Top 10 Creepy and Scary Theme Songs

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We covered our favorite Halloween songs a couple years back, and as much as we like Monster Mash, it doesn't scream "scary." Horror movies and shows have done an excellent job at producing scores and soundtracks that are meant to scare the bejesus out of you. Whether you're looking for songs to scare off some Halloweeners or you just want to creep yourself out, these songs are a sure way to get some chills.

10- Candyman

The piano score of Candyman is so innocent yet totally creepy at the same time. There's something very clown-like with the score that makes us uneasy.

9- Unsolved Mysteries

Much of the success of Unsolved Mysteries stems from the fact that most people would believe anything that came out of the late Robert Stack's mouth. You can almost sense ghosts surrounding you when this song plays.

8- The X-Files

While every other entry here is either from a horror movie or relates to the death in some way, The X-Files was all about the paranormal. We've gotten over the fact that Fox Mulder is now a middle-aged sex addict on Californication, but the theme of The X-Files is still keeping us on our toes.

7- Nightmare on Elm Street

If the world can use more of one thing, it's serial killers with a sense of humor--okay, maybe not. Still, Freddy, this one goes out to you.

6- Children Of The Corn

There's something utterly spooky about kids singing the same simple syllables over and over. "Ah-Ah-Ah-Ahhhh Ah-Ah".

5- Rosemary's Baby

Make it stop! Make it stop!! La-la-la-la-la...

4- Jaws

Jaws may have been more of a thriller than a horror movie, but its main theme will make you look over your shoulder.

3- Psycho

The screeching violin sound from Psycho is a classic. For a real fright, let the violin part play on repeat until you can't take it anymore.

2- Halloween

Michael Myers (no, not the comedian) scared the shit out of us when we were kids and the soundtrack to Halloween still sends shivers down our spines.

1- The Exorcist

Just hearing the words "Tubular Bells" should make the hairs on your body rise. The Exorcist was creepy and the soundtrack is equally as eerie. Go ahead, stare at little Regan's eyes while listening to the song, we dare you.