It’s that time again, on the third Weird Wednesday in October (though admittedly a day late, shhhh), my groovy ghoulies, fellow lovers of Autumn and scary stories and Halloween, let’s take another look and listen at another awesome 90’s Horror Movie Soundtrack.
This time around we meet up with Sidney and her fellow Woodsboro high school friends, along with a news reporter, the local police, oh yeah, and a masked killer. It may be dangerous, but while we try to survive we can reflect on all the “horror/slasher movie rules“, keep each other from saying things like “I’ll be right back“, and maybe dance around some to the killer soundtrack that went along with the 1996 film, Scream.
It is near impossible to dance AND be scared at the same time, after all.
The soundtrack to Scream starts out with a 90’s pop-rock song by Birdbrain that will have you wanting to break out the flannel and stop washing your outgrown hair, and feel part of our youth again. There are some great covers here, a necessity in any great 90’s soundtrack, with Blue Oyster Cult, Alice Cooper and Flock of Seagulls getting rehabbed. We also get some killer songs from the likes of Moby, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, and muse of David Lynch and Mark Frost, Julee Cruise. Oh, and not to be forgotten, is the industrial wonder of Sister Machine Gun (hands up if you remember them). This is a soundtrack meant to get you moving fast, and also waxing a bit nostalgic on the 90’s (I know I am).
Just don’t answer the phone.
Here are my five favorite songs from Scream Soundtrack – do you have a favorite from this soundtrack? What is your favorite 90’s horror movie soundtrack?
1. Red Right Hand :: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
2. Bitter Pill :: The Connells
3. Whisper :: Catherine
4. Don’t Fear the Reaper :: Gus
originally by Blue Oyster Cult
5. Whisper to a Scream (Birds Fly) :: Soho
originally by Flock of Seagulls