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How to Make Scary Music





Time reports: What makes the suspense-building chords of the famous Jaws theme so scary? Those irregular minor chords trigger the same instinctual response a mama marmot feels when her babies are threatened.

A new study has found a connection between horror movie music and the screeches of young frightened animals. Researchers believe there are biologically-ingrained reasons why sudden, dissonant sounds and minor chords make us apprehensive.





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