With “In Sound, We Live Forever” Detail Is Everything

Horror is a genre that thrives on the juxtaposition of the nuanced and the explicit — the gentle hint and the over the top reveal. And “In Sound, We Live Forever”, a short horror film making waves on the festival circuit, the detail is used in exciting and unexpected ways.

This unusual take on a horror film, directed by Joshua Giuliano, relies heavily on sound design which is both playful and effective throughout. There’s a delicacy to this short that draws you in, making the thrill all the more effective — something that was crucial to the director.

“We wanted to make something that was both beautiful and horrific, something that possessed the ability to disturb the audience while simultaneously lulling them into a trance,” Giuliano told Vimeo Short of the Week.

You can see the whole film here:

In Sound, We Live Forever from Joshua Giuliano on Vimeo.

It’s nice to see more innovation in the horror genre — especially when it’s done so skillfully. Horror, at its best, stimulates as many of the senses as possible, so the audial manipulation is both a clever and effective directorial choice. It’s easy to see why it’s gotten so much attention, so keep an eye on Giuliano in the future.