World War Z composer Marco Beltrami: "I've never been a fan of horror movies"

19 June 2013, 09:54

Taking inspiration from an emergency broadcast signal, tuning forks and 20th century techniques, composer Marco Beltrami's score for the new Brad Pitt zombie adventure World War Z is the latest in a long line of action and horror scores for the US composer.

Classic FM's Sam Pittis spoke to Beltrami as World War Z is due to be released in cinemas, and also discussed how, despite not being a horror film fan, he is able to effectively immerse the audience in the post-apocalyptic world of the film.

It wasn't, however, without its challenges, as the film underwent production setbacks: "When this movie started out it was very intense. The studio was really adamant that it had to be a PG-13 movie… then, of course, that does affect the music too."

Beltrami also discusses his career in scoring horror movies like the Scream franchise, Warm Bodies and Resident Evil, as well as his score for the upcoming comic book blockbuster The Wolverine.

Listen to the interview here.