Normally when we feature a film or trailer it’s usually on it’s own. Today, however, we decided to do things a little different. For months now we’ve been thinking about what other categories within the horror genre to include in our posts and the one that just keeps coming up is horror music.
Let’s face it, without a truly terrifying soundtrack a horror film would not be the same. You can have a great story, incredible lighting for the perfect ominous look, and perfectly executed shots and angles but without the right music to build suspense the film will lack that ultimate terror factor. This is of course is not true with found footage films. When done right these very raw, home video styled masterpieces with the absence of music actually make them extremely chilling.
Now, we are a fan of a good found footage film. When we say good we mean one that doesn’t put us to sleep and keeps us interested throughout. Dead Static, while it may not be something we haven’t seen before surprisingly it kept us entertained. What we truly loved about Dead Static is that it was short, sweet and to the point. An anthology of 3 tales that take you into Vermont’s most haunted places; Emily’s Bridge, Green Mount Cemetery, and The Pittsford Haunted House.
While the sound of static accompanies the rolling credits at the end of the film very well we couldn’t help but think of a perfect substitute, Rocky Gray’s new album Accursed. If you haven’t heard of Rocky Gray, he is the former drummer of Evanescence and We Are The Fallen as well as the guitarist for Living Sacrifice and Even Devils Die. After listening to this album you will not only get the feel for Gray’s passion for the horror genre but also be grinning from the sheer spine tingling sensations you will get from the dark harmonies he creates.
So we hope you enjoy Dead Static and right after go check out Rocky Gray’s Accursed.