Scored To Death: The Dark Art Of Scary Movie Music

A feature-length documentary exploring the craft of creating horror film music, based on the acclaimed Scored to Death book series.

As some of you may know I’m a big fan of Horror scores, for years I’ve been saying that people need to pay more attention to them and we’ve seen something of a renaissance of the traditional Horror score lately.

Now there is an upcoming documentary that talks about the subject of Horror scores and I for am excited about it! Here’s what they state:

For a century, both horror movies and film music played an overlooked role in their respective mediums. However, since J. Blake Fichera began working on his first book, Scored to Death: Conversations with Some of Horror’s Greatest Composers, in 2013, the appreciation for both art forms has grown significantly, and the combination of the two—horror film music—has birthed its own loyal and passionate following. From streaming services to niche home video distribution companies and numerous boutique horror music record labels, there has never been a bigger demand for horror movie and music content.

“From Jaws’ ingenious two-note theme and Psycho’s stabbing strings to Halloween’s off-kilter theme in 5/4 time and Friday’s the 13th’s “ki, ki, ki, ma, ma, ma” motif, the horror genre has produced some of the most recognizable music of all time. Even though some people may not have seen the films or understand the references, they know the music and its context.”

Unfortunately I haven’t had the pleasure of reading the books but I can say that I’m seriously excited for this documentary!

Does this sound like something you’d be interested in? Then head on over to their Kickstarter page (HERE) and look into how you can help this project.

Check out the promo video below:

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