Six Killer Horror Soundtracks to Rattle Your Bones
Do you know how many horror movies that have completely forgettable music will still end up with a soundtrack available for purchase? I can't tell you the amount of times I've gotten to the end of the credits of a terrible movie and saw "Soundtrack available on ________ records."
I can't help but be baffled that someone would want all those songs in one place. Other times, the soundtrack available for a horror movie is a compilation of songs either written for or inspired by the movie written by artists that reflect the tone of the movie. Other times, however, the music that accompanies a horror film so perfectly matches the tone of the movie you can't imagine any other music being sufficient, and even listening to that music on its own is enough to give you the creeps. The following soundtracks are the ones that no matter where you are or what you're doing, when you hear the music, you are instantly connected to the movie it was from and all those feelings you had while watching it.
6) Creepshow - John Harrison
Although the film itself isn't necessarily scary to most people, Creepshow showcased the talents of George Romero, Stephen King, and George Romero in a way that anthology films have had a hard time doing ever since. The variety of stories about a monster living under the stairs, to being haunted by two murdered lovers, to a bug infestation, Creepshow has something for everyone, and the soundtrack by John Harrison is no different. From the ominous, repetitive "Something To Tide You Over" giving you the feeling of an intensifying haunt, to "They're Creeping Up On You" getting under your skin and making you feel like bugs are on you, each song has a different feel to it, but with common themes and musical sounds that pull each theme together. As the movie has something for everyone, so does the soundtrack.