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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

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

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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

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English


Episodes

Composer Panel from the Salem Horror Fest 2020

11/21/2020
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,...

Duration:01:25:39

Jim Lang Interview

10/29/2020
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).

Duration:00:51:01

Ted Nugent Interview

6/5/2020
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.

Duration:00:48:01

Bill Conti Interview

5/22/2020
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!

Duration:01:43:35

John Massari Interview - Part 2

12/27/2018
Composer, John Massari sits in for part 2 of this fascinating season finale of Scored to Death: The Podcast. This week he dives deep into his work on the films The Wizard of Speed and Time, Lady in White, Killer Klowns from Out Space, as well as his new album, Killer Klowns from Outer Space: Reimagined.

Duration:01:17:16

John Massari Interview

12/13/2018
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...

Duration:01:02:05

Barry De Vorzon Interview - Part 2

11/29/2018
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!

Duration:01:01:06

Barry De Vorzon Interview - Part 1

11/15/2018
In this episode, the great Barry De Vorzon discusses his early careers in the music, film and TV industries and reveals fascinating stories behind some of TV's greatest themes [including the theme for SWAT and “Nadia’s Theme” from The Young and the Restless]; his work with James Brown and Larry Cohen on the soundtrack for Black Caesar, and what it was like working with first time filmmakers John Milius and Walter Hill

Duration:04:05:11

Alan Howarth Halloween Special - Part 2

10/15/2018
Alan Howarth returns for part 2 of our 40th Anniversary celebration of the Halloween film series. Alan and Blake continue their conversation about Alan and John Carpenter's collaborative relationship, with a discussion about the score for Big Trouble in Little China and the Coupe de Ville's recording sessions. Then Alan dives deep into the creation of his scores for Halloween 4: The Return of Michale Myers, Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers and Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers

Duration:01:03:26

Alan Howarth Halloween Special - Part 1

10/4/2018
It is October! And this week Blake is celebrating the 40th Anniversary of John Carpenter's monumental film Halloween with an in-depth discussion with former Carpenter collaborator Alan Howarth about his contributions to the iconic Halloween film franchise. In part 1, Alan and Blake dive deep into the scores for Halloween II and Halloween III: Season of the Witch...and much much more!

Duration:00:42:36

Christopher L. Stone Interview - Part 2

9/13/2018
This week Blake continues his conversation with the fascinating composer, electronic orchestrator and synth innovator Christopher L. Stone. They talk more about the Phantasm series and the differences between visceral and methodical composers. They also chat about Chris' work on Disney's TaleSpin, his work with John Landis, composing for horror and much much more!!!

Duration:00:47:32

Christopher L. Stone Interview - Part 1

8/30/2018
This week Blake talks with composer, electronic orchestrator and synth innovator Christopher L. Stone. They discuss Chris' collaborations with fellow composers Richard Band & Fred Myrow, on such beloved cult film scores as TerrorVision, From Beyond, Prison and the Phantasm series. They also chat about his electronic sound contributions to the films Big Wednesday and Close Encounters of the Third Kind, as well as the original Battlestar Galactica and Knightrider television series.

Duration:03:24:50

Rob Interview - Part 2

8/2/2018
This week is part 2 of Blake's detailed discussion with French composer Rob! In part 1 they discussed Rob's influences, inspirations and early music career. This week, he and Blake dive deep into his composing process and his work on such films as the 2012 Franck Khalfoun & Alexandre Aja remake of Maniac, the more recent French horror/thriller Revenge, the modern fairytale Horns, the Virtual Reality horror experience Campfire Creepers and much much more.

Duration:00:50:09

Rob [a.k.a. Robin Coudert] Interview

7/19/2018
This week's episode is part 1 of a detailed discussion with the French composer who professionally goes by the name Rob. He burst on to the horror film music scene, with a fantastic early example of retro-synthwave scoring, the 2012 Franck Khalfoun & Alexandre Aja remake of Maniac and he has since scored Horns, Planetarium, Amityville: The Awakening, Revenge and Alexandre Aja’s Virtual Reality horror experience Campfire Creepers. For Part 2 of this interview, check out the book SCORED TO...

Duration:00:44:06

John Harrison Interview

7/5/2018
This week, Blake's detailed interview with writer/director/composer John Harrison continues, as the two explore Harrison's career as a screenwriter and director. He provides valuable tips for all filmmakers and writer, reveals useful lessons learned from his years with George A. Romero and much much more. Film Scores Discussed: Book of Blood (2009) Frank Herbert's Dune (2000) Frank Herbert's Children of Dune (2003) Tales from the Crypt: The Movie (1990) For Part 1 of this interview, check...

Duration:00:56:21

John Harrison Interview - Part 1

6/21/2018
This week Blake is joined by composer/writer/director John Harrison to discuss his days as bassist for legendary rock guitarist Roy Buchanan, his collaborative relationship with horror auteur George A. Romero and much much more! Film Scores Discussed: Creepshow (1982) Day of the Dead (1985)

Duration:01:10:07

Donald Rubinstein Interview

6/7/2018
This week Blake sits down with musician, songwriter, visual artist and film music composer Donald Rubinstein, to chat about his creative relationship with one of Horror's greatest filmmakers, George A. Romero...and much much more. Film Scores, Television Work & Albums Discussed: Martin (1978) Tales from the Darkside (1983-1988) Bruiser (2000) Dawn Imagined (2015)

Duration:01:16:42

Craig Safan Interview - Part 2

5/23/2018
This week, Blake's detailed interview with composer Craig Safan continues, as the two dive deeper into Safan's film music career & explore some of his most popular scores. Film Scores Discussed: Wolfen (1981) [unused score] Nightmares (1983) The Last Starfighter (1984) Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (1985) A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)

Duration:00:50:08

Craig Safan Interview

5/10/2018
This week Blake chats with composer Craig Safan--a man that has scored some of the films he holds near & dear to his heart--about his musical background, being mentored by Elmer Bernstein, his process, Bernard Herrmann, working with director Michael Mann & much much more. Film Scores Discussed: Fade to Black (1980) The Last Starfighter (1984) Cheers (1982-1993) Stand and Deliver (1988) Thief (1981). For Part 2 of this interview, check out the book SCORED TO DEATH 2: MORE CONVERSATIONS WITH...

Duration:03:18:49

Wojciech Golczewski Interview - Part 2

4/26/2018
In this episode, Blake concludes his in-depth chat with composer Wojciech Golczewski. The two discuss Wojciech's film scoring career, his writing process, his non-soundtrack albums, the fear of unintentional plagiarism and much more. Film Scores & Albums Discussed: Dark Souls (2011) Beyond the Gates (2016) Tonight She Comes (2017) Reality Check (2016) The Signal (2017)

Duration:03:18:18