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October 7, 2022
Ben Lovett’s Score to New HELLRAISER Soundtrack Released Today
Today Lakeshore Records has released Spyglass Media Group’s digital soundtrack for HELLRAISER – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack with music by Ben Lovett (THE RITUAL, THE NIGHT HOUSE). Lovett reunites with director David Bruckner as he reimagines the score to the reinvented iconic horror classic, Hellraiser, which debuts in the U.S. exclusively today on Hulu. The label previously released Lovett’s track “Blood Box” on the 5th. Now the whole album is available.
Lovett brings his unconventional composing approach and signature intensity to a franchise known for its music, with dramatic orchestrations that uniquely enhance the new storyline and reimagined characters. Says Lovett: “Christopher Young’s score to the original film is one of the most iconic pieces of music in the genre, and it looms large over that world and anyone who steps into it. Musically our goal was to try and capture the spirit and character of what defined those early works, but to also bring a new sound that could also describe that world. It was a challenge as daunting as it was inspiring. I simply couldn’t imagine writing a HELLRAISER score that didn’t pay homage to those original melodies, and was fortunate to receive Mr. Young’s blessing to reinterpret some of those original themes into the score for the new film.”
HELLRAISER Synopsis: A reinvention of Clive Barker’s 1987 horror classic in which a young woman struggling with addiction comes into possession of an ancient puzzle box, unaware that its purpose is to summon the Cenobites, a group of sadistic supernatural beings from another dimension.
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