best horror movie music from 1970-1990 period?

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best horror movie music from 1970-1990 period?

Postby zarandi on Tue May 02, 2006 12:19 pm

I would say my faves are:

Texas Chainsaw Massacre - utterly terrfying score.

The Thing - I have been listening to this repeatedly.
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Postby zarandi on Tue May 02, 2006 12:21 pm

I will third that Goblin one.


I love Suspiria, mainly due to the colours though.
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Postby Chairman Kaga on Tue May 02, 2006 12:22 pm

havocSchultz wrote:Goblin's Score to SUSPIRIA...

Double that. That movie is nowhere near as unnerving as the music.
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Postby AtomicHyperbole on Tue May 02, 2006 12:25 pm

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Postby zarandi on Tue May 02, 2006 12:25 pm

the goblin score is just so relentless too. anyone got any from late 80's period??
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Postby havocSchultz on Tue May 02, 2006 12:26 pm

Goblin's Score to SUSPIRIA...
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Postby jgraphix on Tue May 02, 2006 12:26 pm

Halloween.
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Postby jgraphix on Tue May 02, 2006 12:27 pm

havocSchultz wrote:Goblin's Score to SUSPIRIA...


Oh, good one.
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Postby TheBaxter on Tue May 02, 2006 12:29 pm

THE EXORCIST - tubular bells

it's one of my three favourite films of all times.
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Postby havocSchultz on Tue May 02, 2006 12:29 pm

jgraphix wrote:
havocSchultz wrote:Goblin's Score to SUSPIRIA...


Oh, good one.


yours for Halloween was too... i almost chose that... I love the Excorcist score as well... but i don't know - something about Suspiria's music - it just completely ties the entire film together and sums it - and - IMO - all italian giallo films with it's commanding presence... perfect... the music to Lamberto Bava's A Blade In The Dark is pretty fucking cool too...
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Postby TheBaxter on Tue May 02, 2006 12:31 pm

any film with chanting or kids singing creeps me out
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THE OMEN

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POLTERGEIST - the kids singing at the end was creepy
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Postby havocSchultz on Tue May 02, 2006 12:46 pm

Black Christmas had GREAT music too - IMO it rivals Goblin's score - just because it uses more than just instruments - sounds and noises and what-not all mixed together to make some fucked up sounds/music...

and - like the Goblin score - it really helps to un-nerve you as a viewer...
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Postby austenandrews on Tue May 02, 2006 12:47 pm

Suspiria for an in-your-face score.

The Exorcist for a subdued score.
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Postby Seppuku on Tue May 02, 2006 12:47 pm

You know whoever did the score to Havoc's horror movie Nearby deserves a slap on the back. I'm just amazed he managed to get such a range out of this little thing:

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Postby jgraphix on Tue May 02, 2006 12:47 pm

Silent Hill was pretty awesome too...not the best..but the best I've heard in awhile. Oh, wait. That was this year..sorry, forgot about the time constraint.
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Postby HollywoodBabylon on Tue May 02, 2006 12:49 pm

Joseph Lo Duca's score for the 'Evil Dead' movies were pretty hard to beat. Very atmospheric.

And, of course, who can forget 'Jaws'.
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Postby The Vicar on Tue May 02, 2006 12:51 pm

I really liked Wojciech Kilar's score for Coppola's Dracula...a score that in many places was superior to the work it was supporting.
( loathed Keanu & Winona's terrible "english" accents...what an insane casting blunder those two were. Not as miserable as Kevin Costner in Robin Hood, but still.....)
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Postby havocSchultz on Tue May 02, 2006 12:55 pm

seppukudkurosawa wrote:You know whoever did the score to Havoc's horror movie Nearby deserves a slap on the back. I'm just amazed he managed to get such a range out of this little thing:

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well... i'd believe you - if maybe you had actually read it... :wink: :twisted: :cry:
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Postby Seppuku on Tue May 02, 2006 1:01 pm

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well... i'd believe you - if maybe you had actually read it... :wink: :twisted: :cry:


OK no shit this time I'll read that baby! I mean you could have written the whole Living Dead/Evil Dead/Elm Street and Jason series in the amount of time I've had that script without getting around to it...but I will now honest! You have my word as a Scout with fifteen badges. Of course, I stole the badges but that's not the point.
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Postby havocSchultz on Tue May 02, 2006 1:10 pm

seppukudkurosawa wrote:OK no shit this time I'll read that baby! I mean you could have written the whole Living Dead/Evil Dead/Elm Street and Jason series in the amount of time I've had that script without getting around to it...but I will now honest!


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j/k mate... i believe you... maybe it's the sincerity in your post... maybe it's the look in your eyes... maybe it's the fact that i really do want you to read it and give me some feedback from it... or at least some feedbag...
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Postby TheBaxter on Tue May 02, 2006 1:14 pm

oh yeah

Nightmare on Elm Street - "one two, freddy's coming for you"

more creepy kids singing

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Postby JabberJaw on Tue May 02, 2006 1:46 pm

Halloween
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Postby tfactor on Tue May 02, 2006 1:56 pm

Alice Cooper - He's Back (The Man Behind The Mask)

one of the first of many mergers of hard rock and horror, that I remember anyway
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Postby Zombie Slayer on Tue May 02, 2006 1:59 pm

the goblins also did the score for romero's dawn of the dead
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Postby Zombie Slayer on Tue May 02, 2006 2:01 pm

A bit more contemporary; I really liked the score for Alexandre Aja's hills Have Eyes. the guitar rifts and the sort of, non-traditional electric sounds. I really want to buy it.
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Postby The Vicar on Tue May 02, 2006 2:46 pm

Ennio Morricone's score for Carpenter's The Thing was a perfect fit.
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Postby Nachokoolaid on Tue May 02, 2006 2:48 pm

Does Bubba Ho Tep count? I dug it.
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Postby The Vicar on Tue May 02, 2006 3:01 pm

Nachokoolaid wrote:Does Bubba Ho Tep count? I dug it.


Bubba Ho Tep was off the freaking dial.
It was so freaky I don't even remember the music.
Have to go back and put an ear to it...
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Postby zarandi on Tue May 02, 2006 3:41 pm

Bubba HoTep is great...thinking of horror, in the true melodramtic gothic style...I might go and watch Hellraiser 1,2 and 3 tonight.

Well, that and Swingers =D
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Postby sleepflower on Wed May 03, 2006 4:49 am

Suspiria is quite cool, but I love anything by Caprenter.

Precinct 13 is truly fantastic, though not a horror I guess
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Postby Proinsias on Wed May 03, 2006 6:03 am

Fabio Frizzi's Zombie Flesh Eaters theme. Terrifying...and you can dance to it.
Carpenters The Thing Music I think is his best.
Evil Dead Score and sound...the 'hwam...hwam...hwam' as the camera passes over the wooden planks is very special.
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Postby Seppuku on Wed May 03, 2006 6:14 am

Somebody should put Bauhaus's Double Dare in a horror flick (if they haven't already), that song makes me shiver all over- especially those evil bassy Oooo-Wops.

And I've always loved the soundtracks to Lucio Fulci's films (Zombie, Gates of Hell and The Beyond being the best).
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Postby havocSchultz on Wed May 03, 2006 8:37 am

Aja's Haute Tension had a good score too... similar to Black Christmas in the fact that there was a lot of noises & sounds used to make music... and effectively creepy...
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Postby DrillerKiller on Mon May 08, 2006 7:04 pm

I'll definitely agree with Suspiria as being tops, and I don't know why exactly but I nearly love the Profondo Rosso score just as much. It's too prog rocky to create any real tension for your lobes but fuckit, its good stuff all the same.

Hellraiser theme is also one of my favourites, I just wish that evil crescendo would last a bit longer. I'm partial to the Cannibal Holocaust score aswell. It lingers long in the mind.
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