Wednesday, October 26, 2011

5 days till Halloween!

There won't be any actors, actresses, or movies today, because today is all about the music. Long before (and even since) movies began featuring songs by popular artists on their soundtracks, the instrumental score was crucial to setting the right mood; inciting the right emotions. Here are some instrumental selections from various horror movie scores over the years. Some you'll probably immediately recognize Photobucket

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  • Psycho Theme - Bernard Herrmann - Psycho
  • Friday the 13th Main Theme - Henry Manfredini - Friday The 13th
  • JAWS Main Theme - John Williams - JAWS (yes, it's a repeat from another post, but still deserves to be here!)
  • Tubular Bells - Mike Oldfield - The Exorcist
  • The Bride of Frankenstein Main Theme - Franz Waxman - The Bride of Frankenstein
  • Halloween Theme - John Carpenter - Halloween
  • Toccata and Fugue in D Minor - Johann Sebastian Bach - The Phantom of the Opera
  • Ave Satani - Jerry Goldsmith -The Omen

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