Soundtracks often provide additional danger, mystery and scariness to a movie. This technique is mostly common in Horror movies or Thrillers in which hair-raising moments are essential parts.
Some movie scores became immortal because they were so spooky that only listening to them is enough to bring back the movie memory. Some are such masterpieces that without them the movies would not be as remarkable and creepy as they are. This list presents 20 movie soundtracks that are true classics in the art of scaring the audience.
20. Halloween – John Carpenter
John Carpenter took only 3 days to compose the soundtrack of his classic first Halloween. The 5/4 theme piece was something that he used to bash out on his bongos. The combination between 5/4 beat and piano provided the sense of urgency and evilness necessary to the score, along with his trademark the creepy synthesizer.
19. Maniac – Jay Chattaway
This 80’s slasher classic achieved a cult status over the years due to its qualities and its excesses (graphic violence provided by the genius Tom Savini). The soundtrack is a brilliant low budget effort by Jay Chattaway. Hypnotic synth noises provide tense background for the murders committed by Frank Zito. Its theme is an incredible piece combining a beautiful flute melody, creepy music box lines and a dreamy bass line.
18. All the Colors of Dark – Bruno Nicolai
Bruno Nicolai was certainly not famous as his musical partner in many scores’ projects: Ennio Morricone. He did not have the same recognition as Morricone, Nino Rota, Riz Ortolani and other great Italian soundtrack composers, although he was an immensely talented composer.
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From:: Taste Of Cinema