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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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HOUSE OF HALLOWEEN - (by Ori Vidislavski)  Year: 2009
Ori Vidislavski Classic horror film sound. A bit retro, typical 'haunted house' or monsters horror flick. Chamber orchestra, scattered piano, nervous strings. Deadly monsters lurk, perhaps a werewolf or other horrible creature. Mischievous. Great as Halloween music, parody, animation etc. Instrumental, Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
403425 1:56 Medium   
Loop A - Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
403423 0:11 Med Slow 88   
Loop B - Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
403421 0:26 Medium 125   
Loop C - Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
403422 0:21 Medium   
Loop D - Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
403424 0:18 Medium   
30sec - Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
403569 0:30 Medium   
60sec - Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
403570 1:01 Medium   


TENSION ORCHESTRA - (by D. Silverstone)  Year: 2011
D. Silverstone Suspenseful and tense orchestral theme music to be udes in horror films, scary, fearful and dark scenes. a cinematic instrumental underscore for tension and suspense, fear and loneliness, dangerous and hazard atmosphere. Featuring String quartet, horns and bass drums. Sneaky and dramatic cue, Instrumental, Action, Thriller Orchestral
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Action, Thriller Orchestral
512442 2:00 Slow 65   
30sec - Horror, Horror Psychological
512438 0:30 Slow 65   
Stinger - Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
512441 0:06 Slow 65   
60sec - Action, Impending Orchestral
512439 1:00 Slow 65   
Logo - Horror, Gothic Moderate
512440 0:11 Slow 65   


WHISTLE PAST THE GRAVEYARD - (by Western Horizon Productions)  Year: 2009
Western Horizon Productions slightly tongue-in-cheek Halloween horror music... thunder clap, howling wind, ominous organ, sinister harpsichord, ghostly moans and screams, evil laughs, rattles and clanks...the ticking of the clock reminds you when you walk past the graveyard to whistle! Instrumental, Horror, Horror Psychological
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Horror, Horror Psychological
360318 2:11 Med Fast 134   
Full Track (extended version) - Horror, Halloween Horror
554430 3:31 Med Fast 134   
15sec - Horror, Halloween Whimsical
656049 0:17 Med Slow 99   
60sec - Horror, Horror Psychological
410451 1:04 Medium 128   
Stinger A - Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
624179 0:13 Med Fast 134   
Stinger B - Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
624182 0:15 Med Fast 134   
Bed - Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
370756 0:38 Med Slow 94   


GOBLINS AND GHOULS - (by Western Horizon Productions)  Year: 2016
Western Horizon Productions Creaking doors, pipe organ, howling wolves, footsteps etc.... Classic Halloween horror with a wink, Instrumental, Horror, Halloween Whimsical
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Horror, Halloween Whimsical
817394 2:03 Medium 120   
60sec - Horror, Halloween Horror
817667 1:01 Medium 120   
15sec - Horror, Halloween Horror
817926 0:16 Medium 120   
30sec - Horror, Creepy Organ Music
817831 0:31 Medium 120   
Stinger - Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
817962 0:07 Medium 120   


SCARY TWO - (by Ross Martin)  Year: 2008
Ross Martin This fast atonal synth string piece features bowed and plucked strings. It has a Hitchcockian kind of theme. Good for Horror/Mystery works or Background Music. Instrumental, Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec - Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
293806 1:00 Fast 154   


CHEEZY 50'S SCI-FI WEIRDNESS - (by Western Horizon Productions)  Year: 2012
Western Horizon Productions This title says it all... the strange sound of classic sci-fi films from the 50's, Instrumental, Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
555033 1:14 Medium 127   
30sec - Science Fiction, Alien Invasion
628997 0:34 Medium 126   
Stinger - Horror, Theremin music
610374 0:10 Medium   
60sec - Horror, Horror Psychological
628996 1:05 Medium 88   
15sec - Science Fiction, Ambient Soundscape
639987 0:19 Medium   


A TWISTED LONDON BRIDGE - (by Bobby Cole)  Year: 2013
Bobby Cole Scary Version of London Bridge. A great piece of exciting and unique royalty free music perfect for Film, TV, Computer Games, Radio, New Media, Apps, and much more! This track is from the Catch 22 Music Network - a network of genre specific royalty free production music websites. Instrumental, Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
600770 1:47 Med Slow   


SICK ORCHESTRA AND WHAT - (by Dani W. Schmid)  Year: 2011
Dani W. Schmid Dramatic, freaky and sick orchestra horror like jingletrack. Very dissonant and excited. Bit evil. Very Electric Light Orchestra intros soundalike. Horror movies, halloween and other trip, spaces and alien movies. Instrumental, Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Jingle (Sick orchestrahorror) - Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
490869 1:43 No Tempo   


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   


CLASSICAL TWISTED HAUNTING HORROR - (by House of Horror)  Year: 2009
House of Horror A classical based horror track that uses some interesting diminished melodys (banned by the chruch of England in the 16th Century for sounding too much like the devil!) Great haunting horror track, perfect for traditional and classical horror films and scenes. Music for scary churches and graveyards, Instrumental, Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
412026 3:15 Med Slow   


DEATH BY STRINGS - (by House of Horror)  Year: 2010
House of Horror This track kicks off with a lo double bass and cello rumble, increasing tension and suspense along the way by building up a variety of Horror melodies and harmonies. This track works really well for Horror, Thriller, crime, and any dark / evil visuals. Music for classic and retro horror films. Instrumental, Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
428928 3:14 Medium 129   


THE BRASS BAND HORROR SHOW - (by House of Horror)  Year: 2010
House of Horror A brass band with a sinister and creepy undertone. This strictly brass track evokes horror, fear, and will creep you out! Full of haunting melodies, thrilling harmonies, and fearful rhythms, this track will work behind a wide range of Horror, thriller and suspense visuals, Instrumental, Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
430476 2:12 Medium 105   


THRILLER SHOWER SCENE HORROR - (by House of Horror)  Year: 2009
House of Horror A horror scene in a shower…. ? Our take on the most celebrated horror scene of all time, that knife in the shower. Great for a retro and vintage horror feel, the strings will certainly get you….. ! Instrumental, Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
405440 3:06 Med Slow   


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   


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 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 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   


SUSPENS - (by Dmitry Efimov)  Year: 2014
Dmitry Efimov Dark atmospheric track. The gloomy dangerous and uncertain ambient creates intense mood. Will work with dark scenes in TV/Film or video games projects. Instrumental, Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
797221 2:28 Medium 120   


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 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   


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   


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   


THRILLERSCAPE - (by Gatto Nero)  Year: 2016
Gatto Nero A retro thriller song. There is orchestral instruments and a little bit post apocalyptic atmosphere. Can be really good fit with thriller scene or a mystery scene. Instrumental, Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec - Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
803021 1:05 Slow 63   


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   


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   


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   


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   


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   

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