Then along comes composer Bear McCreary who is known for his work on the revisit to Battlestar Galactica as well as his use of unique instruments. He felt that the Blaster Beam would be the perfect addition to his score for 10 Cloverfield Lane. So he reached out to the creator of the Beam, Craig Huxley, and asked him to perform the Beam for the score. Well, my love for the Blaster Beam knows no bounds, so when I heard it was going to appear on this score I had to pick it up.
McCreary creates a really great theme for the film and puts it through all kinds of variations, building suspense and terror in equal amounts. The Beam adds an unearthly presence to the whole thing. Check out this edit from the end credits suite for the film featuring the Beam and an interesting video of all the unique instruments McCreary compiled of the score. The Blaster Beam can be heard and seen at the 2:20 mark. Enjoy!
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