The Apprehension Engine, a horror movie soundtrack machine

Dangerous Minds:

While aquaphones and theremins are the go-to instruments when thinking of “classic” horror sounds, I happened to run across the ultimate terror instrument—a home-made device that can produce a wide array of horrific soundscape elements all in one compact unit. “The Apprehension Engine,” as it is called, was created by Canadian guitar maker Tony Duggan-Smith as a “one off” for Mark Korven, who is best known for his soundtrack work on The VVitch.

Watch the video embedded below, tell me it doesn’t raise the hairs on the back of your neck. What is it about these sounds that meld so perfectly with jump scare movies?