Episode #23, Scored to Death with J Blake Fichera

On this episode, we speak with J Blake Fichera, musician and author of the new book, Scored to Death: Conversations with Some of Horror's Greatest Composers, out now from Silman James.

In Scored to Death, the author spoke with 14 different composers of music for horror films. Be it the greats like Harry Manfredini, John Carpenter, and members of Goblin, or newcomers like Jeff Grace and Joseph Bishara, Fichera asks great questions and gets inside the creative processes of these amazing musicians. Scored to Death is the sort of book which appeals to newcomers to film score fandom, as well as deep-digging heads.

There's a chance at the end of the podcast to win a copy of Fichera's book, too!


Harry Manfredini, "House Main Titles" (House OST)
Goblin, "Profundo Rosso" (Deep Red OST)
John Carpenter, "Vortex" (Lost Themes)
Claudio Simonetti, "Demon" (Demons OST)
Bernard Herrmann, "Psycho" (Psycho OST)
Josepha Bishara, "The Conjuring" (The Conjuring OST)
Fabio Frizzi, "Suoni dissonanti" (City of the Living Dead OST)
Jeff Grace, "Original Inhabitants" (House of the Devil OST)

Podcast #0: An introduction

Here's a teaser mix to get you all excited about the upcoming first episode of From & Inspired By. The first episode -- which will be about the 1980 comedy classic, Caddyshack -- will be out Monday. In the meantime, we wanted to share something with you.

This is last year's Halloween episode of the other podcast we do called Sunglasses After Dark. It's less soundtrack, and more film score, but I think it's a nice way to get the ball rolling and pique your interest over the weekend.

We'll see you Monday with the debut episode of From & Inspired By. We can't wait!