Blanket Release cover of “In The House – In A Heartbeat” from Iconic Zombie Movie, “28 Days Later”

By October 31, 2021 Manchester, News

The video features an original red dress from the movie provided by the bands’ manager who starred in the film

Celebrating Halloween in possibly the greatest way ever, Blackpool-based post-rock juggernauts blanket have recorded and released a cover of “In The House – In A Heartbeat” taken from John Murphy’s iconic score from “28 Days Later”.  You can stream their powerful version of the track HERE:

“Danny Boyle’s ’28 Days Later’ is a very important film. Not only is it a genre-defining ‘zombie’ movie it is also one of the very first feature films to be shot entirely on consumer-level digital cameras (the Canon XL-1 mini DV). This would in turn inspire a new generation of filmmakers – who were previously restricted by budget for shooting on notoriously expensive film cameras – to pick up a digital camera and get creative. One of the most memorable things about this film was the John Murphy soundtrack, notably the piece ‘In The House – In A Heartbeat’, whose haunting melody provided a perfect audio accompaniment to the scenes of isolation and desolation. We would like to pay homage to this film for inspiring us creatively, both with its images and music by presenting to you our version of that piece of music.” – blanket

Watch the video here!

Megan Burns, manager of blanket and actress who starred as Hannah in the movie, lent her famous red dress for the video to accompany the track.  Megan says “When I joined the cast of ‘28 Days Later’ I had no idea of how big a cultural impact it would have and what a game-changer it would be to the ‘zombie’ genre. Even now after all these years, (or perhaps especially now with the current situation) people want to talk about the film and that’s incredible.  It’s a real honour to be a part of something that so many people love!

blanket have always been huge fans of cinema, so when we floated the idea of doing a cover for Halloween, Bobby (Pook vocals/guitars) came up with the idea of doing ‘In The House –  In A Heartbeat’ it seemed like a no-brainer and it gave me goosebumps the first time I heard their version. John Murphy created such an iconic piece of music and blanket absolutely nailed it. For the video, I offered the use of my red dress from the film which has been collecting dust in a box in my attic, it seemed fair to let it shine on screen one more time!”

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