Dracula’s soundtrack is quite dark, sad, and scary, though the dominant mood is dark with 16% of dark emotions throughout the whole soundtrack.
28 Days Later soundtrack is epic and sad rather than scary. It only scored 4% on scary which makes it one of the least scary movies on the list.
Mostly sad, epic and chilled, Corpse Bride’s soundtrack doesn’t pursue to scare its viewers. It is actually also one of the least scary movies on the list with only 4% of the scary mood.
The Shining music is dark, scary, and sad with some energetic notes across the soundtrack. It is one of the three scariest movies on the list.
Halloween 2 soundtrack scores 18.6% on being scary only preceded by 21.8% of the dark mood. The soundtrack is also quite energetic and aggressive.
Midsommer’s soundtrack is 16.2% dark, 15% sad, and 12.7% spherical. It is also mildly scary with 10% of the scary mood.
The series’ soundtrack is sad, spherical, and dark. It is also quite calm but not that scary.
We also analyzed the genres of all the movie soundtracks. The results are as follows:
The most classical soundtrack is Dracula. It is 67.46% classical and only 7.11% ambient.
The most ambient soundtrack is Stranger Things. The movie’s soundtrack has the most ambient and electronic dance profile out of all.
Apart from that, the Corpse Bride scored very high on the jazz genre with 23.89%, and 28 Days Later boasts some rock tunes with 21.34% for the rock genre.
Overall, it seems that the movie makers prefer classical, ambient, electronic dance, jazz, and rock compositions.
Emotional Profile and Energy Levels
Our analysis uncovered the energy level and emotional profile of each soundtrack. The emotional profile tends to be negative with only two movies being somewhat positive which are 28 Days Later and Corpse Bride. For horror movies, it is quite a natural result.
The Scariest Movie Soundtrack for Halloween is…?
And the title of the scariest soundtrack for Halloween goes to Halloween 2 with 18.6% of the scary mood. John Carpenter co-wrote the movie, but he’s also the composer of the film’s iconic soundtrack. This is not surprising considering that the previous movie’s soundtrack – Halloween I – was named the greatest horror soundtrack by Rolling Stone in 2019 and served as an inspiration for many movies to come.
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