Everyone still get chills hearing the music that plays right before our favorite horror movie killers like Jason Voorhees, Norman Bates or Mike Meyers make a kill. But let’s be honest—us rockers, punks and indie heartthrobs want something a little cooler than a quick staccato guitar melody if we’re about to become someone’s worst nightmare.
So if you’re gearing up to become a prolific psycho killer who’s also known for having great taste in music, check out the horror movie soundtracks below. Get your stabbing on to the likes of Iggy Pop, T. Rex, Eagles of Death Metal and so much more.
Listen at your own risk.
This movie about a demon taking over the body of a high school girl (played by Megan Fox) might seem a little cheesy at first, but I personally find it underrated. And he soundtrack rules with bands like Florence & The Machine, Silversun Pickups and Lissy Truille.
From Dusk Till Dawn
Quentin Tarantino never disappoints with the soundtracks. Plus, a film with vampires, outlaws and gallons of blood spilling all over the place set to killer tunes? Yes, please.
I had to include a second Tarantino on here because his bloodfest films always have the best tracklists. This one includes classics like The Coasters, T. Rex, April March and so many other bands you can leave on repeat.
One of this year’s best horror films so far is about sinister works of art. It’s got the soundtrack to match, perfectly combining contemporary pop with old school pop. Listen to the likes of Billie Eilish and Mumford & Sons in one spooky tracklist.
Cabin In The Woods
This 2011 classic Drew Goddard film is just as philosophical as it is a thriller—and the soundtrack includes sick rockers like OK Go, Eagles of Death Metal, Iggy Pop and Marilyn Manson.
The first edition of this remake has already got a huge following. But let’s not overlook its soundtrack—with awesome artists like XTC, Pixies, The Replacements, Tom Petty and so many others, it would be scary if you did.