Title - 'The Woman In Black 2: Angel Of Death’
Artist - Marco Beltrami
Award-winning composer, Marco Beltrami may have just released ‘The Homesman,’ having only just released the incredible ‘Snowpiercer’ soundtrack score before that, but his constant need to keep busy within the genre is our gain, trust me.
Having already brought us ‘The November Man,’ ‘A Good Day To Die Hard,’ ‘The Giver’ and back in the day both ‘3:10 To Yuma’ and the ‘Scream’ franchise, Beltrami now immerses himself in the enraptured emotive state that must have been felt by all during World War II. When a group of orphaned children are forced from their home I London, caretakers Eve (Pheobe Fox) and Jean (Helen McCrory) bring everyone to the desolate and eerie British countryside. 40 years after Arthur Kipps (played by Daniel Radcliffe in the first film) left, this supernatural horror film introduces this new group to the now abandoned Eel Marsh House; and add but seemingly safe location!
To create his eerie musical interludes, his be-careful-how-you-go swinging movements, Beltrami crafted a sound highly reminiscent of the time around World War II. Incorporating percussive sounding instruments actually made out of artillery shells, this inventive use of something not meant to bring joy adds a more interesting overlaying composition to the finished product, for sure. Joined by both composers Brandon Roberts and Marcus Trumpp, the trio had the chance to build upon the original score, to enhance it, to bring life to it on a new level - unlike Eel Marsh House itself, of course!