We Are Still Here
Composed By: Wojciech Golczewski
Distributed by: MovieScore Media
Reviewed by Melissa Minners
After the death of their son in a tragic accident in 1979, Anne and Paul Sacchetti (Barbara Crampton and Andrew Sensenig) move to a new home in a rural part of New England with the intentions of healing and starting over. Unfortunately, the house they have moved into is the center of a controversy. Built in the 1800s as a funeral home by the Dagmar family, it was discovered that the Dagmars were bilking the townsfolk by selling corpses and burying caskets and the family was run out of town. Every thirty years since, the vengeful spirits in the house awaken, demanding a sacrifice and Anne, Paul and the soul of their dead son are all in jeopardy.
The musical score of We Are Still Here was created by Polish composer Wojciech Golczewski. Teaching himself music alongside his studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan, Golczewski’s musical career began in the European demo scene. He eventually became a composer for video games for such Playstation 3 titles as Linger in Shadows and Datura. Wojciech Golczewski composed his first feature film score in 2009 for the Australian science fiction movie Eraser Children. Since then he has composed scores for thriller and horror films, including Dark Souls, City State and Late Phases.
If you have sensitive ears, the score of We Are Still Here will have you cringing. High pitched notes and scratching strings are aplenty in this score. These ear-piercing notes and cacophony of scratching are accompanied by electronic noises that seem to rumble or growl. There are some piano pieces performed on this soundtrack, but for me, there isn’t enough music when compared to the horror cues that make me want to peel my face off in pain.
If you don’t have sensitive ears and don’t mind listening to a bunch of horror cues and a smattering of music, the We Are Still Here Soundtrack may be right for you. If not, I would avoid this soundtrack like the plague…and pity me – I listened to it twice before writing this review.