"The Pale Door,"
Taylor-based musician Alex Cuervo spent more than 20 years performing and recording with various punk and garage bands before pursuing his dream to work in genre film. The former ad agency digital production artist leaned on his music background to pursue a new career as a film composer. Since 2015, Cuervo has scored numerous short films as well as the Texas-made features A Bad Idea Gone Wrongand Modern Society. But it is Cuervo’s collaborations with Austin-based writer/director Aaron B. Koontz that has increased Cuervo’s profile this year. Cuervo composed the scores for Koontz’s western horror film The Pale Door and the horror anthology Scare Package, which were both released this past summer. The Pale Door, which is currently available for on demand viewing and will be available on Blu-Ray and DVD beginning Oct. 6, pits a gang of outlaws against a coven of witches. The 1980s-informed horror-comedy anthology Scare Package, which debuted in June on Shudder will be available on Blu-Ray and DVD beginning Oct. 20, offers seven gory stories by multiple directors that pay tribute to and poke fun at the genre’s many conventions. Cuervo will next compose the music for Austin-based director Benjamin R. Moody’s feature version of his 2019 short Barfight, which Cuervo also scored.
Aired: Oct. 1, 2020.