1. Graveyard by Feist – Actually a lovely song, very atmospheric but the line “bring them all back to life” give’s it that creepy factor.

2. Bad Moon Rising by Creedence Clearwater Revival – I’m not sure if this tune is supernatural, or just merely about a bad storm, but you can’t beat a bit of CCR, and it’s used to great effect in American Werewolf In London.

3. Thriller by Michael Jackson – The quintessential Halloween tune, especially coupled with the video, and the great Vincent Price cackle!

4. Sympathy For The Devil by The Rolling Stones – If hanging out with devil sounds as good as this, then take me to hell! (Disclaimer: Please don’t really, I’m a good person).

5. Monster Mash by Bobby ‘Boris’ Pickett – It’s not scary, but its a damned classic!

6. Jack The Ripper by ‘Screaming’ Lord Sutch & The Savages – Classic song by musician cum politician! Influenced countless bands and way ahead of it’s time.

7. In The Room Where You Sleep by Dead Man’s Bones – Now this is actually a genuinely scary song in my opinion, and is actually Ryan Gosling and his mate! Check the album out, especially on Halloween!

8. The End by The Doors – I could have chosen any number of Doors songs (Riders In The Storm?) but went for this and it’s nightmarish, dark tones. To be listened to in the dark.

9. What’s He Building In There by Tom Waits – A strange choice but when you listen to it (it’s almost spoken word) it does have a really sinister tone, conjuring up all sorts of ideas in your head as to what the guy IS building in there?!

10. Tubular Bells by Mike Oldfield – Purely because it was the theme to The Exorcist, this piece of music is creepy as hell! Probably don’t stick it on if you want to use this playlist at a party though!

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I like Movies and Music and most things popular culture.


  1. Great post, you’ve got to have Monster Mash for Halloween.

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