Other titles by J. Blake Fichera
“A fascinating and entertaining deep dive into the creative process of some of the genre’s most talented composers. Blake asks all the right questions. . . . I couldn’t put it down.”
—Jamie Blanks, director, Urban Legend and Valentine
“J. Blake Fichera’s interviews with horror’s top composers combine a journalist’s penetrating curiosity and attention to detail with a fanboy’s infectious enthusiasm—and the combination is irresistible for lovers of film, film music, and our beloved genre. If you lie in bed at night wondering about the deadly dangers of ‘temp love’ or Richard Band’s first guitar—or even how composers approach the challenge of creating music for killer dolls—this book is for you.”
—Don Mancini, writer-director, creator of Chucky (Child’s Play, Bride of Chucky, etc.)
“Playwright William Congreve wrote, ‘Music hath charms to soothe the savage breast.’ And I’m certain if any of the composers in Scored to Death 2 were tasked with ‘soothing a savage breast’ in a scene, their score would do so. In this book, these remarkable artists reveal their influences, approaches to a scene, and secrets that make us care, worry, tense up, and scream in terror. Their music takes us into our minds’ darkest realms. They are the magicians who make what is invisible to our eyes visible to our imaginations.”
—Tom McLoughlin, writer-director, Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives, One Dark Night, and Sometimes They Come Back
Following in the spirit and style of Scored to Death (2016), his popular first book of interviews with horror music greats, J. Blake Fichera’s Scored to Death 2 collects 16 brand-new, info-packed, terrifyingly entertaining interviews with renowned composers who have provided the music for some of horror’s most revered films, film franchises, and TV shows, including Get Out, Us, Martin, Re-Animator, The Walking Dead, Puppet Master, Saw, Creepshow, Day of the Dead, A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master, Evil Dead, Army of Darkness, Dark Shadows, Burnt Offerings, The Terminator, The Serpent and the Rainbow, Ring, Killer Klowns from Outer Space, Audition, Ghoulies, Happy Death Day, It Follows, Gretel & Hansel, and many more!
Interviewed are composer-director-producer John Harrison and eminent scary-good composers Michael Abels, Richard Band, Charlie Clouser, Brad Fiedel, Joe LoDuca, Donald Rubinstein, John Massari, Bear McCreary, Craig Safan, Kenji Kawai, Holly Amber Church, Koji Endo, Robert Cobert, Rob, and Disasterpeace, all bookended by a Foreword by writer-director Eli Roth and an Afterword by composer Christopher Young.