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How composer Mark Korven created the incredibly eerie sound for The Lighthouse and other horror films

Award-winning film and TV composer Mark Korven dropped by the q studio to demonstrate how his "Apprehension Engine" creates the sound of nightmares.
Award-winning film and TV composer Mark Korven dropped by the q studio to demonstrate how his "Apprehension Engine" creates the sound of nightmares. 15:05
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Mark Korven is an award-winning film and TV composer who has built a reputation for creating scary sounds. He's scored dozens of television series and horror films including The Witch (2015) and Cube (1997).

But when Korven couldn't get things to sound quite as eerie as he wanted, he invented an instrument called the Apprehension Engine and asked a friend to build it for him. He dropped by the q studio with the instrument to give host Tom Power a demonstration of what it's capable of.

Watch the full interview with Korven above.

You can hear his Apprehension Engine at work in the latest film he's scored, The Lighthouse, which is in theatres now.

Download our podcast or click the 'Listen' link near the top of this page to hear the full conversation with Mark Korven.

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