Mon, 29 July 2013
Michael Wandmacher is one of horror’s most in-demand composers, and this year’s he’s scored the latest entries in two successful franchises: The Last Exorcism Part II, and The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia for director Tom Elkins, who began his career as an assistant editor for Wes Craven.
Wandmacher has maintained a collaborative relationship with director Patrick Lussier, himself a former editor on Craven’s Scream (1996), Cursed and Red Eye (both 2005), and Lussier’s own directorial efforts – My Bloody Valentine 3D (2009) and Drive Angry 3D (2011) – have resulted in a pair of very strong and distinct scores.
In out latest podcast, Wandmacher touches upon working with first-time director Elkins, and how horror scoring no longer includes straight music, but elements of sound design.
At the time of our conversation, a label had been approached to release the soundtrack to Lionsgate’s The Haunting in Connecticut: Ghosts of Georgia, and I’ll post further details when Wandmacher’s shape-shifting work is available.
Prior interviews at KQEK.com with Michael Wandmacher include discussions on scoring the video game Twisted Metal in 2012; scoring Lussier’s 3D film Drive Angry in 2011; composing the score for Alexander Aja’s Piranha 3D in 2010; and writing music for My Bloody Valentine 3D and his large orchestral score for The Punisher: War Zone in 2009.
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Category:Filmmusic -- posted at: 10:54am EST