In 1978, John Carpenter revolutionized the horror film with Halloween. Not only did he create the first unforgettable slasher movie villain in Michael Myers, he also composed a dazzling, terrifying synth theme that, in the words of one exec who had seen the film without it beforehand, saved the movie. Joining us to discuss our first composer-director is Julia Schifini (Spirits), who discusses how her husband introduced her to horror, the many ways the production saved money, and how sound and score combine in horror podcast fiction. My Big Score was created, hosted, and edited by Christopher Dole. Show theme by Erik Jourgensen. Show art by Chandler Candela. Social Media Consultant Ellie Warren. We are sponsored today by Cornbread Hemp. Use the code MYBIGSCORE to save 25% at checkout! We are sponsored today by Shaker and Spoon. Get $20 off your first box at shakerandspoon.com/mybigscore! Support us on Patreon!