Five Horror Movies with Great Soundtracks

While many love a good horror movie, a movie is only as good as the music that accompanies it. While some movies choose scores, some horror movies also implement a great soundtrack to go along with it. Often times that soundtrack becomes a recurring element throughout the film, enhancing the experience two fold. A good soundtrack is very important, and these are five great horror films with some Great soundtracks.

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Monday Movie Pause: "The Craft" Soundtrack – Love Spit Love – How Soon Is Now

The nineties had a healthy obsession with witchcraft of all kinds. Hell, even I dabbled in it here and there and almost converted to Wicca at one point.

Love Spit Love’s cover of The Smiths’ “How Soon is Now” is a haunting and catchy little remake that seemed to be played in almost all of the nineties supernatural fare. It played at the very beginning of the pilot for “Charmed,” and was in heavy rotation in the trailers for “The Craft,” even playing during the movie.

Since “The Craft” is criminally underrated, and a pure orgy of nineties nostalgia, why not revisit the entertaining cover of the great Smiths Tune from “The Craft” soundtrack? And as an added treat, listen to the equally good Smiths version.

Turbo: Music From The Motion Picture [Digital]

Considering “Turbo” is an animated movie about a speeding snail racing cars, the soundtrack for the movie is obviously going to be a hefty mix of hip hop, hard rock, and standard upbeat pop. The soundtrack for “Turbo” surely isn’t the worst compilation you can own, as it garners some pretty nifty tracks, even for folks not interested in the exploits of a super fast snail.

Snoop Dogg who offers voice work for the movie provides a track called “Let the Bass Go” which is a techno hip hop ditty that’s fairly catchy. There’s the classic hip hop song from Run DMC “It’s Tricky,” which is an easily accessible rap song for the intended consumer for the compilation. It’s still one of their most mainstream tracks and it’s a classic.

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Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Digital)

Whether or not you love Tarantino’s movies, one thing you have to give him credit for is his ability to include some incredible music in every one of his films. He’s introduced me to some excellent songs over the years from the Smith version of “Baby it’s You” played in “Death Proof,” right down to “Stuck in the Middle with You” from “Reservoir Dogs.”

With “Django Unchained” it’s no real exception. The film is admittedly anachronistic in its soundtrack since the film is essentially a nod to the blaxploitation westerns of the seventies.

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Best of Bond… James Bond: 50th Anniversary Collection (Digital)

I am by no means a James Bond fan. I am one of the few people in the world that have never seen an actual James Bond film in full. Granted, I am a big fan of Daniel Craig and Sean Connery, but the film series never called out to me. However while I am not a Bond fan nor have I ever seen an actual Bond film in full, I am very much aware of the music behind the Bond films.

For fans of the film series, “Best of Bond…” is a remarkable and utterly incredible compilation of the some of the best and most iconic Bond music ever made. From scores to soundtracks and themes, this music compilation has it all. And then some.

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