Favorite horror film composer

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Who is your favorite horror film composer?

Poll closed Nov 18, 2013.
  1. Bernard Herrmann

    3 vote(s)
    4.1%
  2. Brad Fiedel

    3 vote(s)
    4.1%
  3. Bruno Nicolai

    1 vote(s)
    1.4%
  4. Charles Bernstein

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Christopher Young

    2 vote(s)
    2.7%
  6. Ennio Morricone

    2 vote(s)
    2.7%
  7. Fabio Frizzi

    2 vote(s)
    2.7%
  8. Franz Waxman

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Goblin

    16 vote(s)
    21.9%
  10. Harry Manfredini

    2 vote(s)
    2.7%
  11. Howard Shore

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  12. Jerry Goldsmith

    2 vote(s)
    2.7%
  13. John Carpenter

    30 vote(s)
    41.1%
  14. John Williams

    1 vote(s)
    1.4%
  15. Joseph LoDuca

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  16. Lalo Schifrin

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  17. Paul Zaza

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  18. Philip Glass

    1 vote(s)
    1.4%
  19. Pino Donaggio

    6 vote(s)
    8.2%
  20. Tangerine Dream

    2 vote(s)
    2.7%
  1. vampyr789

    vampyr789 9, 10. Never Sleep Again.

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    How did I forget The Howling?! I used to love that movie as a kid... I need to rewatch it.

    I've never seen Piranha, so shame on me haha

    AND I just realized (Google helped me actually haha) that he did the score for Tourist Trap as well!
     
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  2. evildeadfan123

    evildeadfan123 Sam & Dean Winchester

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    Man, Henry Manfredini, Lalo Schifrin, John Carpenter, Goblin, Joseph LoDuca, Howard Shore, Brad Fiedel.

    I voted for Brad Fiedel, close 2nd was Joseph LoDuca, especially for the soundtrack for Evil Dead. Brad Fiedel because he did the instrumential music for Fright Night, and I own the full 28 track CD. There are so many good composers, it was almost hard to choose, and Howard Shore's score from Scanners, was the best, and Shivers.
     
  3. Christy

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    No love for Bruno Nicolai on here what a shame.
     
  4. Erick H.

    Erick H. Well-Known Member

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    Very talented composer,excelled in Giallo's,Italian Gothics and Eurowesterns.Conducted many fine scores by others as well.
     
  5. Christy

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    Thank you for the kind words I agree he is a fantastic composer.
     
  6. Chunkblower

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    Tough to decide. Howard Shore and Philip Glass are two of my favorite composers of all time but I don't really think of them when I think horror scores. Same with Tangerine Dream, though their Firestarter score is godly. Have to give it to John Carpenter.

    I might've chosen Alan Howarth instead had that been an option.

    God Howarth.
     
  7. spawningblue

    spawningblue Deadite

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    Went with John Carpenter with Goblin and Goldsmith close behind.
     
  8. DVD-fanatic-9

    DVD-fanatic-9 And the Next Morning, When the Campers Woke Up...

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    Score-wise, I think The Howling might be his best all-around / complete score, but the Main Theme (at the end) of Piranha is still the one that gives me the chills:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRkBMfUxsG8
     
  9. Steve Freeling

    Steve Freeling New Member

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    Jerry Goldsmith's Poltergeist
    John Williams' Jaws
    Brad Fiedel's The Terminator
    John Carpenter's Halloween
     

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