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Harry Manfredini

Highest Rated: 64% Friday the 13th (1980)

Lowest Rated: 0% Slaughter High (1985)

Birthday: Aug 25, 1943

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Composer Harry Manfredini is most notable for his pivotal score work in the "Friday the 13th" film franchise--and stuck largely to the horror genre throughout his career. It was in the first "Friday the 13th" film that Manfredini created his hauntingly menacing "killer theme," which was meant to represent the killer in absentia (similar to the way the "Jaws" score was used). The most distinctive part of this piece, however, was the sound "ki ki ki, ma ma ma" which Manfredini personally recorded and ran through an echo reverberation machine for effect, overlaying the last part of the piece. This suspense-inducing sound has become inextricably linked with the entire slasher series; the theme was used repeatedly as the franchise spawned countless sequels. Though Manfredini worked on several Wes Craven projects throughout the years, he scored a number other thriller and horror films, such as the cult classic "Slaughter High." Unfortunately, on that project Manfredini's work was overshadowed by both the suicide of the actor who played the killer and the mysterious rock song used in the beginning credits (not written or chosen by Manfredini). Though Manfredini is most associated with the horror and thriller genres, he has occasionally worked on comedy and adventure films, especially in the 1980s--but none were particularly successful, critically, or financially.

Filmography

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No Score Yet No Score Yet Hanukkah Original Music - 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rock, Paper, Scissors Original Music - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Friday the 13th Part 3: The Memoriam Documentary Original Music - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Needlestick Original Music - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Chance in the World Music - 2017
No Score Yet 22% Lake Eerie Original Music - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sorority Slaughterhouse Original Music - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet 666: Devilish Charm Original Music - 2014
No Score Yet 0% Bigfoot vs. D.B. Cooper Original Music - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet 90210 Shark Attack Original Music - 2014
No Score Yet 14% Doc Holliday's Revenge Original Music - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet 3 Wicked Witches Original Music - 2014
No Score Yet 0% 666: Kreepy Kerry Original Music - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Stepbrother Is a Vampire? Original Music - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Badass Showdown Original Music - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jackson's Run Original Music - 2013
No Score Yet 37% A Talking Cat? Original Music - 2013
No Score Yet 40% Bonnie & Clyde: Justified Original Music - 2013
No Score Yet 18% Hansel & Gretel: Warriors of Witchcraft Original Music - 2013
No Score Yet 22% Bigfoot Island Original Music - 2012
No Score Yet 9% 1313: Bermuda Triangle Original Music - 2012
No Score Yet 40% Dark Desire Original Music - 2012
No Score Yet 36% 1313: Hercules Unbound! Original Music - 2012
No Score Yet 11% 1313: Night of the Widow Original Music - 2012
No Score Yet 14% A Halloween Puppy Original Music - 2012
No Score Yet 100% Wampler's Ascent Original Music - 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet 2: Voodoo Academy Original Music - 2012
No Score Yet 50% 1313: Frankenqueen Original Music - 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet 1313: Billy the Kid Original Music - 2012
No Score Yet 21% 1313: Cougar Cult Original Music - 2012
No Score Yet 16% 1313: UFO Invasion Original Music - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Family Music - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dog Original Music - 2009
21% 18% The Black Waters of Echo's Pond Original Music - 2009
No Score Yet 15% iMurders Original Music - 2008
No Score Yet 50% Playing With Fire Original Music - 2008
No Score Yet 12% The Anna Nicole Smith Story Original Music - 2007
No Score Yet 35% Christmas on Chestnut Street Original Music - 2006
No Score Yet 62% Amber's Story Original Music - 2006
No Score Yet 74% Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film Himself (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 33% The Suspect Original Music - 2005
No Score Yet 60% Torn Apart Original Music - 2004
20% 25% Jason X Original Music $12.6M 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Endangered Species Original Music - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet XCU: Extreme Close Up Music - 2001
11% 62% Carman: The Champion Original Music $1.7M 2001
8% 30% The Omega Code Original Music $12.6M 1999
No Score Yet 25% Kickboxer III: The Art of War Original Music - 1992
9% 24% DeepStar Six Original Music $7.9M 1989
35% 37% Friday the 13th Part VII -- The New Blood Original Music $19.1M 1988
50% 52% Friday the 13th, Part VI: Jason Lives Original Music $19M 1986
0% 33% Slaughter High Original Music - 1985
15% 26% Friday the 13th -- A New Beginning Original Music - 1985
No Score Yet 84% When the Raven Flies Original Music - 1984
23% 51% Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter Original Music - 1984
20% 41% Spring Break Original Music - 1983
11% 42% Friday the 13th Part 3 Original Music - 1982
27% 48% Friday the 13th, Part 2 Original Music - 1981
64% 61% Friday the 13th Original Music $60.5M 1980
No Score Yet 40% The Children Original Music - 1980
No Score Yet 33% Here Come the Tigers Original Music - 1978

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