The Synth of Fear: Horror and Sci-Fi Films with Synthesizer Scores – Article

Keith Emerson's sound-man gets to grips with the Moog
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Electronically produced sound has been available to adventurous film composers since the silent era. Among the earliest electronic instruments were the Ondes-Martenot (invented in 1928), which produced a characteristic quivering sound by varying the frequency of oscillation in an array of vacuum tubes, and the trautonium (1930), a monophonic synthesizer-like instrument in which sound generation was based on neon tubes and modulated by the action of fingers on a metal resistor wire.

Later, the clavioline (1947) was the first electronic keyboard instrument to reach a mass market, boasting a five-octave range derived from a single tone generator; its rich buzzy timbre can be heard on Joe Meek’s classic single “Telstar” (1962) and the work of jazz maverick Sun Ra.

Among the more obscure instruments, the ANS synthesizer (1937) was perhaps the most unusual: created by Russian engineer Evgeny Murzin, it modified sine waves photo-electronically by means of five glass discs, through which light shines as the player scratches patterns on an outer surface coated with non-drying black mastic. It can be heard on Edward Artemiev’s score for Andrei Tarkovsky’s sublime Solaris (1972).

The Theremin

The earliest and best known of these pioneering instruments is the theremin (developed in 1920), which produces a distinctively eerie tone shifting up and down in pitch according to the position of the operator’s hands in relation to a pair of magnetised antennae. It made its soundtrack debut in a 1931 Soviet film called Odna (“Alone”), for a sequence in which a woman gets lost in a furious snowstorm.

Miklós Rózsa was the first film composer to use the theremin in the West, in the otherwise orchestral scores for Alfred Hitchcock’s psychological thriller Spellbound (1945) and Billy Wilder’s drama about alcoholism Lost Weekend (1945).

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The theremin also turned up in Robert Siodmak’s The Spiral Staircase (1946) and was incorporated by composer Ferde Grofé into Kurt Neumann’s Rocketship X-M (1950), after which it became strongly associated with science fiction, thanks to Bernard Herrmann’s influential score for Robert Wise’s classic The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) which involved the use of both treble and bass theremins.

The same year, Dimitri Tiomkin added theremin to his score for Howard Hawks’ The Thing from Another World (1951), which could be said to mark the first use of electronic sound in a horror movie.

The first film to boast a completely electronic score was Forbidden Planet (1956), featuring sounds created by husband and wife team Louis and Bebe Barron, the latter a student of American avant-garde composer Henry Cowell. During 1952-53 the Barrons worked with John Cage as engineers on his first tape work “Williams Mix”, a four and a half minute piece which took over a year to complete.

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In 1956, having realised the limited commercial potential of avant-garde composition, they put feelers out to Hollywood and were commissioned to produce twenty minutes of sound effects for Forbidden Planet. When the producers heard the astonishing results they signed the couple up for the whole score. Using a variety of home-built electronic circuits, principally a ‘ring modulator’, the Barrons further manipulated the results by adding reverberation, delay and tape effects. Such was the sheer novelty of their work that, at an early preview of the movie, the audience applauded the sound of the spaceship landing on Altair IV.

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Alfred Hitchcock turned to electronic sound again in 1963, for his innovative horror film The Birds. This time he decided to dispense with an orchestral score altogether and opted for Oskar Sala’s ‘Mixtur-Trautonium’ to create synthetic birdcalls, along with an abstract electronic soundtrack by Sala and Remi Gassmann.

Alfred Hitchcock with Oskar Sala at the Trautonium

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Sala also provided an extraordinary trautonium score to Harald Reinl’s 1963 West-German horror-thriller Der Würger von Schloß Blackmoor aka The Strangler of Blackmoor Castle.

Distinguished by complex harmonic arrangements of pure electronic sound, and some striking approximations of brass and woodwind, Sala’s music for this better-than-average ‘krimi’ deserves more attention – a twelve-minute suite from the film can be found on the Oskar Sala compilation CD “Subharmonische Mixturen”.

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Robert Moog at the controls

In the mid-1960s, American physics graduate and electrical engineer Doctor Robert Moog unveiled an invention that was to revolutionise the field. The first commercially available ‘synthesizer’ as the term is understood today, the ‘Moog’ was smaller, cheaper and far more reliable than previous examples. Before this the only synthesizers in existence were enormous, unwieldy, custom-built machines like the RCA Mark II Sound Synthesizer, installed at Columbia University in 1957.

Robert Moog, with the assistance of New York recording engineer Wendy (at the time ‘Walter’) Carlos, launched his first production model – the 900 series – in 1967, with a free demonstration record composed, recorded and produced by Carlos herself. (She created an even greater sensation in 1968 with “Switched on Bach”, an album of synthesized Johann Sebastian Bach pieces, and went on to record music for Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange and The Shining).

Wendy Carlos with Moog 900 circa late 1960s.

1968 was the year in which George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead was unleashed upon unsuspecting audiences. And at the heart of this seminal modern horror film, electronic sound is deployed to suggest unutterable horror: when would-be heroic young couple Tom and Judy are killed, and zombies attack in graphic detail, a deep, distorted oscillator drenched in white noise and reverb underlines the severity of the scene and amplifies the taboo-busting power.

The rest of the score consists of library orchestral tracks, sometimes slathered in echo to add a hallucinatory edge; only this one key scene utilizes pure electronics. It’s an artistic decision that would reverberate through the genre for years to come, setting the seal on the synthesizer as the instrument of choice for representing abject physical horror.

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Tom and Judy devoured, in Night of the Living Dead (1968)

Meanwhile, synthesizers were rapidly finding a place in rock music. San-Francisco based musicians Paul Beaver and Bernie Krause set up a booth at the Monterey Pop Festival in June 1967 to demonstrate the Moog and soon found themselves in demand for studio session work, leading to a recording contract with Warner Brothers and a commission to provide electronic music for Donald Cammell and Nicolas Roeg’s psychedelic masterpiece Performance (1970). During the production of Performance, Mick Jagger recorded a Moog score for Kenneth Anger’s 11-minute short Invocation of my Demon Brother (1969); the giant Moog synthesizer seen in the Roeg/Cammell film is the one he used.

Mick Jagger (and Moog) in this rare promo film for Performance: 

Keith Emerson of prog-rockers Emerson, Lake and Palmer was another early customer; his personal feedback and consultation helped Roberg Moog to refine the instrument and probably paved the way for the Minimoog, a monophonic three-oscillator keyboard synthesizer launched in 1970. Portable and relatively affordable, it was popular with touring rock bands and soon found its way into recording studios used by film composers, thus becoming one of the first synths to feature on low budget movie scores.

A synth highlight from Keith Emerson’s score for Dario Argento’s Inferno (1980):

Prominent among the ‘early adopters’ to make a mark on the genre in the 1970s was Phillan Bishop, whose bleep-and-bloop approach lent avant-garde menace to Thomas Alderman’s The Severed Arm, Willard Huyck and Gloria Katz’s Messiah of Evil and Chris Munger’s Kiss of the Tarantula.

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The Severed Arm, featuring music by Phillan Bishop

deathdream_poster_01 Carl Zittrer also deserves a mention; he went free-form crazy on Children Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things and then cohered a little for the superior Deathdream, both for director Bob Clark.


By now a pattern was beginning to emerge; synthesizers signified madness, extreme situations, encroaching terror, and the chilly derangement of the psychopath. All of these elements come together in the score to The Last House on the Left, an assortment of country bluegrass tunes augmented by crude but effective electronics (from a Moog and an ARP 2600), played by Steve Chapin and the film’s lead psycho, musician-turned-actor David Hess.

In 1973, Robert Moog associate David Borden was commissioned to record the soundtrack to William Friedkin’s soon-to-be smash The Exorcist. As it turned out, only a minute of his work was used, with Friedkin instead making the inspired if seemingly unlikely choice of Mike Oldfield’s progressive rock epic “Tubular Bells”.

The enormous success of The Exorcist, and the impact of “Tubular Bells”, echoed through the film scores of the 1970s, and with synthesizers now part of the furniture in many a recording studio and film post-production suite, an explosion of electronic sound pulsated through the horror genre.

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In fact, not only Mike Oldfield but progressive rock as a whole was a driving force in pushing synthesizers to the forefront of 1970s film composition; bands like Yes, Genesis, Van Der Graaf Generator, King Crimson and Emerson, Lake and Palmer deployed electric organs, Minimoogs and towering stacks of ARP and Buchla technology, and this would inspire an Italian band which was to become one of the foremost exponents of electronics in film scoring: Goblin.

Goblin lent innovative jazz-rock stylings to Dario Argento’s brutal, beautiful Deep Red (Profondo rosso, 1975), but really hit the musical motherlode on their second Argento collaboration, Suspiria (1977), a tumultuous score built around a circling melody that drags “Tubular Bells” into a cackling synthesized whirlwind.

Their exciting, arpeggiator-driven scores for Luigi Cozzi’s grisly but loveable alien invasion flick Contamination and Joe D’Amato’s sleazy gross-out Beyond the Darkness considerably enhance the films, while the influence of disco (more on that later) supercharges their contribution to Argento’s masterpiece Tenebrae (only three members of Goblin play on this recording, hence the film’s ‘bit-of-a-mouthful’ credit to “Simonetti-Morante-Pignatelli”).

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The advent of ever more affordable synthesizers locked step with the rise of the slasher movie, and the two proved a match made in low-budget heaven. In 1978, John Carpenter was putting the finishing touches to his third feature, Halloween.

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There was no way he could afford an orchestral score, but he was a dab hand with a synth – as his previous film Assault on Precinct 13 had shown – so he elected to write and perform the music himself.

The result helped a simple slasher film to become one of the biggest independent hits of the 1970s. For the main theme, Carpenter employed an insistent metronomic pulse, but with a twist; the piano taps out five beats to the bar (shades of prog-rock again). Meanwhile, the synthesizer provides a rapid ‘ticker-ticker-ticker-ticker’ in the background, creating a jittery sense of things moving at the periphery of your attention, perfectly in keeping with Carpenter’s menacing widescreen framing.

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The template set by Halloween would sustain many of Carpenter’s future films, The Fog being an especially wonderful example:

It would inspire a new generation of soundtrack composers; in particular, Fred Myrow and Malcolm Seagrave, whose breathtakingly inventive score for Phantasm (1978) drew on avant-garde electronics, progressive rock, Carpenter-style repetition, and even disco (an influential musical form when it comes to movie soundtracks, and one whose leading lights embraced the synthesizer wholeheartedly).

Tim Krog’s score for another surprise low-budget horror hit, Ulli Lommel’s The Boogey Man (1980), also deserves mention for its lush melancholic synth arrangements.


Videodrome (1983) saw Canadian director David Cronenberg’s resident composer, Howard Shore, using a new computer instrument called the Synclavier to blur the line between synthetic orchestrations and a real string section. The resulting ambiguity mirrored the film’s unsettling philosophical core: were the characters having real experiences or hallucinations; were the instruments real, or artificial?


As the 1980s got underway, the sampler emerged as the big new concept in musical composition, and the post-modern fallout of sampling has persisted ever since. One could argue that synthesizers were historicised by the advent of sampling, and it’s difficult now to escape a sense of nostalgia or deliberate quotation of the past when using the classic Moogs or ARPs on record.

However, as more recent films such as Under the Skin (2014) have shown, electronic sound synthesis, whether based in sampling and software manipulation or ‘traditional’ synthesizer programming, continues to offer creative support to the extreme visions of horror and fantasy filmmakers.

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The following is a selected list of significant horror or horror-related film soundtracks featuring electronic sounds, synthesizers either exclusively or prominently. The relevant composer is noted alongside.

Clearly, there are many, many more low budget productions that utilise a synth score. If you feel a particular soundtrack has merit, let us know via our About and Contact page.


Devil’s Partner – Ronald Stein (two scenes)

The Bloody Vampire (Mexico) – Luis Hernández Bretón


The Horror of Party Beach – Wilford L. Holcombe (underwater scenes)


The Gorgon (UK) – James Bernard (Hammond Novachord)


The Sorcerers (UK) – Paul Ferris


Behind Locked Doors aka Any Body… Any Way (USA) – Harvey R. Kugler


Troika – David Johnson, Fredrick Hobbs


I Drink Your Blood – Clay Pitts

Mark of the Witch – Whitey Thomas


Endless Night – Bernard Herrmann (Moog synthesizer for main theme)

Let’s Scare Jessica to Death – Orville Stoeber


Children Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things – Carl Zittrer

Deathdream aka Dead of Night – Carl Zittrer

The Last House on the Left – Steve Chapin & David Hess

Season of the Witch – Steve Gorn

The Severed Arm – Phillan Bishop

Sisters – Bernard Herrmann (Moog synthesizer for main theme)


Lady Frankenstein – Alessandro Alessandroni

The Legend of Hell House – Delia Derbyshire and Brian Hodgson of Electrophon Ltd

Messiah of Evil – Phillan Bishop


Beyond the Door – Franco Micalizzi (opening scene)

Black Christmas – Carl Zittrer

Corpse Eaters – uncredited

Deranged – Carl Zittrer

The Devil’s Possessed – Carlos Viziello

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Help Me… I’m Possessed! – uncredited

Killdozer – Gil Melle

Legacy of Satan – Arlon Ober, Mel Zelniker

Phase IV – Brian Gascoigne

The Reincarnation of Peter Proud – Jerry Goldsmith

Satan’s Children – Ray Fletcher

Seizure – Lee Gagnon (part-synth)

Whispers of Fear – Harry Bromley Davenport (part-piano, part-moog)


Alucarda aka Sisters of Satan – Anthony Guefen

Deep Red – Goblin

Demon Witch Child – Victor y Diego

The Keeper – Eric Hoyt

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Kiss of the Tarantula – Phillan Bishop


The Alien Factor  Kenneth Walker

The Astral Factor (part-synth) – Richard Hieronymous

At the Earth’s Core – Mike Vickers

Dark August – William Fischer

The Demon Lover – Don Gutz, Jerry Skolasinski

The Devil’s Men aka Land of the Minotaur – Brian Eno

Death Trap aka Eaten Alive – Wayne Bell, Tobe Hooper

Drive In Massacre – uncredited

The Redeemer – Philip Gallo, Clem Vicari

Savage Weekend – Dov Seltzer

Werewolf Woman – Coriolano Gori


Cathy’s Curse – Didier Vasseur

The Child – Michael Quatro

Full Circle (partly synth score) – Colin Towns

Haunts – Pino Donaggio

Prey – Ivor Slaney

7 Notes in Black aka The Psychic – Bixio, Frizzi, Tempera

Shock Waves – Richard Einhorn


Suspiria – Goblin

Shock – I Libra


Barracuda (The Lucifer Project)  – Klaus Schulze

Blue Sunshine – Charles Gross

Halloween – John Carpenter

Phantasm – Fred Myrow and Malcolm Seagrave

Dawn of the Dead – Goblin

Jennifer – Porter Jordan

Terror – Ivor Slaney

Vampire Hookers – Jaime Mendoza-Nava


Beyond the Darkness aka Blue Holocaust – Goblin

The Driller Killer – Joe Delia

Don’t Go in the House – Richard Einhorn

Forest of Fear aka Bloodeaters – Ted Shapiro

Satanwar – William Kueker

Zombie Flesh Eaters – Fabio Frizzi

Terror Express! – Marcello Giombini


Anthropophagus – Marcello Giombini

The Beast in Space – Marcello Giombini

The Being – Don Preston

Blood Beach – Gil Melle (part-synth)

The Boogey Man – Tim Krog

Burial Ground aka Nights of Terror – Berto Pisano

Cannibal Holocaust – Riz Ortolani

City of the Living Dead – Fabio Frizzi

Contamination – Goblin

Death Ship – Ivor Slaney

Don’t Go in the Woods – H. Kingsley Thurber

Fiend – Paul Woznicki

The Fog – John Carpenter

Maniac – Jay Chattaway

Mother’s Day – Phil Gallo & Clem Vicari Jr

Patrick Still Lives – Berto Pisano

The Shining – Wendy Carlos and Rachel Elkind

To All a Goodnight – Richard Tufo

Zombie Holocaust – Nico Fidenco [Doctor Butcher M.D. version – Walter Sear]

Zombie Lake – Daniel White


Absurd – Carlo Mario Cordio

The Beyond – Fabio Frizzi

Bloody Moon – Gerhard Heinz

The Burning – Rick Wakeman

Cannibal Ferox – Robarto Donati

Dark Night of the Scarecrow – Glenn Paxton

Final Exam – Gary Scott

The Forest (part-synth) – Richard Hieronymus

Galaxy of Terror – Barry Schrader

Hell Night – Dan Wyman

The House by the Cemetery – Walter Rizzati

Humongous – John Mills-Cockell

Inseminoid – John Scott

Just Before Dawn – Brad Fiedel

Lady, Stay Dead – Bob Young

The Nesting – Jack Malken, George Kim Scholes

Night School – Brad Fiedel

Possession – Andrzej Korzynski

Scanners – Howard Shore

Strange Behavior aka Dead Kids – Tangerine Dream


Android – Don Preston

Blood Song – Rob Walsh

The Deadly Spawn – Paul Cornell, Michael Perilstein, Kenneth Walker

BoardingHouse – ‘Teeth’

Cat People – Giorgio Moroder

Creepshow – John Harrison

The Entity – Charles Bernstein

Evilspeak – Roger Kellaway

Forbidden World – Susan Justin

Honeymoon Horror – Ron Di Iulio

Manhattan Baby – Fabio Frizzi

Mongrel – Ed Guinn

Next of Kin – Klaus Schulze

Nightbeast – Rob Walsh, Jeffrey Abrams

Slumber Party Massacre – Ralph Jones

Tenebrae – Simonetti-Morante-Pignatelli

The Thing – Ennio Morricone, John Carpenter, Alan Howarth

The Sinister Doctor Orloff – Jess Franco [as ‘Pablo Villa’]

Turkey Shoot – Brian May

Unhinged – Jonathan Newton


Angst aka Schizophenia – Klaus Schulze

Attack of the Beast Creatures aka Hell Island – John P. Moxey

The Devonsville Terror – Ray Colcord

Eyes of Fire – Brad Fiedel

Fatal Games – Shuki Levy

Friday the 13th Part III – Harry Manfredini and Michael Zager

Halloween III: Season of the Witch – John Carpenter

The Keep – Tangerine Dream

Mountaintop Motel Massacre – Ron Di Iulio

Sledgehammer – Ted Prior, Marc Adams, Philip G. Slate

Spasms – Tangerine Dream

Videodrome – Howard Shore

Xtro – Harry Bromley Davenport


Children of the Corn – Jonathan Elias

The Dark Side of Midnight aka The Creeper – Doug Holroyd

Don’t Open Till Christmas – Des Dolan

The Jar – Obscure Size

Monster Shark – Fabio Frizzi

Murder-rock: Dancing Death – Keith Emerson

A Nightmare on Elm Street – Charles Bernstein

Rats: Nights of Terror – Luigi Caccarelli

Razorback – Iva Davies

Runaway – Jerry Goldsmith

Sleepwalker – Phil Sawyer

The Terminator – Brad Fiedel


Blood Cult – Rod Slane

Confessions of a Serial Killer – William Penn

Cut & Run – Claudio Simonetti

Day of the Dead – John Harrison

Deadly Intruder – John McCauley

Evils of the Night – Robert O. Ragland

Fright Night – Brad Fiedel

Future-Kill – Robert Renfrow

The Galaxy Invader – Norman Noplock

Ghoulies – Richard Band

Girls School Screamers – John Hodian

Massacre in Dinosaur Valley – Claudio Simonetti

Nail Gun Massacre – Whitey Thomas

Nightmare Weekend – Martin Kershaw

Phenomena – Goblin

The Strangeness – David Michael Hillman, Chris Huntley


The Abomination – Kim Davis, Richard Davis and John Hudek

April Fool’s Day – Charles Bernstein

Blood Hook – Thomas A. Naunas

Body Count – Claudio Simonetti

Breeders – Don Great, Tom Milano

Chopping Mall – Chuck Cirino

Class of Nuke ‘Em High – Ethan Hurt

Combat Shock – Buddy Giovanazzo

Deadly Friend – Charles Bernstein

Evil in the Woods – Burt and Joe Wolff

“Geek”! aka Backwoods – Skeet Bushor

Gothic – Thomas Dolby

The Hitcher – Mark Isham

Night of the Creeps – Barry DeVorzon

Revenge – Rod Slane

Revenge of the Living Dead Girls – Christopher Reid

The Ripper – Rod Slane

Spookies – Kenneth Higgins, James Calabrese

Tahkhana – Ajit Singh

TerrorVision – Richard Band

The Wind aka The Edge of Terror – Hans Zimmer, Stanley Myers


The Wraith – Michael Hoenig, J. Peter Robinson


Beaks: The Movie – Stelvio Cipriani


Blood Diner – Don Preston

Brain Damage – Clutch Reiser and Gus Russo

Creepshow 2 – Les Reed, Rick Wakeman

Demon Queen – Jan Haflin

Demonwarp – Dan Slider

Epitaph – John Gonzalez

Evil Spawn – Paul Natzke

Killing Birds – Carlo Maria Cordio

Open House – Jim Studer

Psychos in Love – Carmine Capobianco

The Shaman
– Richard Yakub

The Serpent and the Rainbow – Brad Fiedel

Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama aka The Imp – Guy Moon

The Soultangler (USA) – Hypnolovewheel

Street Trash – Rick Ulfik


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Video Violence – Gordon Ovsiew


The Blob – Michael Hoenig

Curse of the Blue Lights – Randall Crissman

Fatal Pulse – Martin Mayo

Fright Night Part 2 – Brad Fiedel

Graverobbers – Katherine Quittner

The Hackers – David Christopher, Milly Duncan

Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers – Alan Howarth

Headhunter – Julian Laxton

Hollowgate – John Gonzalez

The House on Tombstone Hill aka Dead Dudes in the House – William B. Riffel

I Saw What You Did – Dana Kaproff

Iced – Dan Milner

Killer Klowns from Outer Space – John Massari

The Last Slumber Party – John Brennan, Danilo Bridgens

Lone Wolf – Jon Kull

Night of the Demons – Dennis Michael Tenney

A Nightmare on Elm Street 4 – Craig Safan, John Easdale

Not of This Earth – Chuck Cirino

Offerings – Russell D. Allen

Trapped Alive – Michael Mark

The Urge to Kill aka Attack of the Killer Computer – uncredited

Vampire in Venice – Luigi Ceccarelli


Beasties aka Bionaut – Darrell Devaurs

Dark Heritage – uncredited

Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers – Alan Howarth

The House of Usher  – Gary Chang, George S. Clinton

MoonStalker – Douglas Pipes

Nightmare Beach – Claudio Simonetti

Skinned Alive – J.R. Bookwalter


Demon Cop – Brian Malone

Demon Wind – Bruce Wallenstein


Nightmare Concert (A Cat in the Brain) – Fabio Frizzi

Metamorphosis: The Alien Factor – John Gray


Intensive Care – Paul Natte


The Washing Machine – Claudio Simonetti


Demon Dolls – Killer Circus


The Dummy – Killer Circus

Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers – Alan Howarth


The Dentist – Alan Howarth


The Dentist 2 – Alan Howarth

Psycho Santa – Steve Sessions


Saw – Charlie Clouser


Psycho Sleepover

Slaughtered (Australia) – Hook


All Hallows Eve – Jon McBride


Resident Evil: Afterlife – Tomandandy


Zombie Ass: Toilet of the Dead


Beyond the Black Rainbow – Norm Li

Night of the Living Dead: Resurrection – James Morrissey

Room 237 – Jonathan Snipes


LFO – Antonio Tublén


Let Us Prey – Steve Lynch

Starry Eyes – Jonathan Snipes

Excess Flesh – Jonathan Snipes

It Follows – Disasterpiece

Late Phases – Wojciech Golczewski


Bastard – Kyle Hnedak

Live-Evil – Shawn Lee

Secret Santa – Andre Becker

Sinister 2 – tomandandy

We Are Still Here – Wojciech Golczewski


The Barn – Jason English; Rocky Gray

Beyond the Gates – Wojciech Golczewski

The Belko Experiment – Tyler Bates

Fender Bender – Nightrunner

Inoperable – Jonathan Price

Let’s Be Evil – Julian Scherle

Sequence Break – Van Hughes

Shadows of the Dead – Wojciech Golczewski

She Wolf Rising – Tom Burns

Tonight She Comes – Wojciech Golczewski


Christmas Blood – Kim Berg

Death on Scenic Drive – Starsky Partridge

Game of Death – Julien Mineau

Housewife – Antoni Maiovvi

Ouija House – Jonathan Price

Shhhh – Umberto

Sick for Toys – David L. Small


1 Must Fall – Joe Stockton

Bloodline – Trevor Gureckis

The Campus – Darryl Blood

Exposure – Joshua Luttrell

Killer Kate! – John E. Hopkins

The Night Sitter – Rob Himebaugh

Trespassers aka Hell Is Where the Home Is – Jonathan Snipes

Winterskin – S.T.R.S.G.N and Europaweite Aussichten

Wretch – Joe Stockton


The Furies – Kirsten Axelholm and Kenneth Lampl

Pumpkins – Will Metheringham

The Last Laugh – Jon Bash


Archaon: The Halloween Summoning – David Joshua Adkins

Fear PHarm – Eros Cartechini, Sam Hallenbeck

I Am Lisa – Natalia Perez

Shadow in the Cloud – Mahuia Bridgman-Cooper

Vampire Virus  – Matt Akers

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V for Vengeance – Rich Walters

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Steve is the author of Beyond Terror: The Films of Lucio Fulci; Nightmare USA and both volumes of Murderous Passions: The Delirious Cinema of Jesus Franco and one half of experimental musical duo Cyclobe.

Extensive additions to this filmography by Daz Lawrence and Adrian J Smith

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