How to write horror music

I recently wrote an article on the delicate art form of writing horror film music. It gets into a lot of music technicalities and probably wouldn’t be of interest to general readers BUT at the end of the article I have a ton of youtube videos of great horror themes. It’s a perfect way to while away those lonely hours you spend sitting in the empty, desolate house on the corner of your street. The one where those four teenagers disappeared last year.

THE ONE WITH SATAN!!!! SATAN!!!!

If you’re interested in writing horror music, you might be interested in two of my recent horror themes, posted at sound cloud.
Chamber of Severed Heads:

Nine Inches o Death

3 Responses to “How to write horror music”


  1. John Saleeby

    Do you have the theme song from “The Blob”? How about “Tubular Bells”? Ya gotta have “Tubular Bells”!!!

  2. Wil

    You know, I only recently realized tubular bells was considered scary. I saw it on a Horror Holiday cd.

  3. John Saleeby

    I used to get scared when I heard it on the radio. It’s scarier than “The Exorcist”.

    I’m reading an espionage novel about a British plot to gain possession of the Panama Canal. At least that’s what I think is going on, I ‘m totally confused by espionage novels.

    Fuck it, I’m going to sleep!