‘Us’ composer on writing music that makes your heart stop

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Michael Abels. Photo by Christopher Ho/KCRW

Jordan Peele’s horror movie “Us” opened about a month ago, and it was the biggest opening weekend of any original horror film in history. Music plays a huge part in the film’s intensity. The film’s composer, Michael Abels, also wrote the music for Peele’s “Get Out.”

The poster for Jordan Peele’s “Us.” Photo credit: Blumhouse Productions/ Monkeypaw Productions