Featuring Original Music By Ronen Landa

Lakeshore Records will release the AT THE DEVIL’S DOOR – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally on October 28th and on CD November 25, 2014.  The album features original music by Ronen Landa, who previously collaborated with the film’s director Nicholas McCarthy on THE PACT.

“Nick has always been supportive of my musical ideas, even— or especially— when they are pretty unconventional.  Sonic experimentation has become a hallmark of our collaboration, and I’m fortunate to work with a director who believes in the artistic possibilities of film music,” said Landa.

“Working with Ronen on our second feature was amazing,” said McCarthy. “He pushed himself further than ever before, writing an intensely creative score that keeps up neck-and-neck with all the unusual turns that the film takes.  I can’t imagine the movie without his great work.”

Landa’s career as a classically trained composer could not have been easily predicted. Aside from a few years of piano lessons as a youngster, the bulk of his initial musical training came in the form of listening to hordes of rock and jazz albums, teaching himself to play songs on his guitar, and performing with bands in his hometown outside Washington, D.C.

Upon moving to New York City at 17, Landa was reintroduced to classical repertoire, and soon thereafter began composing for chamber ensembles and orchestras. Even as he continued to perform in popular settings, his musical interests broadened to include New York’s improvisational music scene and musical traditions from around the world.

Other feature films Landa has scored include the 2014 film CAVEMEN, the international drama FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS, the landmark Iraqi-made documentary THE DREAMS OF SPARROWS (Official Selection: SXSW), CITY OF BORDERS (Winner of the Teddy Audience Award, Berlin International Film Festival), the romantic drama DIVERGENCE (Official Selection: Method Fest), and the uplifting environmental documentary BURNING IN THE SUN (PBS).   He also scored PARAÌSO, awarded Best Short Documentary at both the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival and the Seattle International Film Festival and MAD AS HELL, the documentary about online news show The Young Turks. Landa’s upcoming projects include the romantic drama HELL OF A VIEW and the psychological horror film ELOISE.

From the producer of THE STRANGERS and the writer/director of THE PACT comes AT THE DEVIL’S DOOR starring Naya Rivera, Ashley Rickards and Catalina Sandino Moreno.  When ambitious young real estate agent Leigh is asked to sell a house with a checkered past, she crosses paths with a disturbed girl whom she learns is the runaway daughter of the couple selling the property. When Leigh tries to intervene and help her, she becomes entangled with a supernatural force that soon pulls Leigh’s artist sister Vera into its web — and has sinister plans for both of them.

“The challenge that Ronen had for writing the score for AT THE DEVIL’S DOOR was the challenge I had for directing the movie: with three main characters, three story lines, and three time periods, where was the center?” described McCarthy.  “Those who have seen the film know that this center is actually a barely glimpsed fourth character, the figure who unites everything — the devil.  And when the devil is off screen, he is represented in full force by Ronen’s wonderfully tense and enigmatic score.”

“The score for AT THE DEVIL’S DOOR was blessed with the talents of musicians who worked with me to explore the darkest corners of their instruments,” described Landa.  “I manipulated those recordings in the studio to craft unworldly sounds that became the foundation for the experience.  I found inspiration for our demonic themes in the ancient music and languages of the Silk Road region, and more restrained melodic gestures provide the dramatic counterpoint.”

IFC Midnight presents AT THE DEVIL’S DOOR, now available on VOD and in theaters.  Lakeshore Records presents AT THE DEVILS DOOR-Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, available digitally on October 28th and on CD November 25, 2014.


1. Leigh (Theme from “At The Devil’s Door”)
2. So He Knows Your Name
3. Sisters
4. Rocking Horse
5. Greenville
6. You’re All Dead
7. Hannah
8. Come to Me
9. Expulsion
10. Vera
11. Pellem Pro Pelle
12. Like a Costume
13. Exposure
14. Home