It's that time of the year again - Halloween! And nothing says Halloween quite like horror films! While a memorable instrumental score is vital to the success of today's horror films / franchises, adding to the chilling atmosphere of frights, haunts, and scares, often overlooked are the original songs made especially for many of the top titles in the horror genre.
In the 1980's and early 1990's, the horror film genre was inextricably and forever linked with hard rock / hair metal, so much so that it even created a sub-genre of horror films lovingly known today as the 'Heavy Metal Horrors.' Thus, it's no surprise that this list is dominated by hard rock / hair metal songs and bands!
So, without further ado, here is Hoffa's list of the top 10 greatest original songs made specifically for use in the soundtracks to many of your favorite horror films!
'Have You Seen It' by Reggie Bannister & the Jizz Wailin Ya Doggies from the film Phantasm IV: Oblivion (1998)
'Cry Little Sister' by Gerard McMann & Michael Mainieri from the film The Lost Boys (1987)
Be sure to let Hoffa know what you think of this list and add your suggestions in the comments section below.