Title - 'Howard Lovecraft and the Frozen Kingdom'
Artist - George Streicher
Young Howard Lovecraft begins his adventure by going to the Butler Sanitarium with his mother to visit his father Winfield Lovecraft, a patient there who has been driven mad by something he's done. Howard's father goes into a spasm of paranoia and fear, begging his son to destroy a book that he should have never written.
The boy doesn't scream during the incident, but does go home with a small gift - a paper star made by his father. Once home, Howard's curiosity is too much and he begins to read his father's book. He's drawn into a dark, cold world of magic and deceit soon thereafter and, for all intents and purposes, all Hell soon breaks loose!
Starring Christopher Plummer, Ron Perlman and Jane Curtin, 'Howard Lovecraft & the Frozen Kingdom' is a film for ALL H.P. Lovecraft fans! It boasts a stellar voice cast, including the aforementioned Academy Award winner Christopher Plummer (Up), Ron Perlman (Hellboy), Jane Curtin (Antz) and along with Doug Bradley (Hellraiser).
It combines dark, elaborate storytelling with beautiful animation to tell the secret tale that inspired some of Lovecraft’s most famous writings! George Streicher, filmmaker and director for BlackBoxTV and GWSFilms, composed the score and boy, what an inventive, atmospheric, and totally engrossing score it truly is.
“Being a huge Williams/Goldsmith fan, I couldn’t help but bring some of that flavor to the score,” George Streicher himself has revealed. “Those aspects definitely come out in some of the more action-adventure driven cues in the film, but for the most part, I tried to keep things light – it is a movie for kids, after all.”.
As for the unique way he has score this movie, the "mood swings" and such, he explains that also. "I had been writing themes and playing with other ideas before, but I wanted to use that to really set the tone. I wanted to make sure it informed the audience that the score would be big and that there would be some scale to the movie; of course then bringing it down to a more restrained tone”, he adds.
Comprised of 27 tracks, this score to 'Howard Lovecraft and the Frozen Kingdom' is by far one of the most thought-provoking works of composed musical art that I have come across for a film in a long, long time.