Ascending The Stairs
August 13, 2021
BC Smith’s Soundtrack to THE STAIRS Released by Lakeshore
Lakeshore Records has released today the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack for THE STAIRS, the independent horror film released by Cinedigm. The score by BC Smith (DJINN, SMOKE SIGNALS, SKINS), utilizes both acoustic and electronic instrumentation that subtly adds to the different characters and events in the film—a range that spans from idyllic to horrific.
A frightening tale about a group of hikers hunted by a sinister presence in the woods. Twenty years after the mysterious disappearance of an 11-year-old boy and his grandfather, a group of friends find themselves along the same trail, unaware of a long-forgotten evil lurking just beyond the tree line. What started as a week-long adventure with friends, quickly turns into a terrifying fight for survival as they come face to face with the thing that nightmares are made of.
BC Smith says, “Scoring THE STAIRS was a creative joy. There is nothing normal or ordinary about what the characters encounter, which proved fabulous inspiration for the music. The characters struggle to comprehend what they’re seeing, and the music helps to subliminally enhance that uncertainty, absurdity, and terror.”
He adds, “THE STAIRS represent a malignant evil, incongruous to the serenity of the forest. The score adopts that metaphor by using sounds that don’t normally go together, like acoustic guitars and modular synthesizers, or sounds that seem familiar but actually something else entirely.”
For more details on THE STAIRS, and to view the film’s trailer, see my earlier report here