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Horror Music | Genre | Orchestral | Classic retro horror thriller


This music is a direct throwback to the 1940s and 1950s when the genre of monster movies was first emerging. Producers had little access to electronic instruments, hence the music is primarily orchestral and has a classic retrograde kitschy sound that is distinct and instantly recognizable by fans of classic horror movies. Virtually the only electronic instrument available at the time was the theremin, hence it was used frequently in classical horror music.


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SON OF DRACULASTEIN - (by David Gosnell)  Year: 2000
David Gosnell A monster, true, but with emotional depth. A Gothic tale for orchestra & organ with all the scary stops. Think Frank Langella not Christopher Lee - Robert De Niro not Boris Karloff. Dark dramatic dangerous. Epic Romance, passionate, brooding, classical horror flick. Sadness, pity, mystery & demons, Instrumental, Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
361896 1:44 Med Slow 100   
Variation (Re-mix of Full Track) - Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
500081 1:44 Med Slow 100   
30sec - Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
417964 0:31 Med Slow 100   
60sec - Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
417952 1:00 Med Slow 100   
Stinger - Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
417967 0:06 Med Slow 100   


HORRIFIC FANFARE - (by James Mulvale)  Year: 2011
James Mulvale The sound of sheer Horror! This would be ideal as a sting / ident for a horror style show. Think Medusa or some other monster appearing before your eyes and chilling your bones with paralytic fear, and you still won't be close! Instrumental, Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Impact - Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
504968 0:09 Med Slow 100   


OLD TIME SUSPENSE 6 - (by Matthew Reid)  Year: 2008
Matthew Reid 9 old time suspense stingers. Some are slightly tongue in cheek, some weird an eerie. Great for retro 50's, 60's, 70's movie/TV horror/suspense/sci-fi parodies or replications. Put 'em all together and you have what sounds like an Anton Webern composition or Captain Kirk raising his eyebrows... Instrumental, Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
9 Mixes Available
551393 0:06 Med Slow 100   


PODMEN FROM SECTOR 7 - (by Eric Bode)  Year: 2014
Eric Bode A fun camp nod to 50s sci-fi scoring. Featuring a full orchestra, completed with spooky theremin. Eerie and eccentric. Well suited to sci-fi, retro, parody, horror, kids and halloween. Instrumental, Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
690012 1:50 Slow 70   


OLD TIME SUSPENSE 4 - (by Matthew Reid)  Year: 2008
Matthew Reid 9 old time suspense stingers. Some are slightly tongue in cheek, some weird an eerie. Great for retro 50's, 60's, 70's movie/TV horror/suspense/sci-fi parodies or replications. Put 'em all together and you have what sounds like an Anton Webern composition or Captain Kirk raising his eyebrows... Instrumental, Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
9 Mixes Available
551391 0:06 Med Slow 100   


OLD TIME SUSPENSE 5 - (by Matthew Reid)  Year: 2008
Matthew Reid 9 old time suspense stingers. Some are slightly tongue in cheek, some weird an eerie. Great for retro 50's, 60's, 70's movie/TV horror/suspense/sci-fi parodies or replications. Put 'em all together and you have what sounds like an Anton Webern composition or Captain Kirk raising his eyebrows... Instrumental, Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
9 Mixes Available
551392 0:06 Med Slow 100   


OLD TIME SUSPENSE 9 - (by Matthew Reid)  Year: 2008
Matthew Reid 9 old time suspense stingers. Some are slightly tongue in cheek, some weird an eerie. Great for retro 50's, 60's, 70's movie/TV horror/suspense/sci-fi parodies or replications. Put 'em all together and you have what sounds like an Anton Webern composition or Captain Kirk raising his eyebrows... Instrumental, Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
9 Mixes Available
551396 0:06 Med Slow 100   


OLD TIME SUSPENSE 7 - (by Matthew Reid)  Year: 2008
Matthew Reid 9 old time suspense stingers. Some are slightly tongue in cheek, some weird an eerie. Great for retro 50's, 60's, 70's movie/TV horror/suspense/sci-fi parodies or replications. Put 'em all together and you have what sounds like an Anton Webern composition or Captain Kirk raising his eyebrows... Instrumental, Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
9 Mixes Available
551395 0:06 Med Slow 100   


ENERGETICO - (by Rob Laber)  Year: 2009
Rob Laber Tense, exciting action music that starts quietly and builds. Nervous energy increases, warning of danger and confrontation, reaching a rhythmic climax and brief relaxation of tension at the end. The instrumentation features orchestral string section, vigorous rhythmic timpani solo and French horns. Instrumental, Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Horror, Classic Retro Thriller  
344998 3:59 Med Fast 130   


OLD TIME SUSPENSE 3 - (by Matthew Reid)  Year: 2008
Matthew Reid 9 old time suspense stingers. Some are slightly tongue in cheek, some weird an eerie. Great for retro 50's, 60's, 70's movie/TV horror/suspense/sci-fi parodies or replications. Put 'em all together and you have what sounds like an Anton Webern composition or Captain Kirk raising his eyebrows... Instrumental, Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
9 Mixes Available  
551390 0:06 Med Slow 100   


OLD TIME SUSPENSE 2 - (by Matthew Reid)  Year: 2008
Matthew Reid 9 old time suspense stingers. Some are slightly tongue in cheek, some weird an eerie. Great for retro 50's, 60's, 70's movie/TV horror/suspense/sci-fi parodies or replications. Put 'em all together and you have what sounds like an Anton Webern composition or Captain Kirk raising his eyebrows... Instrumental, Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
9 Mixes Available  
551389 0:05 Med Slow 94   


OLD TIME SUSPENSE 1 - (by Matthew Reid)  Year: 2008
Matthew Reid 9 old time suspense stingers. Some are slightly tongue in cheek, some weird an eerie. Great for retro 50's, 60's, 70's movie/TV horror/suspense/sci-fi parodies or replications. Put 'em all together and you have what sounds like an Anton Webern composition or Captain Kirk raising his eyebrows... Instrumental, Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
9 Mixes Available  
551388 0:07 Med Slow 100   


THE FEAR - (by Robert Neary)  Year: 2011
Robert Neary Climactic, fearful and tension rising orchestral music. Ideal for adding chaos and and feelings of terror and unease to a film or media project, Instrumental, Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
500254 1:21 Medium 110   


SCARY ORGAN PRELUDE 30SEC - (by Michael Crowther)  Year: 2009
Michael Crowther Phantom Of The Opera and Vincent Price come to mind when listening to this gothic pipe organ piece. This is classic horror music at its best and is perfect for any horror or Halloween project. Would also work well with gothic horror projects, haunted houses, games, toys, documentaries and adverts. Instrumental, Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
30sec - Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
375361 0:34 Slow 61   


FEAR - (by Sid Szydelko)  Year: 2015
Sid Szydelko Perfect for the classic horror scene, this piece pays homage to the music of Bernard Herrmann and the work of Alfred Hitchcock, exhibiting varying degrees of tension with very little respite. it is written for string section, harp and piano. Instrumental, Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Horror, Classic Retro Thriller  
736902 2:01 Med Slow 104   


THE WOLFMAN SCENE - STRING ORCHESTRA - (by Felix Carcone)  Year: 2014
Felix Carcone Really expressive Silent Movie style track with Romantic classic black and white retro feel. Perfect for parodic or thematic advertising, or movie scene needing a really strong atmosphere. Ideal for romantic films and TV series with werewolves, vampires & monsters! Lots of horror & dramatic passages, Instrumental, Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Menacing & Foreboding Music) - Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
773183 2:44 Medium 124   


HORROR THEME STING 6 - (by James Gray)  Year: 2007
James Gray Instrumental, Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Stinger - Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
423641 0:08   


HORROR - (by Nick Di)  Year: 2009
Nick Di Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
343750 1:36 Med Slow 80   


HORROR STAB STING 1 - (by James Gray)  Year: 2007
James Gray Instrumental, Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Stinger - Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
423635 0:07   


HORROR THEME STING 1 - (by James Gray)  Year: 2007
James Gray Instrumental, Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Stinger - Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
423636 0:10 Very Fast 179   


HORROR THEME STING 2 - (by James Gray)  Year: 2007
James Gray Instrumental, Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Stinger - Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
423637 0:13   


DRAMATIC SUSPENSE - (by Scott Lasky)  Year: 2008
Scott Lasky Intense and dramatic action music. Suitable for rescue, battle, chase, fight, or any high energy action scene. Trailers, credits, mysterious, pompous and triumphant orchestral music. Instrumental, Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
471297 1:10 Medium 121   


THRENODY - (by Breakthru)  Year: 2014
Breakthru The spooky off kilt piano melody sends creepy vibes into this piece of music, perfect for a horror or a psychological thriller. Sinister, macabre toy box piano coupled with low cellos add suspense and intrigue whilst throwing you off balance and adding scaryness, Instrumental, Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
670642 2:36 Med Slow 90   


THE TORTURED MIND OF DR STROM - (by James Gray)  Year: 2007
James Gray Dark, evil thriller, frightmare, goosebumps, underworld, crime and murder. Instrumental, Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
632769 1:10 Med Slow 103   


THE CALL OF FLAME - (by Majed Saleh)  Year: 2016
Majed Saleh The Symphony of Ancient Hell is one of the most unique soundtracks I've ever written, it demonstrates the black side of everything and shows the horror and fear. hell is really feeler with a touch of mystique. Vocal Pads, Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (The Symphony of Ancient Hell) - Horror, Classic Retro Thriller  
770893 3:18 No Tempo 127   


LULLABY - (by Robson dos Santos)  Year: 2002
Robson dos Santos A dark and sinister soundtrack, contemporary classic music composed by Robson dos Santos, renowned Brazilian composer. Horror flick, Freddy, Jason, Halloween haunted house, female ghosts whispering, graveyard ambience, crypt music, or any menacing, frightening dramatic movie trailer or film credits. Instrumental, Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
350441 3:36 Med Slow 100   

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