The horror movie soundtrack is kind of a time honored tradition. All films, of course, need music, but few genres rely so heavily on it more than horror.
From Psycho to Halloween and beyond, it’s the sounds of horror that stimulate the senses. Then, really starting in the early '80s, pop/rock songs were added to the mix as selling points.
I have a lot of music, almost as much as I have movies. This is a list of my all-time favorite horror soundtracks. The CDs and cassettes which sat atop my stereo for months in heavy rotation. You will not find any albums with the phrase “Music Inspired by” that has to be one of the most dishonest attempts at cash-grabbing in recent years. If you think I’m wrong, please put on Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Album and tell me what Fear Factory, Pantera, Hatebreed or Static X have to do with a group of kids on their way to a Skynyrd concert in 1974! Sorry…I went on a tangent.
Now, there are no scores on this list. That is for another time. I hope you agree with some of my list and please let me know what you think should be on here.