How to Play the Music of Nightmares? The Apprehension Engine
Mark Korven, a movie composer, wanted to create the perfect sounds for horror movies. However, he was tired of using the same digital samples and the instruments he needed didn’t exist. To produce the original effects needed for evoking breathtaking moments of suspension, he teamed up with guitar maker Tony Duggan-Smith to craft an original instrument that would better aid in manufacturing fear. The Apprehension Engine is that tool. It is a mechanism built with several bowed metal rulers, spring reverbs, a few long metal rods, and other attachments that allow for spooky interludes and effects.