Classical Music and The Movies

J.S. Bach's "Toccata and Fugue in D Minor"

Walk into a dark Victorian (or Transylvanian) mansion and this is what you'll hear. It was prominently featured during the opening credits of Rouben Mamoulian's 1931 film adaption of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. That's probably why this piece of organ music has become associated with everything eerie. Also heard in The Black Cat and Tales from the Crypt for obvious creepy reasons; parodied in Monty Python's The Meaning of Life, and outside the horror genre in Sunset Boulevard.

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