Nathan Barr

Nathan Barr

Highest Rated: 100% The Parting Glass (2018)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Feb 9, 1973

Birthplace: USA

Writing and performing all instruments for his distinct compositions, Nathan Barr has become a notable name in musical compositions for gritty, atmospheric horror-thrillers. His work with Eli Roth on the "Hostel" films and on Alan Ball's smash TV series "True Blood" catapulted him to the top of the list of young Hollywood composers. Studying music in Tokyo from the age of four, he soon discovered many of the rare and underused instruments that grace his productions. Barr attended Skidmore College and soon toured Europe with the Juilliard Cello Ensemble. A move to Los Angeles in 1996 led him to work with renowned composer Hans Zimmer at Media Ventures on hits like "As Good As it Gets" and "The Prince of Egypt." Barr soon began flying solo on smaller features and TV movie titles, with his breakthrough coming in 2003 on Roth's horror flick "Cabin Fever." This exposure landed him a gig on the big-screen remake of "The Dukes of Hazzard" in 2005, after which he was invited back by Roth to score his torture porn opus "Hostel." This association with Roth led to an introduction to Roth's mentor Quentin Tarantino, who asked Barr to score "Grindhouse," the 1970s-throwback double-feature he was co-directing with Robert Rodriguez. Barr had quickly developed a talent for composing the backing mood pieces for artier horror fare and channeled this ability into the ambitious feat of writing for the sex-charged vampire soap opera "True Blood."

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45% 51% Kate Original Music - 2021
82% 100% Fin Original Music - 2021
77% 84% Uncle Frank Original Music - 2020
57% 66% The Hunt Original Music $5.3M 2020
13% 15% The Turning Original Music $15.5M 2020
100% No Score Yet The Parting Glass Original Music - 2018
65% 45% The House With a Clock in Its Walls Original Music $68.5M 2018
100% 49% The Domestics Original Music - 2018
83% 82% Love and Saucers Executive Producer - 2017
4% 32% Flatliners Original Music $16.9M 2017
12% 33% The Boy Next Door Original Music $35.4M 2015
7% 40% The Big Wedding Original Music $21.8M 2013
14% 48% The Ledge Original Music $5.2K 2011
58% 90% Hood to Coast Original Music - 2011
72% 35% The Last Exorcism Original Music $41.0M 2010
35% 47% The Slammin' Salmon Original Music $41.6K 2009
9% 33% Shutter Original Music $25.9M 2008
No Score Yet 52% Watching the Detectives Original Music - 2007
33% 20% Rise: Blood Hunter Original Music - 2007
44% 39% Hostel Part II Original Music $17.5M 2007
61% 53% Hostel Original Music $47.3M 2005
No Score Yet 31% Mojave Original Music - 2004
29% 44% Broken Lizard's Club Dread Original Music $5.0M 2004
62% 44% Cabin Fever Composer $21.2M 2002
0% 33% Venus & Mars Original Music - 2001
82% 83% Beyond the Mat Original Music $2.0M 1999