It’s October, so it’s officially not too early for Halloween music! As far as tunes go, we have your scary, we have your festive, we have your classic and we have your modern! Check out this playlist to push you into the decorating spirit, to make your wait in the House of Torment line better, to kick your Halloween party into first gear and to loudly make a scene out your car windows. Spread the fear and the cheer!
“This is Halloween” Marilyn Manson
Can you really kick off a Halloween playlist without this rocking “Nightmare Before Christmas” hit?
“Black Celebration” Depeche Mode
Foreboding, gothic and perfect to set the Halloween tone.
“Jack’s Lament” The All-American Rejects
The All-American Rejects’ take on this “Nightmare Before Christmas” tune.
“Dragula” Rob Zombie
“Superstition” Stevie Wonder
A little eerie, a little fun, a perfect Halloween jam.
“Poor Jack” Plain White T’s
The last “Nightmare Before Christmas” track, we promise! But so necessary.
“Thriller” Michael Jackson
Having a Halloween party? Want people to dance? Here you go!
“Hotel California” Eagles
“You can checkout any time you like, but you can never leave.” (Cue the menacing laughter).
“Zombie” The Cranberries
This song is sure to be “IN YOUR HEAAADDD” after a listen.
“Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)” David Bowie
“Scary monsters, super creeps, keep me running, running scared.”
“American Horror Story Theme” Charlie Clouser
Don’t watch this show? Feel free to binge it on Netflix this month to see why this song is so creepy.
“Nightmare on Elm Street Theme” Charles Bernstein
“1, 2, Freddy’s coming for you.”
“Friday the 13th Theme” Harry Manfredini
This song is particularly sinister, whether or not you have seen the movies.
“Haunted Music” from ‘Halloween Scary Theme Music’ 2011 album
The kind of music you would hear in a haunted house.
“Chainsaw” Steve Jablonsky
If you have watched “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” you know why this one is terrifying.
“The Twilight Zone” Jerry Goldsmith
If this makes you feel uneasy, then you are totally in the right.
“Are You Afraid of the Dark Theme” Jeff Zahn
The original series ran from 1990-1996, providing seven seasons of terror to children and teens. The theme song might make you afraid of the dark.
“Monster Mash” Bobby Pickett
All worked up from all this spooky music? Never fear! Here is a happy little number to get you out of the doom and gloom, and into the candy-eating spirit.