Film: The Omen
Music: Ave Satani
Composer: Jerry Goldsmith
The “Ave Satani” piece from The Omen score is hands-down one of the most sinister sounding pieces of music ever written. Its ominous and rising tone, and choral chanting, easily pulls the casual viewer in with excitement and fear. We’re afraid of the music, but at the same time we can’t help but enjoy its gothic qualities and even sing along to it while we’re watching the film.
Composed by legendary Hollywood composer, Jerry Goldsmith, the film’s dark score would earn him his only Academy award out of his long career in movie music.