Nature is a force of evil
April 10, 2021
Listen To Clint Mansell’s ‘In The Earth’ Track Debut From Ben Wheatley’s Folk Horror Film IN THE EARTH
Clint Mansell’s score to the Ben Wheatley film IN THE EARTH will release digitally on April 16 in the U.S. via Lakeshore and the rest of the world via Invada. The original music is both luminous and ominous with rich, organically inspired flourishes that inhabit a pronounced place in the folk horror film. The American-British horror film written and directed by Ben Wheatley (HIGH-RISE, FREE FIRE, two episodes of DOCTOR WHO in 2014, the 2020 remake of REBECCA, and forthcoming MEG 2 THE TRENCH). Starring Joel Fry, Reece Shearsmith, Hayley Squires, Ellora Torchia, John Hollingworth and Mark Monero, the film is about a scientist and park scout who venture deep in the forest for a routine equipment run while attempting to search for a cure to a disastrous virus,. Through the night, their journey becomes a terrifying voyage through the heart of darkness, as the forest comes to life around them.
Wheatley notes: “It’s always a treat working with Clint. IN THE EARTH is our fourth soundtrack together and the most experimental. I often write scripts with actors in mind but this was the first script that was written with the music specifically in mind. From the start I knew I wanted a Soundtrack that would be both diagetic and non diagetic. That would allow Clint to stretch his legs sonically and have the score front and foremost. This film is partially a concert movie, with Clint being the sound of Doctor Wendle’s experiments.”
Wheatley adds, about the score, that it’s “pure Mansell sound, from his studio. There’s little arranging in the traditional sense. No orchestra to interpret it. This is from his hands. I love this score.”
IN THE EARTH opens in the U.S. on April 16, the UK in June, and the rest of the world TBD.
Listen to the soundtrack preview below: