How The Exorcist Shaped Horror Soundscapes

Updated: Feb 18

"Ever notice how lots of horror scores sound the same?


You know the tune. High strings, metallic creaks, a tempo that ranges from anxiously fast to dreadfully slow. These are just a few elements of our favorite horror movie scores.

In PBS’ Sound Field, musicians LA Buckner and Nahre Sol explore music theory and history.


In this episode, they look at the influence of Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki and the use of his music in the horror classic The Exorcist, which went out to shape the soundscape of an entire genre..."


Read more at nofilmschool.com

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