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Zombie Movie Soundtracks

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Welcome to our celebration of the art of the zombie movie soundtrack.

Horror soundtracks have always entranced us – they often take on a life of their own, and stay with you for much longer than the movie does, triggering the essence and the atmosphere of the movie for years to come – feelings that resonate as chemical rushes in your central nervous system. We get that feeling every-time we hear the opening to the Day of the Dead soundtrack.

Horror films that you thought were incredible in your youth may diminish in impact and importance over the years, but it is rare for good soundtracks to do the same.

Free from the commercial pressures (although less so these days), the zombie film soundtrack has allowed session musicians, and known artists, a space to create atmosphere, and it has historically been home to a vast array of styles: classical, jazz, progressive rock, metal, dark synths etc…pretty much everything has been tried with varying effect.

We have collected together a list below of all the zombie film soundtracks that we can get our hands on, and have included a short essay, photos of the album sleeve, and links allowing you to stream, or buy the soundtrack where possible.

You will find a huge array of talent here, from the famous to the unknown, including: John Carpenter, Richard Kelly, Alan Howarth, Claudio Simonetti, Goblin, John Harrison, Fabio Frizzi, and many more, you will find them all lurking in the movies below.

Enjoy

1930s Zombie movie soundtracks

Film Year Artist Soundtrack
White Zombie 1932 Various Soundtrack
Revolt of the Zombies 1936 Various Soundtrack

 

1940s Zombie movie soundtracks

Film Year Artist Soundtrack
The Ghost Breakers 1940 Ernst Toch Soundtrack
I Walked with a Zombie 1943 Various Soundtrack

 

1950s Zombie movie soundtracks

Film Year Artist Soundtrack
The Zombies of Mora Tau 1957 Mischa Bakaleinakoff Soundtrack
Plan 9 from Outer Space 1959 Various Soundtrack

 

1960s Zombie movie soundtracks

Film Year Artist Soundtrack
Dr Blood’s Coffin 1961 Buxton Orr Soundtrack
The Last Man on Earth 1964 Paul Sawtell and Bert Shefter Soundtrack
Rome Against Rome 1964 Roberto Nicolosi Soundtrack
Terror Creatures from the Grave 1965 Aldo Piga Soundtrack
The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies 1965 André Brummer and Libby Quinn Soundtrack
The Plague of the Zombies 1966 James Bernard Soundtrack
Night of the Living Dead 1968 Various Soundtrack

1970s Zombie movie soundtracks

Film Year Artist Soundtrack
Tombs of the Blind Dead 1971 Artist name Soundtrack
Garden of the Dead 1972 Jaime Mendoza-Nava Soundtrack
Children Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things 1973 Carl Zittrer Soundtrack
Vengeance of the Zombies 1973 Juan Carlos Calderón Soundtrack
A Virgin Among the Living Dead 1973 Bruno Nicolai Soundtrack
Sugar Hill 1974 The Originals Soundtrack
House of Seven Corpses 1974 Bob Emenegger Soundtrack
The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue 1974 Giuliano Sorgini Soundtrack
Shock Waves 1977 Richard Einhorn Soundtrack
Les Raisins de la Mort 1978 Philippe Sissmann Soundtrack
Dawn of the Dead 1978 Goblin Soundtrack
Zombie Flesh Eaters 1979 Fabio Frizzi Soundtrack

1980s Zombie movie soundtracks

Film Year Artist Soundtrack
Alien Dead 1980 Franklin Sledge Soundtrack
The Children 1980 Harry Manfredini Soundtrack
Erotic Nights of the Living Dead 1980 Marcello Giobini Soundtrack
Nightmare City 1980 Stelvio Cipriani Soundtrack
Hell of the Living Dead 1980 Various Soundtrack
Zombie Holocaust 1980 Nico Fidenco Soundtrack
City of the Living Dead 1980 Fabio Frizzi Soundtrack
Burial Ground / Le Notti del Terrore 1981 Berto Pisano and Elsio Mancuso Soundtrack
Dead & Buried 1981 Joseph Renzetti Soundtrack
The Evil Dead 1981 Joseph LoDuca Soundtrack
Zombie Lake 1981 Daniel J. White Soundtrack
The House by the Cemetery 1981 Walter Rizzati Soundtrack
Kiss Daddy Goodbye 1981 David Spear Soundtrack
La Morte Vivante 1982 Philippe D’Aram Soundtrack
Oasis of the Zombies 1982 Daniel J. White Soundtrack
One Dark Night 1983 Bob Summers Soundtrack
Zeder (Revenge of the Dead) 1983 Riz Ortolani Soundtrack
Hard Rock Zombies 1984 Paul Sabu Soundtrack
Night of the Comet 1984 Bob Summers & Don Perry Soundtrack
The Return of the Living Dead 1985 Various Artists Soundtrack
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