Favorite Halloween songs

I’ve been thinking about my favorite Halloween-mood-inducing songs…I like to listen to them while I’m driving around to buy Halloween stuff and whilst painting spooky graveyard scenes and carving creepy pumpkins by candlelight in the dead of night. These don’t all have Halloween themes but I think they set the right kind of spooky Halloween ambiance and conjure images of leaves blowing through the graveyard in Autumn and dark misty glades with glowing eyes peeking from the foliage and sullen sinking mansions filled with bats and cobwebs.

Bauhaus – Bela Lugosi’s Dead / Hollow Hills / Slice of Life

Danielle Dax – Pariah / 16 Candles (I gave myself a nice scare listening to Pariah last Halloween while driving a lonely foggy road ’round midnight)

Tiamat – Alteration X10 / Teonanacatl / Whatever That Hurts (these were immediately staples of my musical diet when I first heard them)

Siouxsie & the Banshees – Desert Kisses / Arabian Knights

Dead Can Dance – Black Sun / The Cardinal Sin (“Lucretia waits in vain for the child of her dreams…within her aching womb there burns a funeral pyre.“…and that’s from the less-grim song of the pair :))

California Guitar Trio – Toccata And Fugue In D Minor (gorgeous)

The Damned – Grimly Fiendish (did you ever see the Damned on the Young Ones?)

Oingo Boingo – Pictures of You (ooh this is a very unique song, super cool and creepy lyrics on this one!)

Misfits – Halloween (yay)

Trance to the Sun – The Nun V.V. (“Different evil fates await each and every one of my friends“…wow)

45 Grave –  Dream Hits / Phantoms / Slice of Life / Surfbat / Riboflavin Flavored, Non-Carbonated, Polyunsaturated Blood (no explanation necessary…one of my all-time favorite albums is Autopsy)

Alice Cooper – Years Ago / Steven (“I must be dreaming…please stop screaming“…whatta creepy song! Every time I hear it I wanna watch weird 70’s horror movies like “Martin”)

Bishop of Hexen – Crossing The Borders Between Light & Darkness

Halloween Hootennany – (A great psychobilly-type compilation with a version of the Munsters theme, an awesome Halloween poem by Zacherle, etc etc)

Airn LeBus / Spectra Mori – The Well (OK that is shameless self-promotion but it’s muy spooky I swear!)

Insane Clown Posse – Halloween on Military Street (gross and funny lyrics, lol, etc)

What did I miss…do any of you creepy visitors have favorite Halloween-related music or stuff to carve pumpkins by or drive around enjoying the Autumn Halloweentyme air?

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5 Responses to “Favorite Halloween songs”

  1. I could recommend pretty much everything by Leo Flavum. Especially The Darkening or Waxworks. The first one is outright eerie. And then there’s Shandar. Not very scary though but a beautiful gothic ballad.
    I think at least one of these tracks can be found on his website (www.leoflavum.net) or on lastfm.

  2. Some underground recommendations – some things truly beautiful and strange, creepy to say the least.

    myspace.com/jlokkebo
    myspace.com/creepjazz

  3. …..
    Shall I recommend Nox Arcana, or Midnight Syndicate?…

  4. Yeah, totally! I just discovered Nox Arcana recently, good stuffs 😀

  5. Lustmord should win some kind of award for creepiest music – in fact it’s outright disturbing.

    (BTW – cool blog concept, keep it up)

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