How do you convey the presence or someone or something in a scene without the audience actually seeing it? That's the special challenge of horror-movie sound design. In this episode of “Movies Insider,” we visited Alchemy Post Sound, the Foley studio behind “The Invisible Man” and a slew of other horror projects, to find out how horror movies use sound to play with viewers' minds.
We had one of Alchemy's founders, Foley artist Leslie Bloome, break down a few scenes from “The Invisible Man” as case studies, recreating how his team made sounds as subtle and detailed as a faucet squeak or a faint wind chime. He also showed us how Foley artists create a range of classic horror-movie suspense sounds, from unsettling creaks to mysterious gusts of wind, and explained how all these carefully crafted sounds come together to ratchet up the tension in horror scenes, making climactic moments feel larger than life.
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How Sound Is Used To Create Suspense In Horror Movies | Movies Insider
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Intricate sound design being overlayed with music and voice-over
Honestly the whooshing just sounds like synth bass in the suspendful music….the whooshing of an invisible guy is lost on me. I love foley artistry nonetheless
Well written and informative script but the timing of the voice over is not so good.
Hope this will change in your future clips.
Great video…thanks for posting.
I wish horror movies worked on me, but I just laugh at them because they're so goofy
Sound design is so important to horror games and films. They should make a horror film for headphones that you would have to wear in-theater.
Wow this job looks like a good workout too.
you could have talked less and we could here more sounds
which microphone he is using???
nice, now let us hear it!
Don't get me wrong, foley is always going to be fascinating. However, this highlighted style of sound design, specifically for horror movies, is one of the main reasons why everyone I know doesn't take Blumhouse/modern horror projects seriously. When everything is shot like a domestic thriller/drama, a phone that sounds like a jackhammer or a house that silences like it's in a vacuum doesn't sound suspenseful or horrifying; it just sounds funny
Alot of voicesplaining happening
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the vocal fry this presenter has i cant listen to her.
element. is has a letter T at the end. hilarious.
Don’t get me wrong. I’m a sucker for older movies with cheaper scares and not the best sfx (compared to now) but movies like the invisible man really have my heart. The way that movie gave me so much anxiety and fear, and being domestic violence victim myself, this movie gave me a feeling not many scary movies have. And I think it’s beautiful that something that was all made up can do that.
Can you use a lav mic to record foley?
How about letting us HEAR the special effects and not talking over them? Totally ruins the video.
Sound design is what makes a horror movie! Horror movie sound design is one of the main reasons I am pursuing sound design.
Narration is too much disturbing. I hate it
The invisible man wasnt really scary tbh. The leading lady wasnt even a 4/10 so why the dude kept going after her, maybe he had a thing for ugly chicks. Also music and creepy sounds always killed the mood and broke tension for me.
6:06 yes, quite literally something is off. The sink was turned off.
-Talks about foley and appreciating the sounds
Puts music throughout the whole video…
I hate jumpscares. It's just cheap and uninspired. Of course you get a short scare moment when the sound level gets ten times louder then normal but that has nothing to do with horror. Its just a physical reaction. You could as well give people low voltage electrical shocks. Stuff like this is not filmmaking it is physical abuse.
I actually like how it sounds in stock sometimes as it makes it feel realistic and sometimes when cinematic sounds are placed can remind me I'm watching a movie if that makes sense
yessss i love the invisible man its really good
Insider pls dont narrate over the sound 😂
If you look closely you can see a door of a cop car
In a piece about subtle sounds … how about having the narrator shut up once in a while? Particularly when that sound effect is being demonstrated? And how about not using your own lift music when showing the scenes your referring to. Just a though …
The horror of narration cover over the sounds we actually wanted to hear..
you talking to much
a lot is about the lack of sound
i think being a foley artists is really cool actually
So much hard work
He is an Artist
thank you for upload