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Which thriller/horror/scary sci-fi movies have the best incidental/background music throughout them?

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Initial post: Mar 17, 2011 8:57:34 PM PDT
Puffany says:
The Day the Earth Stood Still had eerie moments
Forbidden Planet is effective but a little over-done
Psycho is obvious
Creature From The Black Lagoon
The Omen trilogy

Posted on Mar 22, 2011 4:04:03 AM PDT
Freddy vs Jason

Posted on Mar 27, 2011 3:55:08 AM PDT
Jacob's Ladder.
I bought this one right after seeing the film. One night I had trouble falling asleep and decided to put this cassette (yes, cassette) on to help lull me to dreamland. Forty minutes later I was wide awake and peering deep into the shadows of my bedroom to make sure I was alone. Awesomely creepy and disturbing audio...'cept for the final track: Al Jolson's "Sonny Boy". Just a great song. Pretty cool movie. too.

Posted on Mar 28, 2011 1:04:04 PM PDT
J. Gutierrez says:
The Exorcist.

Posted on Mar 28, 2011 3:25:56 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 28, 2011 3:26:12 PM PDT
A few of my personal favorites, not in any particular order:

Candy Man
Let the Right One In (not let me in)
Pan's Labyrinth
The Univited
The Wolfman
The Illusionist

Posted on Mar 29, 2011 7:00:02 AM PDT
Rykre says:
Escape From New York
The City of Lost Children

Posted on Mar 31, 2011 8:08:51 AM PDT
Elmer Bernstein's score for Cat Women on the Moon has a lovely theme played throughout.

Posted on Apr 6, 2011 5:47:37 PM PDT
Hellraiser & Hellbound: Hellraiser 2 by Christopher Young
Prince Of Darkness - John Carpenter , pure nightmarish music, brilliant

Posted on Apr 9, 2011 6:36:17 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 9, 2011 6:40:20 AM PDT
K. Rowley says:


In reply to an earlier post on Apr 9, 2011 6:20:54 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 9, 2011 6:35:16 PM PDT
L. Spain says:
"The Entity" composed by Charles Berstein. I had a disturbing experience listening to this soundtrack. Upon receiving it in the mail I waited until I went to bed to listen to it while lying on my stomach with my eyes closed. However, soon I had to turn over and open my eyes because the music had me imagining that something was in the room with me.

Here are a few other candidates for the "best" film scores composed for thriller/horror/sci-fi movies:

"The Haunting", the original 1963 production; music composed by Humphrey Searles
"Psycho", of course
"Bunny Lake is Missing", composed by Paul Glass
"Images", composed by John Williams
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