I've been studying the Beethoven piano sonatas lately so no matter how hard I try to keep it out, it's been creepying in.
I've also been watching the original Addams family TV show a lot - Lurch is often playing dark semi-baroque stuff on the harpsichord. That, of course, had to make its way in. Ghosts in powdered wigs... hmmmm, sounds like an interesting movie for the PBS set
Anyway, thanks for listening and for the comments.
Not scary, but nice violin and woodwind work in there - well done.
I guess I was trying for dark more than scary, yet I tend to think of a haunted house with a chamber orchestra instead of a huge Hollywood orchestra. Maybe for next years contest I'll try more spooky...
I'm sure there were few composers quite as spooky in person as LvB. Maybe Scriabin or Paganini. As far as scary music in the classics, I've heard few pieces used quite as often as Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor for scary situations, at least the toccata is often heard.