Lakeshore Records is set to release The Night House—Original Motion Picture Soundtrack with music by Ben Lovett (The Ritual, The Wolf of Snow Hollow), digitally August 20. Lovett and orchestra create a uniquely unsettling backdrop to the chilling horror film utilizing the strength of main character Rebecca Hall’s performance, the evil aspects of the house, the elemental force of the lake and the notion of negative space, as touchstones for the creation of the striking score. The Searchlight Pictures film directed by David Bruckner will be released in theaters August 20.
Reeling from the unexpected death of her husband, Beth (Rebecca Hall) is left alone in the lakeside home he built for her. She tries as best she can to keep it together – but then nightmares come. Disturbing visions of a presence in the house calling to her, beckoning her with a ghostly allure. Against the advice of her friends, she begins digging into her husband’s belongings, yearning for answers. What she finds are secrets both strange and disturbing – a mystery she’s determined to unravel.
Says Lovett: “The Night House was tricky to figure out, because it’s a story not only addressing loss but specifically Nothingness as a concept. That’s very challenging because what is the sound of nothing?? Throughout the process I was always looking for where subtraction might be more additive to the experience than simply putting more in, to reinforce the subject matter at the core of the story.”
Ben Lovett is an American composer and songwriter best known for his original scores to a diverse range of breakthrough films.
Since scoring the Independent Spirit Award-nominated thriller The Signal, which premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival on its way to enduring cult fandom, Lovett has scored over 35 feature films and documentaries including the popular Netflix original The Ritual, Jim Cummings’ werewolf comedy The Wolf of Snow Hollow, and the sci-if noir Synchronicity, which earned Ben a nomination for “Discovery of the Year” at the prestigious World Soundtrack Awards.
Lovett’s upcoming releases include Netflix’s The Old Ways, starring Brigitte Kali Canales and Andrea Cortés; and a new collaboration with The Ritual director David Bruckner on the Searchlight Pictures thriller The Night House, starring Rebecca Hall and which premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival; as well as Jim Cummings’ new comedy The Beta Test, starring Virginia Newcomb which premiered at the 2021 Berlin International Film Festival; and Jacob Gentry’s conspiracy thriller Broadcast Signal Intrusion starring Harry Chum Jr. which premiered at the 2021 SXSW Film Festival; all slated for release in 2021.
Lovett’s music can also be heard on Erin Derham's colorful taxidermy documentary Stuffed; Amy Seimetz’s award-winning noir Sun Don’t Shine, starring Kate Lyn Sheil; iHeart Radio’s original series Tomorrow’s Monsters, starring John Boyega; the Duplass Brothers’ survival thriller Black Rock, starring Kate Bosworth, Lake Bell, and Katie Aselton, and; Emma Tammi's avant-garde western The Wind, starring Caitlin Gerard and Julia Goldani Telles.
In addition to his work in the world of film, Lovett continues to write and perform under the artist moniker Lovett, generating worldwide recognition for his many collaborative projects including the award-winning series of visual adaptations to his own original songs.
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