October 9 ,2020

Ben Lovett Scores THE WOLF OF SNOW HOLLOW, Soundtrack out Today via Lakeshore

Lakeshore Records has released THE WOLF OF SNOW HOLLOW the digital original motion picture soundtrack composed by Ben Lovett (THE RITUAL, THE WIND). The album is a strikingly orchestrated, multi-faceted work inspired by old school Bernard Herrmann-era suspense thrillers reflecting all the dimensions of the offbeat horror film—from darkly comedic to tension-fueled terror to oddball mystery caper.  The album includes the newly reimagined cover version of “Little Red Riding Hood” originally performed by Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs in 1966, and given a seductive and thoroughly haunting treatment by Lovett and indie artist Valen. 

Written, directed and starring Jim Cummings, THE WOLF OF SNOW HOLLOW released today in select theaters and On Demand. The film follows a small-town sheriff, struggling with a failed marriage, a rebellious daughter, and a lackluster department, who is tasked with solving a series of brutal murders that are occurring on the full moon. As he’s consumed by the hunt for the killer, he struggles to remind himself that there’s no such thing as werewolves…

Of working with director Cummings, Lovett stated: “After seeing THUNDER ROAD I leapt at the opportunity to collaborate with Jim and tried to match his energy every step of the way.  Jim is a big music fan and had tremendous enthusiasm for the process. We talked about everything from Prokofiev to Bernard Herrmann and I could tell he wanted to go big.  We had a tiny budget but a lot of ambition, and I wanted to see if we could pack big ideas into small packages.” 

Expanding on the score, Lovett adds: “On a score like this the aim is to be referential without being derivative, to celebrate the influences instead of trying to hide them.  I like folding a love letter into what I’m doing but try to keep from getting too caught up in that, ultimately I’m just chasing an instinct about a sound and feel that hopefully expands on the personality and character of the film.”

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