT

DAY SHIFT is an upcoming horror-action film directed by J.J. Perry in his directorial debut. Jamie Foxx stars as a hard-working, blue-collar dad who just wants to provide a good life for his quick-witted 8-year-old daughter. His mundane San Fernando Valley pool cleaning job is a front for his real source of income: hunting and killing vampires… The film is scored by Tyler Bates (X, JOHN WICK series, WATCHMEN, SUCKER PUNCH, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, FAST & FURIOUS PRESENTS: HOBBS & SHAW, Rob Zombies HALLOWEEN films, DAWN OF THE DEAD 2004).

Read more details, and watch the film’s trailer, here.

July 8, 2022

Christophe Beck Returns to MCU to Score ANT-MAN AND THE WASP: QUANTUMANIA

ANT-MAN AND THE WASP: QUANTUMANIA is the sequel to ANT-MAN (2015) and ANT-MAN AND THE WASP (2018) and the 31st film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Composer Christophe Beck, who composed the music for the first two ANT-MAN Films (as well as WANDAVISION and HAWKEYE (the latter with Michael Paraskevas) is scoring Marvel’s forthcoming sequel. The film is said to focus more on the Quantum Realm, which was introduced in the first ANT-MAN film and explored further in the second, ANT-MAN AND THE WASP…

Read more details here.

THE SUMMONED Scored by Brian Satterwhite

In this new horror film, a young man and his rock star girlfriend are forced to settle a supernatural debt that dates back generations when they and another couple are summoned to an exclusive self-help retreat with a sinister side… The film has been scored by composer Brian Satterwhite, a professional film composer based in Austin, Texas whose music has been featured in over one hundred and sixty short and feature films. 

Read more details, and watch the film’s trailer, here.

July 7, 2022

Marvel’s SHE-HULK Series Scored by Amie Doherty

Amie Doherty (SPIRIT UNTAMED, UNDONE, BATTLE AT BIG ROCK, HERE AND NOW) is composing the original music for Marvel Studios’ upcoming Disney+ original series SHE-HULK: ATTORNEY AT LAW. Based on the Marvel Comics character She-Hulk, the 9-part comedy follows an attorney specializing in superhuman-oriented legal cases who must navigate the complicated life of a single, 30-something who also happens to be a green 6-foot-7-inch superpowered hulk.

Read more details here.

June 23, 2022

John Frizzell Scores BEAVIS AND BUTT-HEAD DO THE UNIVERSE – Streaming Now

Paramount+’s original movie BEAVIS AND BUTT-HEAD DO THE UNIVERSE is now available on the streaming service, marking the duo’s first on-screen appearance in more than a decade. The occasion also reunites Composer John Frizzell with the franchise. Mike Judge hired Frizzell for the first Beavis & Butthead film BEAVIS AND BUTT-HEAD DO AMERICA. The composer sent a demo of the film’s score to Mike Judge with comments from Beavis & Butt-head including “this guy sucks.”  Judge knew he had found his musical collaborator, which led to Frizzell composing his other projects including OFFICE SPACE, KING OF THE HILL, and TALES FROM THE TOUR BUS. To create the score to BEAVIS AND BUTT-HEAD DO THE UNIVERSE, the music needed to reflect the emotional and physical journey our heroes would embark on.  To accomplish this, Frizzell composed an epic score and recorded with a 69-piece orchestra in Vienna.  Soundtrack coming from Paramount Music.

Read more details here.

June 21, 2022

Miriam Mayer Scores UNCANNY Horror Film

Directed by actress/director Clara Gabrielle, who co-wrote the script with Marie Laurin, THE UNCANNY is a horror thriller about a therapist who, after a life altering trauma, seeks a fresh start in a new home. As she attempts to focus on her own fledgling art career, she soon realizes you can’t outrun memories… The film has been scored by Miriam Mayer (composer for LIFE INTERRUPTED, TRIALS OF EMBER, BLOOD OF THE MUMMY, and numerous shorts; additional music composer/musician on more than a hundred film scores since 1994 on more than a hundred film scores since 1994).

Read more details here.

June 13, 2022

Mark Smythe Scores Shark Thriller Sequel THE REEF: STALKED

Cinema’s Next-in-Line Shark Terror Movie is THE REEF: STALKED, directed by horror maestro Andrew Traucki (the potent croc thriller BLACK WATER and its sequel BLACK WATER: ABYSS, THE JUNGLE), is the latest shark terror movie sequel to join the post-JAWS Carcharodon carcharias horror wave, and a sequel to the director’s 2010 shark thriller THE REEF… The film is scored by New Zealand-born, LA-based composer Mark Smythe. He is known for scoring 2021’s romcom LOVE YOU LIKE THAT and exorcism thriller THE POSSESSED…

Read more details here.

June 11, 2022

Rich Walters (VAN HELSING) Has Scored Amazon Prime Vampire v Vampire Thriller V FOR VENGEANCE

V FOR VENGEANCE is a 2022 horror film about two estranged vampire sisters who join forces to rescue their younger sister from a coven of wicked vampires. Directed by Kelly Halihan, the movie stars Jocelyn Hudon, Grace Van Dien, and Sean Maguire. The movie is scored by Rich Walters, a long-time music editor since 2000 who recently scored the thrillers CRAWLSPACE (2022), HEATWAVE (2022), the comedy DRINKWATER (2021), and all five seasons of the horror TV series VAN HELSING (2016-2021).

Read more details and watch the film’s trailer, here.

June 7, 2022

MOTHERLAND: FORD SALEM Season 3 Launches June 21 on Freeform/Hulu

Freeform has released the third (and final) season trailer for MOTHERLAND: FORT SALEM, the sci-fi fantasy drama series about a trio of witches trained to become powerful weapons for the American military.

The series is scored by Brandon Roberts who had been a co-composer for veteran composers Bear McCreary and Marco Beltrami.

Watch the S3 trailer and read more details here.

Wednesday (Addams, of course) – First Teaser Trailer Released

From the imagination of Tim Burton comes WEDNESDAY – a twisted new series coming soon to Netflix, based on the Charles Addams cartoons and the television and film adaptations thereof. WEDNESDAY — starring Jenna Ortega in the title role, alongside Catherine Zeta-Jones (Morticia), Luis Guzman (Gomez)…

Danny Elfman and Chris Bacon are handling the show’s music…

Read more details and watch the teaser trailer here.

June 1, 2022

Mark Korven Scores Scott Derrickson’s New Horror Feature THE BLACK PHONE

Finney Shaw, a shy but clever 13-year-old boy, is abducted by a sadistic killer and trapped in a soundproof basement where screaming is of little use. When a disconnected phone on the wall begins to ring, Finney discovers that he can hear the voices of the killer’s previous victims. And they are dead set on making sure that what happened to them doesn’t happen to Finney. Mark Korven (THE WITCH, THE LIGHTHOUSE, CUBE, RESIDENT EVIL: WELCOME TO RACCOON CITY, THEM, THE TERROR: INFAMY) has composed the original music…

Read more details here.

May 31, 2022

Charlie Clouser Scores New Horror Comedy UNHUMAN

UNHUMAN is an upcoming made-for-television horror comedy film directed by Marcus Dunstan, and written by Dustan and Patrick Melton. Blumhouse Television and Epix bring viewers the story of a high school field trip gone bloodily awry. Horror specialist Charlie Clouser (SAW, (THE STEPFATHER, AMERICAN HORROR STORY, WAYWARD PINES) has scored the film. He previously scored Dunstan’s last two features, THE COLLECTION and THE NEIGHBOR…

Read more details and watch the film’s trailer, here.

May 29, 2022

Disney+ Drops Trailer for STAR WARS: THE BAD BATCH Season 2

It is time for the new Era. The second season of Disney’s splendidly animated series THE BAD BATCH, which follows a team of elite and experimental clones who make their way through an ever-changing galaxy in the immediate aftermath of the Clone Wars. STAR WARS animation music vet Kevin Kiner (THE CLONE WARS, REBELS, PEACEMAKER) scores the new season as he did with the first. See my interview with Kiner about scoring the first season of TYHE BAD BATCH at Soundtrax.

Watch the powerfully edited trailer for THE BAD BATCH season 2:

May 29, 2022

Kevin Kiner Scoring New STAR WARS Series TALES OF THE JEDI for Disney+

Composer Kevin Kiner (STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS, REBELS and THE BAD BATCH, PEACEMAKER, NARCOS: MEXICO, HELL ON WHEELS) will be composing the music for Lucasfilm’s upcoming Disney+ series TALES OF THE JEDI. This 6-part anthology series showcases animated shorts that feature Jedi from the prequel era…

Read more details here.

May 26, 2022

Disney Drops Trailer for Forthcoming ANDOR Series – Nicholas Brittel Scores

ANDOR is an upcoming television series created by Tony Gilroy for the streaming service Disney+. It is a prequel to the Star Wars film ROGUE ONE (2016), following the character Cassian Andor five years before the events of the film. The series will explore a new perspective from the STAR WARS galaxy, focusing on Cassian Andor’s journey to discover the difference he can make. The show’s music is composed by Nicholas Britell (CRUELLA, DON’T LOOK UP, THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD)…

Read more details and watch the ANDOR trailer here.

May 20, 2022

Tom Holkenborg Scores George (MAD MAX) Miller’s Genie Fantasy

THREE THOUSAND YEARS OF LONGING is a 2022 fantasy film co-written and directed by George Miller (MAD MAX series, BABE: PIG IN THE CITY, HAPPY FEET 1 & 2). An adaptation of the short story “The Djinn in the Nightingale’s Eye” by A. S. Byatt, the film stars Idris Elba and Tilda Swinton. The film is being scored by Tom Holkenborg (aka Junkie XL). He previously scored Miller’s MAD MAX: FURY ROAD and is known for composing the music for DEADPOOL, TERMINATOR: DARK FATE, ZACH SNYDER’S JUSTICE LEAGUE, GODZILLA VS KONG, ARMY OF THE DEAD, THE 355, and much more. In addition to Holkenborg’s score, this film will also feature an original song recorded by Italian tenor/singer/songwriter Matteo Bocelli (son of opera star Andrea Bocelli)…

Read more details and watch the film’s trailer, here.

May 19, 2022

Remembering Vangelis

Composer Vangelis has died at the age of 79, the Athens News Agency said today. Best known for his music to CHARIOTS OF FIRE, which won an Oscar for best score, and BLADE RUNNER, his representatives said he died in a hospital in France where he was being treated… Vangelis also composed the subdued score for Costa Gavras’ Palme d’Or-winning political thriller MISSING, which was followed by Ridley Scott’s BLADE RUNNER. While Vangelis’ music was accepted by Scott, the director wound up significantly editing the score throughout the picture and adding in supplemental and source music…

Read the full story here.

May 17, 2022

Marvel Drops Trailer for SHE-HULK Series – Watch it here – 9-Episode Show Premieres Aug 17

SHE-HULK: ATTORNEY AT LAW is based on the Marvel Comics character She-Hulk. It is intended to be the eighth television series in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) produced by Marvel Studios, sharing continuity with the films of the franchise. Jennifer Walters (Tatiana Maslany, known for ORPHAN BLACK) is a lawyer who, after an injury, receives an emergency blood transfusion from her cousin, Bruce Banner, and thus acquires a milder version of his Hulk condition. As such, Walters becomes a large, powerful, green-hued version of herself; however, unlike Banner, she still largely retains her personality, intelligence, and emotional control while in “She-Hulk mode.”

The series is scheduled to premiere on August 17, 2022 on Disney+, and will consist of nine episodes, concluding on October 12. It will be part of Phase Four of the MCU. The series composer has now yet been announced.

Watch the trailer below, via YouTube:

May 16, 2022

WHAT IF…? Composer Laura Karpman Scores Marvel’s Latest Series, MS. MARVEL

Variety reports that Laura Karpman has composed the score for MS. MARVEL, which debuts on Disney + on June 8. MS. MARVEL is an upcoming television miniseries created by Bisha K. Ali, based on the Marvel Comics featuring the character Kamala Khan/Ms. Marvel. It is intended to be the seventh television series in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) produced by Marvel Studios, sharing continuity with the films of the franchise.

Read more details, and check out the MS. MARVEL trailer, here.

May 10, 2022

First Teaser Trailer for James Cameron’s AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER Released – Watch It Here:

Set more than a decade after the events of the first film, AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER begins to tell the story of the Sully family, the trouble that follows them, the lengths they go to keep each other safe, the battles they fight to stay alive, and the tragedies they endure.

Former James Horner associate Simon Franglen has scored the film, which is currently planned for a release on December 16, 2022, with the three following sequels to be released, respectively, on December 20, 2024, December 18, 2026 and December 22, 2028.

April 22, 2022

LOKI Composer Natalie Holt is Composing OBI-WAN KENOBI Series

Composer Natalie Holt (Marvel’s LOKI) has been revealed as the composer for the forthcoming Disney+ series, OBI-WAN KENOBI. She is the first woman to score a live-action STAR WARS project.

Holt spoke exclusively with Vanity Fair today about what fans can expect to hear when OBI-WAN KENOBI debuts on May 27.  Read the details here.

April 20, 2022

Roque Baños scores Álex de la Iglesia Latest Flourish of Visceral Horror in VENECIAFRENIA

VENECIAFRENIA is a 2021 Spanish slasher thriller film directed by Álex de la Iglesia (THE LAST CIRCUS, PERFECT STRANGERS, THE DEVIL AND THE BLACKSMITH, 800 BULLETS, WITCHING AND BITCHING). It is the first film belonging to the “Fear Collection” label created by Sony Pictures International Productions and Pokeepsie Films in association with Amazon Prime Video… The film has been scored by Spanish composer Roque Baños (DON’T BREATHE, THE GIRL IN THE SPIDER’S WEB, EVIL DEAD 2013, THE COMMUTER, Spike Lee’s OLDBOY), who has been scoring both Spanish and English-language films. He has received numerous awards for his compositional work, including the Spanish Goya Award for Best Original Score in both 2008 and 2009.

Read more details here.

April 18, 2022

Marvel has dropped official trailer for THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER (2022). Watch here.

Watch Marvel Studios’ Official THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER trailer, starring Chris Hemsworth, Christian Bale, Tessa Thompson, Taika Waititi, and Natalie Portman:

April 14, 2022

Teaser Trailer Dropped for Cronenberg’s new CRIMES OF THE FUTURE – Howard Shore set to Score

The movie is a deep dive into the not-so-distant future in which humankind is learning to adapt to its synthetic surroundings. This evolution moves humans beyond their natural state and into a metamorphosis, which alters their biological makeup. Their bodies undergo new transformations and mutations… Cronenberg’s usual composer Howard Shore is scoring the movie.

Read more details, and watch the film’s teaser trailer, released today, here.

Watch JURASSIC WORLD DOMINION Legacy Featurette

Universal has launched a new featurette spanning the original 1993 JURASSIC PARK to the forthcoming JURASSIC WORLD DOMINION, scheduled for theatrical release on June 10, 2022. The film’s musical score was composed by Michael Giacchino, who scored the previous Jurassic World films.

Watch the featurette below:

April 11, 2022

The Godfather of Modern Sound: Walter Murch Receives Lifetime Achievement Award at SoundTrack_Cologne 19

For six decades he has revolutionized Hollywood in editing and sound design – now the three-time Academy Award winner will be coming to Cologne to accept the Lifetime Achievement Award at SoundTrack_Cologne 19. The award ceremony will take place on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at the IHK Köln. Walter Murch will also speak about his vast body of work on a panel on Saturday afternoon.

Read more details here.

April 7, 2022

Alex Heffes Scores Home Invasion Thriller INTRUSION

INTRUSION is a psychological thriller about a married therapist who moves to a small town with her husband, but her world is shattered by a nightmarish home invasion – and the suspicion it sparks… The film features a dark synth & percussion score by composer Alex Heffes (THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND, STATE OF PLAY, THE RITE, TOUCHING THE VOID, MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM).

Read more details, and watch the film trailer, here.

April 3, 2022

Federico Vaona Scores Future Crime Thriller SUITCASE CITY

SUITCASE CITY is a new futuristic crime thriller series taking place in the year 2054. An alliance from what’s left of the police force attempts to restore justice in a city controlling all the last resources for survival ran by an organized gang leader. The series is written, directed by, and stars Keith Sutliff (STREET SURVIVORS: THE TRUE STORY OF THE LYNYRD SKYNYRD PLANE CRASH)… and is scored by Italian composer Federico Vaona, known for scoring numerous Italian TV series and video shorts. 

Read more details here.

April 1, 2022

New FIRESTARTER Movie Scored by John Carpenter & Crew

In a new adaptation of Stephen King’s classic thriller from the producers of 2020’s THE INVISIBLE MAN, a girl with extraordinary pyrokinetic powers fights to protect her family and herself from sinister forces that seek to capture and control her… Rather than bringing in a new composer, John Carpenter along with his son Cody Carpenter, and collaborator Daniel Davies are set to compose the new film’s score, after previously collaborating with Blumhouse Productions on HALLOWEEN (2018) and HALLOWEEN KILLS (2021).

Read more details here.

March 31, 2022

The Prodigy’s Liam Howlett Scores Brit Horror Thriller CHOOSE OR DIE

CHOOSE OR DIE (formerly titled CURS>R) is an upcoming British horror thriller film directed by Toby Meakins in his feature directorial debut. The film has to do with Kayla, a broke college student, who decides to play an obscure 1980s survival computer game in pursuit of an unclaimed $100,000 prize. After a series of unexpectedly terrifying moments, Kayla soon realizes she’s no longer playing for the money, but for her own life. The film features the scoring debut of Liam Howlett, the founding member of the EDM band The Prodigy which was formed in 1990.

Read more details here.

March 24, 2022

Blair Brothers to Score TOXIC AVENGER Reboot

Composers Brooke Blair & Will Blair (GREEN ROOM, VAMPIRES VS. THE BRONX, BLACK CHRISTMAS, NIGHT STALKER: THE HUNT FOR A SERIAL KILLER) are reteaming with writer/director/actor Macon Blair on the upcoming superhero action comedy THE TOXIC AVENGER. The film, starring Peter Dinklage, Jacob Tremblay, Taylour Paige, Kevin Bacon, Julia Davis and Elijah Wood, is based on Troma Entertainment’s 1984 cult classic of the same title…

Read more details here.

March 20, 2022

Sean Callery Scores HALO Sci-fi/Action Series Based on the Video Game Franchise

Dramatizing an epic 26th-century conflict between humanity and an alien threat known as the Covenant, HALO The Series will weave deeply drawn personal stories with action, adventure and a richly imagined vision of the future. In a war for humanity’s very survival, our deadliest weapon is our greatest hope. The series has been scored by Sean Callery – with 17 Emmy nominations and 4 wins, including 3 for Outstanding Music Composition for his work on Fox’s 24 (starring Kiefer Sutherland) and 1 for his work on Netflix’s Peabody Award-winning JESSICA JONES (starring Krysten Ritter).

Read more details and watch the HALO trailer, here.

March 13, 2022

DUNE Wins Best Score at British BAFTAs

Hans Zimmer has won the British BAFTA Award for best original score for DUNE. It’s his first BAFTA win after twelve nominations (across film, tv, and games); DUNE won five awards in total – aside from best score, it won best cinematography, production design, sound, and special visual effects.

For more information on the 75th BAFTA Award winners, see here.

March 9, 2022

Premiere Soundtrack Release for 1981 Horror Film STRANGE BEHAVIOR – Score by Tangerine Dream

BSX Records presents the soundtrack release of STRANGE BEHAVIOR, the 1981 horror film directed by Michael Laughlin (STRANGE INVADERS), written by Michael Laughlin and Bill Condon (GODS AND MONSTERS), starring Michael Murphy, Louise Fletcher, Dan Shor, Dey Young, Arthur Dignam, Marc McClure and Fiona Lewis… The music was composed by the pioneering German electronica band Tangerine Dream; STRANGE BEHAVIOR was produced early in their career, following the success of their scores for SORCERER in 1977 and THIEF also in 1981.

Read more details, and watch the 1981 trailer for STRANGE BEHAVIOR, here.

March 8, 2022

Marvel’s MOON KNIGHT to feature Music by Composer Hesham Nazih

Hesham Nazih has composed original music for Marvel’s upcoming Disney+ original series MOON KNIGHT. Nazih is an award winning Egyptian music composer and one of the most talented and famous composers in the Middle East. MOON KNIGHT marks the first major English language project of the composer.

Read more details here.

March 6, 2022

Roque Baños Scores Horror Thriller UMMA

UMMA, an upcoming American supernatural horror film written and directed by Iris K. Shim, is about a Korean immigrant, Amanda, and her daughter who live on a rural farm, raising bees and living without modern technology. When Amanda receives the cremated ashes of her estranged mother, it unleashes a vicious spirit intent on taking her body for itself. Roque Baños has scored the film, which is scheduled for release on March 18, 2022, by Sony Pictures Releasing.

Read more details, and watch the film’s trailer (which features some of Roque’s score), here

February 25, 2022

Adams Family-Made Coming of Age Vampire Witch HELLBENDER Scored by co-director/co-writer John Adams

“At the very beginning of creating HELLBENDER we all knew we wanted the musical soundtrack to drive the joyful aspect of the mother/daughter relationship,” said John Adams. “Fun, revealing, dark lyrics tucked into tribal grooves or a sparse warped acoustic guitar. The band music had to be primitive and stripped down so it could actually be just the two of them. Keeping it simple really helped to keep a fluid tone to the main numbers and was incredibly fun to record.”

Read more details here.

February 22, 2022

Composer Michael Giacchino Reportedly to Direct Marvel’s WEREWOLF BY NIGHT

A number of sources have reported today that Academy Award-winning composer Michael Giacchino will direct Disney’s upcoming WEREWOLF BY NIGHT Halloween special. Based on the 1972-1977 Marvel comics series (one of several Universal monster comics that Marvel published in the ‘70s), the studio has cast Gael García Bernal and Laura Donnelly in undisclosed roles.

Read more details here.

February 19, 2022

New STAR WARS ROGUE ONE Spinoff ANDOR To Be Scored by Nicholas Brittel

ANDOR is an upcoming American television series created by Tony Gilroy for Disney+. The new series follows the adventures of rebel spy Cassian Andor during the formative years of the Rebellion and prior to the events of ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY… Nicholas Brittel (left; IMDB photo) has been announced as the series’ composer. He has been most recently known for scoring Disney’s CRUELLA as well as the films DON’T LOOK UP, THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD, IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK…

Read more details here.

February 17, 2022

Brian Tyler Scores Disney’s New CHIP ‘N DALE RESCUE RANGERS   

A comeback 30 years in the making, this hybrid live-action/CG animated action-comedy catches up with the former Disney Afternoon television stars in modern-day Los Angeles. CHIP ‘N DALE: RESCUE RANGERS is an upcoming American live-action/animated adventure comedy film based on, and a continuation of, the animated TV series of the same name (1989-90). 

Read the details and watch the teaser trailer here.

Variety: John Williams has Composed ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Theme for New Disney TV Series

Jon Burlingame reports in an exclusive to Variety that John Williams had written a new main character theme for the forthcoming Disney+ series, OBI-WAN KENOBI. The theme was recorded last week in Los Angeles.

Read details here.

New Genre Soundtracks from Dragon’s Domain

Dragon’s Domain Records presents a new release featuring newly recorded music from MASTERS OF HORROR, to be distributed through buysoundtrax.com. MASTERS OF HORROR includes music composed by Richard Band (RE-ANIMATOR, FROM BEYOND, TROLL) from the 2005 – 2007 series created by director Mick Garris from three episodes, presented on two discs: from the first season, ‘Dreams In The Witch House’ and from the second season, ‘Valerie On The Stairs’ and ‘The Washingtonians.’ Also announced by the label is THE CRAIG SAFAN COLLECTION, Volume 1, featuring music composed by Craig Safan from two projects in his extensive filmography, for the first time. The collection comprises the time travel thriller TIMESTALKERS (1987) and the science fictionesque chase movie DIE LAUGHING.

For more details, see here.

International Film Music Critics Association Announces Winners Of 2021 IFMCA Awards

The International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA) announces its list of winners for excellence in musical scoring in 2021, in the 2021 IFMCA Awards.

Read the details here.

February 15, 2022

Experimental Band Son Lux Scores Multiverse Science Fiction Adventure EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE

EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE is an upcoming American science fiction film written and directed by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert. It stars Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan, Stephanie Hsu, Jenny Slate, Harry Shum Jr., James Hong, and Jamie Lee Curtis. The movie follows an aging Chinese immigrant (Yeoh) who is swept up in an insane adventure, where she alone can save the world by exploring other universes connecting with the lives she could have led. The film is being scored by American experimental band Son Lux, comprised of founding member Ryan Lott (keyboards, vocals, composer), Rafiq Bhatia (guitars, producer, composer) and Ian Chang (drums, producer, composer).

Read more details here.

February 13, 2022

THE CURSED Showing In Theaters Feb 18 – Score by Robin Foster

THE CURSED is an American-French horror film directed and written by Sean Ellis (ANTHROPOID, METRO MANILLA). The film premiered at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival under the title EIGHT FOR SILVER; when LD Entertainment purchased the film last January, the title was changed to THE CURSED. Composer Robin Foster (UNTOGETHER, ANTHROPOID, METRO MANILLA) has scored the film. An unnamed reviewer for filmupdates at Sundance cited the film being film being “aided by a brilliant score courtesy of Robin Foster,” while Chris Bumbray at JoBlo.com noted the film’s “score by Robin Foster that hits some John Carpenter-style notes.”

Read the details, and watch the film’s trailer here.

Suspenseful & Stylistic Score for SHAPELESS from Mandy Hoffman

Directed by Samantha Aldana, SHAPELESS is a psychological horror/thriller about a woman trapped in the hidden underworld of an eating disorder, during which the line between nightmares and reality fractures as her personal demons threaten to turn her into something monstrous. The movie has been scored by Mandy Hoffman, a composer and music producer known for having a broad stylistic range and unique voice, whose nuanced scores support both story and vision.

Read the details, and watch the film’s trailer, here.

Michael Abels Rejoins Director Jordon Peele for New Horror Thriller, NOPE

… The film also reunited Peele with his composer of GET OUT and US, Michael Abels. Abels has recently scored David Yarovesky’s NIGHTBOOKS for Netflix, Abi Damaris Corbin’s 892 for Bleecker Street, and the documentary miniseries ALLEN V. FARROW for HBO.

NOPE is scheduled to be released by Universal Pictures on July 22, 2022.

Read more details, and watch the film’s trailer, here.

February 12, 2022

Arnaud Rebotini Scores Argento’s New Film DARK GLASSES

Asia also serves as the film’s associate producer, reported Nick Vivarelli in Variety yesterday, adding that “She was also instrumental… , along with [fellow director Gaspar] Noe, in getting French techno composer Arnaud Rebotini [CURIOSA (2019), BPM (Beats Per Minute; 2017), BLAIR WITCH (2016; writer/performer of “Pagan Dance Move”), EASTERN BOYS (2013)] to score the film after Daft Punk allegedly dropped out because they broke up.”

Read more details, and watch the film’s trailer, here.

February 11, 2022

Craig Safan’s Complete Original Score for 2019 Commission & Performance of Lon Chaney 1925 PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Now Showing on YouTube

A few years back, composer Craig Safan (THE LAST STARFIGHTER,  SON OF THE MORNING STAR, STAND AND DELIVER) was commissioned to write an original score the1925 silent film version of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, starring Lon Chaney, which premiered at “Opera at the Shore” on July 11, 2019, where The Marina del Rey Symphony performed a live-to-picture medley of the music accompanying scenes from the movie. Safan has now posted his complete score, to picture, on YouTube…

Read the details here

STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS Scored by Nami Melumad

Nami Melumad (STAR TREK: PRODIGY, ABSENTIA, THE WOMAN IN THE HOUSE ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE GIRL IN THE WINDOW) is the score composer of the upcoming Paramount+ series STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS. Jeff Russo (STAR TREK: DISCOVERY & PICARD, FARGO, LEGION) has composed the main and end titles music…

Read more details here.

February 3, 2022

The International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA) have announced their award nominations for 2021 film scores

The International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA) announces its list of nominees for excellence in musical scoring in 2021, for the 18th annual IFMCA Awards. Composers James Newton Howard and Hans Zimmer lead a very open field with the most number of nominations, both receiving a total of four. Composers Panu Aaltio, Nicholas Britell, Jonny Greenwood, Maurizio Malagnini, and Bear McCreary all received three nominations.

See here for more details.

January 28, 2022

Remembering Composer/Music Editor Ken Wannberg (1930-2022)

Word has come from several sources that Ken Wannberg, legendary composer and acclaimed music editor, reportedly passed away on January 27, 2022. Details have not yet been released. Wannberg was one of those unsung heroes of film music, a quiet musician who labored tirelessly behind the scenes for more than forty years on some of Hollywood’s biggest scores and biggest films.

Read the obit here.

January 22, 2022

Mark Bradshaw Scores Goran Stolevski’s Folk Horror Movie YOU WON’T BE ALONE

YOU WON’T BE ALONE is a 2022 internationally co-produced folk horror film, written and directed by Goran Stolevski in his directorial debut. Starring Noomi Rapace, Anamaria Marinca, Alice Englert, Carloto Cotta, Félix Maritaud and Sara Klimoska, the film takes place in an isolated mountain village in 19th century Macedonia, where a young girl is kidnapped and then transformed into a witch by an ancient spirit… Australian-born, UK-based composer Mark Bradshaw has composed the film’s score…

Read more details here.

January 13, 2022

Cliff Martinez Scores Steven Soderbergh’s Sci-fi-ish Thriller KIMI

KIMI is an upcoming techno-fear thriller film directed by Steven Soderbergh, starring Zoë Kravitz and Rita Wilson, written and produced by David Koepp. Soderbergh’s frequent collaborator, composer Cliff Martinez (SEX, LIES, AND VIDEOTAPE, SOLARIS, CONTAGION, TRAFFIC) is scoring the film…

Read more details here.

Sundance’s Sci-Fi Thriller SOMETHING IN THE DIRT Features Score by Jimmy LaValle

Composer Jimmy LaValle (THE ENDLESS, SYNCHRONIC) has scored his fourth collaboration with directors Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead in their new, mysterious sci-fi/horror feature SOMETHING IN THE DIRT. In the film, written by Benson and which also stars both Benson and Moorhead, two neighbors investigate supernatural events in their L.A. apartment building, diving deep into a supernatural rabbit hole that frays their friendship and uncovers the dangers of the phenomena, the city, and each other.

Read more details here.

Composer Tori Letzler’s industrial synth score brings us IN FROM THE COLD on Netflix

Netflix’s new sci-fi spy series IN FROM THE COLD is coming to streaming on January 28. The series tells the story of an American single mom, exposed as an ex-Russian spy, who must juggle family life and her unique shape-shifting skills in a battle against an insidious enemy. Showrunner Adam Glass (COLD CASE, SUPERNATURAL) wanted a synthetic score in which vocals were going to be prominent and selected Tori Letzler to provide an industrial, synth-heavy score for the series.

Read more details and watch trailer here.

What If Laura Karpman Scored The Captain Marvel Sequel?

In an exclusive released today, Variety reports that Marvel’s WHAT IF…? composer Laura Karpman (LOVECRAFT COUNTRY) will compose the music for the Studios’ THE MARVELS, the sequel to 2019’s CAPTAIN MARVEL.

Read details here.

January 12, 2022

Shawn Levy’s THE ADAM PROJECT Is Being Scored by Rob Simonsen

Rob Simonsen (GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE, THE WAY BACK, FOXCATCHER, THE SPECTACULAR NOW) in composing the original music for the upcoming Netflix original film THE ADAM PROJECT. This science fiction adventure follows a time-traveling pilot who teams up with his younger self and his late father to come to terms with his past while saving the future.

Read more details here.

December 9, 2021

Michael Giacchino Set to Score THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER

Michael Giacchino has confirmed that he will reteam with director Taika Waititi on Marvel Studios’ upcoming feature THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER. Mark Mothersbaugh has previously composed the score for Waititi’s THOR: RAGNAROK (2017). The earlier Thor MCU movies THOR (2011), directed by Kenneth Branagh, was composed by Patrick Doyle, and THOR: THE DARK WORLD (2013), directed by Alan Taylor, was scored by Brian Tyler. Each of the films has had different main theme music…

Read the details here.

December 3, 2021

Danish Holiday Horror ELVES Scored by Anthony Lledo & Mikkel Maltha

A Christmas vacation turns into a nightmare for a teenager and her family when they discover an ancient menace that stalks their island getaway in the new 6-episode Danish series, ELVES, which has premiered in the USA today on Netflix… The series is scored by Anthony Lledo (FROSTBITTEN, LEGO: LEGENDS OF CHIMA, JOURNAL 64) and Mikkel Maltha (JOURNAL 64, SYGEPLEJESKOLEN TV series), while Leslie Ming (SYGEPLEJESKOLEN) handled the featured needle drop tracks that complement Nina E. Maltha’s theme song, “Shchedryk.”

Read more details, or watch the series trailer, here.

December 1, 2021

Shudder’s CREEPSHOW Horror Anthology Season 2 Comes to Blu-Ray – Featuring Scores by Christopher Drake

Greg Nicotero’s horror anthology TV show CREEPSHOW premiered on Shudder in 2019, serving as a continuation of the 1982 film of the same name, while ignoring the sequel films CREEPSHOW 2 (1987) and CREEPSHOW 3 (2006)… Each of the television series and specials were composed by Christopher Drake, known for scoring (Blumhouse’s THE MANOR, DC’s BATMAN: DEATH IN THE FAMILY, INJUSTICE 2 video game, HELLBOY animated, and many more DC superhero animated films).

Read more details, and listen to the CREEPSHOW TV’s main theme, here.

November 27, 2021

Korean Horror on Netflix is HELLBOUND – Scary Score by Composer Kim Dong-wook

HELLBOUND is a South Korean dark fantasy streaming television series directed by visionary South Korean filmmaker Yeon Sang-ho (TRAIN TO BUSAN, PENINSULA, SEOUL STATION) based on his own webtoon The Hell – which was illustrated by Choi Kyu-seok, who co-wrote HELLBOUND (Webtoons are digital comics, poised to replace K-pop as South Korea’s newest international sensation, with multiple film and series adaptations in production). HELLBOUND occurs in an alternate reality version of Earth, wherein supernatural creatures suddenly materialize to deliver prophesies and drag humans to Hell… The series’ eerie and formidable musical score is composed by Kim Dong-wook (MARIONETTE, THE CURSED,, TWO WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL)…

Read the details here.

November 26, 2021

Towa Tei Scores Powered-Villain Anime SUPER CROOKS, Now Showing on Netflix

Yesterday, Netflix premiered a new Japanese superhero anime streaming television series, SUPER CROOKS, based on the comic book series of the same name by writer Mark Millar and artist Leinil Francis Yu… The series’ music is composed by Towa Tei, a Japanese artist, record producer, and DJ. He is also known for scoring the Japanese films BIG MAN JAPAN…

Read more details, link to the series trailer, and watch a clip from Tei’s main title, here.

November 24, 2021

Lorne Balfe to Score Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Slingshot’ From Bluestone Entertainment

Busy composer Lorne Balfe (BLACK WIDOW, HIS DARK MATERIALS, THE WHEEL OF TIME) is set to reteam with director Mikael Håfström (1408, DERAILED) on the upcoming psychological sci-fi thriller SLINGSHOT. The film tells the story of an astronaut who struggles to keep his grip on reality during a potentially fatally-compromised mission to the Saturnian moon. 

Read more details here.

November 23, 2021

Watch the Special Prologue to JURASSIC WORLD DOMINATION, Scored by Michael Giacchino

Universal has just released a special prologue to JURASSIC WORLD DOMINATION, which will arrive in theaters on June 10, 2022. The Prologue, a new, five-minute special prologue to the movie directed by DOMINION director and co-writer Colin Trevorrow, is not featured in the film itself but is separate, original content. The Prologue serves as the beginning of a story that will be continued in theaters next summer.

Watch the Prologue here.

November 20, 2021

Steve Jablonsky Scores DC’s Animated LEAGUE OF SUPER-PETS


DC LEAGUE OF SUPER-PETS is an upcoming 2022 3D computer-animated superhero comedy film. Steve Jablonsky (TRANSFORMERS, THE ISLAND, ENDER’S GAME, RED NOTICE) has recently been scoring the upcoming animated feature.

Read more details, and watch the film’s teaser trailer, here.

November 6, 2021

New Stranger Things 4 Trailer – Premieres Summer 2022 – Dixon & Stein Expected to Compose – Watch Trailer Here

To coincide with the date that Will Byers (Noah Schnapp) went missing in 1983 in Stranger Things Season 1, Netflix has launched Stranger Things Day for the big Stranger Things Season 4 reveal!  Although fans won’t get to watch the show until the Summer of 2022, there is plenty of content for you to keep the demogorgons at bay!

Watch the latest Season 4 trailer, and more details, here.

November 1, 2021

Michele Braga & Gabriele Mainetti Score Mainetti’s FREAKS OUT

Directed by Gabriele Mainetti (TIGER BOY, THE CALL ME JEEG, NINGYO), this film is an Italian historical-fantasy drama film. “FREAKS OUT stems from a challenge: that of setting against the background of the darkest episode of the 20th century a film that would be at once an adventure story, a Bildungsroman and – not least – a reflection on diversity,” described director Mainetti… The film’s musical score is jointly composed by Mainetti and Michele Braga (DOGMAN, THEY CALL ME JEEG, ROSE ISLAND, IAGO).

Read more details and watch the film’s trailer, here.

Disney Drops BOOK OF BOBA FETT Trailer

THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT is a forthcoming American television series created for the streaming service Disney+. It is part of the STAR WARS franchise, a spin-off from the series THE MANDALORIAN featuring the bounty hunter Boba Fett from that series and other Star Wars media. The series takes place alongside the other THE MANDALORIAN spin-off, AHSOKA… Ludwig Göransson (BLACK PANTHER, CREED, TENET, VENOM, SLICE) is scoring the series, having composed the music for THE MANDALORIAN previously. THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT will premiere this December on Disney+.

Watch the new trailer here.

Lorne Balfe Scores Fantasy Epic THE WHEEL OF TIME

THE WHEEL OF TIME is a forthcoming epic fantasy television series set to premiere on Amazon Prime Video on November 19, 2021. Based on one of the most popular and enduring fantasy series of all time, Robert Jordan’s novel series of the same name, THE WHEEL OF TIME is set in a sprawling, epic world where magic exists and only certain women are allowed to access it. The series features music scored by Lorne Balfe (BLACK WIDOW, HIS DARK MATERIALS, THE TOMORROW WAR, MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – FALLOUT)…

Read details and watch trailer here.

October 30, 2021

Joseph Trapanese to Score THE WITCHER Season 2

Joseph Trapanese (PRISONERS OF THE GHOSTLAND, SHADOW AND BONE, OBLIVION, THE RAID: REDEMPTION, TRON: UPRISING) is the new composer of the Netflix original series THE WITCHER. Sonya Belousova & Giona Ostinelli have composed the music for the first season of the series…

Read more details here.

October 28, 2021

Christmas Trailer for Marvel’s HAWKEYE Released

Watch the new holiday-centric trailer for Marvel’s new superhero original series, HAWKEYE. The six-episode series will premiere with its first two episodes on November 24 on Disney+. The show is intended to be the fifth television series in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), sharing continuity with the films of the franchise and taking place after the events of the film AVENGERS: ENDGAME (2019).

Composer Christophe Beck (WANDAVISION, ANT MAN & THE WASP, FREE GUY) is composing the music for HAWKEYE.

Read more details and watch the new trailer here.

October 27, 2021

Buzz LIGHTYEAR Origin Story Coming From Pixar in 2022

LIGHTYEAR is an upcoming American sci-fi action-adventure computer animated film produced by Pixar set to be released on June 17, 2022. Originally announced last December, the film’s teaser trailer was released today (watch it below). The film is a spin-off of the TOY STORY franchise and tells the definitive origin story of Buzz Lightyear (voiced by Chris Evans [CAPTAIN AMERICA]) – the hero who inspired the toy… A composer for the film has not yet been announced…

Read more details and watch the teaser trailer here.

October 20, 2021

Max Richter Scores new Apple TV+ series INVASION

INVASION is an upcoming American science fiction television series created by Simon Kinberg and David Weil. Jakob Verbruggen (THE ALIENIST) has directed the first episode. The show tells of an alien invasion as seen through the different perspectives of various people on different continents across the world… Max Richter (THE LEFTOVERS, AD ASTRA, HOSTILES, WALTZ WITH BASHIR, THE LAST DAYS ON MARS, TABOO) has composed the original score for the series.

Read more details here.

October 18, 2021

Daniel Rojas Scores Marvel’s HIT-MONKEY

MARVEL’S HIT-MONKEY, or simply HIT-MONKEY, is an upcoming American adult animated streaming television series created by Will Speck and Josh Gordon for the streaming service Hulu, based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name… Daniel Rojas (KIPO AND THE AGE OF WONDERBEASTS) has been tapped to score the upcoming Hulu animated series Marvel’s Hit-Monkey. Rojas previously scored Marvel’s adult animated series M.O.D.O.K., which premiered earlier this year.

Read more details and watch the series’ trailer here.

October 13, 2021

Composer Clifton Hyde Scores Miles Doleac’s Latest Horror, DEMIGOD

DEMIGOD is a 2021 American horror film about a woman who travels to the Black Forest in Germany to claim her inheritance. Upon arrival, a terrifying secret forces her to reckon with her family’s past and a mysterious ritual she thought was the stuff of fairy tales… The film is scored by composer Clifton Hyde, who. Hyde is an American multi-instrumentalist, composer, and producer currently working from and residing in New York City.

Read the full details and watch the film’s trailer, here.

New SCREAM Film Trailer Has Dropped – Brian Tyler Scoring the Film

Twenty-five years after a streak of brutal murders shocked the quiet town of Woodsboro, a new killer has donned the Ghostface mask and begins targeting a group of teenagers to resurrect secrets from the town’s deadly past.

The trailer for the new SCREAM (remake/sequel) movie just dropped, and it’s garnered lots of positive response on youtube so far.

Read more, and watch the trailer, here.

October 4, 2021

Fourth Film in V/H/S Series Scored by “Sunn O)))” Guitarist Greg Anderson

V/H/S/94 is an American found footage anthology horror film, and the fourth installment in the V/H/S series… The film has been scored by Greg Anderson of the experimental drone metal band Sunn O))) and Southern Lord records founder, a guitarist best known in the genre of doom metal, avant-garde metal, and hardcore punk. “We’re trying something a little different with the score,” wrote the filmmakers in a September 16th announcement…

See more details, film reviews, and film’s trailer here.

October 1, 2021

Composer Olivier Derivière Evokes Emotional Soundscape for Video Game DYING LIGHT 2 STAY HUMAN

BAFTA-nominated French composer Olivier Derivière (A PLAGUE TALE: INNOCENCE, STREETS OF RAGE 4, REMEMBER ME) scores his most ambitious soundtrack yet in Dying Light 2 Stay Human, an upcoming survival horror action role-playing game developed and published by Techland as a sequel to the best-selling open-world action game. 

Read more details here.

September 28, 2021

Andries Smit Scores SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE Remake

SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE is a 2021 American-South African slasher film directed by Danishka Esterhazy and written by Suzanne Keilly. It is a remake of 1982’s THE SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE, which revolved around a girls’ slumber party that becomes the setup when an escaped mental patient arrives with a power drill to turn it into a bloodbath… The film has been scored by Andries Smit, a composer based in Cape Town, South Africa known for scoring such horror films as TRIGGERED, LEPRECHAUN RETURNS, LAKE PLACID: LEGACY, and HOUSE ON WILLOW STREET.

Read more details here.

September 25, 2021

Netflix Live Action COWBOY BEBOP Is Scored by Yôko Kanno – Who Scored Original Anime Series

Yôko Kanno, who scored the original anime show, is the composer for the new series, and its original theme song, “Tank!” is retained as the series’ opening song. The song, written by Yôko Kanno and performed by Seatbelts, has an extensive alto saxophone solo played by Masato Honda, as well as a fill part at the end. The song is a big band jazz piece in a Latin-infused hard bop style with a rhythm section that combines a double bass and bongo drums.

Read more details here.

September 24, 2021

Mark Korven Scores Netflix’s NO ONE GETS OUT ALIVE

In Netflix’s forthcoming film NO ONE GETS OUT ALIVE, Cristina Rodlo plays Ambar, an immigrant in search of the American dream, who makes the deadly mistake of moving into an inescapable haunted boarding house… Mark Korven has composed the film’s original music. He is best known for his work on the 2016 period horror film THE WITCH, which won the best director award at the 2015 Sundance festival for director Robert Eggers, and went on to earn $40 million at the box office. Korven also scored Egger’s follow up THE LIGHTHOUSE starring Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson…

Read more details here

Zachary Dawes scores THERE’S SOMEONE INSIDE YOUR HOUSE

THERE’S SOMEONE INSIDE YOUR HOUSE is a 2021 American slasher film written by Henry Gayden and directed by Patrick Brice… The plot follows a senior transfer student from Hawaii who later finds herself in the center of gruesome murder cases in her newly acquainted town of Osborne, Nebraska… Los Angeles County native Zachary (Zach) Dawes was born on July 2, 1985 in, California, USA as Zachary Edwing Dawes. He is known for his work on THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON (2019), DEEP MURDER (2018), INGRID GOES WEST (2017), INHERITANCE (2017), and TRUE DETECTIVE (2014; as music supervisor).

Read more details here.

September 22, 2021

Drum & Lace and Ian Hultquist Score Netflix’s Vampire Thriller NIGHT TEETH

The film is about a college student (Lendeborg Jr.) moonlighting as a chauffeur who picks up two mysterious women (Ryan, Fry) for a night of party-hopping across LA. But when he uncovers their bloodthirsty intentions – and their dangerous, shadowy underworld – he must fight to stay alive. The film’s score is composed by acclaimed husband-and-wife composers Drum & Lace and Ian Hultquist…

Read more details here.

Music for Anime Series STAR WARS: VISIONS

STAR WARS: VISIONS is a Japanese-American anime anthology series created for the American streaming service Disney+. The series is a collection of animated short films presented “through the lens of the world’s best anime creators” that offers a new, diverse perspective on STAR WARS.

Read full details here.

Disney+’s THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT to be Scored by Ludwig Göransson

…The show stars Temuera Morrison in the title role and Ming-Na Wen as Fennec Shand, both of which are reprising their roles from Lucasfilm’s first Star Wars live-action series THE MANDALORIAN. Ludwig Göransson (BLACK PANTHER, CREED, TENET, VENOM, SLICE) is returning as composer for the series, and scoring sessions for the project have already started in recent weeks. THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT will premiere this December on Disney+.

Read more details here.

September 19, 2021

Howard Shore May Score Amazon Studios’ Middle Earth-Set LORD OF THE RINGS TV Series

According to an exclusive article posted today in Deadline composer Howard Shore, who scored Peter Jackson’s LORD OF THE RINGS and HOBBIT movies, is in talks to compose music for Amazon Studios’ Middle Earth-Set TV series.

Read the story here.

September 17, 2021

Trailer Released for Guillermo del Toro’s NIGHTMARE ALLEY – Score by Alexandre Desplat

Director Guillermo del Toro is reteaming with composer Alexandre Desplat (The Grand Budapest Hotel, The King’s Speech, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Godzilla) for his upcoming psychological thriller NIGHTMARE ALLEY. The film is based on the 1946 novel of the same name by William Lindsay Gresham and stars Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Willem Dafoe, Toni Collette, Richard Jenkins, Ron Perlman and David Strathairn.

Read more details here.

September 13, 2021

Christopher Drake

Christopher Drake Scores THE MANOR

THE MANOR is an upcoming American horror film directed and written by Axelle Carolyn. Jason Blum serves as a producer under his Blumhouse Television banner. The film’s score has been composed by Christopher Drake, best known for scoring such animated superhero films as HELLBOY SWORD OF STORMS and BLOOD OF IRON, and the numerous films in the DC Universe Animated Original Movies, such as WONDER WOMAN (2009) and BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS (2013), along with such live-action films as Kevin Smith’s YOGA HOSERS (2013) and TUSK (2014), Neil Marshal’s 2020 horror film THE RECKONING, most of the episodes of Greg Nicotero’s CREEPSHOW (2019+) series on Shudder, and the video games INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US and INJUSTICE 2.

Read more details here.

STAR TREK PRODIGY Official Trailer Released

STAR TREK: PRODIGY is set to premiere on October 28, 2021, on Paramount+ with the first ten-episode season. It will then air on Nickelodeon before the second season is released on Paramount+. The series uses computer-generated animation, differing from previous Star Trek animation, and is intended for younger audiences than the rest of the franchise… The series is being scored by Nami Melumad with its main theme by Michael Giacchino.

Read the full details here.

September 8, 2021

Warwick Davis as Willow Ufgood in the 1988 WILLOW movie.

Disney’s forthcoming WILLOW streaming series to be scored by James Newton Howard

Based on the 1988 feature film (produced and written by George Lucas, directed by Ron Howard and scored by James Horner) the forthcoming series will take place years after the events of the film, and has to do with a princess (Ruby Cruz) assembling a search party to join her on her quest to rescue her twin brother.

Read more details here.

September 7, 2021

Lana Wachowski’s The Matrix Resurrections to be Scored by Johnny Klimek & Tom Tykwer

Warner Bros. Pictures has confirmed that Johnny Klimek & Tom Tykwer are co-scoring the upcoming sci-fi action movie The Matrix Resurrections. The film is directed by Lana Wachowski and stars Keanu Reeves & Carrie-Anne Moss who reprise their roles from the original Matrix trilogy (scored by Don Davis).

Read more details here.

September 3, 2021

Digital “Maestros Of Video Games” Composer Panel at Pax West 2021

Hear from leading AAA and indie composers as they share their experiences and discuss the craft of scoring music for video games. Sunday, September 5th at 4:30pm PST the “Maestros Of Video Games” Composer Panel will take place at the Pax West 2021,  a celebration of gaming and gaming culture featuring thought-provoking panels, a massive expo hall filled with the best publishers and studios, new game demos, musical performances, tournaments, and a community experience.

Read more details here.

September 2, 2021

Harald Kloser & Thomas Wander to Score Roland Emmerich’s Science Fiction Disaster Thriller MOONFALL

MOONFALL is an upcoming science fiction action disaster thriller film co-written and directed by Roland Emmerich… It will be scored by Emmerich’s usual composing team of Harald Kloser & Thomas Wander (THE  DAY AFTER TOMORROW, 10,000 BC, 2012, INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE, MIDWAY). The film has to do with a mysterious force that knocks the Moon from its orbit around Earth and sends it hurtling on a collision course with life as we know it. 

Read more details and watch the film’s teaser trailer here.

Newton Brothers Score Netflix Horror Series MIDNIGHT MASS

Midnight Mass is an upcoming American supernatural horror streaming television series created and directed by Mike Flanagan for Netflix… Andy Grush and Taylor Newton Stewart, known collectively as The Newton Brothers, are known for their horror scores, and have worked frequently with director Mike Flanagan on projects such as OCULUS, HUSH, BEFORE I WAKE, OUIJA: ORIGIN OF EVIL, GERALD’S GAME, DOCTOR SLEEP, and the TV series THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE and THE HAUNTING OF BLY MANOR…

Read more details and watch the film’s trailer here.

 

August 21, 2021

Martin Dirkov Scores Swedish Horror Film KNOCKING

KNOCKING (Swedish: Knackningar) is a 2021 Swedish thriller film about a woman who leaves a psychiatric ward after a nervous breakdown, only to start hearing mysterious knocking sounds in her apartment. A timely psychological horror-thriller built on very real human fears and anxieties, skillfully lensed with claustrophobic precision by Hannes Krantz, KNOCKING is given a pulsing score by Danish composer Martin Dirkov (BORDER, ENFORCEMENT, THE CHARMER, SHELLEY, DON’T GIVE A FOX).

Read more details and watch the film’s trailer, here.

August 21, 2021

Brian D’Oliveira Scores Netflix WITCHER Animated Fantasy

THE WITCHER: NIGHTMARE OF THE WOLF is an upcoming South Korean-American adult animated dark fantasy film for Netflix. Brian D’Oliveira (SHADOW OF THE TOMB RAIDER, RESIDENT EVIL VII: BIOHAZARD video game, GENTEFIED, JOURNEY TO THE SAVAGE PLANET) has composed the original score for the film. A soundtrack album featuring D’Oliveira’s score will be announced soon…

Read more details here.

August 13, 2021

Composer Jeff Russo Discovers The BRAND NEW CHERRY FLAVOR

Award-winning film and television composer Jeff Russo (TV’s FARGO, PICARD, LEGION, STAR TREK DISCOVERY, LUCIFER, THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY) is scoring BRAND NEW CHERRY FLAVOR, an 8-part psychological horror drama series created by Nick Antosca and Lenore Zion based on the novel of the same name by Todd Grimson. 

Read more details and watch the trailer here.

August 12, 2021

Hans Zimmer & Steve Mazzaro Score Snyder Prequel ARMY OF THIEVES for Netflix

Director Matthias Schweighöfer has announced that Hans Zimmer and Steve Mazzaro will score the upcoming Netflix original film ARMY OF THIEVES. This prequel to Zack Snyder’s ARMY OF THE DEAD (scored by Tom Holkenborg) follows a small-town bank teller who gets drawn into the adventure of a lifetime when a mysterious woman recruits him to join a crew of Interpol’s most wanted criminals, attempting to heist a sequence of legendary, impossible-to-crack safes across Europe. 

Read more details and watch the film’s trailer here.

August 3, 2021

Michael Kramer to Score Disney’s LEGO STAR WARS TERRIFYING TALES

Disney has announced a brand new LEGO animated special called  LEGO STAR WARS TERRIFYING TALES, which premieres on Friday 1st October as a part of Disney+’s Hallowstream celebration. The all-new animated special from Lucasfilm and the LEGO Group continues the rich legacy of collaboration between Lucasfilm and the LEGO brand and is a seasonal celebration of the villainous dark side of the Star Wars galaxy – just in time for Halloween…
The show has been scored by Michael Kramer, a two-time Emmy nominated composer and multi-instrumentalist for film, television, and video games.

Read more details here.

July 30, 2021

MASQUERADE: Ben Lovett Scores New Thriller with Shocking Twist Ending

A young girl struggles to survive after a group of home invaders break into her house to steal her family’s priceless artwork… The film’s score has been composed by Ben Lovett, an American composer and songwriter known for his distinctive original scores to a diverse range of breakthrough films including THE RITUAL, THE NIGHT HOUSE, THE WIND, and THE WOLF OF SNOW HOLLOW… The movie stars stars Bella Thorne, Alyvia Alyn Lind, Austin Nichols, Mircea Monroe and Skyler Samuels…

Read more details here.

July 26, 2021

Drum & Lace and Ian Hultquist Scoring Amazon’s I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER TV Series

Amazon Prime Video will premiere the teen horror streaming television series I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER this coming October. The series is based on the 1973 novel of the same name by Lois Duncan, which was (loosely) adapted into the 1997 film of the same name and subsequent film franchise… The husband-and-wife composing partners Drum & Lace (THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ANDRÉ, GOOD GIRLS, DEADLY ILLUSIONS)and Ian Hultquist (ASSASSINATION NATION, ANIMALS, DIE IN A GUNFIGHT) have been signed to score the series.

Read more details here.

July 20, 2021

Bishara Scores Latest James Wan Horror Thriller MALIGNANT

Specialty horror composer Joseph Bishara has scored MALIGNANT, an upcoming horror thriller directed by James Wan. Bishara has previously composed the frightening music for all seven films in The Conjuring Universe, created by Wan in the first two films in what’s become a shared universe centered on a series of supernatural horror films, as well as such potently scary films as as THE CURSE OF LA LLORONA (2019), THE PRODIGY (2019), and THE UNHOLY (2021).

Read more details here.

Bear McCreary Scores MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE: REVELATION

Music for the series is composed by Bear McCreary (BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, THE WALKING DEAD, OUTLANDER, GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS, HAPPY DEATH DAY, FREAKY)… A sequel to the 1983–1985 Filmation series HE-MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE, MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE: REVELATION will focus on the unresolved storylines of the original 1983 TV series, picking up many of the characters’ journeys where they left off…

Read more details here.

July 16 2021

BC Smith Climbs THE STAIRS In Latest Indie Horror Score

THE STAIRS is a 2021 American horror film about a group of hikers who unknowingly stumble upon a long-forgotten evil. Composer BC Smith, an American composer of diverse and eclectic film and television scores, has composed the score. Many of his compositions are for independent films including SMOKE SIGNALS, ADULT WORLD, DJINN, WEST OF REDEMPTION.

For more details and to watch the film’s trailer, see here.

July 10, 2021

Laura Karpman Scores Marvel’s WHAT IF…

The trailer for Marvel’s latest streaming series dropped last Thursday. WHAT IF… is series of alternate universe stories involving MCU characters, it looks pretty awesome. Laura Karpman (LOVECRAFT COUNTRY) will be scoring it. For more information on the composer, see her website here.

Watch the trailer here.

June 30, 2021

Inon Zur scores Bethesda’s Forthcoming STARFIELD Videogame

Emmy Award-winner and 3-time BAFTA nominated composer Inon Zur (FALLOUT, DRAGON AGE, PRINCE OF PERSIA) is scoring STARFIELD, the first new science fiction universe in 25 years from Bethesda Game Studios, the award-winning creators of THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM and FALLOUT 4. Set hundreds of years in our future, STARFIELD is an epic about hope, our shared humanity, and answering our greatest mystery. In this next generation role-playing game set amongst the stars, create any character you want and explore with unparalleled freedom.

Read more details here.

June 10, 2021

Natalie Holt: Marvel’s LOKI Composer

…[Director] Kate Herron wanted Holt’s score to include a Theremin, a unique early electronic instrument noted for its role in classic science fiction scores like THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD and THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL in the LOKI score. Holt included the unique sound of the Theremin mixed in with Nordic instruments, to reflect ties to Nordic mythology…

Read more details here.

June 8, 2021

Yoko Kanno to Score Live Action COWBOY BEBOP movie

Netflix has announced during its Geeked Week livestream earlier today that its live-action adaptation of Sunrise’s COWBOY BEBOP anime will premiere this fall and confirmed that Japanese composer Yoko Kanno will score the new series. Kanno is known for having scored all episodes of the ‘90s anime series, as well as 2001’s COWBOY BEBOP: THE MOVIE…

Read more details here.

June 8, 2021

Composers Chris Ridenhour, Christopher Cano, & Mikel Shane Prather Bring Musical Life to The Asylum’s AQUARIUM OF THE DEAD

The film is the third animal-related zombie film in director Glenn Miller’s Zoombies trilogy that began with ZOOMBIES (2016) and continued with ZOOMBIES 2 (2019)…  The score really enlivens The Asylum’s generously over-the-top storyline and gives the film the kind of dramatic energy that enhances the suspense and CGI-laden zombie-sea life attacks that are central to the film’s overblown storyline while aiding its fast pace.

Read full details here.

May 27, 2021

Anna Drubich Scores Lycanthropic Horror-Comedy WEREWOLVES WITHIN

When a killer terrorizes the snowed-in residents of a small town, it falls to the new forest ranger to find out who – or what – lurks among them in this hilarious horror whodunnit. The forthcoming horror comedy film WEREWOLVES WITHIN, directed by Josh Ruben from a screenplay by Mishna Wolff, is based upon the video game of the same name from Red Storm Entertainment. Composer Anna Drubich has provided the film’s score…

Red more details here.

Trevor Gureckis Scores Shyamalan’s OLD

Universal Pictures has dropped the trailer today for M. Night Shyamalan’s OLD, which unveils a chilling, mysterious new thriller about a family on a tropical holiday who discover that the secluded beach where they are relaxing for a few hours is somehow causing them to age rapidly … reducing their entire lives into a single day. The film is scored by Trevor Gureckis (BLOODLINE, THE GOLDFINCH, VOYAGERS), who has recently composed the music for Shyamalan’s Apple- TV+ series SERVANT.

Read more details here.

Steven Price Scores Edgar Rice’s LAST NIGHT IN SOHO

Eloise (McKenzie), a young woman with a passion for fashion design and a strange sixth sense, mysteriously finds herself transported back in time to 1966 London in the body of her idol, a singer named Sandy (Taylor-Joy). While in Sandy’s body, she enters into a romantic relationship, but the city is not as it appears to be and the past and present seem to fall apart with shady and horrifying consequences. Steven Price (GRAVITY, FURY, SUICIDE SQUAD) rejoins director Wright, having scored SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD, THE WORLD’S END, and BABY DIVER for Wright, to compose the picture’s score.

Read more details here.

May 27, 2021

Kevin Kiner joins Sean & Dean Kiner to score TRESE Anime Series

Kevin Kiner (STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS, REBELS, and THE BAD BATCH, CSI: MIAMI, HELL ON WHEELS) and his sons Sean and Dean Kiner (SINGLE PARENTS) are the composers of the new Netflix anime series TRESE. The supernatural series is set in Manila, Philippines where supernatural creatures of Philippine folklore live in hiding amongst humans, and Alexandra Trese finds herself going head to head with a criminal underworld comprised of malevolent supernatural beings.

Read more details here.

May 25, 2021

Marvel’s ETERNALS to be scored by Ramin Djawadi

Composer Ramin Djawadi is slated to score Marvel’s ETERNALS, an upcoming American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics race of the same name. Produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, it is intended to be the 26th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU)…

Read more details here.

May 20, 2021

Christopher Young to Score ABYZOU

ABYZOU, based on a demonic Kabbalistic legend of the same name, is set in the Hasidic world, where a family struggling with unresolved trauma finds themselves at the mercy of an ancient demon bent on destroying them from the inside. Tapping into Jewish demonology, ABYZOU is a harrowing drama with an exciting twist on classic horror conventions. Just the right kind of thing for the composer of HELLRAISER, A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET II, URBAN LEGEND, DRAG ME TO HELL, SINISTER, GHOST RIDER, and THE GRUDGE!

Read the details here.

May 16, 2021

Roque Baños Scores Sequel DON’T BREATHE 2

Spanish composer Roque Baños returns to the world of DON’T BREATHE, having scored the original 2016 film for director Fede Alvarez… Banos also scored Fede Alvarez’ previous films, EVIL DEAD remake, DON’T BREATHE, and 2018’s THE GIRL IN THE SPIDER’S WEB.

Read more details here.

May 16, 2021

Robert Eggers’ THE NORTHMAN Scored by Robin Carolan & Sebastian Gainsborough

The next film from Robert Eggers, director of the acclaimed thrillers THE WITCH and THE LIGHTHOUSE is THE NORTHMAN, an epic revenge thriller, set in Iceland at the turn of the 10th century, that explores how far a Viking prince will go to seek justice for his murdered father. The film features a score by Robin Carolan & Sebastian Gainsborough, the first film score for both composers….

Read more details here.

May 14, 2021

Charlie Clouser Scores EYE WITHOUT A FACE and SPIRAL

Horror specialist composer and former original Nine Inch Nails member Charlie Clouser (SAW series, RESIDENT EVIL: EXTINCTION, NUMB3RS, WAYWARD PINES, CHILDHOOD’S END miniseries) has scored EYE WITHOUT A FACE, a psychological horror/thriller that is a modern take on Hitchcock’s REAR WINDOW… Also coming up from Clouser is the SAW-related horror movie SPIRAL (formerly titled SPIRAL: FROM THE BOOK OF SAW). 

Read more details here.

May 12, 2021

Brian Tyler to Score new Scream Movie

Composer Brian Tyler has been tapped to score the upcoming slasher movie SCREAM. The fifth installment in the horror franchise is directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett; it stars Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette and Marley Shelton who reprise their roles from the first four movies.

Read more details here.

May 12, 2021

THE FOREVER PURGE trailer released – score by The Newton Brothers

The score for this latest PURGE saga is by genre favorites The Newton Brothers (DOCTOR SLEEP, THE HAUNTING OF BLY MANOR, EXTINCTION, THE WALKING DEAD: WORLD BEYOND), which is their first music for this franchise. They previously scored OUIJA: ORIGIN OF EVIL, FAMILY BLOOD, and an episode of INTO THE DARK for Blumhouse. 

Read more details here.

May 7, 2021

Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein Return to Score STRANGER THINGS Season 4

“Filming on season 4 continues after going on hiatus while the industry maneuvered around COVID-19 safety protocols,” wrote Nick Romano yesterday in Entertainment Weekly. “The new story will take us to Russia where Hopper, who survived the events of season 3, is being held at Kamchatka by operatives…” White Bear PR, who represents composers Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein, confirmed they are on board to compose the music for the show’s fourth season, having defined the series’ unnerving musical design with their scores for the first three.

Read more details here.

May 6, 2021

A QUIET PLACE II Final Trailer Released – Marco Beltrami Returns to Score

Paramount has released their final trailer for A QUIET PLACE II, John Krasinski’s sequel to the 2018 horror thriller he co-wrote, directed, and starred in. Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe reprise their roles from the first film, with Cillian Murphy and Djimon Hounsou joining the cast. Composer Mario Beltrami returns to give the new film its score having composed the music for the 2018 original film…

Read more details here.

May 5, 2021

ESCAPE ROOM 2 Coming Up With Score by Brian Tyler & John Carey

Brian Tyler and John Carey have returned to compose the score for the upcoming horror sequel ESCAPE ROOM 2. Directed by Adam Robitel (INSIDIOUS: THE LAST KEY, THE TAKING OF DEBORAH LOGAN), stars Taylor Russell and Logan Miller from the 2019 film are joined by Isabelle Fuhrman, Thomas Cocquerel, and Holland Roden for the new movie…

Read further details here.

April 4, 2021

Animated Series STAR WARS: THE BAD BATCH launches on Disney+ today – Scored by Scored by STAR WARS animation vet Kevin Kiner

STAR WARS: THE BAD BATCH, a spin-off of animated series THE CLONE WARS focused on the elite, eccentric members of Clone Force 99, debuts today on Disney+ with a special 70-minute episode. The first season contains 16 episodes, with the second following on Friday, May 7 and the rest on following Fridays. Composer Kevin Kiner (who scored THE CLONE WARS series as well as STAR WARS: REBELS) continues to keep the STAR WARS musical tradition as he scores THE BAD BATCH…

Read more details here.

April 21, 2021

Survival Thriller OXYGEN Scored by French Composer ROB

The latest film from Alexandre Aja (THE HILLS HAVE EYES, CRAWL, PIRANHA 3D) is OXYGEN, a French survival thriller starring Mélanie Laurent, Mathieu Amalric, and Malik Zidi tells the story of a young woman who wakes up in a cryogenic pod, not remembering who she is or how she ended up there, and must rebuild her memory to find a way out of her nightmare before running out of air.

The film features a tense score by composer ROB (aka Robin Coudert) (MANIAC, GRETEL & HANSEL, TROY: FALL OF A CITY, PLANETARIUM, AMITYVILLE: THE AWAKENING); he rejoins Aja after having scored the director’s fantasy thriller HORNS in 2014.

Read more details here.

April 19, 2021

Benjamin Wallfisch to score FLASH movie

The Hollywood Reporter has announced that composer Benjamin Wallfisch, who’s score  for MORTAL KOMBAT came out this week, “is speeding on to his next project. Wallfisch will score Warner Bros. and DC Films’ upcoming THE FLASH movie.”

Read more details here.

April 13, 2021

Netflix to Release Toho Anime Series GODZILLA SINGULAR POINT Worldwide in June – Music Score by GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES’ Kan Sawada

The new series expands Netflix’s roster of projects tied to the King of the Monsters (in 2017 and 2018, Netflix debuted the trilogy of Japanese animated epic Godzilla films: GODZILLA: PLANET OF THE MONSTERS, GODZILLA: CITY ON THE EDGE OF BATTLE, and GODZILLA: THE PLANET EATER)… The musical score for the series is being handled by noted Japanese composer and arranger Kan Sawada, who studied composition and orchestration at Tokyo College of Music and has composed dozens of films, TV, and anime in Japan since 2000…

For more details, and to watch the GODZILLA SINGULAR POINT trailer, see here.

April 9, 2021

New INDIANA JONES movie will be scored by John Williams

It has been confirmed today by Lucasfilm John Williams is set to return as the composer of the currently untitled fifth installment in the Indiana Jones film series.

Read more details here.

April 7, 2021

Netflix Super-Hero Series JUPITER’S LEGACY Scored by Stephanie Economou

Stephanie Economou (SECRETS THAT WE KEEP, MARVEL 616, MANHUNT, STEP UP: HIGH WATER) is a composer and violinist based in Los Angeles, CA. She is a long-time collaborator of composer, Harry Gregson-Williams, composing additional music on scores such as Disney’s MULAN, Jon Turtletaub’s THE MEG, Antoine Fuqua’s THE EQUALIZER 2, Disneynature’s PENGUINS, and Ridley Scott’s Oscar-winning film THE MARTIAN.

See more details, and watch the show’s trailer, here

April 5, 2021

THE WITCH’S Mark Korven Scores Amazon Prime Series THEM

Composer Mark Korven is known for scoring Robert Eggers’ acclaimed thrillers THE WITCH and THE LIGHTHOUSE, as well as Vincenzo Natali’s IN THE TALL GRASS, and the second season (“INFAMY”) of the AMC series THE TERROR.

See further details and watch the film’s trailer here.

April 1, 2021

Disney’s CRUELLA Scored by Nicholas Britell

Disney’s upcoming family crime-comedy drama CRUELLA features a score by Nicholas Britell (MOONLIGHT, IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK, SUCCESSION, THE BIG SHORT). Directed by Craig Gillespie and starring Emma Stone, Emma Thompson, and Mark Strong, the movie of course is based on the deliciously malevolent character from Disney’s 101 DALMATIONS…

Read more details and watch the film’s trailer here.

March 30, 2021

Joseph Trapanese Scores Netflix Series SHADOW AND BONE

…“We have Joe Trapanese as the composer, who’s good and he’s got a breadth of score work that allows us to do something that you know needs Russian and big and sweeping in one area, and otherworldly in another,” said SHADOW AND BONE showrunner Eric Heisserer…

Read the full details here.

February 25, 2021

Disney short Myth: A Frozen Tale,  scored by Joseph Trapanese, debuts on Disney+ in 2D tomorrow

Disney’s acclaimed VR short, MYTH: A FROZEN TALE, a bedtime story about the elemental spirits from FROZEN 2, which debuted at the world premiere of that film in November 2019, launches February 26 on Disney+ in 2D. While not as immersive in 2D, the short still captivates as a gaze into the mysterious and moody forest outside Arendelle (narrated by Evan Rachel Wood’s Queen Queen Iduna)… Joseph Trapanese’s score for MYTH: A FROZEN TALE is available digitally in a 7-track soundtrack album from Disney Records, available from Amazon and other digital retailers…

For more details, see here.

February 18, 2020

Danny Elfman to Score DOCTOR STRANGE 2

In a wide-ranging interview with Inverse, composer Danny Elfman confirmed he is scoring the 2022 movie DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS with director Sam Raimi. “I am starting to do bits of pre-work for DOCTOR STRANGE 2 that Sam Raimi’s directing,” Elfman told Eric Francisco of Inverse. “Even though I don’t start it for some months, there’s bits of recorded music they need for the sets.”

Read more details here.

February 18, 2021

Winners for 2020 IFCMA Awards Announced

The International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA) announces its list of winners for excellence in musical scoring in 2020, in the 2020 IFMCA Awards.

For more details, see here.

February 10, 2021

Kim Tae-seong Scores South Korean Space Opera SPACE SWEEPERS

South Korean composer, Kim Tae-seong, known for scoring PHANTOM DETECTIVE (2016), EXTREME JOB (2019), and the television series EMERGENCY COUPLE (2014), SQUAD 38 (2016), and THE GUEST (2018), has scored the science fiction adventure SPACE SWEEPERS, now showing on Netflix. The film is directed by Jo Sung-hee (PHANTOM DETECTIVE, A WEREWOLF BOY). Set in the year 2092, Earth has become nearly uninhabitable. Fleeing the sick earth, UTS corporation builds a new orbiting Home for humanity…

Read more details here.

February 4, 2021

IFMCA Award Nominations for 2020 Film, TV, & Game Scores Announced

The International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA) announces its list of nominees for excellence in musical scoring in 2020, for the 17th annual IFMCA Awards. British composer Daniel Pemberton and German composer Hans Zimmer lead the field with the most number of nominations, each receiving a total of five. In addition, this year the comedy category is dominated by women composers, and the first ever Japanese film was nominated for Score Of The Year. The International Film Music Critics Association will announce the winners of the 17th IFMCA Awards on February 18, 2021. Read more details here.

January 21, 2021

SHADOW IN THE CLOUD Features Score by New Zealander Mahuia Bridgman-Cooper

Mahuia Bridgman-Cooper (FANTAIL, HOUSEBOUND, THE LEGEND OF BARON TO’A) has scored the epic action-horror-World War 2 film, SHADOW IN THE CLOUD, from the producers of ATOMIC BLONDE and DEADPOOL 2. The film is about A female WWII pilot (Chloë Grace Moretz) traveling with top secret documents on a B-17 Flying Fortress encounters an evil presence on board the flight.

Read the details here.

January 5, 2021

Natalie Holt to Score Marvel’s Disney+ LOKI Series

Natalie Holt (JOURNEY’S END, KNIGHTFALL series, INFIDEL, THE HONOURABLE WOMAN) is currently scoring Marvel’s upcoming Disney+ original series LOKI… Holt received an Emmy Nomination for scoring ITV’s VICTORIA series; her music can also be heard in Deborah Haywood’s debut feature PIN CUSHION and alongside Hans Zimmer and Martin Phipps in the Weinstein company film WOMAN IN GOLD, and family smash hit from the producers of Harry Potter, PADDINGTON. She recently scored the horror film KINDRED, director Joe Marcantonio’s feature film debut, and the ghost story FEVER DREAM, for Peruvian director Claudia Llosa.

Read more details here.

December 31, 2020

Henry Jackman Scoring Marvel’s THE FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER

Composer Henry Jackman (SKULL ISLAND, X-MEN: FIRST CLASS, JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE, WRECK-IT-RALPH) has recently been scoring Marvel Studios’ upcoming Disney+ original series THE FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER… Henry Jackson previously scored CAPTAIN AMERICA: WINTER SOLDIER and CAPTAIN AMERICA CIVIL WAR, so he is definitely qualified to bring his talents (and, likely, his previous themes) to the new series.

Read more details here.

December 4, 2020

Fabio Frizzi Scores Fangoria’s CASTLE FREAK Remake/Reboot

Genre-specialist Italian composer Fabio Frizzi has scored Fangoria Films’ new remake/reboot of CASTLE FREAK, based on Stuart Gordon’s 1995 horror film that adapted H. P. Lovecraft’s celebrated short horror tale “The Outsider.” 

Read the details and watch the trailer here.

November 21, 2020

Michael Giacchino Returns to Spider-Man for 2021 Third Film

Michael Giacchino has confirmed that he will be returning as the composer for the as-yet untitled third installment in the Spider-Man series as part of Marvel Studios’ cinematic universe. 

Read more details here.

November 10, 2020

Bear McCreary, Danny Piccione, & Joseph Trapanese Targeted To Score the new STAR WARS: TALES FROM THE GALAXY’S EDGE VR Game

STAR WARS: TALES FROM THE GALAXY’S EDGE is a new virtual reality video game that launches November 19 exclusively on the Oculus Quest all-in-one VR system. ILMxLAB announced today that composers Bear McCreary, Danny Piccione, and Joseph Trapanese are the composers who have scored the new VR game. 

Read more details and to watch the VR game’s trailer, see here.

October 26, 2020

PARALLEL Science Fiction Thriller Gets Distribution in December – Scored by Edy Lan

Vertical Entertainment has snagged the US distribution rights to the sci-fi thriller PARALLEL after the film made a number of festival appearances since 2018… Composer/arranger/singer Edy Lan has given PARALLEL its musical score. He composed both of Ezban’s previous science fiction films, as well as Ezban’s sequence, “La cosa mas preciada,” from the 2014 anthology horror movie BARBAROUS MEXICO as well as portions of the 2020 anthology movie AZTECH, which Ezban has co-produced…

Read more details here.

October 23, 2020

Third Skyline Movie SKYLIN3S Releasing in December – Scored by  Ram Khatabakhsh

British/Persian Los Angeles-based film composer Ram Khatabakhsh has written the music for SKYLIN3S, the third and final film of the science fiction series that began with SKYLINE (2010) and continued with BEYOND SKYLINE (2017).

SKYLIN3S is set to be released on December 18, 2020 in the United States by Vertical Entertainment.

For more details or to watch the film’s trailer, see here.

October 20, 2020

Christopher Young Scores New David Prior Horror Film THE EMPTY MAN

 The film features a soundtrack by veteran genre maestro Christopher Young. “Working with director David Prior was an absolute honor, his vision and my music was a perfect marriage,” Young said in a twitter post earlier tonight.

Read more details here.

October 10, 2020

Edwin Wendler Scores DRAGON SOLDIERS

When locals start vanishing from a small Colorado town, the mayor hires a squad of elite mercenaries to fight off the menace — whoever or whatever it may be. Leader Cameron (Ruben Pla, INSIDIOUS) and his team suspect a ruthless gang of mercenary survivalists…until they come face to face with a massive, airborne, fire-breathing reptile. Edwin Wendler (DEAD ANT, UNNATURAL, (RING OF ELYSIUM video game, HOME: THE HORROR STORY) provides an original score for the film. “I was given the opportunity to write a massive-sounding, symphonic action score, and I got to be a bit nerdy by paying homage to some of my musical idols and writing dodecaphonic music for the titular dragon,” Wendler said.

Read full details here.

October 5, 2020

MONSTER HUNTER Drops Teaser Trailer – Film Scored by Paul Haslinger

Loosely based on the Capcom video game series, MONSTER HUNTER is written and directed by Paul W. S. Anderson and stars Milla Jovovich, Tony Jaa, T.I., Ron Perlman, Meagan Good, and Diego Boneta and is about a team of soldiers who are transported to a new world where they must engage in a desperate battle for survival against enormous enemies with incredible powers. Former Tangerine Dream alumnus and film composer Paul Haslinger has completed scoring the film…

Read more details here.

October 4, 2020

Gordy Haab Scores New Game STAR WARS: SQUADRONS; Blake Robinson-scored Prequel Trailer Released

STAR WARS: SQUADRONS is a space combat game set in the STAR WARS universe, developed by Motive Studios and published by Electronic Arts. In the game, players experience being a pilot in a thrilling STAR WARS single-player campaign as they learn first person the art of starfighter combat. The game’s music by Gordy Haab lends excitement and authenticity to these adventures within the STAR WARS universe. Haab has composed numerous scores and contributed music for numerous STAR WARS, HALO WARS, and WALKING DEAD video games…

Read further details here.

September 23, 2020

Frederik Wiedmann has Scored OCCUPATION: RAINFALL

Frederik Wiedmann (THE DRAGON PRINCE, GREEN LANTERN: THE ANIMATED SERIES, numerous DC Animated movies) has scored the upcoming sci-fi sequel OCCUPATION: RAINFALL. The film is a follow-up to 2018’s original acclaimed Australian alien invasion film OCCUPATION, directed by Luke Sparke who also helms the sequel. The new movie takes place two years after the original film’s invasion of Earth by extra-terrestrials, with a group of survivors in Sydney fighting back in a desperate ground war.

Read the details and watch the film’s trailer, here.

September 21, 2020

Marvel’s WandaVision Trailer Released – Christopher Beck (ANT MAN) Scores the Series

Yesterday, Marvel released the new trailer to WandaVision, a new web television miniseries created for Disney+ by Jac Schaeffer and based on the Marvel Comics characters Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch and Vision. The show is set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), sharing continuity with the films of the franchise. The events of the series take place after the 2019 film AVENGERS: ENDGAME.

Read the full details and watch the new trailer here.

September 15, 2020

Mario Beltrami Scores LOVE AND MONSTERS, Coming to VOD Oct 16

Versatile film composer Mario Beltrami (SCREAM, A QUIET PLACE, WORLD WAR Z, THE HURT LOCKER, SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK, UNDERWATER) is scoring the film. The film takes place seven years after the Monsterpocalypse, during which humanity has been living underground while giant creatures took control of the land. After reconnecting over radio with his high school girlfriend, Joel decides against all logic to venture out to Aimee, despite the dangerous monsters that stand in his way.

Read more details here.

Watch THE MANDALORIAN Season 2 Trailer

Featuring music by composer Ludwig Göransson:

September 12, 2020

FREAKY Score Coming Up From Bear McCreary

Bear McCreary has reunited with director Christopher Landon to score the forthcoming horror comedy FREAKY, wherein a high school girl swaps bodies with a deranged serial killer, and then discovers she has less than 24 hours before the change becomes permanent. McCreary has previously scored Landon’s last two features, the darkly humorous horror thriller HAPPY DEATH DAY and its science fictionesque sequel HAPPY DEATH DAY 2U for Blumhouse.

Read more details here.

August 25, 2020

A Song In The Key of X

Thirty three members of the cast and crew of THE X-FILES have joined forces to Zoom-form the unforgettable theme song to THE X-FILES by Mark Snow, now with new lyrics by contest winners Jennifer Large and Rebecca MacDonald.

Link to the video here.

August 18, 2020

Creepy Horror Thriller DEATH OF ME Scored by Mark Sayfritz

Luke Hemsworth and Maggie Q star in Saban Film’s latest thriller, DEATH OF ME. Directed by Darren Lynn Bousman (SAW II-IV, REPO! THE GENETIC OPERA, TALES OF HALLOWEEN, THE BARRENS)…

Recording artist, composer, and music producer, Mark Sayfritz has composed the films’ score. He has worked on such releases as Bousman’s ABATTOIR and ST. AGATHA, as well as the horror films DEADTECTIVES, THE DEVIL YOU KNOW, DEAD MAN RUNNING, and the TV series SNATCH, based on the Guy Ritchie movie.

Read more details, and watch film’s trailer, here.


August 6, 2020

TREMORS 7 to be Scored by Frederik Wiedmann

Tremors Graboid JAWSHaving scored the fifth and sixth iterations of the TREMORS franchise, Frederik Wiedmann comfortably returns to the world of the Graboids in TREMORS 7, formerly aka TREMORS: ISLAND FURY but now officially titled TREMORS: SHRIEKER ISLAND…Read the details here.August 6, 2020

RAISED BY WOLVESBen Frost Scores RAISED BY WOLVES

HBO Max will premiere the new 10-episode science fiction drama series on September 3. Created by Ridley Scott and Aaron Guzikowski, RAISED BY WOLVES centers around two androids—Father and Mother—tasked with raising human children on a mysterious new planet. As the burgeoning colony of humans threatens to be torn apart by religious differences the androids learn that controlling the beliefs of humans is a treacherous and difficult task. The series is scored by Iceland-based electronic recording artist Ben Frost, who previously composed music for the supernatural drama series DARK (2017-20) and the horror drama series FORTITUDE (2015-18).August 5, 2020

Billy GoldenbergComposer Billy Goldenberg Has Died

Emmy-winning composer and songwriter Billy Goldenberg  died on August 3rd at his home in New York City. He was 84. A prolific composer for television, especially during the ‘70s and ‘80s. Goldenberg received 23 Emmy nominations (and four wins) for his music. He was known for writing the themes for KOJAK, HARRY O, and RHODA, and hundreds of made-for TV movies. He scored a handful of horror genre projects,  but they were notable ones…Read the details here. July 23, 2020

The Unfamiliar posterWalter Mair Scores THE UNFAMILIAR

…The film’s spine-tingling score is the work of award-winning, London-based composer, Walter Mair. The music incorporates original Hawaiian instruments combined with an instrument called “The Octo Bass”—a custom made double bass twice the size of an orchestral double bass…Read the details here.July 17, 2020

Frederik Wiedmann to Score Sequel to Alien Invasion Thriller OCCUPATION

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Music for the upcoming science fiction film OCCUPATION: RAINFALL, sequel to the 2018 invasion thriller OCCUPATION, is set to be composed by Frederik Wiedmann, known for scoring THE DRAGON PRINCE and many of the films in the DC Animated Movie Universe, including most recently JUSTICE LEAGUE APOKOLIPS WAR and RED SON. The sequel, which is expected to be released later this year, picks up two years into an intergalactic invasion of Earth, with a group of survivors in Sydney fighting back in a desperate ground war. It is written and directed by the original film’s director, Luke Sparke.– via filmmusicreporter <<which see for more details. July 15, 2020

Chris Westlake Will Score STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS

ST Lower Decks charactersThe upcoming CBS All Access animated series STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS will be scored by composer Chris Westlake (CASTLE ROCK, BEFORE WE GO, TRANSIT, SMALL TOWN CRIMES). The show is developed by Mike McMahan (RICK AND MORTY); Westlake previously collaborated with McMahan on Hulu’s SOLAR OPPOSITES, which premiered earlier this year.STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS will premiere on August 6, 2020 exclusively on CBS All Access. For more details about the composer, see his website https://chriswestlake.com/– via filmmusicreporter July 11, 2020

BLACK WATER AbyssMichael Lira Scores BLACK WATER: ABYSS

A group of friends who are exploring a remote cave system deep in the forests of Northern Australia when a tropical storm hits. As rising floodwaters trap them deep below the surface, something even deadlier emerges from the darkness – killer crocodiles… Australian multi-instrumentalist and composer Michael Lira has scored the film. He is known as a founding member of experimental bands Vicious Hairy Mary, Darth Vegas and gypsy swing ensemble Monsieur Camembert. He has been scoring films, shorts, and television since 2006…Read the details here.July 2, 2020

Award-Winning Composer Inon Zur Scores New SF RPG Game OUTRIDERS

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“As a composer it’s always extremely exciting to be involved in building new worlds and telling new stories, so I’m thrilled to reveal that I have composed the score for OUTRIDERS. It was a lot of fun blending heavy orchestral soundscapes and futuristic musical sound design for this rollercoaster sci-fi adventure and I can’t wait to share the music with you,” said Zur.Read more details here.June 24, 2020

Animated Series STAR TREK LOWER DECKS Still Without A Composer

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The upcoming Adult animated web TV series STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS web television series, created for CBS All Access by Mike McMahan, is part of the conituing expansion of the STAR TREK franchise headed by executive producer Alex Kurtzman. It is the first animated series created for All Access, and the first animated STAR TREK series since the 1973–74 series STAR TREK: THE ANIMATED SERIES… STAR TREK DISCOVERY and PICARD composer Jeff Russo expressed interest in also composing the score for LOWER DECKS, but…Read the full story here.June 23, 2020

Trey Toy & Matthew Wang Deliver Chilling Score for Entrapment Horror Movie CENTIGRADE

Centigrade IMDBposterIn the new claustro-thriller CENTIGRADE, a man and his pregnant wife become trapped in their car when a storm buries them underneath layers of snow and ice. As supplies dwindle and temperatures plunge, the couple must battle the elements and hypothermia in a desperate fight for survival… The film’s music composed by Trey Toy (THE UNKIND; addl. music for SHOWPIERCER, AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D., VIKINGS, FEAR THE WALKING DEAD) and Matthew Wang (addl. music for BRAINCHILD, GLOW, NEW AMSTERDAM, ZOEY’S EXTRAORDINARY PLAYLIST).For full details, click here.June 23, 2020

Composer Christopher Young Reunites with Director Sam Raimi for the Quibi Original Series 50 STATES OF FRIGHT

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Award-winning composer Christopher Young (HELLRAISER, SPIDER-MAN 3, PET SEMATARY) reteams with director Sam Raimi (SPIDER-MAN, DRAG ME TO HELL, EVIL DEAD) for the Quibi original series 50 STATES OF FRIGHT. The horror anthology, executive produced by Raimi, features the scariest stories from every state in the country. Young wrote the original main title and scored the 3-part episode directed by Raim…Read the full details and watch the show’s trailer here.June 16, 2020

Soundtrack Of Our Lives: A Celebration For The Film & TV Music Community Benefiting Musicares® Covid-19 Relief Fund

SoundtrackLives MusiCares logosMembers of the Film & TV Music community, made up of composers, songwriters, music editors, music supervisors, studio executives and more, are contributing their talents to Soundtrack Of Our Lives: A Celebration For The Film & TV Music Community, an online benefit event for MusiCares® COVID-19 Relief Fund. This specially produced program debuts June 25th, 2020, at noon pacific on YouTube…Read full details here.June 15, 2020

Bear McCreary-scored ANIMAL CRACKERS Coming to Netflix in July

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After distributors failed to deliver, the animated film ANINMAL CRACKERS, scored by Bear McCreary in 2017, has been acquired by Netflix and will stream on the service July 24. The film is composer Bear McCreary’s first animated feature, which McCreary, posting in a 2018 tweet, regarded as “the most insane score I’ve ever written! This movie is absolutely delightful!” In a pair of Facebook posts today, sharing the news of the film’s Netflix acquisition, Bear wrote, “I’m so relieved that this film escaped those lower infernal depths and emerged to finally get distribution, on an ideal platform. I can’t wait for the world to experience this zany adventure!”Read details and watch the trailer here.June 8, 2020

Geoff Zanelli Scores Blumhouse Thriller YOU SHOULD HAVE LEFT

In the new psychological thriller YOU SHOULD HAVE LEFT from Blumhouse Productions and legendary screenwriter David Koepp (JURASSIC PARK, MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE, PANIC ROOM, STIR OF ECHOES), Kevin Bacon and Amanda Seyfried star as a couple seeking a restful vacation on an isolated edge of the world only to discover that secrets demand a reckoning … and travel with you.Read the details and watch the trailer here.May 29, 2020

TERMINATOR Composer to Release New Audio Musical

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With theaters closed across the world due to the pandemic, Brad Fiedel was inspired to put together this audio version of his musical and release it for everyone to enjoy at home. Working alone in his home studio, Fiedel was able to assemble various recordings he had of the songs, scenes and narration to create a complete audio experience of the show.Read the full details here.May 21, 2020

Brian Reitzell scores IFC Midnight’s new horror movie, RELIC

RELIC (2020) poster cropScheduled to open on July 10th in select theaters and on demand from IFC Midnight, the new horror film RELIC is about a daughter, mother, and grandmother WHO are haunted by a manifestation of dementia that consumes their family’s home. The movie will feature a brooding score by Brian Reitzell (HANNIBAL, AMERICAN GODS, BLACK MIRROR: BANDERSNATCH).Read more details, and watch the film’s trailer, here.May 6, 2020

James Gunn’s THE SUICIDE SQUAD to be scored by Tyler Bates – film due in 2021

Tyler Bates (DEADPOOL, JOHN WICK, 300, WATCHMEN) is set to score James Gunn’s upcoming DC Extended Universe superhero movie, THE SUICIDE SQUAD. The film stars Margot Robbie, Viola Davis, Joel Kinnaman and Jai Courtney who reprise their roles from the original 2016 movie. Steven Price composed the music for the original David Ayer-directed 2016 SUICIDE SQUAD film. Bates has previously scored all of Gunn’s feature directorial efforts, including both GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY movies, SLITHER and SUPER. THE SUICIDE SQUAD is set to be released on August 6, 2021 by Warner Bros.- via filmmusicreporter April 21, 2020

AN ENGLISH HAUNTING Features a Score by Graham Plowman

_A English Haunting poster cropComposer Graham Plowman, known for his atmospheric orchestral music works inspired by the Cthulhu Mythos of H.P. Lovecraft and other authors, has completed his most recent film score, the British indie ghost film, AN ENGLISH HAUNTING.

Read the details hereApril 14, 2020

Christopher Young and Brian & Caleb Chan Scoring Quibi’s 50 STATES OF FRIGHT

_50 States of Fright logoChristopher Young (HELLRAISER, SPIDER-MAN 3, THE GRUDGE) and Brian & Caleb Chan have contributed original music to the Quibi anthology series 50 States of Fright. The show, executive produced by Sam Raimi (SPIDER-MAN, THE EVIL DEAD) & Debbie Liebling (SOUTH PARK, PEN15), explores stories based on urban legends from Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Oregon, and Washington. Read the details and watch the trailer, here.March 16, 2020

INTO THE DARK’s Latest Holiday Episode, CRAWLERS, Given a Spooky Score by Ceiri Torjussen

CRAWLERS posterCRAWLERS is the latest film from the American horror anthology web television series INTO THE DARK… It’s a fun mix of humor and horror, nicely augmented by a mysterious and modernistic electronica score by Welsh-born, Los Angeles-based composer Ceiri (pronounced Kay-Ree) Torjussen (BIG ASS SPIDER!, PRIMAL RAGE, BURN, ALL CREATURES HERE BELOW) who provides a palpable and effective mix of energy, eeriness, and eloquence.Read the details and watch the trailer here. March 10, 2020

DUST’s Deep Sea Sci-fi Horror Film SEA FEVER Features Score by Christoffer Franzén

SEA FEVER poster cropSwedish born multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer Christoffer Franzén has scored SEA FEVER… In SEA FEVER, a bizarre creature hitches a ride on a departing fishing trawler, marooning the ship at sea and engaging the ship’s crew in a fight for survival…Read the details and watch the trailer here. March 6, 2020

CANDYMAN Remake Scored by multi-instrumental artist Robert A. A. Lowe

“We wanted to do something that was a nod to [Phillip Glass’s music for the first film],” said director Nia DaCosta. “Not just in terms of how it sounded and the repetition of the piano but also in terms of how unique it was. So what we’ve done is brought a composer on, Robert A. A. Lowe, who is really fantastic, really idiosyncratic, to give you something that is reminiscent of the original but his wholly new on its own as well.”Read the details here.March 6, 2020

Rob Simonson Scores GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE

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Rob Simonsen (LOVE, SIMON, NERVE, FOXCATCHER, THE UPSIDE, (500) DAYS OF SUMMER, THE SPECTACULAR NOW) is currently scoring the upcoming supernatural comedy sequel GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE. The film is directed by Jason Reitman (JUNO, UP IN THE AIR) and stars Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace and Paul Rudd. The movie follows a single mom and her two kids as they arrive in a small town and begin to discover their connection to the original Ghostbusters and the secret legacy their grandfather left behind.Simonsen has previously scored Jason Reitman’s last two features, TULLY and THE FRONT RUNNER. GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE is set to be released on July 10, 2020 by Sony Pictures.- via filmmusicreporter(<- click to watch trailer) February 20, 2020

John Paesano to Score PENNY DREADFUL: CITY OF ANGELS

Penny Dreadful City of Angels promo image fr IMDBJohn Paesano (DAREDEVIL, THE DEFENDERS, THE MAZE RUNNER) is slated to score the upcoming Showtime original series PENNY DREADFUL: CITY OF ANGELS. The show is a spin-off of PENNY DEADFUL (2014-16), is set in 1938 Los Angeles after a grisly murder shocks the city and follows a detective and his partner as they become embroiled in an epic story that reflects the rich history of L.A.Read the details here.February 6, 2020

International Film Music Critics Association Award Nominations Announced

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The International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA) announces its list of nominees for excellence in musical scoring in 2019, for the 16th annual IFMCA Awards.Read the news here.

January 19, 2020

Amblin’s Revival of AMAZING STORIES TV Series Debuts March 6

AMAZING STORIES, Apple TV+’s highly anticipated original series, executive produced by Steven Spielberg, will make its global debut on Friday, March 6, exclusively on Apple TV+. Thus far the episode composers for the new show are…

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January 13, 2020

Jon Ekstrand set to score Marvel’s MORBIUS

Jon Ekstrand (LIFE, BLIND ALLEY, QUEEN OF HEARTS) is on board to compose the score for MORBIUS after scoring Espinosa’s previous films.

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January 11, 2020

Bear McCreary Scoring Amazon’s THE DARK TOWER Pilot

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Recent word has it that Bear McCreary (GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS, COLOSSAL, THE WALKING DEAD, BATTLESTAR GALACTICA) has been brought in to score the forthcoming Amazon pilot THE DARK TOWER. The show was developed by Glen Mazzara (THE WALKING DEAD, Season 3) based on Stephen King’s book of the same title, with Stephen Hopkins (PREDATOR 2, A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 5) directing the pilot. The series is intended to serve as a reboot of the poorly-received 2017 movie adaptation…

Read more details here.


January 11, 2020

New BIRDS OF PREY Trailer Launched – Film Scored by Daniel (SPIDER-VERSE) Pemberton

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Daniel Pemberton (THE DARK CRYSTAL: AGE OF RESISTANCE, SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE, THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.) steps into DC territory to score another wild and crazy super-hero adventure with BIRDS OF PREY. Formerly titled BIRDS OF PREY: AND THE FANTABULOUS EMANCIPATION OF ONE HARLEY QUINN, the film features the return of Margot Robbie as fiendish Joker’s fiendish femme-fatale ex, Harley Quinn, revving up the frenzied character after her delightful manic performance in THE SUICIDE SQUAD (2016).

Read more details and watch the new trailer here.


January 8, 2020

Hans Zimmer Now Scoring James Bond’s NO TIME TO DIE in Post-Production Composer Switch

“Hans Zimmer is James Bond’s new composer,” film music journalist Jon Burlingame writes in a story posted Monday at Variety.com.

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January 4, 2020

SHERLOCK’s David Arnold & Michael Price Score BBC’s DRACULA series

BBC has broadcast their new DRACULA miniseries over three days beginning on January 1st, 2020.  Netflix will launch the show on their streaming site tonight, January 4th. The series consists of three episodes.

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Composers David Arnold and Michael Price, who created the innovative theme and scores for the Benedict Cumberbatch SHERLOCK series, scored the title theme and episode music for the DRACULA series.

Watch a featurette on the DRACULA scores, and the series trailer below that…

Read the details here.


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