|1.||We Have To Be So Very Careful (Dialogue)||0:04|
|2.||The Allerton Suite||2:09|
|4.||A Voice From Beyond (Dialogue)||0:17|
|8.||That Place Has A History (Dialogue)||0:19|
|10.||Why (Anthony Newley)||2:27|
|13.||Nobody’s Home (Dialogue)||0:11|
|14.||The Yellow Dress||2:03|
|15.||Tell Me Everything (Dialogue)||0:18|
|16.||Into The Woods||1:37|
|18.||Something Is Coming||1:58|
|22.||The Last Key (Dialogue)||0:04|
|24.||Safe In Your Home (Dialogue)||0:23|
|30.||Back To No. 79||0:20|
|32.||Things Are Not What They Seem||1:11|
|34.||The Brain Sees What it Wants To See||1:48|
|35.||Can We Cut? (Dialogue)||0:15|
|36.||The Train Tracks||1:42|
|37.||Daddy’s Got Meow Meow: The Lullaby||1:44|
|38.||Corridor Of Truth||2:17|
|39.||Monster Mash (Bobby ‘Boris’ Pickett and The Crypt-Kickers)||3:12|
|40.||Goodman’s Theme: End Titles||4:28|
Varèse Sarabande will release the Ghost Stories – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally and on CD April 13, 2018. The album features original score composed by Frank Ilfman (Big Bad Wolves, Down The Deep Dark Web).
(April 5, 2018 – Los Angeles, CA) – Varèse Sarabande will release the Ghost Stories – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally and on CD April 13, 2018. The album features original score composed by Frank Ilfman (Big Bad Wolves, Down The Deep Dark Web).
Experience three spine-tingling tales of terror to haunt your dreams. A debunker of all things paranormal, Professor Phillip Goodman (Andy Nyman) has devoted his life to exposing phony psychics and fraudulent supernatural shenanigans on his own television show. His skepticism is put to the test, however, when he receives a file of three chilling, inexplicable cases: a night watchman (Paul Whitehouse) haunted by disturbing visions as he patrols an abandoned asylum; an edgy young man (Black Mirror’s Alex Lawther) involved in a hellish car accident deep in the woods; and a wealthy former banker (Sherlock’s Martin Freeman) visited by the poltergeist spirit of his unborn child. Even scarier: each of the these macabre stories seems to have a sinister connection to Professor Goodman’s own life. Will they make a believer of him yet?
The connections between the film and the play on which it is based were important to Ilfman. “The original play didn’t have any music, but it was clear from day one, that we wanted to have the essence of the stage play when we can, have the mystery supernatural feel looming, we wanted to make sure you entered the world of Goodman you stay there,” he explained. “We used many new technics with the orchestra and the hall space at Air studio, so we can get a more ethereal feel for the score throughout.”
The composer was methodical in his representation of Goodman’s journey. “I wrote five fully developed themes/suites and used hints from each as we dive deeper and deeper into the mystery cases that Professor Goodman is investigating, all the themes are melodically differ but they all share some common hints that we could use when needed. I sampled and recorded many items like bone flutes and monkey skull shaker, ripped fabrics and other toys to be used on the more scary parts and as a sound design atmospheric layer under the orchestra.”
IFC Midnight present Ghost Stories in theaters internationally on April 13 and in the US in theaters and on demand April 20, 2018. Varèse Sarabande will release the Ghost Stories – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally and on CD April 13, 2018.
For more information contact Beth Krakower, The Krakower Group, 310.294.3600,
Beth@KrakowerGroup.com, or @KrakowerGroup on Twitter
About Frank Ilfman
From the moment an eight-year-old Frank Ilfman was given Ennio Morricone’s soundtrack to The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, the seed was sown – the ambitious, budding musician had his heart set on a career in film music. With an unwavering desire to achieve his goal, Ilfman has successfully dedicated himself to performing and understanding music. He studied trombone and piano at the Jaffa Conservatorium of Music in Tel Aviv and as a young teenager was playing lead trombone with the Tel Aviv Dixieland Band. However, the tenacious young composer became frustrated and bored with the structured methods of the Conservatorium and was eventually asked to leave for playing truant – Ilfman wanted to be more imaginative with how he created music, so went it alone.
In 1984, during a visit to Berlin, Ilfman got introduced to German composer Klaus Doldinger, who happened to be scoring The Neverending Story at that time. A visit to the film’s recording sessions made Ilfman fall deeper in love with the art of film music and commit fully to his ambition. He worked on his first television production, when he was just 17 years old, with composer Jan Hammer on the acclaimed television series The Chancer, starring Clive Owen, and since then has scored more than forty films and numerous television shows. Among his many talents is his ability to diagnose how music can best contribute to a film; from brooding melancholy to playful joviality, his work covers a wide spectrum of genres and has gained him much respect in the field.
Frank Ifman’s recent scores include the new Legendary Pictures Fanfare Logo (coming 2018) recorded at Abbey Road Studio with the London Metropolitan Orchestra. The Award-winning films Big Bad Wolves and Cupcakes, with scores performed by LMO at the legendary Air Studios. Other credits include: May I Kill U?, a dark comedy, directed by BAFTA award winner Stuart Urban and starring Kevin Bishop; Mercenaries, directed by Paris Leonti, starring Robert Fucilla and Billy Zane; the three-part award winning documentaries The Iraq War and Putin, Russia and the West for BBC and the internationally acclaimed heartbreaking film Bitter Seeds, directed by Micha Peled. Forthcoming films include The Etruscan Smile starring Brian Cox and JJ Fielding set for a 2018 summer release. In 2008 Frank Ilfman was invited to join The European Film Academy (EFA) and The British Academy of Film and Television
About Varèse Sarabande Records
Founded in 1978, Varèse Sarabande is the most prolific producer of film music in the world, releasing the highest quality soundtracks from the world’s greatest composers. From current box office hits and top television series to the classics of Hollywood’s Golden Age, Varèse Sarabande’s catalog includes albums from practically every composer in every era, covering all of film history; from Bernard Herrmann, Alex North and Jerry Goldsmith to Alexandre Desplat, Michael Giacchino, and Brian Tyler.
Varèse Sarabande releases deluxe and expanded editions of special soundtracks for the film music aficionado. The Varèse Vintage imprint specializes in releasing new and re-issued albums by classic pop, jazz and country artists. Varèse Sarabande Records is distributed by Universal Music Group.
Varèse Sarabande presents Ghost Stories by Frank Ilfman.
Ghost Stories is a well-crafted ode to old-school horror movies and adapted from directors Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson's successful London stage play.
The score is by Frank Ilfman, who conducted the London Metropolitan Orchestra at Air Lyndhurst Studios.
The soundtrack also includes two featured pop songs from the film; 'Why' by Anthony Newley and 'Monster Mash' by Bobby 'Boris' Pickett.
The soundtrack will be released digitally and physically on April 13, 2018 by Varese Sarabande and is now available for pre-order on Amazon.