5 of the scariest most “metal” movie scores.

January 25, 2013


What are some music from the movies that makes the hair stand up on the back of your neck?  That without said music the movie wouldn’t be nearly as scary or suspenseful.  There are some good ones, and some great ones.  Here are 5 “metal” worthy scores from horror and the like.

1. The Cell (2000) Score by Howard Shore

Heavy brass, high sustaining strings, creative use of percussion, middle eastern influence, all combined to create a memorable peace that made you feel like, you really were trapped inside the mind of a psychopath.

2. Alien (1979) / Score by Jerry Goldsmith

When given the task to create a spooky movie score, the talented and diverse Jerry Goldsmith, always delivers, and matches the feel of his project flawlessly.  With Alien, he got just the right feel of curiosity, suspense, and the feeling of floating in space, trapped with a deadly creature.

3. The Amityville Horror (1979 / Score by Lalo Schifrin

Indelibly eerie, this soundtrack will haunt you well after the movie is over.

4. Susperia (1977) / Score by Italian prog rock band Goblin  in collaboration with Dario Argento

This is another one that although the movie is good, the music brought it to that other level of scary-ness.

5. The Omen (1976) /  Score by Jerry Goldsmith

It’s no surprise that Jerry Goldsmith ends up on my list again.  He won the Oscar for best original score for The Omen, and it is purely chilling.

Looks like most of my list is from the 70’s.  What a juicy decade for great horror movies.  If I’ve left any out (which I know I have) that are positively scary as hell, please leave a comment.

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