Original score from the 2023 horror comedy feature film directed by Magnus Martens, starring Martin Starr, Amrita Acharia and Kiran Shah, produced by 74 Entertainment, Charades and Don Films, released by XYZ Films (USA), Vertigo Releasing (UK), Telepool (Germany) and A Contracorriente Films (Spain).
THE STORY: An American family fulfills their dream of moving back after inheriting a remote cabin in the mountains of Norway.
THE SCORE: “When I first met with the director Magnus Martens, he said: ‘I want a family friendly horror score that combines Scandinavian folk music, horror music and 1980s Hollywood christmas film music’. I jumped on this extremely fun challenge, and worked tirelessly to realize this crazy vision.” – Lasse Enersen
THE COMPOSER: Finnish composer Lasse Enersen has been creating distinctive scores to internationally recognized films and series for over a decade. Lasse studied classical composition in Sibelius Academy (University of the Arts Helsinki), studying with Erkki Jokinen and Paavo Heininen. In 2004, he won first prize at the international Waterworks Composers Competition for his work Agua Nocturna for Solo Cello and Mixed Choir. Lasse is perhaps most well-known for his scores to Tom of Finland (which he scored with the Oscar-winning composer Hildur Guðnadóttir), and The Unknown Soldier (the highest grossing film in Finnish history). Enersen’s unique approach to the score, combining Nordic folk, orchestral, electronic, and avant-garde idioms, caught the attention of Renny Harlin, who tapped him to score a Chinese tentpole film Legend of the Ancient Sword and the US production Misfits for Harlin with co-composer Trevor Rabin. Lasse has been very active scoring films and TV series in Europe. He recently completed the score to the big budget Swedish catastrophe movie release The Abyss with Johan Falk director Richard Holm. He is currently scoring a Swedish Netflix film Stolen, a first ever Sami crime thriller. Lasse began his scoring career working on numerous international documentary feature films including In the Dark Room (Nadav Schirman) and Battle for Rio (Gonzalo Arijon). In his time in Los
Angeles, he worked for Oscar-winner Alexandre Desplat, Remote Control Productions’ Heitor Pereira, and BAFTA-winner Abel Korzeniowski. A self-confessed cinema buff, Enersen currently works and lives in Finland, and enjoys literature, chess, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.