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17 Fear-Filled Songs Inspired by Scary Movies

The Ramones, Talking Heads, Kate Bush and more make great music for creeps

Norman Bates

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The imagery and storylines provided by movies have long inspired songwriters, who have offered musical takes on films ranging from Citizen Kane to High Fidelity and Dirty Harry. But if songwriters can be inspired by movies that make us cry, laugh or mangle Clint Eastwood lines, why shouldn’t they also gives us tunes about slashers, monsters and freakazoids? With Halloween hitting this week, here are our favorite songs inspired by the creepy, spooky and downright freaky films that make us nervously hum when we’re home alone.

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