8 Fear-Inducing Sonic Experiences for Movie Night

8 Fear-Inducing Sonic Experiences for Movie Night

Sound is what physically and emotionally connects us to a movie, and nowhere is this truer than with horror films. The best scary movies use sound to create a harrowing atmosphere. Sonic effects and eerie music can make the hair on your arms stand up with dreadful anticipation or cause you to jolt out of your seat from unexpected jump scares.

With that in mind, here are 8 of our favorite movies for fright-inducing sound, best enjoyed with an SVS home theater speaker system.

Movie Poster of Annabelle: Creation

Annabelle: Creation (2014) – A favorite demo of SVS training manager #TheLarry, this movie uses sound to paint a vivid picture of creepy off-screen action and uses Dolby Atmos height channels with scary effects.

Movie Poster of A Quiet Place

A Quiet Place (2018) – Spoiler, the characters must remain silent to avoid creatures that hunt by sound. An accurate portrayal of silence and sudden dynamic impact is a central element in creating tension and scares.

Movie Poster of The Conjuring

The Conjuring (2013) – One of the best examples of using sound to create a sense of dread and ominous foreboding that something bad is going to happen.

Movie Poster of Hereditary

Hereditary (2018) – The haunting and pulsating musical score adds a layer of unease and sets the foundation for an overall disturbing atmosphere.

Movie Poster of It

It (2017) – The Stephen King remake features 23 jump scares. The sounds of Pennywise hunting his next victim will keep you constantly on edge.

Movie Poster of The Babadook

The Babadook (2014) - An Australian horror film uses sound to create a sense of dread through the eerie, otherworldly sounds associated with the title character.

Movie Poster of Coraline

Coraline (2009) – FAMILY FRIENDLY CHOICE – A solid musical soundtrack and moments of room-rumbling bass mixed with unexpected twists that keep you on edge.

Movie Poster of The Shining

Features classical music from the finest composers of Stanley Kubrick’s era brilliantly woven into the on-screen action. Plus, the haunting acoustics of the empty hotel create a subtle yet chilling effect with character interactions. Arguably the best use of sound in a horror movie.

If you want a pulse-racing home theater experience that keeps you on the edge of your seat, SVS makes a wide range of speaker and subwoofer systems perfect for any size room and budget. Just don’t blame us if you can’t fall asleep afterwards.

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Oct 26, 2023