All posts tagged: horror

The Apprehension Engine

If you ever wondered how some of the hair raising sounds in your favorite horror movie are made, they may have been created with this instrument. The Apprehension Engine was created by film composer Mark Korven and musician Tony Duggan-Smith in order to create all of the spooky sounds they wanted to hear in movies without relying on a limited pool of digital samples. Listening to the instrument in person is described as being especially unsettling. Brad Wheeler with the Globe and Mail noted during a demonstration by Kroven that “As Korven manipulates the thing, the room’s temperature drops about 10 degrees and the composer’s tiny dog retreats to an upstairs closet.” If you were interested in owning one of these nightmare sound machines, the base cost is a mere 10,000.00. Not in your Halloween budget? Then enjoy some of the videos below, and check out some of the movies this instrument has been featured in, like The Witch and Cube.

Muse of the Day

I look up at the stars, and think about all that space up there. These lights emitted by stars, not sure if they still exist. I try to fight against the urge of getting lost in the sight of these beautiful sprinkles of light that are covering the whole night sky. Ryan Gelpke, Peruvian Days

Muse of the Day

Are you scared of the darkness?” Kevin asks you.“No,” you say.With your answer, the black sky is at once filled with a million galaxies.It is the most beautiful thing you have ever seen.“No,” you repeat. “Because you can only see the stars when it is dark. Shirley Marr, A Glasshouse of Stars

Muse of the Day

I know that I am mortal by nature, and ephemeral; but when I trace at my pleasure the windings to and fro of the heavenly bodies I no longer touch the earth with my feet: I stand in the presence of Zeus himself and take my fill of ambrosia. Ptolemy, Ptolemy’s Almagest

Muse of the Day

The past always seems better when you look back on it than it did at the time. And the present never looks as good as it will in the future. It’s depressing if you spend too much time reliving old joys. You think you’ll never have anything as good again. Peter Benchley, Jaws