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Date: 4:34 AM, 08/30/15
Joseph LoDuca’s ‘Pay The Ghost’ Score To Be Released In September



The score for the upcoming supernatural thriller Pay The Ghost will be released digitally on September 18th. It was composed by Joseph LoDuca, who is the man behind such titles as “Ash vs Evil Dead”, Brotherhood of the Wolf, Army Of Darkness, and much more. A CD release will come later this year.

LoDuca explains:

There are three aspects to my music for ‘Pay The Ghost’ that made the experience memorable. I am pleased with the result of my close collaboration with [director] Uli Edel on a horror/thriller score that relied primarily on electronic sound. Over several sessions together, creating dark atmospheres with a gnawing sense of tension was our primary objective.

The first piece I wrote was ‘The Portal Song’, which is sung in Gaelic by a children’s chorus. Their chant sets the third act in motion. The film needed a song that felt pagan, yet plausible for the setting of a neighborhood park in New York City on Halloween. We also recorded wild screams from the children, which Uli brilliantly juxtaposed to score the rescue of Nicholas  Cage’s character, Michael Cole, from the Crone.

The third element was the street band source music for the Halloween fair that occurs at two points in the film. Craig Flores, our producer, came up with the idea of an additional ‘creepy fun house’ piece. That immediately triggered in me images of Federico Fellini and Nino Rota, and added a surreal edge to those scenes. A word of caution: Don’t expect to be soothed here. But if you were thrilled and terrified by the emotional ride of ‘Pay The Ghost’, you’ll relive it now in sound.

Written by Dan Kay and directed by Uli Edel (The Baader Meinhof Complex), Pay the Ghost stars Academy Award Winner Nicolas Cage (Leaving Las Vegas, Rage) and Sarah Wayne Callies (AMC’s “The Walking Dead”).

The film will be released in theaters and VOD on September 23, 2015.

The synopsis for Pay The Ghosts reads:

A supernatural thriller based on a short story by Tim Lebbon. PAY THE GHOST kicks off on Halloween night, when a couple’s young son is mysteriously abducted. A year later, they begin to sense his presence in frightening ways. A string of terrifying clues draws them to search for the boy throughout New York, where they uncover ancient secrets and discover a vicious, vengeful spirit.



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