It doesn’t matter if you’re “too old” to trick ‘r’ treat or if you plan to get sugar high at a lingerie party, Halloween is the time to get your groove on. And what better way to celebrate than to have a spooktacular soundtrack to your all hallows eve hijinks. Even though the Monster Mash will always hold a special place in the hearts of Halloween junkies, it’s time for an update. Get ready for chills and thrills with this killer playlist. This is spooky music for spooky people.
The Talking Heads classic is the perfect soundtrack to a Patrick Bateman-esque killing spree.
Why “Human Fly” wasn’t in the ’86 horror drama film The Fly is beyond me.
“Devil Town” is home to both demons and vampires, so I can imagine cheap real estate with costly life insurance.
As a song about alienation, I can’t help but think of bad boy vampires who like to ride motorcycles and jam out to new wave.
Like a demented nursery rhyme bred with Tim Burton’s worst nightmare, the Cure’s “Lullaby” will make you fear the sandman.
Even the Goblin King himself fears what goes bump in the night, and I’m not talking about his fear of being discovered as a man from mars.
With a kickass stop motion music video featuring Primus Bassist/frontman Les Claypool as Satan, Hell has never been cooler.
While “Zombie” isn’t about the literal walking dead, it’s instead a chilling look into the mind of mindless mortals.
Even though he may not be everyone’s cup of tea, outsider pop legend Daniel Johnston’s cassette classic recalls innocence and death.
Bauhaus was Goth way before “Goth” was sold at Hot Topic for semi-unaffordable prices.
Love ‘em or hate ‘em, Die Antwoord’s ode to all the weirdos out there is perfect for a creepy dance party.
Although not a song about literal gypsy curses, we can all dream, can’t we?
It doesn’t get eerier than the Violent Femmes’ chilling account of an Appalachian hillbilly murder suicide.
How much more Halloween can it get with song called “Halloween” that contains lyrics about trick ‘r’ treatin’? It doesn't.
It ain’t Halloween without a healthy dose of Nightmare before Christmas, and by healthy I mean downright obsessive viewings.