Has anyone ever heard of a demonic sewing machine?
Hello Stage 32 community! I had to make a "sound design only" quick reel for a potential opportunity, but it was so much fun to work on these 2 films. I truly love the creative process of sound design.
Horror comes naturally to me, because I've been watching horror for over 30 years. When VCR's first started entering more homes, my dad picked up a couple of movies on VHS at the local gas station, and one was A Nightmare on Elm Street, the other one was called The Slayer (1982).
This film at the start shows that you can make any object an ominous subject, even a sewing machine. When she is running through the forest, you can still faintly hear the sewing machine churning away. I wanted to make it sound distant, and abstract, existing in a different realm. What I did was I used a machine sound like you would hear in a factory smashing down. I pitched shifted it down, slowed it down a bit, rolled off the high frequencies, and sent reverb to the track.