The Last Winter takes place in the Arctic region of Northern Alaska where an oil company’s team is drawn into a world of disorientation and mysterious fear following the death of one of the members. The Last Winter is written and directed by horror genre specialist Larry Fessenden, who has been acting in films such as Headspace and The Roost, and produced genre titles such as Zombie Honeymoon and The Off Season. The Last Winter stars Golden Globe Award-winning actor Ron Perlman (Hellboy, Alien: Resurrection, The Name of the Rose), Kevin Corrigan (The Departed, Goodfellas, True Romance), James LeGros (Enemy of the State, Zodiac, Psycho) and Connie Britton (Friday Night Lights).
The music for The Last Winter is special in that it actually features two original scores by different composers – one orchestral and one electronic. “I invited two different composers to illuminate different aspects of the story: Anton Sanko I wanted to provide an ambient score to suggest the encroaching mental stress the characters are going through. Jeff Grace I wanted to provide a more romanticized interpretation of the story, to track the emotional aspect of the characters’ journey,” explains director Larry Fessenden.
MovieScore Media reunites with composer Jeff Grace, whose much acclaimed score for the independent horror film The Roost was released by the label last year. It was hailed as “one of the most satisfying and memorable horror scores of the past few years” by noted web site soundtrack.net. Jeff Grace has quickly emerged as a truly original and very interesting new voice in the film music business. With The Last Winter he returns to the bold avant garde experimentalism of The Roost, but he also showcases another side of himself: a restrained beauty rooted in traditional harmony and instrumentation, heard in the main theme of the film. The electronic score by Anton Sanko provides an eerie contrast to Jeff’s music and as a whole, The Last Winter is, in terms of its musical approach, one of the most original horror films in recent years.
MS07009 • THE LAST WINTER (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Music Composed by JEFF GRACE & ANTON SANKO
Release date: September 18, 2007