An Apocalyptic Banquet

March 12, 2022

Intense Horror Thriller A BANQUET Scored by CJ Mirra – Digital & Vinyl Soundtrack Released This Week

A BANQUET is a 2021 British horror film directed by Ruth Paxton in her debut feature  (RIVER CITY tv series, short films SHE WANTED TO BE BURNT, PARIS/SEXY, BE STILL MY BEATING HEART) and written by Justin Bull (LITTLE RITUALS, MERGE). The film stars Sienna Guillory as widowed mother who is radically tested when her teenage daughter insists a supernatural experience has left her body in service to a higher power.

A BANQUET premiered at the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival. The film was released in cinemas on March 11th via Hanway Films in UK and IFC Midnight in the USA. “An intense combination of an apocalyptic nightmare and a family psychodrama,” wrote Allan Hunter of Screen Daily.

The film has been scored by CJ Mirra, which is the alias of London-based recording artist, composer and sound designer, John Sampson. Combining live analogue instruments with electronic and ambient textures his sound blurs the boundaries of composition and sound design. Since 2015, he has scored a number of critically-acclaimed films screened from TIFF to BFI London Film Festival to SXSW, and received a BIFA ‘Best Sound’ nomination in 2018.

A soundtrack album has been released this week by First Artists Recordings (FAR), the new label imprint of First Artists Management to release a mixture of soundtracks and cinematic records, and is now available on Amazon and other digital/streaming services. In addition, a limited Green vinyl album is available via Burning Witches Records.

For more information on the composer, see his official website:

Watch the film’s trailer:

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