How Does Horror Film Music Create Dread?

13 December 2018, 16:14 | Updated: 14 December 2018, 14:34

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How does horror film music create dread - even when it's just a low tone?



Name: Sam, Chichester

Qualifications: Studied sociology

Answer: The music just amplifies what is seen on the screen but low frequency music builds tension over a period of time.

Horror films make use of subsonic and infrasonic sounds.

These sound waves have internal effects on our adrenaline levels.