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Old 12-04-2012, 11:38 AM
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The Voice in Horror (and the horror in Voice)

Hi all.

As discussed in the Theory Thread I am starting a thread on the voice in horror films.

I am very interested in hearing of any particular scenes that you recall a voice/breathing/laughter or scream being particularly unsettling/terrifying/horrifying/weird.

I ask because the voice in horror is an area I am currently researching but I don't want any

I am interested in how presence and corporeality/physicality relate to voice in horror films.

So particular tropes such as:

1 - spectral voices, godly ubiquity (acousmatic - see Chion) e.g. Candyman, Wizard of Oz,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOcPVmS2-_4
The Woman In Black (1989)
Candyman (1992)
Testament of Dr Mabuse (1932)

2 - dislocated/relocated voices (possession, ventriloquism) e.g Regan in The Exorcist, Magic, Dead of Night,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Suo3m...layer_embedded
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Imktf...layer_embedded
Exorcist (1973)
Magic (1978)
Dead of Night (1945)
Dead Silence (2007)

3 - Voice vanishings/mutations that signify a change, especially instances that amplify the guttural bodily voice - e.g the dopplegangers in HHoH ep 12 The Two Faces of Evil
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdKxy...layer_embedded

4 - Split Subject Voice - voices from the unconscious, schizophrenic voices, split personalities etc etc
Psycho (1960)
Sisters (1973)

My first goal is to build up examples of these, so really I'd just be happy to get a few recommendations of scary voices/uncanny voices in film scenes.

I realise that there is a history of scary screams and laughs that is already well addressed. The Wilhelm scream, and Vincent Prices laugh

Thanks - really looking forward to watching your recommendations!

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Old 12-04-2012, 12:26 PM
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Session 9 (2001)
Blow Out (1981)
Candyman (1992)
Dead of Night (1945)
Dead Silence (2007)
Death Bed: The Bed That Eats (1977)
Devil Commands, The (1941)
Don't Go In The House (1980)
Exorcist, The (1973)
Fly, The (1958)
Frankenstein Created Woman (1967)
Invisible Man Returns, The (1940)
Knowing (2009)
Kill Baby Kill!/Operazione Paura (1966)
Magic (1978)
Mas Negro Que La Noche (1975)
My Sweet Killer (1999)
Pillow Of Death (1945)
Psycho (1960)
Puppet Masters, The (1994)
Testament of Dr Mabuse (1932)
The Stone Tape (1972)
The Woman In Black (1989)
Twice-Told Tales (1963)
Sisters (1973)
Uninvited, The (1944)
The Changeling (1980)
Prince of Darkness (1987)

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Old 12-04-2012, 03:56 PM
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you should check out a book called UNCANNY BODIES by Robert Spadoni - it deals with sound & horror
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:50 PM
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Impressive list =) I don't have many recommendations to give, but I'd love to read the final product!
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:09 AM
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you should check out a book called UNCANNY BODIES by Robert Spadoni - it deals with sound & horror
cheers, great tip - just had a look through the google book and voice is mentioned quite extensively - many thanks Zero.
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Old 12-05-2012, 12:53 PM
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You would adore-the original The Woman In Black (1989)

and The Stone Tape (1972)

Also Session 9 (2001)
Don't Go In THe House (1980)
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Old 12-05-2012, 11:48 PM
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Fearonsarms - cheers, will check those out, thanks.
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Old 12-07-2012, 03:25 PM
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Oh, meant to post this in the original post - this is my latest musing on laughter in horror. If anyone has further examples for this topic that'd be great.

http://vocalitiesavc.blogspot.co.uk/...-laughter.html
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Two interesting random favorites of mine that feature odd, distorted or otherwise frightening voices:

The Changeling (1980)
Prince of Darkness (1987)
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