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Sounds That Scare Us: Dissecting terrifying movie music

James Borchuck  |  Times What makes scary music scary?  As Halloween approaches, we thought weÃ\u0095d ask Brian Jones, an assistant professor of music at Eckerd College.  He has been studying the film scores of Halloween, Jaws, Psycho and A Nightmare on Elm Street and knows exactly what composers are doing to terrify us with sound.
James Borchuck | Times What makes scary music scary? As Halloween approaches, we thought weÃ\u0095d ask Brian Jones, an assistant professor of music at Eckerd College. He has been studying the film scores of Halloween, Jaws, Psycho and A Nightmare on Elm Street and knows exactly what composers are doing to terrify us with sound.
Published Oct. 29, 2018

What makes scary music scary?

As Halloween approaches, we thought we'd ask Brian Jones, an assistant professor of music at Eckerd College.

He has been studying the film scores of Halloween, Jaws, Psycho and A Nightmare on Elm Street and knows exactly what composers are doing to terrify us with sound.

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