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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   


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   


YOU WITCH - (by E.L. Mahon)  Year: 2010
E.L. Mahon Dark, edgy Classic Hitchcock suspense music, a bit witchy & mischievous. The bells give a feeling of being alone in the dark while the strings stir up the scary emotions of fear of the unknown. Spooky, menacing but playful, campy & funny, too. Monk, The Mentalist, like a timebomb ticking. Danger! Instrumental, Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
486275 1:12 Med Slow 80   


SCARY ORGAN PRELUDE 30SEC - (by Michael Crowther)
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 perfect for any gothic horror projects, haunted houses, video games, Halloween advertisements and retail promos, documentaries and You Tube videos. Instrumental, Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
30sec (30 Second Version) - Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
375361 0:34 Slow 61   


HITCHCOCK - (by Bryan Fusilier)  Year: 2008
Bryan Fusilier This music is a tip of the hat to Bernard Herman and Alfred Hitchcock. A suspenseful, intricate piece for full orchestra that is perfect for intrigue, mystery cues, suspense, armies on the move, prison breakout, chases, action films, extreme mountain sports, endurance tests. Big movie trailer. Instrumental, Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
470839 2:39 Med Fast 135   


PSYCHO - (by Michael Huang)  Year: 2004
Michael Huang An intense suspenseful music that evoke feeling of panic horror and mystery. Music starts with harsh string bass, timpani and horns then evolves into a slower more horrifying piece combined with wild piano notes. Violent confrontation, dark chase, murder most vile. Hitchcock Cyborgs body count, Instrumental, Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Frigging Scary!!) - Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
471090 1:07 Fast 160   


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   


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   


PASSIONS BLUR - (by Kevin Saunders Hayes)  Year: 2009
Kevin Saunders Hayes Mysterious, calm, quiet, mournful, introspective. Chilling music that puts you on edge, perfect for film scores, lurking, video games and other dramatizations requiring edgy music. Action thriller, evil plotting, murderer hiding. Haunting and frightening moods to instill fear. Torture tension ghosts, Instrumental, Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
490555 2:24 Fast 159   


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   


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   


THE ADVENTURES OF DOCTOR X - (by MX47)  Year: 2008
MX47 Big, sweeping, string-filled dramatic film soundtrack cue reflecting the mystery and suspense of a diabolical plot. Instrumental, Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
289310 1:46 Medium 126   


LA MER: DIALOGUE DU VENT ET DE LA MER - (by Darren W. Chamberlain)  Year: 2008
Darren W. Chamberlain Can you feel the tension? Instrumental, Horror, Classic Retro Thriller, Claude Debussy
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
285392 8:07 Very Slow 50   


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   


SHOWDOWN WITH THE CREATURE - (by Jason Savell)  Year: 2005
Jason Savell Epic adventure cue has three movements. First is a tension builder. Second is the showdown, powerful and rythmic. Third is the aftermath, calming, funereal. If you need to slay a mythical monster, this is your soundtrack. Instrumental, Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
471697 3:30 Medium 125   


ACTION MOVIE TRAILER - (by Bobby Cole (LP))  Year: 2017
Bobby Cole &#x28;LP&#x29; A slow and haunting intro kicks off this track, before it starts to build and increase in tension - with staccato strings and percussion joining in. Suitable for hybrid trailer style music for computer games, trailers, action films and more. Instrumental, Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
843244 2:16 Medium 120   
15sec - Dramatic, Dramatic Operatic
828218 0:16 Medium 120   
Loop - Dramatic, Dramatic Operatic
828222 0:32 Medium 120   
60sec - Dramatic, Dramatic Operatic
828220 1:02 Medium 120   
30sec - Dramatic, Dramatic Operatic
828219 0:32 Medium 120   
Loop - Dramatic, Dramatic Operatic
828221 0:32 Medium 120   


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   


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   


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   


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   


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 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 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 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   


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 - (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   


GRAVEYARD BOOGIE - (by Saffronboy)  Year: 2008
Humorous mock horror music. Orchestral with drums and vibes. Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec - Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
322462 0:59   


RUNNING THROUGH THE WOODS - (by Paul Amos)  Year: 2007
Suspense music, great retro classic horror music sound, orchestral instrumentation, bone-chilling arrangement. Feel the fear! Instrumental, Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Bed - Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
295462 0:43 Very Slow 53   


IT'S COMING - (by Rich Bozza)  Year: 2007
Strings and woodwinds; spooky retro mystery or monster movie sound, Instrumental, Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Segue - Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
283242 0:20 Medium 129   


18 SINISTER PIANO - (by Rich Bozza)  Year: 2007
A short piano riff; low chromatics for a villainous entrance, Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Segue - Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
283171 0:08 Fast 163   


17 MONSTER MOVIE 3 - (by Rich Bozza)  Year: 2008
Classic Monster Movie Music - chromatics and tritone harmonies, retro orchestra sound, Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Segue - Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
283170 0:16 Med Slow 80   


16 MONSTER MOVIE 2 - (by Rich Bozza)  Year: 2008
Classic Monster Movie Music - chromatics and tritone harmonies, retro orchestra sound, Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Segue - Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
283169 0:15 Med Slow 89   


15 MONSTER MOVIE 1 - (by Rich Bozza)  Year: 2008
Classic Monster Movie Music - chromatics and tritone harmonies, retro orchestra sound, Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Segue - Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
283168 0:14 Medium 128   


14 MONSTER WALK 2 - (by Rich Bozza)  Year: 2007
Classic Monster Movie Music - Imagine Frankenstein or The Mummy trudging after their victim, Instrumental, Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Segue - Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
283167 0:31 Slow 75   


13 MONSTER WALK 1 - (by Rich Bozza)  Year: 2008
Classic Monster Movie Music - Imagine Frankenstein or The Mummy trudging after their victim, Instrumental, Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
15sec - Horror, Classic Retro Thriller
283166 0:16 Slow 75   


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   

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