Horror Music in Film — An Interview with Spencer Creaghan on “Motherly”

Spencer Creaghan, composer, sitting in front of a window
Spencer Creaghan

“Beyond anything, we wanted the score to Motherly to be Kate’s inner monologue come to life. I see Motherly a thriller novel told from the first person.”

“…there’s something very powerful about crafting a score as if it’s a ballet to the film’s ‘dance.’ Horror scores, at least the ones I tend to enjoy and compose, are so close to being ballet scores.”

One of Motherly’s main themes, darkly meditative and atmospheric
Blue and white lights on a smoky concert hall stage

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Writer, runner, music enthusiast. Exploring connections between creativity + art, lifestyle, and entrepreneurship through a series of interviews.

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