Our days of pensively binge-listening to Soundgarden in our bedroom may be far behind us—or maybe that was last week—but though our adolescent anger is (theoretically) in the past, that doesn’t mean there’s no more need for angsty, moody, or just plain scary music. From film projects to podcasts, dark tunes provide a necessary backdrop for life’s most serious scenes. Perfect for projects ranging from the epic and apocalyptic to pensive Urban Gothics and Noirs, our curated collection of dark music will help you set the right tone from the start.
To get you in that moody mindset, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorites from the collection.
When you hear these tunes start to play, you know things are about to get real. Filled with drama and tension, it’s safe to say these tracks don’t bode well for your fictitious friend (or foe).
Walkin’ in the Rain
Teardrops keep falling on our heads—or perhaps against the windowpane, but that just doesn’t have the same ring to it. From breakups to mournful passings, these tear-jerking tunes will set the scene for any melodramatic masterpiece.
Haunted Holiday Music
Is scary Santa the next Pennywise? With this terrifying tune, he just may be. Um… deck the halls, anyone?
We hope you enjoyed these twisted tunes! If you’re looking for even more moody music, download the full collection here!