The 13th Floor

Films Music 

Ten Overlooked Horror Film Scores That Deserve Your Love

Every horror enthusiast knows the importance of atmosphere in genre film — when done effectively, camera work, color and auditory cues are utilized to manipulate audience emotions. Many horror films would not have their desired eerie effect without a solid musical score to accompany the viewer on their journey; when it comes to horror scores, […]

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Music Real Life Scares 

We Dare You to Listen to “Gloomy Sunday” — The Song That Kills

Many legends and myths throughout human history have involved songs, chants or musical incantations believed to bring misfortune or even death upon those unfortunate enough to hear them. One of the most famous examples of this is the legendary account of the Sirens in Homer’s Odyssey, whose seductive songs were capable of luring sailors to […]

Films Music 

Gregory Burkart on Scoring the Experimental Slasher MADE ME DO IT

I very seldom exploit my position as Senior Writer to talk about my work beyond the walls of Blumhouse… but I was recently invited to take part in a feature film project that I’m very stoked about, so I’d like to take a moment to give you a peek behind the scenes. One of my […]

Music 

Talkin’ Tracks – The Soundtrack Of The Anime Classic PERFECT BLUE

The truth is that today more than ever, I wanted to have a good time with you. – Mima Kirigoe. I can probably count on one hand the amount of ‘firsts’ I’ve had when it comes to movies. As I’ve mentioned in previous columns, I came to horror late and didn’t watch my first full-blown […]

Films 

Michael is Coming Home! Blumhouse is Co-Producing the New HALLOWEEN — With John Carpenter Onboard!

Just like its unstoppable villain Michael Myers, it seems the HALLOWEEN film franchise — which launched in 1978 with John Carpenter’s original classic and spawned seven sequels as well as a remake with its own sequel — was destined to come back to life again. We’re thrilled to announce that Michael has found a new […]

Films Music 

R.I.P. Music Legend and INFERNO Composer Keith Emerson (1944-2016)

It pains us to bring news of yet another creative icon leaving this world… after all, we’re still in the depths of grief over the loss of iconic artists David Bowie, Wes Craven, Angus Scrimm, Gunnar Hansen and Lemmy Kilmister, to name just a few. But news waits for no one — no matter how […]