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Monday, October 29, 2018
Music Mantra Monday ~ Chynna's Top Five Scary Movie Theme Songs
With Halloween only a few days away, I thought it would be fun to go a scarier route here on the blog. Today we're going to turn the focus to those chilling songs from scary movies that make the hair on your arms stand up.
As I always say, music is a very powerful force. Each of us is affected by different music in different ways, depending on the memories we've attached to it. I mean, who doesn't remember that special song you relate to your first love? Or that angry band that you yell-sang along with during rebellious times? Or that one song or band you always turned to during tough times?
Scary music is no different. In fact, I think its force is even stronger. It's like watching a really good psychological thriller that has you constantly looking over your shoulder. And you may not even relate the music to the movie its attached to. You relate to the feelings these songs stir up that amplify your deepest, darkest fears with a brilliantly arrangement of notes.
The following is my list of scary movie songs that still have me spooked, many years after seeing the movies. My list is comprised of simple music without the use of a full orchestra or singing. To me, just like with simple writing that gets right in your head, that is not only creepy but also impressive. Ready? ::evil laugh inserted here::
4) The Omen - This movie scared the bejeezers out of me, especially since I was the neighborhood babysitter and you always had that one kid who stares at you like Damien did at the end of the film. ::shudder:: My mom had a home daycare for a bit and she had one little boy, Caleb, who looked like this sweet little cherub boy with his blonde hair, blue eyes and quiet nature. Let's just say after a few shocking incidents between him and the other kids, I'd have little ones clinging to me on every available limb, begging me not to leave them alone with him. And he never even had to use violence to elicit fear. It was the tone of his voice and the way he looked at you. O_O (I'm sure he grew into a lovely, caring man.)
There are my top picks for scary movie theme music. Feel free to share yours as there are many.