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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Erotic Horror Music - February Is Women In Horror Month

Elizabeth Black writes in a wide variety of genres including erotica, erotic romance, horror, and dark fiction. She lives on the Massachusetts coast with her husband, son, and her three cats. Visit her web site, her Facebook page, and her Amazon Author Page. 

Her new m/m erotic medical thriller Roughing It is out! This book is a sexy cross between The X Files, The Andromeda Strain, and Outbreak. Read her short erotic story Babes in Begging For It, published by Cleis Press. You will also find her new novel No Restraint at Amazon. Enjoy a good, sexy read today.


It's the last day of Women In Horror Month, and I wanted to talk a bit more about erotic horror like I did in January's post.  Last month, I talked about eroticism in horror. This month, I want to talk about setting a proper mood for writing erotic horror. There is a lot of music out there that lends itself to both the spooky and the sensuous.  I didn't want to include the usuals like Mussorgsky's Night On Bald Mountain or Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D Minor since they're a bit overplayed and are very closely associated with horror, but not erotic horror. There are some classical pieces that are great accompaniments to writing erotic horror because they are so majestic.

Stanley Kubrick used Bertok's Adagio from Music For Strings, Percussion and Celesta in his hit movie The Shining. Although The Shining is obviously not erotic, this music can easily set that kind of mood.


 Back to Kubrick, he used Ligeti's Requiem in his movie 2001: A Space Odyssey. This haunting piece is perfect to set a darker mood for your erotica.


Sally's Song from A Nightmare Before Christmas is a haunting and sad tune that will bring tears to your eyes. So when your hero and heroine are far apart, this is the song to listen to that will gain you access to their hearts.


Lustmord was one of the first dark ambient artists I discovered over 20 years ago. The music is very atmospheric and perfect for setting a dangerous albeit sexy mood. Lustmord's Astronomicon sounds like something Emily Brontë or Daphne du Maurier would have liked. It has a Gothic and sensuous feel to it.

Now for something a bit more melodic. Enigma's The Principles of Lust is perfect for any sexy mood. You'll crack open the flavored lube listening to Enigma. You'll have to go to Youtube to watch and listen to this video.


 Enigma's Sadeness (Marquis de Sade?) is another go-to piece. Here are parts 1 through 3. Same as above - you must watch and listen to this video on Youtube.


 Now for something with a bit more bite to it. I can see listening to Lords of Acid while writing action-packed dark vampire erotica. Their album Voodoo U is especially sexy. Here's Special Moments.


 How can you resist a song with a name like Dirty Willy, also by Lords of Acid.


 Now that you're in a sinister but sexed up mood, grab a suitable book like Anne Rice's Sleeping Beauty trilogy or Poppy Z. Brite's Exquisite Corpse and give your dark side a treat.


  1. Hi, Elizabeth!

    The computer I use for blog visits doesn't have a sound card :^( Obviously I've got to spend some time on YouTube.

  2. Oh, no! Head to Youtube right now and listen to the songs. They're very sexy, especially Enigma and Lords of Acid. They're my go-to tunes.

  3. This is a great selection of inspiring music, Elizabeth. I was able to hear them perfectly on my computer, even though it's old. The sounds of Enigma take me back. I wrote my first erotic novel to Enigma in 1998.

  4. Jean, when I discovered Enigma, I was in heaven. I'm glad you enjoyed my music selections.


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