Composing & Music

Tom Parsons: Composing for Horror

I have been composing for audio dramas since 2015 and have worked on over 30 projects. A lot of these projects are horror-related. Influences Composers who inspired me: John Carpenter John Carpenter composed the scores for films such as Halloween, The Fog, and Escape From LA. I admire Carpenter’s ability to create simple pieces and make them memorable and iconic. One of the Pieces from …

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Mad Fiends With Violins

Strange Bedfellows Music and horror have been intimate partners bent on emotional sabotage since the silent film era of the mid-1890s to the late 1920s. F.W. Murnau’s Nosferatu (1922), Georges Méliès Le Manoir Du Diable (House of the Devil) (1896), Victor Sjöström’s The Phantom Carriage (1921) all incorporated and relied on music to lure their audience into the film’s world of ghastly abominations. This relationship …

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