🧟 Learn to Create Dark, Tense Music for Thriller and Horror Trailers

Master the art of creating brooding soundscapes, signature sounds, organic sound design, and tense dark worlds full of weird!

⚡️I reveal blueprint for creating the music that has been my biggest earner ⚡️

“This is THE course you need to make spooky sounds and music!”

Wish I would have had this years ago as a filmmaker; I would have saved a lot on trial and error. This is THE course you need to make spooky sounds and music.

- Tom Getty - Composer & trailer editor

😓 So you want to create weird, dark sounds, but you don't know how...

You are struggling to compose dark, brooding music with enough power and character to match the thriller and horror trailers you love watching. Frustrated by your inability to create interesting sounds and lacking the skills to craft builds with enough impact, you feel constrained in your ability to evoke the desired atmosphere and tension in your compositions.

🫣 Does This Sound Familiar?


You can't seem to create unique signature sounds

You struggle to build tension without it feeling like an anti-climax

Your tracks lack atmosphere and feel flat and uninteresting.

✋🏽 It Doesn't Have To Be This Way!

🤔 What if instead it was like this...

You feel empowered and confident in your ability to compose dark music that captivates listeners. You easily create new worlds filled with sounds you can only imagine coming from evil beasts from the underworld.

Armed with new skills and techniques, you are able to create compelling atmosphere, build tension effectively, and craft unique sounds that enhance the overall impact of your compositions. The possibilities for creating evocative and immersive music for thriller and horror movie trailers are now endless, opening up exciting opportunities for your musical creativity to flourish.

💁🏻‍♂️ I used to be in your shoes!

Hi, I'm Rich!

I started writing music for movie trailers in 2011. Then in 2017 I started teaching other people how to write music for trailers too.

Writing trailer music can be very daunting. On the one hand you have to write great ideas, often recorded yourself, then produce them to the highest possible standard. All from the comfort of your own studio. Or in my case, front room.

Learning to do this is tough, frustrating and sometimes gets you down. That's why I started creating courses. To help make writing music for trailers, ads, TV (and for fun) as simple and as straightforward as reading a book.

Richard Pryn

Course Creator

My Music Has Been Used in:

...and many, many more!

I’m so excited to introduce you to:

Dark Thriller | Trailer Music Course

This course is all about creating those dark, tense, organic thriller/horror tracks that I have become well known for making. I show you how I create those tracks and take you through the process of making a track from scratch; from recording my signature sounds to a complete cue.

With the Dark Thriller course you’ll finally be able to...

  • Easily create unique signature sounds that make your music stand out

  • Craft tense, building trailer music that feels as scary and intense as the movie itself

  • Understand what makes a successful thriller/horror track

  • Effortlessly conjure up interesting atmospheres and sound beds

  • Create the type of horror track you have been imagining for years!


🤯 You can see results like this:

My track 'Syndrome' was used on this TV spot for the film 'Mother!'

(this spot won me one of my first awards 🏆)


The Pale Blue Eye - Official Trailer

My track 'Frost' was used in this trailer. The thing that made me really happy about this placement was that it was me playing the cello and violin...and I am not a string player by any means. This is a great example of capturing the right mood isn't always about it being "perfect"; which is a lot of what this course is about.


“Diablo II: Resurrected - Street Date Trailer

My track 'Mire' from the album Throat 5 was used throughout this trailer. I was so happy with this one as I was an avid fan of the first instalment of the game.


Yellowstone - Multiple trailers

A couple of my tracks from the Throat series have been used throughout the Yellowstone seasons. My favourite was my track 'Dust' which they used on the Season 1 trailer, which is a great example of how creating tension in your tracks just WORKS!


The Nun II - Official Trailer

Another use of one of my dark thriller tracks on a terrifying horror trailer. This is a showcase of how useful this course will be in helping you to create unique, characterful sounds that create dark brooding atmospheres and just make the listener feel weird.

📖 What you get inside Dark Thrillers:

👋🏼 Introduction to the course

In this module, I welcome you to the course and explain everything you will be learning. We then dive into analysing some dark thriller references to help you get a better understanding of what works in this genre.

🛠 Tools & Tricks for Organic Sound Design

In this module, I show you how I create unique sounds and invite you to do the same. I then walk you through several of my tracks that have been used on trailers. These walkthroughs are invaluable as I show you every single thing I did and how I created the sounds and built the tracks from there.

🦾 Creating a Dark Thriller Track From Scratch

In this module, I then take you on a step-by-step journey through the entire process of creation of a dark thriller track; from recording sounds and designing the atmospheres to crafting the perfect build and keeping the listener on the edge of their seat.

💕 Love for the course ⤵️


"Get inspired by Rich's passion for teaching and sharing his composing tips!"

"In this course, Rich talks about Atmosphere, Build, and creating your own organic sounds! Rich shares his tracks ( which got placements and not just these tracks ) and his ways of playing with sounds. Every time I learn something from Rich's courses, I have lots of fun and new ideas and get inspired by Rich's passion for teaching and sharing his composing tips!"

- Mingse Chen - Composer

🎁 PLUS, these amazing bonuses:


👉🏻 Dark thriller sample pack.

Sounds taken directly from my very own workflow that I used to create dark brooding atmospheres. From drones to violin plucks; all great for this genre.

💰 Value $10


👉🏻 Breath and vocal sample pack.

I record my voice all the time for these dark thriller tracks and I wrapped up some of these samples for you to use in your tracks.

💰 Value $10

😱 Amazing right? Here’s how to join us:

  • Over 4 hours of high-quality content

  • 5 walkthroughs of successful tracks

  • An award-winning instructor who reveals his entire process

  • 30 day money-back guarantee

  • Lifetime access to the course

for only

$197 $99

🤝 My 30 Day Money-Back Guarantee

If you're unhappy with the course, or you simply change your mind within 30 days of registration, you may request a full refund, provided you haven't accessed more than 30% of the course (not counting any publicly available portions, or anything included in the Welcome module).

🙋🏽‍♀️ You've got questions, I've got answers!

💻 Do I need to be able to use a DAW?

Yes, you do need to be able to use a DAW so you can follow along with the videos.

📘 Do I have to use Logic?

Nope, you can use whichever DAW you please as long as you know how to use it.

🎼 How much music theory do I need to know?

The wonderful thing about this, and all of my courses is that I try to steer clear of getting too deep into theory. You will be at an advantage if you know how to harmonise the major/minor scales but aside from that you won't need any theory.

🎛 Do I have to know how to mix and master too?

I am so blessed to have had the amazing mixing and mastering engineer Toby Mason produce an hour-long masterclass in Trailer Music mixing and mastering. He shows you how to mix and master your music to a Hollywood standard within the course.

🤝 Can you guarantee I will get a placement?

Of course not! What I can say is that of all the composers and producers who have taken this course, the ones who are getting work as trailer music composers are the ones who put the hours into their work. They also happen to be super nice people (industry secret there)

How long do I have access to the course?

Forever. You bought the course and you own it for life. Access it anytime you want. You’ll also get all the course updates and new lessons for FREE forever. This is NOT a membership or subscription course.

📽 What format is the course delivered in?

It’s a video course hosted by GoHighLevel that requires you to log in and stream the videos. The course also includes downloadable PDFs.

🔒 Is my credit card secure?

I’ve partnered with GoHighLevel, Stripe, and PayPal to handle billing and provide a secure socket layer, 256-bit encryption.

👊🏼 Let's do this....

  • Over 4 hours of high-quality content

  • 5 walkthroughs of successful tracks

  • An award-winning instructor who reveals his entire process

  • 30 day money-back guarantee

  • Lifetime access to the course

for only

$197 $99

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