The Sound of Horror: Designing Sound for Monster and Paranormal Horror Films
Savannah, Georgia: Savannah College of Art and Design
Thesis (M.F.A.) -- Sound Design
Savannah College of Art and Design -- Department of Sound Design
Includes bibliographical references (pages 25-26)
"The purpose of this thesis is to study and discover the sound in Monster Horror and Paranormal Horror films, including the process of sonifying cinematic monsters and paranormal creatures. It also details the importance of sound in horror films in creating an atmosphere of fear, suspense, restlessness, and anxiety to the audiences. Two of my horror projects will be introduced for the detailed designing process."
*Includes untitled short film with the author's sound redesign for "Godzilla, King of the Monsters" (2019) and "The Passenger"
*Keywords: sound design, non-linear sound, acousmatic sound, horror, ambiance, monster, paranormal, animal sound recording, signal processing
CHAIR: Akers, Matthew
PDF : 26 pages, illustrations (chiefly color) + 1 film (approximately 3 min.) : MP4, sound, color
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