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Ep. 22 - John Massari Interview - Part 2

12/27/2018
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Scored to Death: The Podcast, the official companion podcast for the critically acclaimed book, Scored to Death: Conversations with Some of Horror Greatest Composers is here! 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. Check out all...

Duration:01:17:16

Ep. 21 - John Massari Interview - Part 1

12/13/2018
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Scored to Death: The Podcast, the official companion podcast for the critically acclaimed book, Scored to Death: Conversations with Some of Horror Greatest Composers is here! Killer Klowns 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...

Duration:01:02:05

Ep. 20 - Barry De Vorzon Interview - Part 2

11/29/2018
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Scored to Death: The Podcast, the official companion podcast for the critically acclaimed book, Scored to Death: Conversations with Some of Horror Greatest Composers is here! This 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! Check out all...

Duration:01:01:06

Ep. 19 - Barry De Vorzon Interview - Part 1

11/15/2018
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Scored to Death: The Podcast, the official companion podcast for the critically acclaimed book, Scored to Death: Conversations with Some of Horror Greatest Composers is here! This week is part 1 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 early careers in the music, film and TV industries and reveals fascinating stories behind some of TV's greatest...

Duration:04:05:11

Ep. 18 - Alan Howarth Halloween Special - Part 2

10/15/2018
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Scored to Death: The Podcast, the official companion podcast for the critically acclaimed book, Scored to Death: Conversations with Some of Horror Greatest Composers is here! Halloween is upon us! And this week Alan Howarth returns for part 2 of our 40th Anniversary celebration of the Halloween film series and the release of a new Halloween film! Alan and Blake continue their conversation about Alan and John Carpenter's collaborative relationship, with a discussion about the score for Big...

Duration:01:03:26

Ep. 17 - Alan Howarth Halloween Special - Part 1

10/4/2018
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Scored to Death: The Podcast, the official companion podcast for the critically acclaimed book, Scored to Death: Conversations with Some of Horror Greatest Composers is here! 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 this episode [Part 1], Alan and Blake dive deep into the...

Duration:00:42:36

Ep. 16 - Christopher L. Stone Interview - Part 2

9/13/2018
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Scored to Death: The Podcast, the official companion podcast for the critically acclaimed book, Scored to Death: Conversations with Some of Horror Greatest Composers is here! 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...

Duration:00:47:32

Ep. 15 - Christopher L. Stone Interview - Part 1

8/30/2018
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Scored to Death: The Podcast, the official companion podcast for the critically acclaimed book, Scored to Death: Conversations with Some of Horror Greatest Composers is here! 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 own work on...

Duration:03:24:50

Ep. 14 - Rob Interview - Part 2

8/2/2018
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Scored to Death: The Podcast, the official companion podcast for the critically acclaimed book, Scored to Death: Conversations with Some of Horror Greatest Composers is here! 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...

Duration:00:50:09

Ep. 13 - Rob Interview - Part 1

7/19/2018
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Scored to Death: The Podcast, the official companion podcast for the critically acclaimed book, Scored to Death: Conversations with Some of Horror Greatest Composers is here! 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 worked on numerous...

Duration:00:44:06

Ep. 12 - John Harrison Interview - Part 2

7/5/2018
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Scored to Death: The Podcast, the official companion podcast for the critically acclaimed book, Scored to Death: Conversations with Some of Horror Greatest Composers is here! 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. Harrison discusses his process adapting novels for the screen, how he works with composers on his own films, he reveals useful lessons learned from his years...

Duration:00:56:21

Ep. 11 - John Harrison Interview - Part 1

6/21/2018
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Scored to Death: The Podcast, the official companion podcast for the critically acclaimed book, Scored to Death: Conversations with Some of Horror Greatest Composers is here! 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) Check Out the...

Duration:01:10:07

Ep. 10 - Donald Rubinstein Interview

6/7/2018
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Scored to Death: The Podcast, the official companion podcast for the critically acclaimed book, Scored to Death: Conversations with Some of Horror Greatest Composers is here! 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. Donald discusses his musical history, his memorable musical contributions to both film & television, how he...

Duration:01:16:42

Ep. 09 - Craig Safan Interview - Part 2

5/22/2018
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Scored to Death: The Podcast, the official companion podcast for the critically acclaimed book, Scored to Death: Conversations with Some of Horror Greatest Composers is here! This week, Blake's detailed interview with composer Craig Safan continues, as the two dive deeper into Safan's film music career & discuss 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...

Duration:00:50:08

Ep. 08 - Craig Safan Interview - Part 1

5/10/2018
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Scored to Death: The Podcast, the official companion podcast for the critically acclaimed book, Scored to Death: Conversations with Some of Horror Greatest Composers is here! 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...

Duration:03:18:49

Ep. 07 - Wojciech Golczewski Interview - Part 2

4/26/2018
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Scored to Death: The Podcast, the official companion podcast for the critically acclaimed book, Scored to Death: Conversations with Some of Horror Greatest Composers is here! 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...

Duration:03:18:18

Ep. 06 - Wojciech Golczewski Interview - Part 1

4/11/2018
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Scored to Death: The Podcast, the official companion podcast for the critically acclaimed book, Scored to Death: Conversations with Some of Horror Greatest Composers is here! In this episode, Blake chats at length with composer Wojciech Golczewski about his musical beginnings in Europe's 'Demoscene,' his method of finding film work early in his career, collaborating with directors and much more. Film Scores Discussed: Late Phases (2014) We Are Still Here (2015) Mohawk (2017) Companion...

Duration:03:51:38

Ep. 05 - Joseph LoDuca Interview - Part 2

3/29/2018
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Scored to Death: The Podcast, the official companion podcast for the critically acclaimed book, Scored to Death: Conversations with Some of Horror Greatest Composers is here! In this episode, the in-depth interview with composer Joseph LoDuca continues, with a deeper dive into his film scoring career, as well as discussions about Ash vs. Evil Dead, the differences and similarities between scoring horror movies and comedies, the influence of jazz on his work and much much more! Film Scores...

Duration:03:52:31

Ep. 04 - Joseph LoDuca Interview - Part 1

3/15/2018
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Scored to Death: The Podcast, the official companion podcast for the critically acclaimed book, Scored to Death: Conversations with Some of Horror Greatest Composers is here! In this episode, Blake chats at length with composer Joseph LoDuca about his musical background, his artist process and Sam Raimi's Evil Dead Trilogy. Film Scores Discussed: The Evil Dead (1981) Evil Dead II (1987) Army of Darkness (1992) Check out all things Scored to Death at scoredtodeath.com Visit Joseph...

Duration:05:01:06

Ep. 03 - Cody Carpenter Interview

3/1/2018
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Scored to Death: The Podcast, the official companion podcast for the critically acclaimed book, Scored to Death: Conversations with Some of Horror Greatest Composers is here! In this episode, Blake chats with composer, songwriter & musician Cody Carpenter about his new album Interdependence, his love for composer Vince DiCola, what it's like creating music & touring with his iconic father--John Carpenter--and much, much more. Film Scores & Albums Discussed: Cigarette Burns...

Duration:01:09:52