Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Music Mondays: Haunted Edition

Over this long weekend, I was revisiting some of the favorites in my horror movie collection. (I've mentioned before that I'm a big horror movie fan - weaned on things like Nightmare on Elm Street and Friday the 13th.)

These days, the horror movies that make it into my "favorites" category are the ones that are less about gore and gross-out frights and more about story-telling, character building, visual spectacle and an atmosphere that makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand at attention.

The music I'm sharing is the music that I find striking for its simple beauty or the nostalgic, haunted quality it holds. It's the music that stays stuck in my head long after the movie is over. The music that I occasionally hear in the back of my mind when I'm at home by myself, or driving a lonely stretch of road, or even crafting my own horror scenes.

Do you have a favorite horror movie soundtrack? A particular piece of music that haunts the back of your mind or gives you goose flesh when you hear it?

1. Alessa's Harmony (Silent Hill)
2. Epilogue (Silent Hill)
3. Music Box Theme (Candyman)
4. Dream Baby - Elizabeth Fraser (In Dreams)
5. In Dreams - Roy Orbison (In Dreams)






I'm hopping today:

One of these days I'll get back to making some more content oriented posts. But until then, we'll have music.

Now, to answer the Not Mommy Hop question of the week - What is your all-time favorite song? - I have to say....I'm honestly not sure.

I'm a music fiend. It's painful to narrow down a favorite. Though John Cale's version of "Hallelujah" just might make it to that top slot.

My current-favorite song is Emilie Autumn's "Fight Like A Girl."


L. M. Leffew said...

i haven't seen this one--it looks great--i have always loved the theme from rosemary's baby, and of course "tubular bells" from the exorcist and i think it was one of the "i know what you did last summer" maybe the first one--that used and eerie hard core version of "summer breeze"

L. M. Leffew said...

Oh, I love "Tubular Bells." Almost forgot about that one.

Also, "A Summer Place" makes it on my list of favorite creepy music, mostly due to its use in Stephen King's Rose Red. :)

L. M. Leffew said...

I'm not sure! I rarely notice or at least remember music from horror movies. I like horror movies, though, if they are well done.

L. M. Leffew said...


It is so nice coming across someone who listens to Akira Yamaoka. <3 

L. M. Leffew said...

I get so so so scared by movie TRAILERS! That I never actually watch a movie. I get so easily spooked it's annoying. They say women are more into thrillers and horror movies than men, but I get nightmares reading Agatha Christie. *sigh*

L. M. Leffew said...

Welcome aboard. :)

L. M. Leffew said...

Sometimes I'm sad that I seem to be impossible to scare when it comes to horror movies. :) I'm happy when I find one that can make me jump or make the hairs rise on the back of my neck rise.

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