Scored to Death: The Podcast is the official companion podcast to the books, Scored to Death: Conversations with Some of Horror's Greatest Composers & Scored to Death 2: More Conversations with Some of Horror's Greatest Composers, and is an ongoing exploration into the world of horror film music and the people who create it -- Featuring new and exclusive in-depth interviews with the genre's greatest composers as well as informative audio documentaries and more. Twitter & Instagram: @scoredtodeath
Composer Panel from the Salem Horror Fest 2020
Originally recorded as a virtual panel for 2020's Salem Horror Fest, this very special episode finds Scored to Death author & host, J. Blake Fichera, discussing the craft of making music for horror films, with an all-star lineup of amazing film music talent—including composers Richard Band, Joseph Bishara, Holly Amber Church, Charlie Clouser, and Harry Manfredini.
This dream-team of composers were responsible for the music for such horror classics as Saw, Re-Animator, Friday the 13th, Insidious, The Conjuring, Annabelle, House, From Beyond, Castle Freak, The House on Sorority Row, Dead Silence, Puppet Master, Dark Light, Open 24 Hours, and much much more,
Jim Lang Interview
On this episode, composer Jim Lang sits in for a detailed interview and discusses his life in music, and his collaborative relationship with director/composer John Carpenter on the scores for Body Bags (1993), and In the Mouth of madness (1994).
Ted Nugent Interview
This week the Motor City Madman, Ted Nugent, sits down for an in-depth discussion about his creative process and his experience working with film-music-great Bill Conti, on John McTiernan's 1986 horror debut Nomads.
Bill Conti Interview
This week the great Bill Conti sits in for a detailed interview and discusses his life in music and his amazing scores for Rocky, The Karate Kid, Nomads, The Thomas Crown Affair, Masters of the Universe and much much more!
John Massari Interview
Killer Knowns From Outer Space composer, John Massari sits in for part 1 of this fascinating and educational installment of Scored to Death: The Podcast. He reveals personal insights into his craft, as well as trade-secrets, and lessons learned from his esteemed mentors--the great Jerry Fielding and David Rose. He also relays a story about how advice from his mother led to a job working with one of the 20th century's greatest literary minds, on The Ray Bradbury Theater.
For Part 2 of this interview, check out the book SCORED TO DEATH 2: MORE CONVERSATIONS WITH SOME OF HORROR'S GREATEST COMPOSERS
Barry De Vorzon Interview - Part 2
This week is part 2 of an in-depth conversation with a talented songwriter, music producer & composer, whose amazing career dates back to the 1950s. In this episode, the great Barry De Vorzon discusses his work on such cult classics as The Warriors, Night of the Creeps, The Exorcist III and much much more!
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Some of the Best Insight into Horror Film Music
The interviews in Scored to Death are possibly the most in-depth not only in horror film music, but in film music broadly. A must-listen for fans of horror, film music, and film broadly!
I didn’t know about Scored to Death until recently. So many horror movies are backed by memorable scores, and this is show dedicated to these various composers. The interviews and conversations are all insightful and engaging. It’s the perfect companion for anyone passionate about horror cinema. Give this show a listen and a subscribe.
Great Unique Podcast
While there a lot of podcasts on movies, there are very few on the composers who stir the emotions in the films. These interviews highlight a neglected aspect of moviemaking. Good for J. Blake starting this podcast. It's not just a side-cast from Saturday Night Movie Sleepovers.