Synths have been the instruments of choice for decades when it comes to soundtracking horror movies. From the heydays in the Seventies with legends like John Carpenter and Goblin to modern approaches that reflects the early days those two pop culture icons make a perfect liaison dangereuses. Whether you like those sharp and abrasive electronic sounds or the haunting synth pads: you can’t doubt that synths create the best atmosphere to have a decent fear attack.
So here’s a selection that Philipp Demankowski mixed together with some of his favourite horror movie scores. This UV Funk show ties in with the first Soundtrack special that was focused on Exploitation movies.
Jeff Grace – Stakeout [Cold In July]
Umberto – Shower Scene – [From The Grave]
Eric Feremans – Beat – [The Antwerp Killer]
Keegan DeWitt – Sinking [Queen of Earth]
Jon Brion – Zombie Attacks in the Eighties [ParaNorman]
Rob – Doll [Maniac]
John Carpenter – Airforce One – [Escape From New York]
Devonté Hynes – Big Game [Palo Alto]
Giorgio Moroder – To The Bridge [Cat People]
Steve Moore – The Magician [The Guest]
CUTS – Bunsen Burner [Ex Machina]
Fabio Frizzi – Apoteosi Del Mistero [City Of The Living Dead]
Sinoia Caves – Elena’s Sound-World – [Beyond the Black Rainbow]
Klaus Schulze – Montclare [Next of Kin]
John Harrison – The Dead Suite [Day of the Dead]
Disasterpeace – Detroit [It Follows]
Jon Hopkins – Journey [Monsters]
Mogwai – Hungry Face [Les Revenants]
Dynatron – Cosmo Black [Cold In July]
Andrzej Kozynski – The Night The Screaming Stops [Possession]
Tangerine Dream – Dr Destructo [Thief]
UV Funk is a radio show which is broadcasted every third Friday from 9:30 pm to 11:00 pm on Dresden based community radio station coloRadio. Radio listeners in Dresden can tune in to the program on 98,3 or 99,4 MHz. Any other listeners can recall it here. The show is hosted by Philipp Demankowski. It’s all about stories, interviews and tracks out of the world of Cosmic Electronic Music.
The show was aired on 15th July 2016.