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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.
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An ominous, dark, scary horror theme. Perfect for introductions to scary films and games, but can also be used in other parts as well.
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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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Strings and a synth drum kit make up this dramatic, tense loop. Perfect for dramatic action scenes, video games, podcasts, and more.
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Atmospheric, embracing ambient track with deep sound. Good for cinematic documentary, timelapse video, commercial trailers, TV news broadcast, medical drama, scientific experiment, and other media projects.
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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.
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This is the track in a dark mood featuring dark synths and orchestral strings . It can be used for criminal dramatic movies and videos.
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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.
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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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Dramatic and cinematic Hollywood movie style cue with deep, powerful percussion, driving strings and big, bold horns. Conveys strength, power and an approaching threat. Great for trailers, dramatic scenes, presentations, video games and TV projects.
1:43 , 2:22
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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.
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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.
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Terrifying and suspenseful, with unsettling melodies and dark sounds. This cinematic horror music is suitable for films and video games. Featuring dark and dirty synths, a dulcitone, big drums and deep percussion.
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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.
0:45 , 1:53, 2:17U, 4:34
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A dark, spacious and cinematic synthwave track, inspired by the 80s dark ballads. This track is perfect for movies, video games or cinematic trailers, especially for the sci-fi genre.
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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.
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Hybrid cinematic, spacious and constantly moving track with a building tension. Suitable for dramatic scenes, thriller and psychological drama, investigation, hard decision and reflections, moment of turning point, infomercial videos, corruption and political affairs.
0:56 , 0:19, 0:31
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Exciting, menacing-mysterious score full of action featuring and glamour. A remarkable bass groove, house beat, dramatic strings, distorted guitars, piano and synthesizers are used in this track.
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Menacing classical orchestral track that conveys a dark mood of mystery, tension and fear. Great for mystery, horror, supernatural and dramatic trailers, films and video games.
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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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Pensive, ambient piano music for your video projects. Also good for the cinematic use, as a documentary soundtrack, or music for emotional scenes.
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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
1:52 , 2:24
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Cool, hypnotic, EDM track in dark cyberpunk genre with groovy drum beats, distorted analog bass, aggressive arpeggios. Perfect as soundtrack or background for futuristic sci-fi video games and movies, innovative projects and retrospective presentations
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Massive, dark, powerful hybrid trailer track with huge percussion, deep bass and colossal sound design elements building to an immense climax. Cinematic and dramatic.
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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.
1:48 , 2:03
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Suspenseful and somewhat airy/scary track. Gives a sense of fire and brimstone with a dark and uneasy feeling.
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Suspenseful and creepy track featuring piano, bells, and percussion. Perfect for Halloween videos, thriller movies, and horror video games.
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A slowly building dark epic track with slow moving suspense string orchestra. Suitable for a thriller crime drama or horror film.
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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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Blood-freezing, mind-chilling track. This unique piece of work will scare you and fill you with admiration. Classical and crooked harmony filled with scary transition and bubbling floating pads. Suitable for horror rollers, haunted house or scary scenes.
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Suspense Game Show Bed is a nice mystery and suspense music bed/underscore with a tense atmosphere. In the tradition of 'Millionaire', 'Moment of Truth', News Broadcast and other Suspenseful Television Game Shows.
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This is a scary and suspenseful track, full of nightmare fear. Great for horror and tension films. Also perfect for strange and furious scenes, blood murder thriller, nightmares, dangerous dark backgrounds and much more.
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Modern track merging hip-hop with breakbeat electronic genre together. Includes groovy urban beats, filthy wobbling basses, digital synth effects. Perfect for crime scenes, GTA style video games, cyber fraud, technological progress, dark underground scenes, etc.
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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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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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A soothing, yet strange piano piece with almost dark undertones.
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A slow, dark and atmospheric piece featuring piano, violins, choir, epic drums and sound design elements. This track will perfectly fit for movie, game or any other media projects looking for cinematic, sad, grievous and suspenseful mood.
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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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A cool downtempo electro-grime tune. Big beat with fat and dirty bass theme and atmospheric effects. Suitable for crime scenes
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Sad, dramatic and melancholic instrumental music track. Suitable for social advertisements, serious life themes, suspicious moments, dramatic cinematic scenes, and more.
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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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An ambient track in a dark mood and suspense atmosphere. Good for documentary films, Halloween media content or thriller videos.
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Modern music for technological media, powerful disaster, sci-fi themed movies. Works well for high-tech product review, war science, technology and discovery.
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A strange, creepy and alluring cinematic piece. Perfect for horror, psychological thrillers and more.
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Modern music for technological, business and corporate media. Works well for high-tech product review, motivation and corporate projects, medicine, science, technology and discovery.
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A repetitive, otherworldly drone soundscape with calm and hypnotic mood. Ideal for adding some mysterious atmosphere to psychological, erotic thriller or investigation documentary. With themes including murder, mystery, ghostly world, lurking danger, mental madness, the world between fantasy and reality.
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Dark, emotional cinematic score, composed with cyber world in mind. Great for sci-fi movies, robotic future, suspenseful thriller, and more.
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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.
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Spacial music with a touch of suspense and some moments of sensitive feeling. Mysterious mood, slow tempo, recorded with piano and synthesizers.
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Slow hip hop ballad. Electronic drums, synthesizer bass, pads, effects, acoustic piano, strings.
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Creepy song, created to ambient dark stages. Best suits for horror films, thriller, crime scenes or tragic moments.
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Digital noise combined with heartbeats and wind chimes, gives a sense of confusion, wondering.
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A dark, spooky track featuring low, demonic strings, an ethereal music box and ghostly voices. Great for ominous scenes, mysterious horror movie, darkness, depression, bi-polar, psychological thriller, black magic, dark comedy, Halloween.
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A warm celestial chillout tune with a funky rhythm. Perfect for many types of productions such as on hold, corporate, presentations, podcasts, etc.
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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, ominous thriller, nightmares backgrounds and much more.
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Mysterious and ethereal, featuring looped hypnotic morphing melody and dark textures that create suspense.
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Spacial music with a touch of suspense and some moments of sensitive feeling. Magical mood, slow tempo, recorded with piano and synthesizers
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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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Cinematic orchestral composition. The perfect song for thriller, horror or suspence.
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This is a scary and suspenseful track with creaky door sound. Great for horror films, danger and dark moods. Also perfect for strange and furious scenes, thriller and nightmares backgrounds and much more
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A strange, dark and unique piano piece. Perfect choice if you need to create an ominous atmosphere with some menacing feeling, that would work well in a psychological thriller, mystery films like "Twin Peaks" and contemporary art projects.
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A whimsical, intriguing string ensemble piece. Suitable for projects needing suspenseful mood, detective spy films, CSI investigations, intrigues and conspiracy, dramatic moments, thriller movies, bloody murder, crime planning, hidden menace, checkmate.
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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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A fast-paced techno styled horror musical piece. Featuring heavy drum beats and massive impacts with piano chords and a dark ambient lead synth. Suitable for thrillers, horror movies, post-apocalyptic films and action scenes. Can be used in animations, films and video games.
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Tension building electrified clavinet groove propelled by synth pads, Minimoog bass line, punchy drums and percussion. Suggested to underscore urban street, club, espionage, intrigue, spy thriller, exotic nightlife, crime-in-progress scenes, corporate, commercial spots. Key of G minor, 120 beats/min
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A dark, strange and ambient piano piece with some synth . Perfect for ominous scenes, mysterious horror movie, darkness, depression, bi-polar, psychological thriller.
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This is a dark and suspenseful 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, criminal. Instruments: synth keys, sfx, synth pads, cinematic percussion
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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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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.
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Cinematic mysterious sci-fi trailer, with cool glitch effects and dark futuristic sounds. Suitable as a soundtrack for psychological thrillers, haunting video game, CSI investigations, ominous scenes, cyber crime, etc.
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Slightly melancholic and mysterious cinematic piece performed by harp, piano, glockenspiel and violins. This track will perfectly suit for psychological thriller, dramatic love story film, puzzle or hidden object game, or any other media project looking for lonely, thoughtful and suspicious mood.
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Dark and thrilling background music that creates creeping atmosphere. Perfect for thriller, horror or sci-fi projects.
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Dramatic industrial song performed on digital synthesizers and overdriven electric guitar over a power drums uncommon pattern and a sequenced bass. Suitable for catastrophes or tragedies documentaries, drama tv shows, thrillers, investigative, police, crime, detective and mystery television series.
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An ambient piece with upbeat drums, electric guitars and soft piano. Perfect for dark thriller films, medical drama, ominous documentaries, breakpoint moments or modern art projects.
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Sad cinematic track with a bit disquiet mood. Good for adding suspense, a sense of uneasiness or gloomy psychological thriller style film scene.
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This is a symphonic orchestral dramatic suspense music, full of tension and darkness. Great for cinematic action movies, documentaries and games about WWII theme, military thrillers and psychological scenes, battlefields of war, haunting trailers, evil and danger moments and more.
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Powerful orchestral strings centered theme made for suspense and horror scenes or presenting evil characters in video games or cinematics. Great choice if you need to scare your audience. Also good for retro thrillers, vampires and werewolves, Hitchcock sound, old games music similar to "Prince of Persia".
1:20 , 2:32, 2:32U
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The dark and anxious track featuring strings and digital synths. Good for dramatic film scenes, reality tv, crime, thriller or soft horror, suspense and emotional tension.
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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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