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“Clearly one of the better horror scores of 2008; Söderqvist’s lovely main themes are worth the price of the purchase alone…” (MovieMusic UK)

“The music was the best aspect of the film. (It) is so well suited to really bring out the mystery behind the story, every single moment of music has its chilling effect on the audience.” (Into Film)

Let the Right One In (Johan Söderqvist)

One of the most acclaimed feature films of 2008, Swedish horror drama Let the Right One In has won over a dozen international film awards, including top honours at the Tribeca Film Festival, Woodstock and Sitges. Following the US premiere of the film on October 24, MovieScore Media releases the strikingly original orchestral score by acclaimed Swedish composer Johan Söderqvist (Things We Lost in the Fire, Brothers, After the Wedding), who has crafted a very personal score.

The music effectively juxtaposes elements of melodic beauty with dark and ominous textures (including the use of the unusual instrument, the bass waterphone).

“Writing the music for Let the Right One In gave me a rare opportunity to write a score that consists of both darkness and light. The filmmakers weren´t looking for your typical horror soundtrack. The most important quality of the music in this film had to be melody and harmony, so even if the overall tone of the film and the score is dark and atmospheric, there is always a sense of hope and beauty,” composer Johan Söderqvist says.

MMS08022 • LET THE RIGHT ONE IN (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Music Composed by JOHAN SÖDERQVIST
Online release date: November 11, 2008
CD release date: November 18, 2008

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