Top 10 Horror Movies with the Best Theme Music


The Top Ten

1 Halloween

This is the classic one

Well, I was looking for horror theme songs, but this is okay. I like this as my number 2, and since NOES wasn't on this, I couldn't vote for that. So, yeah. You happy, Mikey? Maybe Freddy will get you in YOUR dreams.

If you don't like Halloween, you don't like movies! Unpredictable, which is always a good thing, and this one movie you can never fall asleep after. Michael Myers will find you when you don't vote for him.
And trust me,... It won't be pretty.

Unique theme from classic horror movie - Alexandr

2 The House by the Cemetery
3 Saw

GAME OVER! - Cookiecutter26

Saw is far the best horror movie theme - DENISAE

This is without a doubt my favourite movie theme of all time full stop. It's clever, intimidating, dramatic, classical yet modern and frightening yet beautiful.

4 Jaws

I know some people may not have seen Jaws. But when you do, you will instantly recognise the theme song. As it has been used in many films, and T.V. shows. Although this was the first thing it was in. - IronSabbathPriest

Seriosly, ghostbusters? Scream? Saw? Jaws has THE greatest horror movie theme ever.

5 The Fog

John Carpenter's The Fog was great horror movie with great theme - Alexandr

6 Alien

Probably the creepiest theme I've heard. And that's why I love it

Year, I do love this one. CLASSIC

7 A Nightmare on Elm Street

Now tell me a pedophile psycho-path coming into your dreams meaning to kill you both in your dream and in real life wouldn't creep you out. Because I had a dream... And, well... I'd rather not say the rest...

8 Scream

so awesome, what teenager wouldn't want a serial killer after them once theyve seen this movie.

Such a smart movie. Even teenagers deserve a psycho killer. - aeromaxx777

9 Candyman
10 Friday the 13th

The Contenders

11 Poltergeist
12 Puppet Master
13 The Burning
14 Phantasm II

YES YES YES! Finally someone who knows theme music.

15 The Exorcist

I fond it more catchy than scary

Why isn't in the list?

16 Tales from the Crypt

underrated horror movie from the early 70's - Alexandr

17 Re-Animator
18 28 Days Later

Has to be in at least the top ten amazing song

19 The Amityville Horror

very suitable for this movie - Alexandr

20 The Thing
21 Cannibal Holocaust
22 Beetlejuice

Great, interesting, funny and very innovative for that time theme. Great movie with awesome acting, effects and theme - Magnolia

23 Carrie

I know it isn't really scary. But it is pretty beautiful

24 Resident Evil

This is eerie but catchy.

25 Dead Silence

Scary. All it is

26 One Missed Call

Never seen it but love it

27 The Return of the Living Dead
28 The Grudge

THe SoNg Of SAdaKO

29 Child's Play
30 Psycho
31 Gremlins
32 The Shining

The song it played to the opening of the movie

33 Stephen King's It

The circus music is awesome to me

34 You're Next
35 Rosemary's Baby
36 The Crazies

Great song. Mad World was played on one epoisode of Criminal Minds too.

37 Suspiria
38 Tenebrae
39 I Know What You Did Last Summer

The cover of "Summer Breeze" by Type O-Negative is really chilling. Surprised it's not on here.

40 Hellraiser
41 Wishmaster (1997)
42 Jeepers Creepers
43 Wrong Turn
44 House of Wax
45 House on Haunted Hill
46 The Ring
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List StatsCreated 8 Nov 2009
Updated 3 Jun 2019

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