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The Fifth Annual Halloween Mix Suggestion Box

It's that time again. I present to you the Fifth Annual Halloween Mix CD suggestion box.

This year I am looking to set up the speakers in our pumpkin patch of evil in order to set a sinister sort of tone for our trick-or-treaters.

In the past, we relied on songs that either mention Halloween or are about Halloween or even have themes relating to monsters or ghosts or just evil in general (think Maiden's Number of the Beast). This year, I will accept all those suggestions AS WELL AS any spooky music you can think of, be it goofy novelty songs, classical pieces, movie scores, etc. Anything you think would make a good soundtrack for our little slice of suburban spookiness.

Comments

The theme song to The Munsters. I'm sure you can find it on one of those theme songs compilation discs.

Scary music like Britney Spears? It always make me run in fear.

Funny. Shouldn't you be out turning tricks?

/inside joke

It's still early. I won't start making the good money for another hour or so.

"Monsters Wedding" or "The Thing in the Bass Amp" by the Aquabats.

And I don't know if this qualifies but the "Little House on the Prairie" theme song scares the shit out of me.

None of these suggestions are particularly scary but the song titles are Halloween related:

Beck - Devil's Haircut
David Wilcox - Bad Apple
Distillers - Drain The Blood
Kelis - Trick Me
R Dean Taylor -There's Ghost in my House
Prodigy - Voodoo People
Maximo Park - Graffiti
Ween - Voodoo Lady
Arcade Fire - Vampire
Kings of Leon - The Bucket
Sneaker Pimps - Spin Spin Sugar
White Stripes - My Doorbell

Did you ever try the music from the haunted house ride at Disney? Its pretty fun.

There's a song called The Pumpkin on the Vine. It's a kiddie song, sung to the tune of The Farmer in the Dell.

Seriously, the soundtrack to the movie "Manhunter" is some of the scariest, darkest music I've ever heard.

Probably because of the connotations from the creepy serial-killer movie, but I still get chills when I hear Coelocanth by Shreikback or Strong As I Am by The Prime Movers. Brrrrr!

Pretty much anything by Bernard Herrmann. (Did the soundtracks for Hitchcock's scariest movies.)

Anything by the Cranes.

"KiDdies" by Self. "Let's go trick-or-treatin' dressed up like Marilyn Manson..."

"Nature Trail to Hell" by Wierd Al Yankovic;
"The Hands of Jack the Ripper" by Screaming Lord Sutch;
ANYTHING from the album Phantom's Divine Comedy [my favourite cut is "Spiders will dance (on your face while you sleep)"].

I'm guessing that all Type O Negative songs are a foregone conclusion to you.

There's also "Creeping Death" by Metallica, and Hells Bells by AC/DC.

Red Right Hand by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds is my favorite "halloween" song.

A not too-oft sighted band that is good with some scary-type music...

Dog Fashion Disco-

Leper Friend or 9 to 5 at the Morgue, but their entire first album has awesome hooks, and a "Munsters" type organ playing... always made me feel halloweenish (if that's even a word)

Carmina Burana- the ultimate horror movie music. Saw it performed live-gave me the chills.

Joan Osborne did a really cool acoustic version of "Spooky Little Girl" that might fit the bill.

Goodnight Moon by Chivaree has a great spooky sound and is all about a woman being alone and afraid.

"Bad Devil" by Devin Townsend (off of Infinity)
Most of Oingo Boingo, but in particular "Insanity," "Clowns of Death," "Helpless" (those last two might be a mite actionably scary!), and, of course, "Dead Man's Party" (all available on their final concert CD, along with "No One Lives Forever" as a good Halloween party song)
"Teenage Brain Surgeon" by the Cherry Poppin' Daddies (off of their album Ferociously Stoned; they were never a "swing band" but a rock band with a bunch of swing hits)
"Ghost of Stephen Foster" and "Hell" by Squirrel Nut Zippers
"Dead" by They Might Be Giants

Eclectic enough for ya? I'll do the classical in another post.

I once got to have a three hour shift in a classical station on Halloween. Good times. Good times indeed.

"Night on Bald Mountain" by Mussorgsky
"In the Hall of the Mountain King" and "Anitra's Dance" (Peer Gynt) by Grieg
Also, "March of the Trolls" by Grieg, which I had to look up through a Disney cartoon in which it was featured
"Requiem— Dies Irae" by Verdi
"March to the Scaffold" and "Dream of a Witches' Sabbath" (Symphonie Fantastique movements four and five) by Berlioz— particularly a version which goes back to antique instruments, because that really sounds different
"O Fortuna" (Carmina Burana) by Orff
"Toccata and Fuge in D Minor" by Bach (on organ, of course)
"Dance of the Knights" (Romeo and Juliet) by Prokofiev
"Funeral March of the Marionettes" (Hitchcock theme)

It's quite easy to find classical Halloween compilations, as well. I note that some lists incorrectly list Mozart as the author of the Requiem— Dies Irae that everyone recognizes, but really, it is Verdi. (You'll know it the instant you hear it. It's the monsters come to call music.)

the Smiths- Cemetry Gates

Hi. I'm Lonely dude and I think your comment is very relevant.

'The Carny' by Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
'I Only Have Eyes For You' by the flamingos
'The Widow' by Mars Volta
'where did you sleep last night' by nirvana
'graveyard' by the yeah yeah yeahs
'the spy' by the doors

I'm stealing from yours, so take from mine

Dirty - Thirteen Devils (this is a great track)
SOD - March of SOD (Stormtroopers of Death)
Audioslave - Heaven's dead
Monster Magnet - See you in hell
Brooke Valentine - I want you dead (it's fun)
Tegan & sara - walking with a ghost
DOA - Living Dead
Tom Jones - Witch queen of New Orleans
Catweasel - Devil
Turbonegro - All my friends are Dead
Z-trip - Walking dead
Social Distortion - The creeps
Misfits - Day of the dead
Otis Redding - Trick or Treat
Agent Orange - Bloodstains
Beck - Scarecrow
Specials - Ghost Town
John Williams - Double Trouble
Nothing but Brilliant - Baby murdered me
Green on Red - zombie for love
Robzombie/rammstien mix - spookshow baby
Tommy Collins - black cat (this one sucks in an awesome way)
Anthrax - Belly of the beast

Dirty - Thirteen Devils (this is a great track)
SOD - March of SOD (Stormtroopers of Death)
Audioslave - Heaven's dead
Monster Magnet - See you in hell
Brooke Valentine - I want you dead (it's fun)
Tegan & sara - walking with a ghost
DOA - Living Dead
Tom Jones - Witch queen of New Orleans
Catweasel - Devil
Turbonegro - All my friends are Dead
Z-trip - Walking dead
Social Distortion - The creeps
Misfits - Day of the dead
Otis Redding - Trick or Treat
Agent Orange - Bloodstains
Beck - Scarecrow
Specials - Ghost Town
John Williams - Double Trouble
Nothing but Brilliant - Baby murdered me
Green on Red - zombie for love
Robzombie/rammstien mix - spookshow baby
Tommy Collins - black cat (this one sucks in an awesome way)
Anthrax - Belly of the beast