Ghostly greetings, San Joseans! This spooky season, it won’t be just ghosts and ghouls coming to the city. Candlelight is bringing the mystery and beauty of Halloween to The Capital of Silicon Valley with a special tribute that will equally enchant you and bring forth repressed nightmares from the past.
Taking place at the Hammer Theatre Center at SJSU, you’ll listen to eerie Halloween classics like Danny Elfman’s Beetlejuice theme and medley from The Nightmare Before Christmas, or the themes from Halloween and The Exorcist. There’s nothing like hearing these chilling melodies performed by a talented string quartet, completely enveloped in the beautiful glow of candlelight.
Music in movies has the ability to enhance the emotions we feel during certain scenes and particularly in horror film, it elevates that sense of fear and discomfort. Whenever we think of iconic horror films, we immediately associate its scores to the gruesome storylines.
From the possessed melodies of The Exorcist, to the chilling “violin knife stabs” from Psycho, these haunted tunes bring forth iconic and traumatic scenes that have redefined the film genre. This spooky season, swap out the same-old trick or treating for a spellbinding Candlelight concert at the Hammer Theatre Center that promises to be both unnerving and unforgettable.
If you’re looking for a new way to celebrate Halloween, why not spend it by listening to eerie songs that have not only been ingrained in our minds, but are also a great part of pop culture? This fall, enjoy 60 minutes or captivating music and if you don’t dare to go on your own, bring a date or your friends along for some extra support. You’ll need it…
There are two back-to-back performances taking place this October, at 6:30pm and 9:00pm and doors will open 60 minutes prior to the start time, giving you enough time to find your seats and snap a few pre-show pictures.