Music, of course, is an important ingredient in any movie—but in a horror movie? Man. A great original score can multiply a movie’s creepiness by a thousandfold. It won’t save a film that’s fatally flawed across the board, but by God, it will do its damndest to try.
For this week’s poll, I have themes from ten different horror movies I’d like you to listen to. Then you can decide which is your favorite.
Friday the 13th
28 Days Later
Some of your favorite horror movie themes may not be on this list. Sorry. There are seriously a lot to choose from. It may be that I have disregarded your favorite theme because I didn’t think it was as good as the other nominees. I might not have not known about or forgotten your favorite theme. Or your favorite theme may have come from a movie outside the horror genre. The music from Jaws may be the most iconic music in the history of the planet, but I don’t care what you or anyone else says: Jaws is not a horror movie, and that’s that.
With all that mind, all I guess there is left to do is vote.
Poll is up for one week. Results will be posted—probably—on Halloween.