Music for the Halloween Season

Autumn does a great job of creating the right atmosphere for Halloween night all on its own, but good music doesn’t hurt, either. So, here’s a playlist to amp it up a little. And yes, my preference for the classics is on full display here:

-The theme to Halloween (original–yeah, obvious, but it’s still great)
-The theme to Creepshow
-The theme to Suspiria (because this list would be a travesty without Goblin in it)
-The theme to Phantasm
-The theme to Resident Evil (a surprisingly good track from a mediocre movie)
-The theme to A Nightmare on Elm Street (original)
-Hellraiser soundtrack: “Seduction and Pursuit” (this is the music that plays when Kirsty opens the puzzle box, and it far outshines the film’s actual theme)
-28 Days Later soundtrack: “In the House, In a Heartbeat”
-The theme to The Thing (original–simple, but effective)
-The theme to The Omen (original)

While I tend to favor instrumental pieces for my Halloween listening, here are a few other pieces you might want to check out should you be more lyrically inclined:

-Creature Feature: “Buried Alive,” “The Greatest Show Unearthed,” “A Gorey Demise”
-Marilyn Manson: “This is Halloween”
-Judas Priest: “Nightcrawler”
-Iron Maiden: “The Number of the Beast”


About prutigli

Patrick Rutigliano grew up on a steady diet of comic books and horror movies. Making his first sale to Permuted press in 2007, he has since placed stories with several publications in addition to his first collection, Black Corners of a Blood-Red Room. The Untimely Deaths of Daryl Handy is his first independent release. During his off time, Patrick can usually be found attempting to recreate foreign cuisine, sacrificing cardboard to his cats, and having spirited debates with his wife over the failings of Disney villains.
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