Best scary/creepy music?

  • 59 results
  • 1
  • 2

This topic is locked from further discussion.

#1 Posted by Memberino (2253 posts) -

Hey guys, what musical pieces do you feel create a very scary/creepy atmosphere?

While studying recently, I'm listengin to the theme of "Day of the Dead", the score of the film is absolutely superb and the theme really gives me the chills.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VS-3O3vsz0M

#2 Posted by McJugga (9442 posts) -
#3 Posted by gamefan606 (3906 posts) -
#4 Posted by CHOASXIII (14628 posts) -
#5 Posted by imaps3fanboy (11172 posts) -
#6 Posted by mAArdman (1612 posts) -
#7 Posted by WiiMan21 (8157 posts) -

I always find the Aphex Twins to be rather creepy, but I like it at the same time. xD

#8 Posted by no_more_fayth (11928 posts) -
#9 Posted by legend26 (16010 posts) -

I LOVE the theme to day of the dead!

I also love horror movie music

here are afew of my fav horror movie themes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpAAQrJ93w8

^dawn of the dead 1978 theme

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJUaCAIxSk4

^suspiria

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39szQy3TcH4

^Zombi 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8FhcOHXa-M

^Resident evil movie theme (the only good thing to come from those movies)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pN3n4rmnAM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XMKTePlLco

^main theme and black rainbows from drag me to hell

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWTD-nXadaI

^halloween (ofcourse)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meU2gAU7Xss

^the thing

#10 Posted by PannicAtack (21013 posts) -
#11 Posted by Oodama_Rasengan (528 posts) -
#12 Posted by Memberino (2253 posts) -
People please don't paste scary music videos, that's not what this thread is about.
#13 Posted by PannicAtack (21013 posts) -

People please don't paste scary music videos, that's not what this thread is about.Memberino
Video or not, 12-tone is creepy as sin.

A term which I first heard used to describe the minute mark of this song. That song counts, as well. As does much of that score.

#14 Posted by WiiMan21 (8157 posts) -

People please don't paste scary music videos, that's not what this thread is about.Memberino

Well what do you expect? Creepy/scary music to a calm and soothing background?

#15 Posted by PannicAtack (21013 posts) -

[QUOTE="Memberino"]People please don't paste scary music videos, that's not what this thread is about.WiiMan21

Well what do you expect? Creepy/scary music to a calm and soothing background?

Actual creepy music, regardless of videos. There is music that doesn't have a "music video." >_>
#16 Posted by WiiMan21 (8157 posts) -

[QUOTE="WiiMan21"]

[QUOTE="Memberino"]People please don't paste scary music videos, that's not what this thread is about.PannicAtack

Well what do you expect? Creepy/scary music to a calm and soothing background?

Actual creepy music, regardless of videos. There is music that doesn't have a "music video." >_>

Yes I know, but majority of the time the music has a video to go with it.

#17 Posted by dragon7x2k (3695 posts) -

[QUOTE="Memberino"]People please don't paste scary music videos, that's not what this thread is about.WiiMan21

Well what do you expect? Creepy/scary music to a calm and soothing background?

I guess it has more merit that way, that way all the creepiness comes from the music not by the images.
#18 Posted by Tim_Q (1963 posts) -
#19 Posted by Golevka (492 posts) -
Well if you're looking for at least what I'd call haunted house style creepy Abigail Williams is excellent at creating that atmosphere. Especially on their full length release In The Shadow Of A Thousand Suns
#20 Posted by RobboElRobbo (13668 posts) -
#21 Posted by C-Lee (5838 posts) -
Revolution 9 - The Beatles.
#22 Posted by NightStalkerBX (2032 posts) -
#23 Posted by imaps3fanboy (11172 posts) -
#24 Posted by T_P_O (5388 posts) -

Probably something by Lustmord, though I guess this:

Is pretty bloody creepy.

#25 Posted by Sharpie125 (3904 posts) -

Anybody watch the Battlestar Galactica miniseries? Gibbs' score is a lot more unsettling than McCreary's. Especially towards the 2 minute mark. THE song I alwaysskip when listening to the score.

EDIT - Forgot the link.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UD3rpQ-g2sI

THERE IT IS.

#26 Posted by DarkGamer007 (6024 posts) -

Iowa(make sure you listen to parts one and two) and Visions are both preety creepy in different ways.

#27 Posted by St_JimmyX (3061 posts) -
#28 Posted by Got_to_go (2036 posts) -
#29 Posted by RushKing (1763 posts) -
#30 Posted by Golevka (492 posts) -

Funeral Doom, Drone Doom (I'm a sucker for this stuff:P).

St_JimmyX
Yay! I love Sunn 0))) My current favourite is their split with Boris
#31 Posted by St_JimmyX (3061 posts) -

[QUOTE="St_JimmyX"]

Funeral Doom, Drone Doom (I'm a sucker for this stuff:P).

Golevka

Yay! I love Sunn 0))) My current favourite is their split with Boris

The Altar album is fine. My favorite is either the Black One or M&D (their more diverse yet).

#32 Posted by Guppy507 (17395 posts) -

Portal has some crazy atmosphere to it.

#33 Posted by Golevka (492 posts) -

[QUOTE="Golevka"][QUOTE="St_JimmyX"]

Funeral Doom, Drone Doom (I'm a sucker for this stuff:P).

St_JimmyX

Yay! I love Sunn 0))) My current favourite is their split with Boris

The Altar album is fine. My favorite is either the Black One or M&D (their more diverse yet).

All of them are great :) well actually Id say that the Grim Robe Demos are just good. But I almost got to see them live once! Came down with a cold though :(
#34 Posted by i-rock-socks (3046 posts) -
Probably this, a friend showed it to me recently. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYb9kSCkjE8gamefan606
i saw a scene on youtube of earthbound with this music playing and this music almost alone got me to play the game (speaking of i need to beat earthbound)
#35 Posted by JonnyEagle (1196 posts) -
#36 Posted by cyberdarkkid (16777 posts) -
#37 Posted by Rheiken (677 posts) -
#38 Posted by lobodob (2584 posts) -
I always found Dead Flag Blues by Godspeed You! Black Emperor to be really creepy. It sets an incredibly grim atmosphere.
#39 Posted by batman_is_aweso (2762 posts) -

ehhh Im tooo paranoid to listen to songs late at night especially when im just about to go to bed

#40 Posted by Golevka (492 posts) -

ehhh Im tooo paranoid to listen to songs late at night especially when im just about to go to bed

batman_is_aweso
Do it!
#41 Posted by dercoo (12555 posts) -

I thought Bach set the standard.

#42 Posted by one_plum (6342 posts) -

The Penitent from Eternal Darkness soundtrack (I suggest listening to it entirely)

It starts with an eerie cult-like music, which eventually leads to full-fledged scary sounds and then ending with a haunting atmospheric sound.

#43 Posted by scarymusicman (1 posts) -
ForrestjWilson makes some great creepy music. VERY creepy. He has a lot of variety too. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WliZCUuND3Y https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rp3VgMoKU-8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XA5Qi2--UqU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqBnN-sUFMw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yy8BZGXCsn https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGlLI_ivL7k https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-NW8PTwpKM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=my3ozhGOpsg
#44 Posted by Mcspanky37 (1695 posts) -

Urfaust - Zur Winter-Wanderschaft verflucht

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5d9nztUl3Q

#45 Posted by Brutal_Elitegs (16174 posts) -
#46 Posted by FrostyPhantasm (8521 posts) -
3 Year old necro thread. Truly scary.
#47 Posted by Ring_of_fire (15653 posts) -

[QUOTE="Memberino"]People please don't paste scary music videos, that's not what this thread is about.PannicAtack

Video or not, 12-tone is creepy as sin.

A term which I first heard used to describe the minute mark of this song. That song counts, as well. As does much of that score.

12 tone music is not really that "creepy". Wozzeck is creepy (even though not 12-tone), but mainly for the plot. Crumb's Black Angels is creepy though, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5a2RXA2Jn8 Especially during the quotation of Schubert's String Quartet #14 in d minor "Death and the maiden"
#48 Posted by Jobesky123 (1046 posts) -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLy-AwdCOmI
#49 Posted by Phaze-Two (3444 posts) -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7AIiTeKBUc

#50 Posted by Brutal_Elitegs (16174 posts) -