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Let the Wrong One In (Liam Bates)

Original score from the 2021 horror comedy feature film directed by Conor McMahon, starring Anthony Head, David Pearse and Eoin Duffy, produced by Workshed Films and released by MPI Media Group (USA).

THE STORY: A young supermarket worker discovers his older brother is a vampire and has to choose whether to help him or slay him.

THE SCORE: Although Let The Wrong One In is a comedy horror, the themes in the score remain foreboding with suspenseful undertones and the occasional frantic jolt. The tale is set in the heart of modern-day Dublin, with references to old Transylvania. I  echoed these references by using a cimbalom (hammered dulcimer family) and a virtuosic solo violin, played by Lynda O’Connor, all of which sit within a darkly shaded orchestral score. A haunting solo vocal line points to the vampiric spectre which is rapidly spreading through the city. A young supermarket worker discovers his older brother is a vampire and must choose whether to help him or slay him. This conflict of emotion is contained within a four-note piano leitmotif, heard at the moments their relationship is most put to the test. This theme is heard as a resolved version of itself at the very end of the film.” Liam Bates

THE COMPOSER: Liam Bates is a composer, arranger and conductor of music for film and television, music theatre, concert performance and ballet. His films include Last Passenger, Earthbound, Ghostwood, Razor Fish and The Dog Who Lost His Bark. Other films include music for Show Girls directed by Paul Verhovan, Circle of Friends starring Chris O’Donnell, Colin Firth and Minnie Driver, Don Juan De Marco starring Johnny Depp and Marlon Brando and the romantic comedy Leap Year. He has written three musicals in collaboration with author Eoin Colfer, including the Christmas musical Noël. Liam and Eoin Colfer are writing the musical Artemis Fowl. Liam has performed and recorded with Pete Townsend, Nancy Gustavson, Luciano Pavarotti, Andrea Bocelli, Bon Jovi, Meat Loaf, Bryan Adams, Máiréad Nesbitt, Dave Stewart, Michael Kamen and Elliot Goldenthal, amongst others. Born in the UK, he now lives in Ireland. Liam’s score for Last Passenger has been released by MovieScore Media.

Special thanks to Ruth Treacy.

MMS22008 LET THE WRONG ONE IN (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Music Composed by LIAM BATES
Release date (digital): April 8, 2022

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