Killer Synth Scores

Aside from movies, one of my biggest passions is electronic music, in all its forms - techno, house, dark ambient, drone, breaks, braindance... all of it! So any film that features a wicked electronic score is likely to go up a couple of notches in my estimation just for sounding awesome.

This is a list of electronic scores, from modular synth work outs of the 70s and 80s through to more ambient, angular experimental stuff of recent times like Disasterpeace's score for It Follows. There's probably a disproportionate amount of Tangerine Dream and John Carpenter in here, but that's mainly cos they're ace! Artists and composers in the notes.

I've mainly tried to limit it to specially composed soundtracks, rather than various artist comps, though had to cave in and throw in a few for the 90s, where there seemed to be a dearth of good electronic scores.

As always, suggestions welcome!

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  • Forbidden Planet
  • I Drink Your Blood
  • A Clockwork Orange
  • Let's Scare Jessica to Death
  • The Apocalypse of the Animals
  • The Legend of Hell House
  • The Burned Barns
  • Phase IV
  • Deep Red
  • Assault on Precinct 13
  • Suspiria
  • Sorcerer
  • Eraserhead
  • Halloween
  • Midnight Express
  • The Grapes of Death
  • Phantasm
  • Zombie Flesh Eaters
  • Apocalypse Now
  • The Fog
  • Flash Gordon
  • The Long Good Friday
  • To The Stars By Hard Ways
  • The Chain Reaction
  • Thief
  • Escape from New York
  • Scanners
  • The Burning
  • Possession
  • Blade Runner
  • The Thing
  • Halloween III: Season of the Witch
  • Creepshow
  • Next of Kin
  • Cat People
  • The Slumber Party Massacre
  • Unhinged
  • Xtro
  • The Fan
  • Forbidden World
  • Liquid Sky
  • Tenebre
  • The Soldier
  • Wavelength
  • The Keep
  • Risky Business
  • Spasms
  • Christine
  • Videodrome
  • Angst
  • Scalps
  • Conquest
  • The New Barbarians
  • Scarface
  • Vigilante
  • Beverly Hills Cop
  • The Terminator
  • Antonio Gaudí
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street
  • Blastfighter
  • The Park Is Mine
  • Phenomena
  • Day of the Dead
  • To Live and Die in L.A.
  • Legend
  • Fright Night
  • Cut and Run
  • Runaway Train
  • Cat's Eye
  • Big Trouble in Little China
  • Chopping Mall
  • Hands of Steel
  • Manhunter
  • Black Moon Rising
  • Fair Game
  • Wisdom
  • Flight of the Navigator
  • No Mercy
  • 8 Million Ways to Die
  • Near Dark
  • Prince of Darkness
  • Best Seller
  • StageFright: Aquarius
  • Dark Age
  • Blood Rage
  • They Live
  • Miracle Mile
  • The Unnamable
  • For All Mankind
  • Tetsuo: The Iron Man
  • High Desert Kill
  • Hackers
  • Pi
  • Run Lola Run
  • Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem
  • Taxidermia
  • Enter the Void
  • The Social Network
  • Monsters
  • Beyond the Black Rainbow