Sound plays a major role in creating tension, emotion, and fear in scary film. For the Halloween season, we will take a short look at the history of scary sound design and some of the techniques used to generate fear in modern film.

FREE PIZZA, as always.

Michael J. Epstein, Ph.D., is a tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology with joint appointment in the Center for Communications and Digital Signal Processing (CDSP) at Northeastern University. He is the Director of the Auditory Modeling and Processing Laboratory (AMPLab), which seeks to bridge the understanding of loudness and perceptual processing with objective, non-invasive measures of underlying physiological processes. He has also been writing, recording, and performing music for over 20 years in bands including The Michael J. Epstein Memorial Library, Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling, The Motion Sick, and Neutral Uke Hotel, and has done sound recording and sound design for numerous feature and short films.