Royalty free Thriller music

  • Classy and sensual intriguing smooth jazz track with a lead saxophone theme, sophisticated atmosphere and seductions sound. Perfectly suited to an erotic thriller similar to Basic Instinct, Fatal Attraction or Silence Of The Lambs. Ideal for a crime drama, docudrama, suspense, anxiety, innocently provocative characters, alluring mystery and more.

    This epic, interstellar, thunderous orchestral track builds to a huge, dramatic climax with rousing strings, horns and deep, dark synthesizer moods to add an extra sense of magic and wonder. Great for games, documentaries, space, time and nature projects. Influences of Hans Zimmer. A wondrous, majestic trip though time and space. INSTRUMENTS: Drums, Guitars, Strings, Brass and Synths. SIMILAR TO: Hans Zimmer, Thomas Bergersen, Trevor Morris, Steve Jablonsky, Harry Gregson Williams, Two Steps From Hell, James Newton Howard, Brian Tyler, James Horner, John Powell, Michael Giacchino and Harry Gregson Williams.

    This is a mysterious and dramatic apocalyptic thriller piano music, full of suspense and tension.

    This is a scary and suspenseful track, full of horror and fear. Great for horror and tension films, danger and dark moods.Also perfect for strange and furious scenes, thriller and nightmares backgrounds and more.

    Positive corporate indie music with nice drums, bass and electric guitars. Whether it's for a commercial underscore, short movie, or tv this uplifting pop-rock melody will be a great choice. Thanks for listening and purchasing

    This is profound and heartfelt ambient music with sensitive piano, touching electric guitar, and strings featured. This beautiful and truly soulful track can perfectly fit as background for any social drama, human relationships, love stories, deep space views, drone videos, wedding and romantic videos, cinematic and heartwarming stories or other lovely and sincere multimedia projects.

    Suspenseful and creepy track featuring piano, bells, and percussion. Perfect for Halloween videos, thriller movies, and horror video games.

    An emotional and dramatic piano piece, full of dark apathy and sadness. Imagine staying in a deep underwater, it's dark and calm there, cold sunny rays seep through the thickness of the water, and you are drowning in your emotions. Ideal background music for indie games, various cinematic uses, memorial video, space themes, thriller scenes, and more.

    Suspenseful dramatical music. Waiting for the coming of an important and terrible event. The best choice for scoring scenes in the genre of the detective, thriller, adventure.

    Aggressive hip-hop track in 90's style, featuring orchestra hits, staccato strings, breath samples, bass and smacking drums. Great for provocative video content, chase scenes, urban fights, gang wars, crime in action, intense breakdance battles, and more.

    This is sad, tragic and sorrowful music with dramatic and sentimental mood. This gentle and melancholic royalty free track can perfectly fit for dramatic and tragic videos, sad stories, rainy days, love storytellings, irreplaceable loss videos, mourning and suffering emotions videos, spiritual and soulful videos and more.

    A mysterious, strange and spooky music box featured track. Perfect for horror films and mysterious thrillers, paranormal activity, ghosts, Halloween background music, and any project needing a haunting feel.

    Epic, haunting, hybrid percussive music with electronic motives, and powerful synth bass. A strong mechanical, industrial, futuristic feel. Ideal for videos related to progress, technology, chase, crime scenes, strange land, alien invasion, extreme parkour and freerunning videos, camera epic wtf moments, acro gymnast workout, action thriller or anything edgy.

    This is an electronic track with atmospheric piano pads. Perfect for cinematic video projects, psychological thrillers, ominous scenes, haunting movies, scary moments, emotional tension, etc.

    Dramatic modern classical track with a high-tech sound. Featuring electronic plucks, synths, gated pads, violins, piano, and drums. Great for showcasing the important business process, inner-work operations or behind-the-scenes action. Also suitable as background music that creates anxiety and an atmosphere of serious engagement, e.g.natural disaster news report.

    An ominous, dark, scary horror theme. Perfect for introductions to scary films and games, but can also be used in other parts as well.

    This is dark and suspenseful piano music, full of tension and mystery. Great for mysterious documentary films, scary and horror background, fear and thriller trailer, drama and cinematic piano intro, criminal and danger scenes and much more.

    Decisive, menacing action-packed theme ideal for creating intense buildups or introductions for a crime scene, or Halloween project. Perfect for battle scenes on the verge of life and death, horror movies, theatrical performance on Halloween night, thriller soundtrack, etc.

    This is a scary and suspenseful track, full of horror and fear. Great for horror and tension films, danger and dark moods.Also perfect for strange and furious scenes, maniac, thriller and nightmares backgrounds and much more.

    Droppin' the bomb is a dark lo-fi hip hop track with a mysterious and abstract background. It will give character and attitude to your content. You can use it as a backdrop for your projects, as a sound saver of computer games like GTA, urban visuals, crime in planning or progress, hight suspense scenes, CSI investigation, detective sitcoms like a Scum, etc.

    An action packed, energetic and high octane cinematic orchestral track with driving percussion for maximum impact. Great for trailers, horror, chases, fights and action scenes.

    Cinematic underscore with mysterious and ominous tones, great for any drama or thriller, as well as other productions that need an eerie and dark background. Features piano, violin, cello, strings and ambient effects.

    Enigmatic and contradictory ambient instrumental track with the complex sound of synth pads, harp, flute, piano, strings, and sound fx. Great for suspense scenes, long term thinking, waiting time, puzzle games, thriller films, CSI investigation, a documentary about unsolved mystery or secrets`.

    Sad cinematic track with a bit disquiet mood. Good for adding suspense, a sense of uneasiness or gloomy psychological thriller style film scene.

    Dramatic, aggressive soundtrack with fast paced cello rhythmics as the main feature and hybrid drums. Suitable as background music for chase thriller scenes, sudden attack in war games, fighting action, and more. Ideal to provide tension and add some stress in your project.

    Strange suspense is a dark and scary track, full of danger and tension. Great for horror and suspense films, spy and crime videos. Also perfect for mysterious and fear scenes, thrillers and much more. Moods: confused, crazy, dangerous, evil, foreboding, freaky, haunting, psycho, destructive, nightmare, chaotic, dissonant, mad. Instruments: synth keys, contrabass, sfx, synth pads, piano

    Contemporary Middle Eastern orchestral background music featuring duduk, santoor, and percussion. Would be great for an oriental documentary or film, cinematic scenes of desert sands and oasis, mysterious and haunting exotic Arabic world.

    This dark and anxious lo-fi hip hop track describes a stressed atmosphere in narrative and authentic way. The melody has somewhat of a dark overtone but very cool at the same time. Suitable for crime fiction, espionage thriller movies, dark empty streets, drug dealers, GTA style video games, suspense and intrigue plots, big robbery plan, security code, cyber attack,

    This is an atmospheric abstract ambient music, full of suspense and tension. Great for sci-fi cinematic film trailers, deep and strange scenes, emotional and sad scenes, mysterious subjects, haunting thriller underscore, investigation films and more.

    This is a dark and suspense piano music, full of tension and mystery. It is great for mysterious documentary films, scary and horror background, fear and thriller trailer, drama and cinematic piano intro, criminal and danger scenes and much more.

    Dramatic, scary and creepy cinematic orchestral music. A haunting harpsichord, church organ and a full orchestra build to a pulsing horror filled climax. A contemporary twist on Hollywood horror movie themes, composed for use in movies, trailers, games and advertising. Tubular Bells meets Brian Tyler.

    A cinematic track in the dark mood featuring the modern orchestra and some synths. It can be used for psychological thriller or horror movie.

    Epic Dark Horror Drama. A sombre, dramatic and tragic paranormal soundtrack, that combines feelings of terror, love, emotion, and paranoia.A beautiful, gloomy, eerie, mysterious and touching piece of music that blends life with death, good with evil and the real with the inexplicable.

    It is hybrid electronics / orchestral horror theme perfectly suited to create tension, suspense and a dark feel.

    A strange, creepy and alluring cinematic piece. Perfect for horror, psychological thrillers and more.

    Creepy cinematic track is perfect for horror, thriller, halloween, action movies, trailers and so on.

    It is a terrible track that creates an intense atmosphere of fear and keeps in constant tension. Perfect soundtrack for mystery games, suspense movies, horror and thriller. Great for Halloween or projects needing dark and thrilling atmosphere.

    A bloodcurdling, dark, menacing, psychotic and evil underscore, best for horror games and movies! Evokes the sound of chaos, suspense, and trapped soul. Suitable for quest rooms, theatre performances for Halloween, scary crime stories, spooky ghost tours, haunted houses, paranormal activity, unsolved mysteries etc.

    Dark, pulsating and threatening cinematic music that begins with deep bass sounds, distorted synths and electric guitar, building to a full, dramatic hybrid orchestral climax. A high-octane, forceful theme with a sense of relentless oncoming danger. Great for trailers, horror projects and video games. In the style of The Walking Dead and World War Z.

    Dark and scary track orchestrated with many piano effects, low pads, and many other sfx. This horror background music is great for fear and suspense scenes, thriller movies and horrifying trailers. Emotions and moods: psycho, terror, danger, nightmare, tension, evil, madness.

    Spooky and quirky background instrumental music, full of eerie cartoon atmosphere and creepy Halloween fun. Also suitable to create an ominous atmosphere of tension, suspense and intrigue in detective plots, criminal cases, mafia and gangster games.

    This is a suspenseful and anxious ambient thriller piano music, full of drama and tension. Ideal for mystery scenes, crime series CSI style, detective shows, medical dramas, etc.

    This is a scary and suspenseful track, full of horror and fear. Great for horror and tension films, danger and dark moods and much more. Also perfect for strange and furious scenes, thriller and nightmares backgrounds and much more.

    A dark, creepy and menacing orchestral track that conveys a tense mood of mystery, the unknown and fear. A ghostly piano, strings and brass create a mysterious, sinister atmosphere. Great for mystery, horror, supernatural and dramatic trailers, films and video games.

    A sinister and dark orchestra theme. Great for video game, horror and scary films, nightmares and furious scenes, psychological thrillers, or Halloween.

    Dramatic film trailer music with touching, reflective, haunting and beautiful mood. Perfect for scenes of suspense, eternal love, memorial slideshow, indie documentaries, or even thriller movies. This track includes different layers of hunted pads atmospheres in order to achieve a deep sound and a haunting texture.

    Dark mix with a great sense of danger and foreboding. Imminent confrontation, conflict, preparing for a battle. Perfect for action films, dramatic scenes with urban themes, espionage, action thriller.

    Electronic FX and synths combine with digital synths and beats to create this futuristic, atmospheric track. Great for video games, VR, trailers and projects that need a soundtrack to convey technology and scientific discovery.

    Dark and anxious hip-hop track with distorted synth and dangerous mood. Perfect for detective TV series, crime drama, CSI investigative reporting, psychological thriller and more.

    A dark and obsessive track, with the sense of determination, full of synths and deep percussions. Ideal track for sci-fi, thriller, trailers, cyberpunk, steampunk, drama, etc.

    A very cinematic and emotional track featuring piano and lush strings. Similar in style to composers like Thomas Newman, James Newton Howard, and Rachel Portman. Perfect for any film or documentary, trailer, opening credits, end credits

    A synthwave hybrid track, designed in thriller style of 80s cinematic music. The mood is suspenseful, perfect for themes of the prelude of the unknown, games movies and sci-fi documentaries or any visual project that requires a vintage spirit of mystic 80s.

    A delightful exotic Hip-Hop/Trap track with a Japanese flavor. Suitable for a cool urban underscore, Kill Bill style soundtrack, kung fu fight games, or modern visuals.

    Emotional cinematic hybrid orchestral track with a dark and suspenseful mood. A perfect backdrop for adding a sense of depth and motion to your project. Suitable for detective drama, thriller tension building, movie trailer, film credits, dramatic and mysterious scenes.

    A slowly building dark epic track with slow moving suspense string orchestra. Suitable for a thriller crime drama or horror film.

    This is an epic powerful track with anxious melody and dark serious mood. Suitable for breaking news reports about a terror attack, wars, human death, high tense moments, crime drama, post-apocalyptic and dark footage stories.

    Dark, emotional cinematic score, composed with cyber world in mind. Great for sci-fi movies, robotic future, suspenseful thriller, and more.

    This is a cinematic action music full of danger and suspense. great for tension and thriller background, chases and escape moods, adrenaline and intense scenes, crime and terror trailers, suspect and spy intro and much more.

    This is an energetic, weird and tricky rock track in a dark mood featuring overdrive guitars and e-piano. It would be nice for films about street crime, drunk party, late night action, Halloween comedy, etc.

    An inspiring and powerful track with vibes of motivation and determination. Features piano, bass, cello, violins and bells.

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Thriller is a genre more common within the world of movies, tv and literature than music, but as with all popular art, the sound that accompanies the vision has become known as a particular type. Within thriller stories, the mood created is one of suspense, drama, anticipation and climax, and as such, the soundtrack to this is intended to evoke all of those feelings.

The early master of thriller movies was Alfred Hitchcock, and scores to his films Vertigo and Psycho by Bernard Hermann were early classics of the genre. And so Hermann became the master of thriller movie music, going on to compose the theme for Taxi Driver and the soundtrack for Citizen Kane. Throughout these, there are similar patterns but equally different variants, with strings creating an epic classical sound at times, whilst at others the music is laid-back jazz, that overall provide the same contrasting effects as the movies; beautiful and inviting, whilst eerie and unsettling.

Another composer whose music has expertly scored thriller movies is Ennio Morricone. His main instruments of piano and trumpet have delivered the rise and fall that epitomises the genre in a variety of experimental ways. This ranges from creepy horror themes like The Thing, to dramatic westerns like Once Upon A Time In The West, showing that like the thriller genre itself, the music can be widely defined, taking in opera to country and much in between, and can vary from sweeping upbeat blasts to quietly threatening noises. The one thing that ties the songs together is the pacing to match the plot twists and extreme emotions in the stories, that encompass dark rhythmic crawls on the one hand, and vibrant seductive flourishes on the other.

Outside of soundtracks, thriller music has influenced standalone songs in popular culture. This is evident in the builds and drops that bring an emotional journey to electronic dance music, in the jazz and classical sounds from which thriller originated, and even outside of its instrumental leanings, in pop and rock artists incorporating the techniques and the instrumentation that bring a cinematic soundscape. Plus, of course, it may be no coincidence that one of the most successful albums and songs of all time, by Michael Jackson, is called Thriller.

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