Scored to Death is the title of the critically acclaimed book and companion podcast, exploring horror’s greatest scores/soundtracks & the people the create them.
The book, Scored to Death: Conversations with Some of Horror’s Greatest Composers, collects 14 info-packed, terrifyingly entertaining interviews with renowned film composers who have provided music for some of the horror genre’s greatest films and franchises, including Halloween,
A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, Hellraiser, Maniac, The Fog, Prince of Darkness, Cujo, Dawn of the Dead,
Deep Red, Suspiria, Santa Sangre, Zombie, TheBeyond,
Insidious, The Conjuring, Hostel, The Strangers,
House of the Devil, and many more!
Interviewed are director-composer John Carpenter; sound designer-composer Alan Howarth; Italian composers and members of the band Goblin (known for their scores for Dario Argento films) Claudio Simonetti and Maurizio Guarini; Hollywood composers Christopher Young, Tom Hajdu (of the composing team tomandandy), Charles Bernstein, Jay Chattaway, and Nathan Barr; as well as horror notables Fabio Frizzi, Simon Boswell, Joseph Bishara, Jeff Grace, and Harry Manfredini.
And it received an honorable mention for "Book of the Year"
at the 15th Annual Rondo Awards.
What Is Scored to Death?
Scored to Death: The Podcast is an ongoing exploration into the world of horror film music and the people that create it, through new and exclusive in-depth interviews with the genre’s greatest composers as well as informative & entertaining audio documentaries.