10 Cloverfield Lane
After surviving a car accident, Michelle (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) wakes up to find herself in an underground bunker with two men. Howard (John Goodman) tells her that a massive chemical attack has rendered the air unbreathable, and their only hope of survival is to remain inside. Despite the comforts of home, Howard’s controlling and menacing nature makes Michelle want to escape. After taking matters into her own hands, the young woman finally discovers the truth about the outside world.
“Something is amiss from the very start, with Michelle (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) packing her bags and heading down the Louisiana highway to somewhere, anywhere, in a fantastic wordless opening set to Bear McCreary’s rolling, glorious score.”
– USA Today
Composer Bear McCreary’s score for 10 Cloverfield Lane is a masterful assemblage of elements including a 90-piece orchestra, a 45-piece string ensemble, a grouping of 30 celli and 8 bass, and a string quartet. These traditional instruments are combined with two unusual feature instruments, the Yayli tanbur and the Blaster Beam, an experimental instrument built and played by Craig Huxley.
“Bear has written an incredible score for [director] Dan Trachtenberg’s 10 Cloverfield Lane,” said producer J.J. Abrams. “It is tense, emotional music that gives the film scope and heart, augments the surprise and horror. It’s an homage to Herrmann, but wholly original at the same time. I’m deeply grateful to Bear for his contribution to this movie.”