The Pact

The Pact
The Pact

We know that music in film is important and music in Horror movies in particular, is paramount in helping with the atmosphere and the overall impact of those scary situations unfolding on screen (if you dare to look, that is). THE PACT is one of those ever so edgy movies and the score certainly reflects and underlines this factor. Composer Ronen Landa has created an atmospheric and highly tense work. It is a partly experimental and quite modern sounding score but also has more traditional horror movie elements and although it contains 90 percent of what can be labelled atonal music and effects, it also has within its perimeters some softer and more melodic sounding passages which calm and place the listener into a false sense of security, only to shake them out of this seconds later with dark and nerve shattering sounds. Continue reading The Pact

Phase 7

Phase 7
Phase 7

The score for PHASE 7 is, in a word, atmospheric. It’s a soundtrack that has many components to it and has been written and produced impeccably by Argentinean born composer Guillermo Guareschi. It works on so many different levels and contains many musical colours and textures which. At each listen one discovers fresh themes, sounds and motifs. It is a delight and, due to the subject matter of the film, the score is largely atonal and dark. It also has elements which will delight and entertain any hardened film music connoisseur. I have no doubt that the score works wonderfully within the movie (alas I have not managed to see the movie as yet) but it also works as a soundtrack CD to savour. OK there are no lush romantic full blown themes but that doesn’t mean that the soundtrack is not inventive and original. Continue reading Phase 7