10 Best Killer Movie Songs

If you're looking for the 10 best killer movie songs, you've come to the right place. At this time of year, everyone's looking for some creepy music, right? What better way to scare up some fun then listening to some awesome songs that call to mind some of the creepiest movies ever? If you're looking for some of the best killer movie songs, you won't want to miss out on these gems.

  1. "Goodbye Horses" by Q. Lazzarus Who can forget the creepy tuck and dance scene in "Silence of the Lambs"? This song wasn't performed by Hannibal Lecter but was, in fact, the number that drew attention to serial killer Jame "Buffalo Bill" Gumb. When not screaming about putting lotion on his skin, he was grooving out to this creepy ethereal killer movie song.
  2. "Don't Fear the Reaper" by Blue Oyster Cult Always a great spooky song, this classic rock tune was also a part of the John Carpenter classic horror film, "Halloween."  Interesting to note is that the rest of the music, while written and performed by John Carpenter, is credited to "The Bowling Green Philharmonic Orchestra." This appeared to be a tribute to Bowling Green, Kentucky where Carpenter grew up.
  3. "House of 1000 Corpses" by Rob Zombie Smacking strongly of "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" with its strange backwater family of cannibals and general plot description, "House of 1000 Corpses" still delivers a strong contender for one of the best killer movie songs with its self-titled psychobilly hit.
  4. "Shark Theme" by John Williams Most people recognize the "Jaws" theme song when they hear it, but few realize that it's simply an alternating pattern of the E and F notes, performed on a tuba. While it's not really a song, per se, it's still considered one of the top classic killer movie songs of all time.
  5. "Ave Satani" by Jerry Goldsmith If you recall the movie about the creepy little antichrist boy, Damien, you're sure to remember the theme song from "The Omen." Translated to "Hail Satan" in Latin, "Ave Satani" is a creepy tune that mixes a choir's sound with inverted phrases from the Latin Mass. The end result is chilling and easily one of the most popular killer movie songs of all time.
  6. "Sympathy for the Devil" by Guns N' Roses If you're looking for a great killer movie song, look no further than the Guns N' Roses cover of the classic "Sympathy for the Devil" as performed for the soundtrack to Anne Rice's "Interview with the Vampire." This is a great song on its own, but nestled in with the credits of this great vampire film, it truly shines.
  7. "Ferris Wheel (Love Theme)" by BT Brian Wayne Transeau is a very talented producer and composer who has written and produced numbers for artists such as Peter Gabriel, Sting and Tori Amos. Lending his talents to the soundtrack of "Monster," the story of killer Aileen Wuornos, he creates a sound that is both beautiful and chilling.
  8. "Murder by Numbers" by Sting Originally released as the B-side recording to "Every Breath You Take," this song was again used for the opening credits of the psychological thriller, also titled "Murder by Numbers," starring Sandra Bullock and Ben Chaplin.
  9. "Mouth" by Bush While "An American Werewolf in Paris" didn't do as well at the box office as its original film, "An American Werewolf in London," what it did give us was an amazing soundtrack. If you like great supernatural killer movie songs, be sure to give Bush's "Mouth" a listen. Creepy, dark and seductive, it's everything a great killer movie song should be.
  10. "Supermassive Black Hole" by Muse If we want to talk about great supernature killer movie songs, we also have to include something from the hit film, "Twilight." Muse's "Supermassive Black Hole" is a powerful rock ballad that is sure to leave you wanting more. The vampires might sparkle in this film, but the music is pure gritty rock 'n' roll.
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