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Faith No More's Mike Patton Picks the Most Spine-Tingling Horror Soundtracks

Faith No More's Mike Patton Picks the Most Spine-Tingling Horror Soundtracks

Our favorite holiday? Easy: Halloween. We’re eagerly counting down the days to All Hallows Eve, and we’re doing it by enlisting some of our favorite rockers to make their picks of the creepiest, most disturbing, goriest shit ever. So check back right here at every day until the big, bad scariest one of them all. Today, Mike Patton of Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, Fantômas, Tomahawk, Peeping Tom, et al. gives us his five most spine-tingling horror soundtracks in anticipation of the release of his own soundtrack for the Italian drama film, The Solitude of Prime Numbers. His score comes out on Tuesday.

The Omen
(Score by Jerry Goldsmith)
"This bombastic score absolutely made the movie. If you watch the film with the sound muted, you will see what I mean. Beautiful choir textures that, over time, have become iconic in the horror genre."

Rosemary's Baby
(Score by Christopher Komeda)
"Simply put, one of the simplest and most haunting themes ever written."

(Score by Toru Takemitsu)
"Special electronic effects were created for this core by breaking large chunks of wood. If that doesn't convince you, then check out the film: It is one of the most elegant and haunting you may find."

The Birds
(Nonmusical score by Oskar Sala)
"An incredible score with no known musical 'notes.' The entire score was produced by an early electronic instrument called the 'mixtrautonium,' and is an amazing example of how sound design and sound effects can be fused with image to great musical effect. Hats off to director Alfred Hitchcock for realizing this and creating a truly terrifying sonic bastard."

"Sounds of Walt Disney's Haunted Mansion"
"This is not a 'film score' per se, but it might as well be. The dialogue and cues are so vivid that the listener is immediately transported into the dark recesses of Disneyland. I can't think of a scarier place to be."

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