The scary side of The Hit House emerges, with Horror Sounds for Brahms: The Boy 2
When STX Entertainment needed the sounds that make the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end, they turned to The Hit House. For Lakeshore Entertainment’s Brahms: The Boy II, the official trailer required the best way to underscore the horror of a supernatural murderous doll. To help break down the viewer’s sense of reality, belief in the good, & sublimation to a home filled with evil, The Hit House provided just the right elements of sound design.
Brahms: The Boy II is directed by William Brent Bell, & stars Katie Holmes as Liza, the mother of Jude (played by Christopher Convery). When their family moves into the guest house of the Heelshire Mansion, the young son Jude is “befriended” by Brahms, a frighteningly life-like doll that soon inserts itself into all aspects of their lives & slowly turns their mundane existence into one filled with creepiness, destruction, & death. A broken & possessed doll brings a disturbing nightmare to life & pulls them into downward spiraling journey of horror. The film also stars Ralph Ineson & Owain Yeoman.
Broken & afraid, fearsome & creepy, loathsome & horrific, the emotions of Brahms: The Boy II’s Official Trailer run the gamut of emotions. Thus just the right tones to accentuate & amplify those feelings were required. To truly appreciate what The Hit House creators delivered, watch the trailer thrice more, namely once without sound, & then once again with sound. Are you afraid yet? Now lastly, wait ’til evening, turn off the lights, & watch it once more… Can you hear it calling you? Jude…