Sony Classical Releases Poltergeist Soundtrack


Soundtrack Available May 19, 2015


NEW YORK, May 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- British director Gil Kenan proved his atmospheric take on the horror and fantasy genres with his movies Monster House and City of Ember. Now, with legendary filmmaker and producer Sam Raimi (Spiderman, Evil Dead, The Grudge), Kenan directs the remake of the beloved 1982 horror movie Poltergeist. For the soundtrack, available May 19 via Sony Classical, Kenan chose German film score composer Marc Streitenfeld, known for his collaborations with director Ridley Scott.

Poltergeist contemporizes the classic tale about a family - starring Sam Rockwell (Moon, The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy) and Rosemarie DeWitt (Cinderella Man, Rachel Getting Married) - whose suburban home is haunted by evil forces. When the terrifying apparitions escalate their attacks and hold the youngest daughter (Kennedi Clements) captive, the family must come together to rescue her before she disappears forever.

Acknowledged for his ambitious and intelligent score for Prometheus, as well as the multi-faceted soundtrack, The Grey, Streitenfeld deployed his versatile composing talents once again, the Poltergeist soundtrack expertly captures the movie's eerie mood. With hinted horror elements, creaky sound patterns and an overall twisted timbre, Streitenfeld manages to build up spine-chilling tension - a creepy, veritably haunting score.

After Streitenfeld relocated from Munich to Los Angeles, he started working as a musical assistant for composer Hans Zimmer and became a music editor and supervisor on the blockbusters Hannibal, Mission: Impossible II and Black Hawk Down. At the request of Ridley Scott, Streitenfeld composed for A Good Year (2006), after acting as music supervisor on Scott's 2005 film Kingdom of Heaven. He then went on to score all of Scott's subsequent films to date. In 2007, Streitenfeld was nominated for a BAFTA award for American Gangster.

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Track list

01.      Poltergeist Opening

11.      A Poltergeist Intrusion

02.      They're Here

12.      Home Improvements

03.      Angry Spirits  

13.      Somebody is With Her

04.      Electronics Awakening 

14.      Take a Peek

05.      They're Not Pretend, Mommy 

15.      I Feel a Little Braver

06.      The Storm is Coming

16.      Into the Portal

07.      Clown Attack 

17.      The Other Side

08.      Into the Closet

18.      Reunited

09.      Maddy is on TV

19.      Let Her Go

10.      You Have to Get My Sister Back 

20.      Home Free


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