Don't know who I'd vote for yet, but I did want to point out that James Bernard should probably be on this list considering how defining his contributions were.
I'm really torn on this one. Morricone is my favorite composer out of all of them, but I tend to think that his western and crime scores are far more interesting than his horror scores.
I think Shore's Videodrome and Crash are exceptional, but I'm rather indifferent to most of his other stuff.
I'd probably say that Carpenter's scores are the best, but only in context of the films. I don't think they hold up as well when listened to alone. Likewise for Goblin's Argento scores.
So, after writing all this down, I think I'd go with Bernard Hermann, but James Bernard would come in a close second. Or maybe Wendy Carlos just for Shining.
Aw, damn, I really don't know. I'm just going with Hermann
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