The Best Horror Trailer Music to Give You Chills

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From eerie and foreboding to heart-pounding and intense, the best horror trailer music is designed to give you chills. In this blog post, we’ll explore some of the best tracks for setting the tone in a horror trailer.

The Conjuring

The Conjuring is a 2013 American supernatural horror film directed by James Wan and written by Chad Hayes and Carey W. Hayes. It is the inaugural film in The Conjuring Universe franchise. The film is inspired by the true-life case files of Ed and Lorraine Warren, American paranormal investigators and authors associated with prominent cases of hauntings. Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga play the Warrens, while Ron Livingston and Lili Taylor play Roger and Carolyn Perron, the residents of the house who experience the haunting. The Conjuring grossed over $319 million worldwide against its $20 million production budget, making it one of the highest-grossing horror films of all time.

A Quiet Place

If you’re looking for some truly spine- chilling music to add to your horror movie collection, look no further than the trailer for A Quiet Place. This film, starring Emily Blunt and John Krasinski, is a nail- biting thriller about a family struggling to survive in a world where making any noise can mean death. The trailer features an eerie, minimalist score that will send chills down your spine.

The Babadook

The Babadook is a 2014 Australian psychological horror film directed by Jennifer Kent, in her directorial debut, and written by Kent. The film stars Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Hayley McElhinney, Daniel Henshall, and Barbara West.

The Babadook was originally released in 2014 to positive reviews from critics, who praised the direction, acting, and originality. The film grossed over $7 million at the box office worldwide and won several awards, including the AACTA Award for Best Film.

The Ring

The Ring is a 2002 American supernatural horror film directed by Gore Verbinski and starring Naomi Watts, Martin Henderson, David Dorfman, Brian Cox, and Daveigh Chase. It is a remake of the 1998 Japanese horror film Ring, based on the novel of the same name by Koji Suzuki. The Ring was released theatrically on October 18, 2002, and received mixed reviews. Critics praised the atmosphere and visual style but criticized the screenplay and frequent jumps scares. It grossed $249 million worldwide on a $48 million budget, becoming one of the highest-grossing horror remakes of all time.

The film Centers on a mysterious videotape that kills whoever watches it after seven days. Investigative journalist Rachel Keller (Watts) watches the videotape and becomes haunted by the curse. She races to discover the video’s origin and save her son’s life before it is too late.

The Ring was released on DVD in North America on March 18, 2003, and grossed an additional $ISO million in revenue from DVD sales.


Hereditary is one of the best horror movies in recent years, and part of what makes it so effective is its score. The music by Colin Stetson is eerie and unsettling, perfectly capturing the feeling of dread that runs throughout the film. If you’re looking for some horror trailer music that will give you chills, look no further than Hereditary.

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