1.) Paint it Black--Stir of Echoes
Paint it Black is obviously at the top of my list due to its creepy and catchy beat and I often feel an uneasiness mixed with joy whenever I hear it. No matter what I am doing during the moment when the tune comes on the radio, I can't help but envision the tragic scene in Stir of Echoes where the young woman is raped and murdered while the song blares in the background over her cries. The film succeeded in using the song effectively throughout, as it plays a very vital role in part of the story. The song was also featured in the 2004 made-for-TV remake of Salem's Lot, starring Rob Lowe, in the end of the movie when the character is trying to be revived by doctors. Hmm, there's just something about the rock classic that embodies death and sorrow and I absolutely love it; it's perfect for every horror movie.
2.) Hey Man, Nice Shot--Demon Knight
Every time I hear Hey Man, Nice shot by Filter, I can't help but picture the bald beauty, Billy Zane, as he chases William Sadler down a dark highway on a mission to get what's rightfully his. The song helped to set the tone for the rest of the movie which delivers gore and camp perfectly well. Zane is amazing as the big bad demon who torments the group of stranded individuals while simultaneously providing humor for the frightened audience. Oh Billy Zane, if only you were still as you were during the time. I miss you, man.
3.) Bad Moon Rising--American Werewolf in London
4.) Sweet Dreams--House on Haunted Hill
5.) Burnin' For You--Let Me In
6.)Mr. Sandman--Halloween and Halloween: H20
7.) Jeepers Creepers--Jeepers Creepers
8.) Don't Stop Me Now--Shaun of the Dead
9.) One Thing Leads to Another--The House of the Devil
10.)Free Bird--The Devil's Rejects