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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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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   


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   


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   


FRIGHT NIGHT - (by Aaron J Curtis)  Year: 2013
Aaron J Curtis Scary retro orchestral horror music with timpani, strings, synth pad & woodwinds. A powerful sound that builds & swells quickly like the orchestral horror music back in the old days. Great for comedy horror movies & shows, scary pets, epic fails, sinister looking man holding a large bloody axe. Instrumental, Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Ident - Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
621407 0:08 Med Slow 109   


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   


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   


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 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   


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   
30sec - Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
370756 0:38 Med Slow 94   
Stinger A - Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
624179 0:13 Med Fast 134   
Stinger B - Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
624182 0:15 Med Fast 134   


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   
60sec - Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
417952 1:00 Med Slow 100   
30sec - Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
417964 0:31 Med Slow 100   
Variation (Re-mix of Full Track) - Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
500081 1:44 Med Slow 100   
Stinger - Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
417967 0:06 Med Slow 100   


MONSTER CHASE - (by Matthew Reid)  Year: 2008
Matthew Reid You'd better run because something awful (monster, shark, alien, psycho) has just decided that you're it's next victim. A quick intense clip in 7/8 meter with big stings on either end. Jaws meets Psycho. Parts can be chopped up and looped for games/underscores. Strings, brass, log and spring dru, Instrumental, Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
15sec (Loopable) - Horror, Classic Retro Thriller  
551387 0:15 Med Fast 135   


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   
60sec - Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
403570 1:01 Medium   
30sec - Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
403569 0:30 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   


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   


SYMPHONY OF FEAR - (by D. Silverstone)  Year: 2010
D. Silverstone Edgy and dramatic cinematic orchestral music: Strings Quartet And Brass Section In a Tension, Horror, Thriller Mood. Classical Avant Garde, mystery and sneaky. spooky Instrumental Theme Ideal for suspenseful Soundtrack, Underscore and Background Music. Instrumental, Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Bed - Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
479664 0:52 Medium 106   


STRING & HORNS AGITATO LOOP - (by Music Candy)  Year: 2009
Music Candy Haunting Movie Loop, Clive Lukover, Instrumental, Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
30sec - Horror, Classic Retro Thriller  
408011 0:34 Medium 123   


THE SPIRIT OF THE OLD CASTLE - (by Sound Crusher)  Year: 2014
Sound Crusher Music dedicated to horror movies about ghosts, vampires. Classic instrumentation. Initially soft music, becoming a dynamic. Instrumental, Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
633837 3:07 Medium 110   


MATEY SWEEPS UP - (by Greg Patmore)  Year: 2012
Greg Patmore A short atmospheric piece which is mysterious and strange. It's like you are floating in space, there is no gravity just a nothingness which is slightly appealing yet dramatic. The harmonics of the glockenspiel are interwoven with piano keys and chimes, Instrumental, Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Bed - Horror, Classic Retro Thriller  
537395 0:53 Med Slow 92   


HAUNTED MANSION (MAIN MIX) - (by Alec Makinson)  Year: 2011
Alec Makinson Comic, spoof style, haunted and creepy, rolling horror theme. Perfect for Children's TV, radio & tv commercials, reality TV etc. Features lots of ghostly vocal fx. Very camp, crazy & fun childrens horror - just watch out for those ghosties and ghouls. Mixes with and without vocal fx, Instrumental, Horror, Halloween Whimsical
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (main mix with fx) - Horror, Halloween Whimsical
490219 2:07 Med Fast 130   
30sec (30sec with fx) - Horror, Halloween Whimsical
491293 0:31 Med Fast 130   
Variation A (underscore w/o fx) - Horror, Dance Traditional
490423 2:06 Med Fast 130   
Variation B (underscore with FX) - Horror, Horror Haunted Choirs
490420 2:07 Med Fast 130   
30sec (30sec w/o fx) - Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
491294 0:31 Med Fast 130   
Variation (main mix without fx) - Horror, Haunted Carnival
490412 2:07 Med Fast 130   


DEEP WATER - (by Dmitry Pushkarev)  Year: 2000
Dmitry Pushkarev Surrealistic and avant-garde composition with unstable dynamics in style of modern classical music. Suitable for 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
677532 2:20 Slowing   


ANSWER THE DOOR - (by David Lopeti)  Year: 2007
David Lopeti Suspenseful like early, chilly thrillers. Insistent doorbell rings as dark & frightening orchestral suspense music plays. Horror Halloween prank Freddy Jason Elm Street. Is it Satan at the door? Super campy, 1950's, 1960's horror flick, home invasion, creepy neighbors. American Beauty, Danny Elfman, Instrumental, Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Bed - Horror, Classic Retro Thriller  
431975 0:45 Building 120   


ORCHESTRAL REQUIEM - (by Joe Bergsieker)  Year: 2012
Joe Bergsieker Enter the vampire! This dramatic orchestral music includes moving strings and brass using dark chords. Use this piece to set the scene introducing the main character, working on a dark plan, or introducing the main setting of the upcoming terror. Instrumental, Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Horror, Classic Retro Thriller  
559590 1:28 Med Fast 143   


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   


PSYCHO MACKENZIE - (by Marc Filmer)  Year: 2013
Marc Filmer The Beatles Elanor Rigby meets Bernard Herrmanns Psycho Score. A staccato double string quartet strike out a tense, rhythmic piece, for scenes of gothic horror and melancholic darkness. Illustrates the turmoil of loneliness and the void left by the death of a loved one & the uncertainty that ensues. Instrumental, Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Horror, Classic Retro Thriller  
602249 2:03 Med Fast 137   


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   


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   


MYSTERIOUS NIGHTMARE - (by Dani W. Schmid)  Year: 2011
Dani W. Schmid Sick dynamic, exciting and thrilling horror nightmare jingle. Horrorscore. Fits well for horror scenes and background music. Soundscape and softer alienscenes, Halloween, Sci Fi thriller. Freaky dropped piano notes, chiller ambience. Killer watching you, haunted house. Cautious and Menacing! Instrumental, Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Horror nightmare) - Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
491210 2:00 No Tempo   


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   


THE CURSE OF HALLOWS EVE - (by Tom Jemmott)  Year: 2010
Tom Jemmott Time To Be Scared! Intense, Classic Horror Flick music, tense, frightening cue with scratchy strings, turbulent effects and more. In the style of Universal Horror films like The Wolfman and Danny Elfman scores. Great for your scary film project/Web/Trailer/Game. No hiding or running for your life! Instrumental, Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
434751 2:07 Fast 150   


CREEPY CRAWLY FUN - (by Media Music Pro)  Year: 2009
Media Music Pro A dark, spooky and playfully scary “it’s alive” chamber orchestra piece that is ideal for evoking a fun, sneaky, creepy crawly atmosphere. Piercing string jabs, levitating woodwind chords, low slithering strings, mischievous brass and pizzicato strings conjure up a bizarre mix of frightening comedy. Instrumental, Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
339271 1:38 Slow 60   
Variation A - Horror, Halloween Whimsical
330916 0:45 Slow 60   
Variation B - Horror, Horror Action Moderate
334762 0:54 Slow 60   


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   


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   


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   


RETRO HORROR THRILLER - (by Matthew Reid)  Year: 2001
Matthew Reid Epic orchestra reminiscent of Night on Bald Mountain and Ride of the Valkyries. Great for classic cartoon villains & monsters, scenes of war, war videogames, scenes of vast armies or war machines and historical scenes. Full, orchestra piece reminiscent of Shostakovich and Mussorgsky. Instrumental, Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
404728 2:13 Med Slow 101   


TRICK OR TREAT - (by Liam Bradbury)  Year: 2014
Liam Bradbury Spooky orchestral Halloween themed instrumental. Create the perfect mood for Halloween with this piece, great for kids parties, commercials, advertising etc... Written in an old haunted circus style. Imagine clowns and crazy performers in an old amusement park. Also works with any dark projects, Instrumental, Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Horror, Classic Retro Thriller  
692737 3:10 Med Fast 135   


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   


HAUNTED HOUSE - (by Music For TV and Games)  Year: 2008
Music For TV and Games Tense & Brooding Film Noir, String Orchestra with French Horn. USEAGE: Walk-thru, pre-ride, haunted house, games, film & TV, Instrumental, Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Horror, Classic Retro Thriller  
295048 5:15 Slow 70   

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