Horror Soundtracks

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What's your favorite horror movie soundtrack?

Poll closed Apr 5, 2012.
  1. A Nightmare on Elm Street

    5 vote(s)
    4.3%
  2. Cannibal Holocaust

    4 vote(s)
    3.5%
  3. Dawn of the Dead

    14 vote(s)
    12.2%
  4. Eraserhead

    1 vote(s)
    0.9%
  5. Candyman

    2 vote(s)
    1.7%
  6. Friday the 13th

    3 vote(s)
    2.6%
  7. Halloween

    30 vote(s)
    26.1%
  8. Jaws

    2 vote(s)
    1.7%
  9. Creepshow

    1 vote(s)
    0.9%
  10. Phantasm

    9 vote(s)
    7.8%
  11. Psycho

    1 vote(s)
    0.9%
  12. Hellraiser

    5 vote(s)
    4.3%
  13. Suspiria

    18 vote(s)
    15.7%
  14. Tenebre

    2 vote(s)
    1.7%
  15. The Beyond

    2 vote(s)
    1.7%
  16. The Exorcist

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  17. The Fog

    8 vote(s)
    7.0%
  18. The Omen

    2 vote(s)
    1.7%
  19. The Thing

    2 vote(s)
    1.7%
  20. Zombie

    4 vote(s)
    3.5%
  1. rhett

    rhett Administrator

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    Based on the recent thread about the value of the original Phantasm soundtrack (here) I thought I'd throw up a fun little poll about the top horror movie soundtracks. I've tried to hit the most notable soundtracks and in other cases to at least represent some of the more famous composers in the genre (Morricone, Glass, Frizzi, Goblin, etc.). I won't hit them all, so post your other favorites here, but from the list just pick one so we don't have a big fat ol' boring "Other" riding.
     
  2. dave13

    dave13 Well-Known Member

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    man, i can't imagine anybodies going to have an easy time choosing from that list. i'd have to go with Bernard Herrman and Psycho, but there are half a dozen others on that list that could easily get the most votes, and deserve them too. beyond all the most likely candidates on that list, i agree with the inclusion of the score to cannibal holocaust. it's yet another element of the film that really rises above the usual genre expectations. in the interest of mentioning other films with great scores, the score to Mark of the Devil is really effective. the strings in the main theme are completely hair-raising, immediately setting the viewer on edge. i was very impressed.
     
  3. Katatonia

    Katatonia Hellbound Heart

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    I can't believe that Christopher Young's orchestral score for Hellraiser isn't on the list. :eek2:

    Lizard in a Woman's Skin though, seriously? I wouldn't even consider that among Morricone's best scores in the genre.

    But out of the list, I'd go with Phantasm, which grows and grows on me each time I hear it.
     
  4. DVD Connoisseur

    DVD Connoisseur Active Member

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    I voted for A Nightmare on Elm Street. Have to admit, it was a tough call...
     
  5. Cooperkill

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    My all time favorite is Creepshow, but I voted for Halloween, which is a close second.
     
  6. Mok

    Mok Family is Forever

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    Easily Halloween. Thing would be second.
     
  7. KamuiX

    KamuiX The Eighth Samurai

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    Give it to Halloween, although Suspiria is a VERY close second.
     
  8. Mikey Horror

    Mikey Horror Active Member

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    I went with Dawn of the Dead. While I consider Halloween to probably be the most memorable and recognizable, Dawn's soundtrack just holds a nostalgic feel with me.
     
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    buck135 Kanamit

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    Dawn all the way. My favorite film, my favorite soundtrack. Goblin + Mall Muzak + Stock Music + "The Gonk" = pure movie magic. :)
     
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    Creepshow and Halloween III. My vote was for the Fog. Great one too.
     
  11. MarkWarner

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    Halloween.

    Honorable mentions: A Nightmare on Elm Street, Dawn of the Dead, Jaws, Psycho, Suspiria, The Exorcist, The Fog, The Thing.
    Not on the list: 28 Days Later, Alien, Book Of Shadows: Blair Witch 2, Christine, Creepshow, Evil Dead II, Halloween II (2009), Halloween III, Halloween 4, High Tension, Jaws, Prince Of Darkness, Saw, Se7en, Session 9, The Descent, The Evil Dead, The Mist, The Shining, Them (Ils), Trick 'r Treat.
     
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    CREEPSHOW is my all-time favorite score. John Harrison + Prophet 5 synth = GENIUS.

    Other notables: Maniac, City Of The Living Dead, Mountaintop Motel Massacre, House By the Cemetery, The Fog, Unhinged.

    I put my vote for THE FOG from those listed
     
  13. rhett

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    I put Lizard on there to represent Morricone and the giallo, since most were from other genres or artists. Judging by the initial feedback though, it looks like Creepshow would be a better fit, so I've switched them out.
     
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    :)
     
  15. jscott

    jscott Guided By Voices

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    Voted for Dawn, but Night of the Living Dead (68) is easily my favorite.
     
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    Impossible for me to vote on just one. I love every one of these scores.
     
  17. Mitbox

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    No Hellraiser, no vote from me!
     
  18. SaviniFan

    SaviniFan I Have A Fetish

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    The Fog. My second favorite (not on the list) would be Phenomena.
     
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    as far as argento and goblin goes, i prefer the deep red score to suspiria.
     
  20. allmessedup

    allmessedup It's beer time.

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    Voted Dawn, it has the most variety of things that I like, a lot of the others just have maybe 1-2 memorable tracks.

    I like CANNIBAL FERROX quite a bit too.
     

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