Someone has created a new musical instrument made just for creating the kinds of sounds that put us all at the edge of our seats when watching a truly good and effective horror movie.
The new instrument is called “The Apprehension Engine”, and it was designed by Tony Duggan-Smith, who built this musical instrument with the very intention of using it in horror film scores.
My good friend Tony Duggan-Smith built this musical (?) instrument for me, with the intention of using it in horror film score.
It consists of metal rulers which are bowed, a hurdy gurdy like mechanism, a string played with an attached Ebow, a spring reverb (also played with an ebow) some long metal rods, magnets, trash, anything at all to get unnerving sounds.