Joseph Bishara is a composer and music producer known for his darker flavor.
Beginning his career as guitarist and keyboardist for the L.A. industrial metal band Drown, Bishara segued to soundtrack work on Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, Heavy Metal 2000, and John Carpenter’s Ghosts of Mars. Since that time, he has scored films including The Conjuring, The Conjuring 2, Annabelle, The Prodigy, The Other Side of the Door, The Curse of La Llorona, Annabelle Comes Home and many others, often appearing onscreen as creature performer in roles such as the Lipstick-Face Demon in Insidious and the witch Bathsheba Sherman in The Conjuring. Bishara also scored the Trench creature sequence in the recent hit Aquaman.
Bishara’s music production work includes the soundtrack for the cult musical film Repo! The Genetic Opera and its successor The Devil’s Carnival, as well production, programming and remix contributions for artists such as Tech N9ne, Gvllow, Marilyn Manson, Bauhaus, Rasputina, Danzig, Jane’s Addiction, Nine Inch Nails, Megadeth, and Prong.
Perhaps best known for his work scoring the horror franchise Insidious, Bishara earned the Fangoria Chainsaw Award for Best Score on that film. He has since composed the music for its sequels Insidious Chapter 2, Insidious Chapter 3 and Insidious: The Last Key. His upcoming projects include scores for the films The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, Malignant, and Shrine.