5 Most Iconic Horror Theme Songs
5. Halloween Hands-down, John Carpenter’s terrifyingly minimal composition for the original Halloween is more than enough to strike fear into my heart after a few tinkering notes. The synth-enhanced tune, played in 5/4 time, was famously performed by the director—and turned Halloween from a eerie, oddly brutal horror flick to something so much more nightmare-inducing. Try driving home from the theater without hearing those dreadful low notes after a viewing of this one. 4. Dead Slience 3. Jaws Two single notes never did as much work as it did when queueing... Read More
Unfriended, the movie. Scared to be online?
Not since "The Blair Witch Project" in 1999 has a horror film taken such a creative approach to conjure scares as "Unfriended." It's a cautionary tale of a group of friends who become the target of an unseen cyber-entity starving for revenge. What makes this film so different is that it's shot looking at a computer screen. The actors interact through Skype, with backstory elements handled through online searches. Even the soundtrack is created using the tunes stored on one of the computers. The approach — much as the "found footage" construction of "The Blair Witch Project" — is jarring at the start. The main image of the... Read More