From the Screening Room, haunting Hidden Horror sets up the suspense with lonely woodwinds, and an uncertain string melody that intensify our sense of isolated terror.
From Richard Band Vol. 2 – Horror ominous Odd Shadows feeds on our primordial fear of the bogeyman. Trumpets and deep brass build the nail-biting mood in this thrilling, sneaky track that hint at mysterious beings lurking ever closer from the dark edges of the woods.
The horror starts to unfold in earnest with Hidden Threat, from the same album. This dissonant, sinister track adds manic strings to the Orchestra background to create a harmonic scene of pure dread.
This album features large, live studio orchestra replete with blood-curdling strings, and chilling otherworldly effects geared for the big screen. For instance, reverberating notes from an ancient piano, incessant percussion, and deep notes from bass instruments terrify those who’d dare enter the old mansion Beyond the Iron Gate.
No more buildup; the horror is at hand with Gruesome Discovery. Classic horror-style strings reveal what's dangling in the closet or rotting in the bathtub, with this heart-stopping fear opus.
Horror on a broader scale, such as impending danger in an Action-Drama or Video Game, gets the driving, edgy treatment it needs in Scourge, from Tales of Horror. Approach the final curtain with an incessant phrase that chips away at our sanity, echoes and incites our pounding pulse, with Shadow Stocker, and delivers a dramatic blow for the horrific climax.
For my money, the The Other Side, from Richard Band's album takes honors for evoking the most terrifying final scene. With metallic wails, painful squeals and violent brass explosions it gets into your viewers' cells and stays there long after the movie ends.
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