With Halloween just around the corner, I find myself thinking of my favourite horror movies. The movies that are genuinely scary—even after the movie has finished.
A lot of that tension and atmosphere comes from the soundtrack, and here are some of my favourites:
- The Exorcist (soundtrack by Mike Oldfield) - Halloween (soundtrack by John Carpenter) - The Shining (Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta by Béla Bartók) - The Twilight Zone (theme by Marius Constant) - The Walking Dead (theme by Bear McCreary)
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How do good horror movies affect you? The hair on the back of your neck? Scared to walk down the hallway? Hiding under the blankets? Nightmares? I have to admit to all of them, though mainly when I was younger. These days I mainly just jump. Goodness, we’re big kids!
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Bernard Herrmann’s score for the original version of Hitchcock’s Psycho is outstanding.
I don’t remeber soundtrack but yes, Jaws is the scariest movie ever I watched yet.
Anything with a theremin freaks me right out