TV and Movies·Posted on Oct 30, 202011 Scary Movies That Made These Songs Impossible To Fully EnjoyYou'll get the chills just thinking about them.by larryfitzmauriceBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink When it comes to making a truly scary horror movie, every element counts — including a killer (no pun intended) soundtrack. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Miramax / Giphy Sometimes, a well-placed song in a horror movie can change the way you hear it forever. Here are 11 songs that we can't help but associate with films that give you the heebie-jeebies. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Fox / Giphy 1. Nick Cave, "Red Right Hand" (Scream) View this video on YouTube Miramax / YouTube / Via youtube.com Goth-rock icon Nick Cave's 1994 single perfectly sets the ominous mood in Wes Craven's 1996 horror classic. (And, not to spoil anything, but this won't be the only time Scream pops up on this list.) 2. Luniz, "I Got 5 on It" (Us) View this video on YouTube Universal / YouTube / Via youtube.com Jordan Peele's 2019 fright fest flipped Oakland duo Luniz's 1995 hit on its head— drawing out the beat to a creep and perfectly soundtracking the film's terrifying trailer (as well as its thrilling climax). 3. XTC, "Dear God" (It Chapter One) View this video on YouTube Warner Bros. / YouTube / Via youtube.com Sometimes, the song in question doesn't even have to be associated with scary images within the movie — it can just set the tone for the according scene perfectly, so you'll never think of it the same way again. 4. Gary Jules, "Mad World" (Donnie Darko) View this video on YouTube Newmarket Films / YouTube / Via youtube.com Donnie Darko might not be a traditional horror film, but it's plenty chilling —and Gary Jules' cover of Tears for Fears' classic song serves as a haunting ending to the film. 5. John Denver, "Rocky Mountain High" (Final Destination) View this video on YouTube New Line Cinema / YouTube / Via youtube.com Once you hear John Denver's breezy, easygoing song soundtrack several deaths in the Final Destination franchise's inaugural 2000 installment, you'll never feel relaxed by the late singer-songwriter's voice again. 6. Q Lazzarus, "Goodbye Horses" (Silence of the Lambs) View this video on Vimeo Orion / Via vimeo.com Synth-pop singer Q Lazzarus' 1988 single found new life three years later in this pivotal and utterly unforgettable scene from Jonathan Demme's horror classic. 7. Lynyrd Skynyrd, "Freebird" (The Devil's Rejects) View this video on YouTube Lionsgate / Via youtube.com "Freebird" is the kind of song that's been overused in popular culture to the point where even touching it is a risk. And yet, Rob Zombie's 2005 blood-soaked cult favorite managed to give the tune a new twist, soundtracking its road-weary and unbelievably gory finale. 8. Sam Cooke, "Blue Moon" (An American Werewolf in London) View this video on YouTube Universal / Via youtube.com A lovely version of Sam Cooke's "Blue Moon" (get it?) hovers just over the horrifying werewolf transformation scene in John Landis' 1981 horror-comedy classic. 9. Donovan, "Hurdy Gurdy Man" (Zodiac) View this video on YouTube Paramount / Via youtube.com David Fincher's 2007 masterpiece isn't exactly horror, but its chronicle of the Zodiac Killer's persistence is terrifying in its own right. Psych-pop icon Donovan's "Hurdy Gurdy Man" provides the soundtrack for one of the film's most chillingly murderous moments. 10. Harvey Danger, "Flagpole Sitta" (Disturbing Behavior) View this video on YouTube MGM / Via youtube.com Not only did Harvey Danger's karaoke classic soundtrack this 1998 teen horror film's trailer, but it popped up in a key montage near its thrilling climax, too. 11. Alice Cooper, "School's Out" (Scream) View this video on YouTube Miramax / Via youtube.com It only makes sense that one of the best horror films of the last several decades appears twice on this list and closes it out. Shock-rock icon Alice Cooper's booming tune comes in right at the end of this typically gory scene.