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March 22, 2022

New Horror Score THE JACK IN THE BOX: AWAKENING Composed by Christoph Allerstorfer Released by Howlin’ Wolf

Horror score specialist Howlin’ Wolf Records proudly presents Christoph Allerstorfer’s score for THE JACK IN THE BOX: AWAKENING (2022). The setting for the sequel to writer/director Lawrence Fowler’s 2019 demon monster horror flick, THE JACK IN THE BOX, is Rosewood Manor estate, where Olga Marsdale, played by Nicola Wright, is dying from terminal osteosarcoma. The film has an unsettling sense of isolation, and while set in modern times, maintains an eerie period feel with superb set design, cinematography, and a creature that is, simply put, nightmarishly terrifying. The gripping story blurs the lines between the monsters in our darkest imagination and the real “monsters” that lurk everywhere. Fowler delivers a horror film in the mold of classic monster movies featuring a terrifying and relentless creature whose inhuman gurgling and rasping shrieks are the stuff of nightmares.

Breathing emotional depth and life into every scene in THE JACK IN THE BOX: AWAKENING, as only a great score can, is Christoph Allerstorfer’s gothic symphony is performed by a 42-piece orchestra, Big Island Orchestra Vienna. As Fowler ups the ante with a sequel that is unapologetically meaner, badder, and bigger than the original, Allerstorfer matches this force head-on with a score that eloquently soars to greater heights, hallmarking a sophisticated and lush approach that builds palpable foreboding dread, in exquisite style. To be treated to a horror movie and story of this caliber, with a grand score performed by an orchestra comprised of Vienna’s best classical musicians, will leave you applauding.

The soundtrack CD features a 16-page booklet with liner notes by composer Allerstorfer and a special note from writer/director Lawrence Fowler, all presented with gorgeous imagery from the film, its orchestra sessions, and packaging by Howlin’ Wolf Records’ celebrated Art Director Luis Miguel Rojas.

For more details, including track list and sample tracks, see Howlin’ Wolf Records, here.

Watch the scary scene “Goodbye, Stacy” with Allerstorfer’s score, via

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