Joseph Bishara is fast becoming one of my favorite composers in the horror world. The man behind the music of Insidious, Dark Skies, The Conjuring, and more, he has this incredible style where you can hear the influences of his predecessors, such as John Carpenter, Akira Yamaoka, Bernard Herrmann, Krzysztof Penderecki, and more, but he takes those stylistic tastes and compiles them into something entirely unique and, oftentimes, absolutely terrifying.
Now, you can grab Bishara’s score to Todd Lincoln’s V/H/S: Viral segment “Gorgeous Vortex”, which will appear on the V/H/S: Viral home video release (from what I’m told, this is a very special and unique surprise). It’s available in vinyl and digital formats, including FLAC and WAV, via Void Recordings. Personally, I recommend the vinyl as it’s beautifully packaged and sounds absolutely wonderful.
The score is a perfect example of what I was talking about above, the influences noticeable but still done in such a fascinating and incredibly eerie way. As I listened to it, I was suddenly overcome by this inescapable feeling that Bishara would be a brilliant if given the opportunity to helm the music of Silent Hills.
Below is a stream of the track “Legs”, which I envision as being the mournful dirge of those terrifying ghost women from Insidious. You know who I’m talking about, right? The ones that weren’t there one second and then suddenly were with their freaky ass smiles? Ugh…