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It's no secret that one of the keys to making a great horror movie is having the right fright music. (You know, like Celine Dion and Titanic .) Here, presented for your hair-raising, skin crawling pleasure, are 10 vintage compositions from some of the scariest flicks ever to hit the screen - joints that still sound as spooky as the first time they made you soil your pants in a panic. Prepare to petrify your ears! (*cue Vincent Price "Thriller" laugh*)
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Phantasm Soundtrack Composed by Fred Myrow & Malcolm Seagrave (1979).
The sound of creeping paranoia setting in, except that evil Tall Man & wicked metallic flying ball with blades chasing you is real.
(Props to surfordie82 for the upload)
Stephen King's It Soundtrack Composed by Richard Bellis (1990).
Music you hear at carnivals, where clowns live. In other words, this is music from hell. It don't matter how happy it sounds, you're gonna die.
(Props to FangnclawX for the upload)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Score Composed by Wayne Bell & Tobe Hooper (1974).
Meat market music more disturbing that being trapped in an elevator playing non-stop dubstep/reggaeton mash-ups.
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The Omen — "Ave Satani" Composed by Jerry Goldsmith (1976).
Often confused for Carl Orff's "O Fortuna" from "Carmina Burana" (the "Hate Me Now" sample), this actual piece is what it sounds like when Illuminati cry (after ritualistic murder, obviously). Hey, it might only just be Latin, but white people chanting in another language besides English can only mean one thing: devil worship.
(Props to SteVin89 for the upload)
"Theme From Poltergeist - Carol Ann's Theme" Composed by Jerry Goldsmith (1982).
The poor souls of dead children singing lullabies is just some uncomfortable shit, you know? It's bad enough when kids that are alive laugh at you.
(Props to 08CrossFire12 for the upload)
The Shining — Hector Berlioz's "Dies Irae" from "Symphonie Fantastique" Interpreted by Wendy Carlos & Rachel Elkind (1980).
Marching into the apocalypse when all you wanted to do is go skiing is bad enough. Having to make a pit stop at the haunted Native American burial ground on the way to Hades is beyond a bummer.
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Jaws Theme Composed by John Williams (1975).
Who knew getting eaten up by a Great White shark sounded so damn classical?
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Psycho Score Composed by Bernard Herrmann (1960).
Over 50 years later, still official shittin' bricks music.
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The Exorcist – "Tubular Bells" Written by Mike Oldfield (1973).
"Tubular Bells" sounds like surfer speak and supposedly the song wasn't even made for the movie but all that don't matter when a girl possessed by Satan is puking green slime all over you.
(Props to resmeister for the upload)
Halloween Theme Composed by John Carpenter (1978).
Michael Myers murda muzik.
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