Monday, 8 April 2013

Music in Horror - Scores & Original Soundtracks Part 2

In Part 1 I covered my favourite genre of music in horror, which of course is Heavy Metal (read Part 1 here).

This time I'm going to share some songs outside of the Metal genre, although most are still under the Rock umbrella.

I'll start of the proceedings with two vampire movies. John Carpenter's Vampires (read my review here) and From Dusk Till Dawn.

First up, the Vampires theme song...

Next is Tito & Tarantula - After Dark...

Th 1996 we saw the slasher genre rise back to it's former glory days of the 80s with Wes Craven's Scream. It broke and rewrote the rules of horror and I believe it's one of the most important films in modern horror, as it was a breath of fresh air in an otherwise dull decade. It brought the die hard fans and the mainstream fans together and revitalised the genre.

Running through the original trilogy is one song that went so perfectly well with all three movie.


Here's Red Right Hand by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds...

Now onto the 2004 remake of Dawn of the Dead.


Zack Snyder's take on George A. Romero's classic zombie film is probably one of the best remakes out there. The intro to the movie is accompanied by Johnny Cash's The Man Comes Around. Check it out...

Now for something completely different. One of my favourite movies of 2012 which had an awesome soundtrack and score. Here's American Mary (read my review here) with a bit of Dubstep...

Back to my favourite sub-genre of vampires now. Here's another two films that I love. 80s classic The Lost Boys and a bit of a hidden gem from 2009, Suck (read my review here).

 

Here's Cry Little Sister from The Lost Boys...




And a great video which doubles as a trailer, Burning Brides with Flesh And Bone from Suck...

I can't complete the list without mentioning a foreign horror film, so here's We As Human with the Martyrs Theme song...


The list would be incomplete without this next song. Remember the ever so unsettling and disturbing scene from The Silence of the Lambs (1991)? You know the one! That's right, it's Buffalo Bill's Dance to Goodbye Horses by Q Lazarus. Check it out...


I've saved, what I consider, the best for last, one of the best scenes in horror movie history. It's one of the best not just because of what happens in the scene, but because the amazing Lynyrd Skynyrd's Free Bird is also playing throughout the entire scene.

"I am the devil, and I am here to do the devil's work"
 With this comes a massive SPOILER! So if you haven't seen the ending to Rob Zombie's The Devil's Rejects, look away now...

 That wraps up Part 2. Keep your eyes out for Part 3 which will be coming soon!

Sources - Wiki, Amazon, YouTube.