28 Days Later
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1
John Carpenter composed a minimalist, keyboard-based score in a style that's often imitated, but rarely bettered.
Current Score:
1526
Total Votes:
2022
2
John Williams' shark theme is barely a melody, but it contains what may be the eight most memorable notes in movie history.
Current Score:
907
Total Votes:
1721
3
Bernard Hermann's nerve-jangling works for this Alfred Hitchcock pic are the pretty much the epitome of music that says what words can't.
Current Score:
775
Total Votes:
1583
4
Mike Oldfield's tinkling melody "Tubular Bells" wasn't written for the iconic pic, but it's all anyone remembers from the soundtrack.
Current Score:
752
Total Votes:
1568
5
Harry Manfredini's score is built around eerie whispers that foreshadow the killer's identity and make use of Manfredini's own voice.
Current Score:
658
Total Votes:
1604
6
Composer Jerry Goldsmith won the only Oscar of his long career for this score, whose highlight is the chant "Ave Satani," or "Hail Satan."
Current Score:
231
Total Votes:
1337
7
John Murphy took a cue from John Carpenter when crafting the weirdly appropriate, spare score for this chaotic zombie flick.
Current Score:
7
Total Votes:
1319
8
Polish jazzman Krzysztof Komeda scored many Roman Polanski films, but he never surpassed this movie's lyrical "Lullaby."
Current Score:
-101
Total Votes:
1235
9
Dario Argento's candy-colored imagery and Goblin's complex, insinuating score make this gem a high-water mark in Italian horror.
Current Score:
-147
Total Votes:
1249
10
Manfred Hubler and Sigfried Schwab's music is perfect for the Euro-art aesthetic: Funky, freaky, and just plain weird.
Current Score:
-741
Total Votes:
1065