Best Horror Movie Soundtracks

Horror movies are more than just the script. The music adds a whole new level to the scenes and makes the jump recognizable.

Come spooky season one cannot help but watch a good horror movie, or two, or fifty. Here are some of the best horror movie soundtracks to look out for.


Composer: John Carpenter

When you think about Halloween movie soundtracks, the repetitive yet haunting melody of Carpenter’s original Halloween is one of the first things that comes to mind.


Composer: Philip Glass

Candyman is not your usual slasher film. It’s mature and heavy; a slow-moving, dramatic spookiness that combines romance, history, and urban legend with precision.

The Wicker Man

Composer: Paul Giovanni, Magnet

Much like the film itself, The Wicker Man score doesn’t announce itself as horror.