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    • The Countdown by Premium TraX

      This track starts with a powerful and cinematic orchestral intro creating an unforgettable impact. A countdown clock sound reflects the dark and dangerous mood. Perfect background music to express a sense of anticipation and drama for trailers, thriller movies, crime documentaries, and videos about space and rocket launches.

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      Thriller by Alex Grey

      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.

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      Alone In The Jungle by Eitan Epstein Music

      This is African jungle music, full of ambient and atmosphere. Great for tribal and traditional culture background, adventure and mystery scenes, Asian and oriental projects. African drums and percussion music, new age and relax moods, safari and wildlife videos, suspense and tension thriller music, ethnic and world music. Also, for cannibals and Ancient Animals scenes, national geographic and discovery films, travel shows, African landscapes, Battle and War scenes, nature films, and much more.

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      Dark Hero Comes by Ebunny

      Dark Hero Comes - Dark epic melody about evil heroes, darkness, falling angels, antiheroes. Best for dramatic, horror, suspense scenes, games, casual game, mobile game.

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      You Need To Go by Goldie Shine

      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.

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      The Expectation by Emilio Merone

      An extraterrestrial ambient synth track, featuring synth arps, drones, SFX, and a soaring melody to create a tense and anxious mood. Great for sci-fi movies, counterintuitive discoveries and revelations, ominous moments and impending danger, spy movies, tense television scenes, crime thrillers and murder mysteries.

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      Spy Fiction by GreenBird

      Mysterious and menacing thriller music with an uneasy, almost creepy vibe. Suitable for crime documentary, CSI investigation, suspicious scenes, creepy horror stories, mysteries and thrillers. Featuring mallet instruments, percussions and synthesizers.

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      Playful Poltergeist by Brian Holmes

      A spooky, yet playful and exciting, royalty-free logo/intro track. Features synth vocal effects, dark piano, aggressive strings, horns rips, and driving percussion. Great for Halloween or paranormal themes - intros, logos, video games, idents, branding, and more!

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      Scary Freaky Beast Horror by Eitan Epstein Music

      This is a scary and suspenseful music 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.

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      Fear Of The Dark by Yoav Alyagon

      Dark, intense, and thrilling music with fearful and anxious vibes. Ideal for psychedelic thrillers, scary scenes, or any tense situation when the mood is somber. It features a threatening synth progression, chords distorted by fear and tension. Ideal for video games, documentaries, or trailers for horror movies or TV shows.

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      Spooky Halloween Night by AG Music

      Spooky, mysterious and suspenseful Halloween music. Featuring a full orchestra with strings, woodwinds, celesta, and pizzicatos. Ideal for horror, creepy thriller, suspense or dark detective genres as well.

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      Final Fight by AleXZavesa

      Menacing, threatening, and tense hip-hop/trap background music, that will give a scary and dangerous atmosphere to your project. The excellent brass section and low bass make more power in this track. This amazing action track is perfect for dangerous extreme sports videos, fast-paced slideshow and animations, contemporary thriller dynamic final credits, crime and violence scenes and much more.

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      Blank Light by AG Music

      This track creates a dark and dissonant depressive atmosphere which keeps tension until the end, where hope appears. Both somber and hopeful, suspenseful and contemplative, this background music has a unique, haunting quality that can't be found in typical music. Ideal for sci-fi or thriller scenes, crime investigation, detective murder mystery, cyber or horror movie.

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      Dramatic Opener by Soundroll

      Oppressive music, with slowly building cinematic tension that gives a sensation of increasing menace and inevitable fatal end. Performed by orchestra and choir. Perfect for psychological thrillers, crime dramas, war documentaries with the main theme about assassinations, victims, terror and horror.

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      Dark Tension Fear by Eitan Epstein Music

      This is a scary and suspenseful music 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.

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      Inner Void by Emilio Merone

      The soundtrack for a slow-burn thriller or the trailer of a coming horror movie. Pounding percussion, shattered glass, and psychotic electric guitars add up to an unsettling atmosphere. Military drones moan overhead, and the distant piano plays odd notes in key intervals, dancing a tune for the haunted.

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      Back For Revenge by AG Music

      A scary haunting creepy atmospheric. Lots of different layers to give your sound depth and texture, this track is great for a wide range of horror and thriller scenes.

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      Am I Dreaming by AG Music

      This track will make you feel like in a blurry dream, a very haunting and menacing cinematic atmosphere that makes you jump at night. Written in the Hollywood style of Hans Zimmer. The mysterious, and chills provoking background music is ideal to grab your viewers attention. Suits well for detective investigation, psychological thriller, unidentified fear, etc

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      The Calls Of Orient by GreenBird

      The Calls Of Orient - Background music for documentary, advertising and video projects. Featuring with ethnic instruments, percussions and synthesizers. Great for psychological thrillers, chase scenes, spy dramas or any project looking for that cinematic vibe.

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      Tension Cinematic by Dave Brenner

      A powerful, sinister, dark, scf-fi, style track with stabs and booms complemented by dark effects with ghostly sounds and ambiences. Great for film and cinematic productions that require a powerful and memorable background or underscore.

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      Brooding Mystery by Tunelight

      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.

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      The Crows Dream by Emilio Merone

      Hypnotic and dreamy track, featuring a delicate and ostinato piano groove that creates an unusual dramatic mood. Perfect for crime drama, psychological thriller, and video game developers.

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      Fluid Attention by AG Music

      Do you need some dramatic music that provides the necessary tension and drama for your project? Then this is the perfect track for you. It has a soft orchestral part combined with dark synths and minimal, percussive beats that will bring a sense of atmosphere to your media production.

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      Mystical Music Box by Erick McNerney

      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.

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      Flying In Dreams by Elena Naumova

      A bit dreamy and mysterious orchestral theme. Great for usage in a video game, horror and scary films, nightmares and nostalgic scenes, psychological thrillers, for Halloween, tense situations.

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      Suspenseful Atmosphere by Eitan Epstein Music

      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.

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      Dark Town by AG Music

      Tension Trailer Teaser with dark and suspenseful mood. The perfect soundtrack for drama, horror trailers, blockbuster teasers, openings, endings, end titles, intros, psycho thrillers, action scenes and video games

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      Mysterious Cinematic by Dave Brenner

      A loopable dark and spacey track with epic roars and spooky sci-fi style lead played on a sitar. Great for film and cinematic productions that requires a powerful and memorable background or underscore.

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      Strange Suspense by Eitan Epstein Music

      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

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      The Screamer by Infraction

      Dangerous and haunting Thriller background track written in synthwave style with a strong '80s era influence. Ideal to create that violent throwback vibe for crime scenes, determination, and suspense. Think about Freddy Krueger, House by the Cemetery, City of the Living Dead, and more.

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      Slip Out of the Room by Sungtae Kim

      Cinematic orchestral composition with synth. The perfect song for comedy thriller or suspence.

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      Everlasting Hope by AG Music

      Unique and beautiful modern classical track, with an ethereal female vocal and very soft kalimba and marimba sequences in the background. The music is completely original and builds up slowly to a powerful and dramatic climax. Perfect for scientific documentaries or other media productions that are looking to create a creative and heartwarming mood.

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      Scary Thriller by Eitan Epstein Music

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

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      Alone Again by Sergey Wednesday

      Thought-provoking, twisted, and dramatic cinematic music theme. Featuring hypnotic synth pads, electric guitar, cellos, and strings. Best for the psychological thriller, scenes with a feeling of inevitability, medical drama, twisted mental state, and general suspense scenes.

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      Scary Dangerous Horror by Eitan Epstein Music

      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.

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      Criminal Lab Investigation by Diva Production Music

      A dark, intense, and moody electronic track with thundering drums, synths, and distant effects. Perfect for trailers and shows with an atmosphere of tension, mystery, or horror.

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      Psycho Killer by Roman Cano

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

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      Villain Reflection by Michael Musco

      This terrifying music combines an ominous vibe with a dark psychological tone. Ideal for increasing tension, puzzling thriller, industrial nightmare, crime scenes, and more.

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      Horror Jaws by Ebunny

      Dramatic and scary, this composition has a feeling of impending doom. Using violin and piano, this melody arises from the depths of hell. The perfect score for a horror game or movie trailer, Jaws-esque shark scene or fantasy dragon fight, or dangerous exploration. If you are looking for dramatic tension, this is a must-have!

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      Ominous Orchestra by Elena Naumova

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

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      Beyond Infinity by Audiocalm

      Dark orchestral serious-toned piece with a somber feel and sad mood. Featuring piano, cello, and staccato strings. Suitable for psychological thrillers and cinematic scenes with deep sorrow, fear of the unknown, suspense, and other dramatic productions.

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      The Night Drive by AG Music

      Very cinematic trailer track, perfect for any tension, suspense, chase action scenes and for a wide range of horror and thriller scenes. This track includes different layers of hunted percussions rhythms in order to achieve a deep sound and a hunting texture.

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      Disturbed Anxiety by Ebunny

      Disturbed Anxiety - Composition describes the anxious mood, inevitability and fatality sense. Classical style, orchestra with piano.

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      Cyberpunk Revolutions by Matteo Bosi

      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.

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      Floating by FabianKreutzerSound

      Mysterious and creepy ambient music that evokes feelings of ominous foreboding. Ideal soundscape to create a nightmarish ambience for scenes about supernatural, midnight time, post-apocalyptic world, walking deads, creepy cemetery, etc. Great for thriller films, Halloween projects and spooky video games.

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      Fatal Choice by Ebunny

      Music is the most effective way to connect with an audience and inspire it to action. This dark, horror, orchestral melody, describes a dramatic, fearful, scary mood that will bring a more sinister atmosphere to your projects. This track was inspired by dark, creepy games and scary movies.

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      Intense Hybrid Trailer by SnowMusicStudio

      Eerie and ominous hybrid-orchestral epic trailer written in Hollywood blockbuster style. Intense, powerful, and strong, this soundtrack perfect for war action, thriller, video game developers, horror score, exciting intro, battle scenes, or other high-impact projects.

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      Gravity In Reverse by Dave Brenner

      A big beat backing track complemented with 80's vaporwave synth and retro drum machine. Great for building suspense in your scenes. Gives the vibe of intrigue for sci-fi films. Also good for a supernatural occult twist, bipolar mental disorder, psychological thriller, etc.

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      Dark Room by AleXZavesa

      This cinematic, heroic, and scary epic music features ominous synths, electronic drums, and a massive brass section. This track could be perfect as background music for any mysterious project, videos about space exploration, epic adventures, crime documentaries, and more.

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      Urban Wars by Michael Adels

      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.

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      Keep The Tension On by AG Music

      Thought-provoking and twisted cinematic track that builds incessantly right up to its climax. Best as a film soundtrack for the psychological thriller, detective movie, suspense and action scenes, hidden secrets, crime investigation, intense games, espionage.

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      Toxic Revenge by AleXZavesa

      This action and powerful trap royalty free music track. Excellent and energy low bass and drums beat, dark and powerful brass, rhythmic percussion, elecronic dubstep synths. This track is perfect for sport videos, workout, gaming, fighting video.

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      Horror Ambience by Eitan Epstein Music

      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.

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      The Nuclear Effect by AG Music

      A haunting and mysterious modern orchestral track that builds to an ominous climax. This track will make you feel like in a blurry dream, a very haunting and scary cinematic atmosphere that makes you jump at night. Plenty of suspense and fear, this track is perfect for horror visuals, psychological thriller, a journey to the unknown, sci-fi trailer.

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      Horror Fear by Eitan Epstein Music

      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 much more.

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      Come To Me Baby by Berool

      Stylish royalty free rock music track with cool electric guitar melody, stomps, claps and atmospheric synths. Perfect for topics such as: extreme, sports, festival, party, rock concert, announcement, commercial video and more.

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      Strange Tension Horror by Eitan Epstein Music

      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.

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      Darkened Density by Erick McNerney

      A very dense and almost menacing soundscape builds tension in an edgy atmosphere of mystery. Ideal for thriller scenes depicting criminal intent, crime preparation, history of Victorian era crime and punishment, historical murders in the 19th century, haunted mansion and more.

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      We Will Survive by AG Music

      A dramatic and sad cinematic track full of emotions. It features piano, strings, cello, violin, synths, and percussion. This track will suit very well in films, video games, documentaries, dystopian, trailers, and other projects that want a sad emotion.

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      One Minute Of Fear by Elena Naumova

      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.

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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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