PR: The Last House on the Left



La-La Land Records To Release Soundtrack, Featuring Original Music By John Murphy

(March 10, 2009- Burbank, CA) – Masters of horror Wes Craven and Sean Cunningham revisit their landmark film which launched Craven’s directing career and influenced decades of horror to come: The Last House On The Left. Composer John Murphy (28 Days Later, 28 Weeks Later, Sunshine) wrote the original score, which will be released by La-La Land Records on April 7, 2009 via their website and in stores April 14.

John Murphy is a prominent British film composer from the city of Liverpool. He began composing music for films in the 90s, working on several successful British movies like Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch. Murphy relocated to Los Angeles and has produced several prominent and diverse compositions for 28 Days Later, Miami Vice, Sunshine and 28 Weeks later.

Awards for his film music include the Silver Award (1st Prize) at Cannes, British D & AD Award, and John has been nominated for an Ivor Novello, an RTS Award, and the Brit Award for Best Soundtrack. He has also composed and produced music for commercials, including campaigns for Reebok, Nike and Apple.

Bringing one of the most notorious thrillers of all time to a new generation, Wes Craven and Sean Cunningham produce the story that explores how far two ordinary people will go to exact revenge on the sociopaths who harmed their child.

The night she arrives at the remote Collingwood lake house, Mari (Sara Paxton) and her friend are kidnapped by a prison escapee and his crew. Terrified and left for dead, Mari’s only hope is to make it back to her parents John and Emma (Tony Goldwyn and Monica Potter). Unfortunately, her attackers unknowingly seek shelter at the one place she could be safe. And when her family learns the horrifying story, they will make three strangers curse the day they came to the last house on the left.

“John Murphy’s ethereal and haunting and sinuous score fit The Last House On The Left like a perfectly tailored glove,” said Producer Wes Craven.

Director Dennis Iliadis agrees, “With his score, John gave this movie a beauty and emotional depth I could only dream of. Together, we set a challenge: to keep fighting the obvious; let beauty and emotion shine through even in the darkest moments.”

Murphy describes his first meeting with Iliadis, “he showed me some scenes from the film. I was blown away. It was as beautiful as it was shocking. It had these two extremes going which I love to work with. Beauty and dread. So we did it.”

Rogue Pictures presents The Last House On The Left in theaters on March 13, 2009. The original soundtrack will be available exclusively at on April 7th and in stores on April 14th.


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