The Most Haunting Sounds In All Of Horror, Ranked By Fans

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Vote up the scariest horror movie sounds that have scarred your ears.

Whether it's a loud jumpscare or the strings of a creepy soundtrack, sounds are an incredibly important part of many horror films and can stick with the audience long after the credits roll. At least that's the case for these fans, who are sharing the haunting horror movie sounds that scared them most. Does replaying them in your head give you the shivers, too?

Vote up the creepiest ones, and for even more memorable horror moments, be sure to also check out Graveyard Shift readers describing their most gut-wrenching horror movie scenes.


  • 1
    818 VOTES

    Groaning From 'The Grudge'

    Groaning From 'The Grudge'
    Photo: The Grudge / Sony Pictures Releasing

    From Redditor u/thatonegirlonreddit5:
    The Grudge’s mouth noise.

    From Redditor u/Sevzilla:
    This is the only correct answer.

    From Redditor u/kitty13666:
    I was going to say that. [It's the] only horror movie that has given me nightmares, just because of the noise they make.

    818 votes
  • 2
    396 VOTES

    Bennings's Wail From 'The Thing'

    Bennings's Wail From 'The Thing'
    Photo: The Thing / Universal Pictures

    From Redditor u/Murder_Ballads:
    That sound Bennings makes in The Thing before they burn him.

    From Redditor u/ChromiusDomiclese:
    Yes! And there's something about the way they cut the scream into the audio and the fact that Bennings just kind of opens his mouth and lets it out that makes it super eerie.

    396 votes
  • 3
    458 VOTES

    The So-Called Music From 'Sinister'

    The So-Called Music From 'Sinister'
    Photo: Sinister / Summit Entertainment

    From Redditor u/Roziesoft:
    The creepy a** music in the barbecue scene from Sinister. It's so unsettling.

    From Redditor u/SupaKoopa714:
    The music in the Family BBQ reel makes for what I think is the creepiest scene I've ever seen in a horror movie. That sudden switch from warm piano to creepy, weird chanting never fails to make the hair on the back of my neck stand up on end.

    458 votes
  • 4
    346 VOTES

    The Camera Flash From 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre'

    The Camera Flash From 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre'
    Photo: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre / Bryanston Distributing Company

    From Redditor u/penguinknight1251:

    The noise of the camera bulb at the beginning of Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Such an iconic, creepy [sound].

    346 votes
  • 5
    410 VOTES

    "Ki Ki Ki Ma Ma Ma" From 'Friday the 13th'

    "Ki Ki Ki Ma Ma Ma" From 'Friday the 13th'
    Photo: Friday the 13th / Paramount Pictures

    From Redditor u/a_starrynight:

    Obligatory "Ki ki ki ma ma ma" mention from the Friday the 13th score. I don't think [...] the films would've worked as well without it.

    410 votes
  • 6
    272 VOTES

    Angela's Scream At The End Of 'Sleepaway Camp'

    Angela's Scream At The End Of 'Sleepaway Camp'
    Photo: Sleepaway Camp / United Film Distribution Company

    From Redditor u/FlatulentSon:
    Sleepaway Camp, Angela's scream from the end, no doubt.

    From Redditor u/Masterofunlocking1:
    This whole scene freaked me the f*ck out the night I watched it. I can handle a lot of scary stuff, but that was so sudden and just eerie as all hell.

    272 votes