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    Horror films soundtrack

    I am not really a fan of horror films but it is unavoidable to watch a movie since most of my friends love to watch this type of film. Is there a particular film that featured a certain musical score that really gave you the goose bumps?

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    Psycho is an obvious one. The use of Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells in The Exorcist is also excellent.

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    Danny Elfman did a bunch of scores for various horror-themed movies/series. Tales From the Crypt for one. I believe Scrooged could also be suitable.
    Frederik Sjölund - Swedish 3D Artist AND Soundtrack addict

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    im right there with you on the scared factor..im such a little woose.
    however i thought the soundtrack from exorcist was a goodie!

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    Kudos to the music directors of such films, the music itself makes you jump out of your skin. I wouldn't classify "sixth sense" as a horror movie but music wise it had all the makings of being one. Music in itself can be so scary that I wouldn't dare to watch such movies all by myself.

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    I love watching horror flicks. I’m more into Asian horror flicks now. They sure are scary! Have you watched the Asian version of ‘The Ring?”

    Yeah, Psycho has the best musical score. Psycho and Halloween have wonderful soundtracks. I think all of the good horror flicks have good musical score. A horror movie with a lame horror film score will surely flop.

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    The halloween soundtracks really did do my nerves no good at all when I watched those movies years ago. Strangley the more up to date movies in the series didn't have the same effect even with the dramatic score. I wondered whether it was to do with the story being rehashed so many times it had become almost a joke rather than a horror that would send shivers down my spine?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Rock View Post
    Psycho is an obvious one.
    I've loved Jerry Goldsmith's Psycho II and Giorgio Moroder's Cat People scores too.

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    pc game

    not exactly on the topic but the pc game clive barker undying
    has a great open music which is chilling i really like that tune

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    Mh, you could also give a try to the Phenomena soundtrack, mainly composed by Claudio Simonetti. In the film, which was directed in 1985 by Italian director Dario Argento, co-starred Jennifer Connelly. One of the tracks, namely "Jennifer", is very beautiful. I think that, as far as the English-speaking Countries go, the film was released as Creepers. Anyway, the score was very nice (it also included a song performed by the Frankie Goes To Hollywood).

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    Even though I don't like horror movies I will on Halloween night I will
    play some newage, heavy metal like Kiss,and some classical music
    played on the organ. Don't forget Alice Cooper with He's back from
    one of the friday the 13th movies. This year the pagan day falls on
    the very night I go to church. I don't know what the church has in
    store yet. I will keep you posted.
    judy tooley

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    Didn't think it would take too long before someone mentioned Argento! Many of the Goblin soundtracks for his films scared the living crap out of me. There was one (it may have been Creepers or Suspiria ... or even Deep Red, I think they did that one) which had a psychotic, raspy voice "la-la" ing whilst the female lead was wandering through his eerily lit, red/blue scenery. Brilliant.
    Music is made to transform the states of the soul, for an hour or an instant (J. Alain)

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    I gotta recommend the soundtrack of 28 Days Later and 28 Weeks Later. Good stuff.
    Not alot of orchestral stuff in there though, just good moody music.
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    Art Zoyd has taken to composing scores to old horror movies.

    Haxan is particularly good.
    "Did anybody see this snowman
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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Rock View Post
    Psycho is an obvious one. The use of Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells in The Exorcist is also excellent.
    I was actually a bit disappointed with how The Exorcist used Tubular Bells.
    "Did anybody see this snowman
    Stand there with the lord
    With proper get up, hang his hat
    Only you're feeling sleepy-eyed"

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