Marco Beltrami

“I like the scene in the first ‘Scream’ movie where Sidney gets up, and dusk is falling, and she’s looking out at the hills of Santa Rosa, there where it was filmed, and that’s where you sort of hear her theme being played out. I always liked that moment because, to me, it became more than just a horror movie”.

Born in New York, Marco Beltrami studied music at the Yale School of Music, then in Italy, before apprenticing with legendary composer Jerry Goldsmith in L.A.

His career flourished after composing the score of SCREAM – job he was hired to do after Julie Plec – who was Wes Craven‘s assistant at the time – listened to him in a podcast.

Beltrami had never seen a scary movie prior to it.

Scream 4: The Score
Scream 3: Music From The Dimension Motion Picture
Scream: The Deluxe Edition
Scream, Scream 2, Scream 3, Scream 4

Selected Filmography

Mimic (1997)
Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)
54 (1998)
The Faculty (1998)
Dracula 2000 (2000)
Joy Ride (2001)
Resident Evil (2002)
Blade II (2002)
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)
Cursed (2005)
Red Eye (2005)
Underworld: Evolution (2006)
The Omen (2006)
3:10 to Yuma (2007)
The Thing (2011)
The Woman in Black (2012)
Carrie (2013)
Logan (2017)
The Snowman (2017)
A Quiet Place (2018)
Velvet Buzzsaw (2019)
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019)
Fear Street (2020)

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The music and score – composed by Marco Beltrami – of SCREAM 4 (2011).