May 29, 1953 On this day in Horror History, Danny Elfman was born. Perhaps the most influential songwriter/composers in cinematic history, Elfman has written some of the most iconic film scores of all time. A resume including such cult films as Beetlejuice (1988), Edward Scissorhands (1990), Army of Darkness (1992), The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), and Mission: Impossible (1996), Elfman’s brilliance has made the music behind some of cinema’s most beloved films as adored and recognizable as the motion pictures themselves.
“I don't think there's a trademark Danny Elfman element that has been consistent in my work. I don't hear many similarities in what I do and I don't think it's necessary that I have a particular style. Having a particular style is not bad, but I prefer to push myself in the direction of being a composer who you never know what he's doing next.” –Danny Elfman Horror Central
Also: Ted Levine best known for his role as Buffalo Bill in The Silence Of The Lambs was born in Ohio on this day in 1957.
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