Hip Hop’s Best Horror Movie Theme Samples

JLBarrow • October 30, 2011 • No Comments

The good folks at HipHopDX went digging into the haunted milk crates to find some sampling gems just in time for Halloween.

Song: Busta Rhymes, “Gimme Some Mo” (1998), produced by DJ Scratch

Samples: Bernard Herrmann, “Prelude From Psycho” (1960), from Psycho

Without Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 thriller Psycho, horror cinema would certainly be a lot tamer than it is today. Even the revolutionary story of serial killer Norman Bates aside, the filmic elements of Psycho helped influence a new generation of horror directors to come. Yet perhaps the most important aspect of the flick is its screeching score, courtesy of composer Bernard Herrmann. Herrmann’s nerve jangling soundtrack perfectly captured the fractured psyche of villain Norman Bates, transforming the already terrifying film into a cultural landmark of the horror genre.

 

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