The Sound of Fear

Things that go bump in the night, a strange voice behind you, the sound of a child laughing in a graveyard. All of these are sounds that can scare us. Good Horror Filmmakers know this, and use sound to make us even more scared.

But why? What causes sound to be so frightening? BBC Radio 4 tries to answer some of these questions by talking to filmmakers, musicians, psychiatrists and other professionals on "The Sound of Fear". You can read the article and listen to the show here.

(Ed. Note: If you want to see some of the most effective scary sound work in a film, do check out the 1968 William Wise directed, "The Haunting")