After watching Fatal Games recently, I was thinking about how effective the use of the synthesizer was to slasher movies of the early 80's. I think slashers with synth scores are much creepier than ones without synth scores (Halloween and Black Christmas, being excluded of course). There's just something bizarre and unsettling about films like The Burning, Halloween II, Madman, etc. which rely on a heavy synth score. It just lends itself easily to the slasher film. I dont' know why. Most of the time, when I hear music in a slasher film, it takes me inside the mind of the killer. Maybe this all started with Halloween and to a greater extent Friday the 13th, where the score is meant to represent the mind of the killer somewhat. When I hear bizarre music in a slasher, it makes the killer that much creepier. That's the only reasoning I can come up with. There need to be more slashers made today with strange synth scores. What are your thoughts on synth scores? What are some of your favorite slashers with heavy or light synth scores?