Exploring Music: Monster Matinee - Scoring for the Horror Cinema

Music and film historian Chris Phipps celebrates the classics of horror film soundtrack music-from Universal's 1940s The Ghost of Frankenstein to Hammer Films' post war gory Eastmancolour Curse of Frankenstein, and all the horrors in between.

In a foggy world of studio backlots, from Hollywood's Little Europe haunted by Karloff and Lugosito Hammer's Epping Forest stalked by Cushing and Lee, Chris will pay tribute to composers who often scored the most frightening element of the movie. Meet uncredited composers like Hans J. Salterand, Roy Webb and legends like Henry Mancini who started out scoring The Creature from The Black Lagoon. There will also be homage to a strange phenomenon of the 1950s and 60s: the commercial fright record!  

When: Tuesday 29 October (7pm onwards)

Where: Sage Gateshead (Squires Seminar Room), St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead, NE8 2JR

Tickets are priced £7 and are available from Sage Gateshead box office (0191 443 4661) or online.

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