Whether they divulge too much or too little or, movie trailers give audiences their first glimpse of what’s to come. They often rely on stunning visuals and celebrity billing to generate interest. But no matter what trailers do or do not have, there’s always music.
What the audience hears can be as thrilling as a car chase or as frightening as a monster. Sounds effects contribute, but soundtracks take the starring role. Original scores and popular hits alike can generate as much excitement as what’s onscreen. Sometimes more.
Here are 6 recent movie trailers that use music with great success. If you’re not jonesing to see these films after watching–and listening to–them, you’re not human.