The Wild Sounds of Sam Raimi
From chainsaws to spider webs, and everything in between.
When Sam Raimi was honored with the Motion Picture Sound Editors' Filmmaker Award 2016, he acknowledged the importance of sound in his work: “My career as a director began with a low-budget horror picture that relied heavily on sound to compensate for what we couldn't afford to show on camera. As it turns out, in cinema, some of the most powerful moments are induced not by what we see, but by what we hear.”
From the chainsaw buzz of The Evil Dead, to the web-slinging “thwips” of Spider-Man, sound design is central to the filmography of Sam Raimi. The sounds in this video are wild, and every bit as inventive as Raimi’s unforgettable images.