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How To... Create the Sound of Horror

Gary Turnbull, senior sound designer at Grand Central Recording Studios, examines the role of spooky sounds to amp up the terror and tension in the horror genre.

Sound is an integral part of any production. It's hard to build tension or create any kind of atmosphere without it, which is why it is so important in films intended to scare.  

 

There is a running theme of simplicity in the early horror films. They tend to use very minimal atmospheric soundscapes and near silence to set the scene. This instantly creates tension, not only in the film, but in the viewing environment, the…to continue reading please subscribe now

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