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Discussion in 'DVD' started by Haris Ellahi, Apr 12, 2003.
Which are the best horror movies with awesome Dolby Digital or DTS soundtracks?
Sorry! This thread should be in "Home Theater Software."
13 Ghosts had pretty fantastic sound even if the content was a bit lacking. The soundtrack was pretty rocking as well.
Hmm, I guess it's down to personal taste which may be why you haven't had many responses.. Also are you looking for a Soundtrack (populated by bands) or a score? If it's a score you're after then I would recommend -
Morricone's brilliant score for John Carpenter's The Thing
The Alien soundtrack, sorry I can't remember who wrote this one.
Actually I think I might have misread the question. :b You're looking for a great surround sound track to impress in the same way people use the opening scene from Saving Private Ryan aren't you. Damn, in that case I can't think of anything. They just don't make good horror these days. I'd still check out the Alien soundtrack. That thing is just beautiful!
John Carpenter's In the Mouth of Madness is pretty good. It was available as a DTS LD, but I believe it's DD only on DVD...but still pretty good. More recently, The Ring sounds very good. I'll post more if I can think of them.
Der...thought of a couple more right after I posted. Blade and Blade 2 both sound great. Blade was (like ITMOM) available on DTS LD, but is DD only on DVD. I own the DTS LD and think it sounds fantastic. The DTS-ES track on Blade 2 sounds damn good.
Suspiria has a demo worthy DTS track, but it isn't a movie everyone's going to appreciate. You'd have to know your audience.
Bride of Chucky had a great soundtrack and Dolby Digital mix. Not really a horror film, though. It's more comedy. Sleepy Hollow had a good Dolby track as well. I can't think of any real hardcore horror with truly great sound. Most of the great horror films are either low budget, Texas Chainsaw Massacre or older films. I'm interested in hearing some suggestions also. Check out www.horrordvds.com. They have some good detailed reviews.
So far, the best horror film isn't even on DVD, though it will be this August: The Haunting, Robert Wise's 1963 adaptation of the Shirley Jackson novel. It's in black and white and monophonic sound, and nothing could be scarier.
If Warner's upcoming The Haunting DVD has clean sound, it'll blow away all those fancy DTS 6.1 tracks.
Blade & Blade 2, From Hell, Cape Fear(91), The Ring....
If you like very hard rock, I think you'd like Resident Evil.
I second Resident Evil...very loud hard rock.
The Beyond and Let Sleeping Corpses Lie are two A-grade zombie films from Anchor Bay with wonderful 5.1 remixes.
Thanks. However, I am talking about MOVIE sound, not the "CD soundtrack."
Well in that case I'd still recommend Alien, the sound design s subtle but still brilliant. Fascinatingly the Legacy box set version of Alien (and posssibly the single disc as well I guess) has an isolated score track and as well as the original sound has a soundtrack comprised of on the set recordings. Creaky set floorboards and all! I think that's probably unique isn't it? Or are there other DVD's with that feature?
You gotta try this The Others
The Shining is quite good.