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Initial post: Feb 13, 2012, 1:11:19 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 13, 2012, 3:22:11 PM PST
AxisBeefyBoy says:
I love "horror" music, be it the actual score from something like the Exorcist or a happy song that I've connected to something awful (for some reason "I Saw Her Standing There" is forever connected in my mind to "Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night 2, a movie that terrified me for weeks when I was a child).

I was listening to a song yesterday, "Those Are People Who Died," a punk rock song by Jim Carroll ("Basketball Diaries" guy). That song is AMAZING! It has a cheerful rockabilly sort of beat with the some "horror" lyrics layered on top. I'm a huge fan of "The Misfits," but this beats out anything they ever did.

Posted on Feb 13, 2012, 1:19:29 PM PST
Some songs by CHILDREN OF BOTTOM sounds like they were made for a horror movie.....

Posted on Feb 13, 2012, 1:37:31 PM PST
KinksRock says:
Scary songs like . . .

Pink Floyd's "One of These Days"
Black Sabbath's "Children of the Grave"
Judas Priest's "Night Crawler"

Posted on Feb 13, 2012, 1:38:26 PM PST
Shaun, I like when an ordinary song is used in a scene and then forever after when you hear it you think of that scene.
Example: The scene with Mr. Blonde in Reservoir Dogs and the song: Stuck in the Middle With You.

Posted on Feb 13, 2012, 1:48:18 PM PST
KinksRock says:
@Charlene: Like all the "Moon" songs in "An American Werewolf in London"

Posted on Feb 13, 2012, 2:00:48 PM PST
One of the creepier songs I've heard recently is "Jar of Hearts" by Christina Perri. Yes, I know it's not supposed to be scary, but if you take the lyrics literally.... :)

I have a playlist of Halloween-y pop songs that we pull up every October. Some of my favorites are most of Oingo Boingo's music, "Zombie" by the Cranberries, and "Psycho Killer" by Talking Heads.

Posted on Feb 13, 2012, 2:09:37 PM PST
KinksRock says:
Angela - I made a list like that, too. Lots of songs are not scary but belong on it. The Eagles' "Witchy Woman". Charlie Daniels' "The Devil Went Down to Georgia". White Stripes' "Little Ghost".

Oh, and for SCARY songs, add Kiss's "God of Thunder".

Posted on Feb 13, 2012, 2:10:32 PM PST
KinksRock says:
Another scary song: The Kinks' "Rainy Day In June".

Posted on Feb 13, 2012, 2:36:09 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 13, 2012, 2:37:24 PM PST
Dramamine says:
Carla Kihlstedt - 'On Walking' - very unsettling violin solo work.
Sleepytime Gorilla Museum - 'The Donkey-Headed Adversary of Humanity' or pretty much anything by them.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 13, 2012, 2:50:02 PM PST
HA! Psycho Killer is a great tune! Fa Fa Fa Fa Fa Fa Fa Fa Fa Fa!!

Posted on Feb 13, 2012, 2:53:09 PM PST
KinksRock says:
Fastball's "Vampires".
Warren Zevon's "Werewolves of London".
Ozzy Osbourne's "Bark at the Moon".
Ozzy Osbourne's "Mr. Crowley".

Posted on Feb 13, 2012, 2:59:14 PM PST
How 'bout "Celebration of the Lizard King"?

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 13, 2012, 3:20:09 PM PST
I forgot Ozzy! How could I? He has some good ones.

A few more:
"Boris the Spider" by The Who
"Every Breath You Take" by The Police
"Who Can It Be Now" by Men At Work

I'm starting to see a pattern here. The eighties were full of creepy songs and bands. No wonder I love them.

Posted on Feb 13, 2012, 5:42:18 PM PST
Dingfelder says:
Lots of Nine Inch Nails is scary.

Every Step You Take, by the Police, is funny because most people take it as romantic, but I never did. He confirmed that he thought it was creepy, too. It's basically something a stalker would sing.

I always thought "I Need a Hero" was terrifyingly stupid.

I'm sure many people found "At 17" by Janis Ian scary at the time.

Posted on Feb 13, 2012, 6:00:10 PM PST
There's a sappy, sweet 1950's tune called "Tonight You Belong to Me" (by Patience & Prudence) that always felt like it would be perfect accompaniment to someone being stalked ... or good background ambience for a scene out of Carpenter's "Halloween".
And then amazingly it turned up last year in one of the first episodes of "American Horror Story", much to my delight. Although the scene in which it was used was not the best choice (two ghost boys running around trashing the empty house).

Anyone dig some Midnight Syndicate? Their albums are almost like listening to a horror movie.

Siouxsie and the Banshees did some creepy music in their time. "Jeepers Creeprs" comes to mind. And that one's infectious.

Sometimes just part of a tune serves an ominous end. The first minute or two of Portishead's "Humming" seems like something from an Ed Wood movie or a cheesy sci-fi drive-in b-movie theme.

"They're Coming to Take Me Away" always leaves me with a sinister feeling. A novelty song, sure, but the thought of actually being committed is scary, lol.

And ever since I saw the trailer for the 2003 version of "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" (which insulted the original by eschewing its 'less is more' philosophy), I always find This Mortal Coil's haunting cover of "Song to the Siren" very creepy.

Posted on Feb 14, 2012, 2:39:20 AM PST
For creepy music, I humbly recommend Nox Arcana. They have 13 albums based on different horror and dark fantasy themes, and they even have two gothic Christmas/Yuletide CDs.

Posted on Feb 14, 2012, 8:46:07 AM PST
J. Dean says:
"Jim Morrison's Grave" by Steve Taylor. Most of the song has an alternative 80's pop feel, but at the end of the song it has these eerie lines.

"And the music fades into the evening mist
Like a watch still ticking on a dead man's wrist
Tick away..."

The keyboard begins playing this creepy melody that is in time with the second hand of a stopwatch, and it's got a very haunting feel. The closest feeling I can describe it to is when you go somewhere really unnerving, and when you finally leave you don't look behind you, for fear that whatever is in your imagination might be following you out.

Posted on Feb 14, 2012, 10:57:56 AM PST
Dingfelder says:
"Music for Boys" by The Suburbs, back in the 80's, was pretty creepy.

Listen up
now here's a surprise:
trains are coming
with the boys

The singer's delivery made it sound like gang rapists were coming to your town, or Hitler youth.

Never been able to find a studio version since; only a fuzzy live version that isn't very tight.

Posted on Feb 14, 2012, 11:10:14 AM PST
Nick Jones says:
Bloodrock's "D.O.A.", anyone?

Posted on Feb 15, 2012, 11:30:13 AM PST
While the movie it came from was very much "meh", I get chills listening to the "Sleep baby sleep" lullaby from Sleepstalker : (it's better in context of the movie, but this gives you an idea).

For archival purposes only I sampled that song from my DVD into .MP3 format since I've never been able to find a proper soundtrack.

Posted on Feb 15, 2012, 1:48:57 PM PST
KinksRock says:
Kinks, "Sleepwalker"
AC/DC, "Hell's Bells"
Motley Crue, "Shout at the Devil"
Rolling Stones, "Sympathy for the Devil"
Twisted Sister, "Captain Howdy"

Posted on Feb 15, 2012, 3:49:22 PM PST
Dingfelder says:
Midnight Rambler was pretty creepy when it came out.
I think some people found another Stones song, "Heartbreaker" pretty scary when it came out.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 15, 2012, 6:04:26 PM PST
Mitz says:
'They're Coming to Take Me Away' is a brilliantly scary song.

Posted on Feb 16, 2012, 8:00:03 AM PST
KinksRock says:
Guns n' Roses, "Coma"

How did we forget Michael Jackson's "Thriller"?

Posted on Feb 16, 2012, 8:17:04 AM PST
Guns n Roses: "I used to love her, but I had to kill her, I had to put her six feet under
but I still hear her complain."
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