December 11, 2019

– Randall D. Larson

Upcoming Horrors from Scare Maestro Joseph Bishara

Joseph Bishara

Horror music maestro Joseph Bishara has a few interesting new projects of note. He’s returning to James Wan’s CONJURING franchise with the latest sequel, THE CONJURING: THE DEVIL MADE ME DO IT, set for release next September.  Michael Chaves (THE CURSE OF LA LLORONA) directs from a script by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick (ORPHAN), based on a story by himself and James Wan (AQUAMAN, FURIOUS 7, INSIDIOUS) who is producing the project with Peter Safran (SHAZAM!, THE NUN). – via filmmusicreporter

In addition, Bishara has scored the latest sequel in the INSIDIOUS franchise, INSIDIOUS: THE DARK REALM, directed by James Wan, which is described as a low-budget spinoff to the INSIDIOUS franchise, involving a demonic entity that attempts to unleash chaos into the world of the living (watch a short teaser clip on youtube here). In addition to scoring the film, Bishara has a featured if as-yet-unidentified role in the film, likely as the demonic entity (he’s played demons in previous Wan films within the INSIDIOUS and CONJURING universes). The film is set for a May 2020 release.


The composer also performs double-duty in scoring and playing the demonic entity in DREAMKATCHER, the feature film debut of Kerry Harris (TV’s GRIP AND ELECTRIC and DRYVRS) about a young boy who, in order to stop his bad dreams, steals a dreamcatcher from a mysterious neighbor which in turn forces his family to rescue him from a nightmarish entity. Script is by newcomer Dan V. Shea and the film stars Henry Thomas, Radha Mitchell, and Lin Shaye. Check out some early images courtesy of BloodyDisgusting, here.

Bishara is also scheduled to score the forthcoming horror film BODY CAM for director Malik Vitthal (IMPERIAL DREAMS), currently in post-production with no release schedule yet announced. The film is about cops involved with covering up a murder by getting rid of their body cam video footage who find themselves haunted by an evil spirit.

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Also, see my interview with Bishara about scoring horror in my March 2019 Soundtrax column, here

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