Top 11 TV and Movie Horror Theme Songs

From Dusk Till Dawn-"Dark Night" by The Blasters

Again, this one is technically not a theme song, but it's played over the opening credits of the movie and is just so damn perfect it had to be included on this list. From Dusk Till Dawn comes across as almost two films in one. You have the initial section following the Gecko Brothers as they try to make their way across the Border into the freedom of Mexico. Then, of course, you have the arrival of our heroes at The Titty Twister family eating establishment and the bloodbath that ensues. "Dark Night" just happens to be the perfect song to blanket that entire adventure. The twangy tune is all groove, as Seth Gecko is, and it works smashingly for this beloved horror romp.

Halloween Theme by The Bowling Green Philharmonic Orchestra

Okay, first we must clarify. As many of you know, the theme song for Halloween was written by director John Carpenter. But as a nod to his hometown of Bowling Green, Kentucky, the director jokingly named himself and the group of musicians organized to perform the music The Bowling Green Philharmonic Orchestra. Well played, Mr. Carpenter. Well played. The music itself is iconic. It screams horror. It screams suspense. The theme to Halloween is unmistakable…and makes a damn fine ringtone as well! One of the best and most memorable pieces of horror music you'll ever hear. Perfect.

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The tv show "Tales from the Dark Side" had the creepiest music ever.

Submitted by Leeleesai on Wed, 04/02/2014 - 2:48am.

Killer Klowns and Phantom of the Mall have fun theme songs.

Submitted by Chernobyl Kinsman on Mon, 07/22/2013 - 12:38pm.
VampirePlacebo's picture

I'd also add Don't Fear the Reaper from Stephen King's The Stand.

Submitted by VampirePlacebo on Mon, 07/22/2013 - 5:51am.
Hakk Wylde's picture

Wicked list! I would only add the HELLRAISER theme. But I'm a Pinhead freak. I feel Christopher Young's beautiful and haunting score often gets overlooked.

Submitted by Hakk Wylde on Wed, 04/24/2013 - 3:35pm.

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