Thursday, October 6, 2011

A Fistful of Horrific Music! (Matt’s Picks)

    As we settle into the horror filled month of October, I thought it would be a good time to pause and listen to some of the creepy music that can so often be key to the success of a horror film. 

5.  Hellbound: Hellraiser II:  The music from this film is oddly epic, but also extremely creepy and weird.  One of my personal favorites is the music that accompanies the introduction of the Master of the Labyrinth.

4.  Dawn of the Dead:  If for no other reason, the use of this creepy piece of canned music makes such a lasting impression that years later just the first few bars touch off a thrill of grim humor and horror.

3.  The Thing:  A fantastically moody score drives the horror through the long cold night.

2.  28 Days Later:  Building to a strangely grating climax, this music perfectly sets the stage for the realization of apocalypse.

1.  The Omega Man:  Sad, jazzy, haunting, with a touch of 70s funk, the music of The Omega Man is the music of my End Times.  The perfect music for the Last Man.


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