“Nightmare On The 13th Floor” – USA Movie of the Week
Composer/Orchestrator – Jay Gruska
The poster is pretty much all you need to know about the movie itself, but the style of orchestral writing was an interesting assignment in that it was to evoke a Hitchcock, which is to say, Bernard Hermann atmosphere. I was limited to a mid size string orchestra with 2 woodwinds, but thanks to the great musicians in L.A and Armin Steiner engineering at FOX studios, the right sound was made. It’s one of the first scores I orchestrated myself.