Here’s The Bizarre Instrument Behind All Those Creepy Horror-Movie Sounds
Have you ever wondered about the freaky sounds in movies and where they come from? Turns out, there’s actually a few video’s that that show you how they got these horror-movie sounds.
The instrument is called a Waterphone and it’s the main instrument that’s used to make those eerie tracks found in movies. The Waterphone is also called an ocean harp, and it’s basically a type of inharmonic acoustic percussion instrument made of a stainless steel resonator bowl (filled with water), and bronze rods of different lengths.
The instrument has also been used successfully to call whales and a range of other aquatic animals.
Below are some of the movies the waterphone has been featured in…..
Let The Right One In
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
Star Trek: The Motion Picture
Now let’s hear it.
This video shows it being played with multiple bows and different types of mallets. Creepy stuff.
H/T: Can You Actually