I have been listening to various famour horror movie soundtracks from films such as The Exorcist, Halloween, The Ring, The Hills Have Eyes and The Shining.
All five of these movie soundtracks start off rather slowly, they then build up to quite a dramatic finish. The use of string instruments (such as violins and cellos) along with single eery piano notes. The majority of the soundtracks last to exceed the three minute mark, since the 'tense' and 'scary' music for our production will only be taking place during the company idents and at little stages throughout the film when the music from the stereo isn't playing, I will have to little time to create a dramatic 'build up'.
However I will be using the combination of string instruments and piano notes to create the soundtrack.
This is an example of The Exorcist soundtrack: