A Halloween Playlist: Some of Our Favorite Creepy Songs

Posted by David Winnick

Photo by Pierre Tourigny

It’s the time of year when people are going to Halloween parties. The Jack-O-Lanterns are carved and lit, the punch is full of dried ice and the candy bowl packed. There is something missing though. No Halloween festivities are complete without a kick-ass playlist full of creepy songs. I know that there are some tried and true songs of the season i.e. Monster Mash, Thriller, I Put A Spell on You and anything from the Rocky Horror Picture Show.

This playlist is about those songs. Below you will find some of the creepiest, most evil songs ever on the planet. Each one of these songs has at least one element to them which is perfect for the season.
Give ‘em a spin and see what you think.

• Danse Macbre by Camille Saint-Saens: Why not start off with a classic. This one is all about the eerie feel.
• Loverman by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds: Cave’s most off putting song ever. That’s saying a lot considering he is the same guy who brought us “Red Right Hand.”
• Sweet Dreams by Marilyn Manson: Yes, the original is by the Eurythmics but this Manson remake haunts my dreams.
• Night on Bald Mountain by Modest Mussorgsky: The music from the demon scene in Fantasia gave more kids nightmares than any boogie man.
• Am I Evil by Diamond Head: If your, “mother was a witch,” do you even have to ask?
• 3 AM by Eminem: Apparently he is not only trouble to the FCC, he’s also a serial killer.
• Of Wolf and Man by Metallica: It could be a song about predatory males but I like to think of it as a song about being a werewolf. Being a werewolf sounds amazing.
• Fear of the Dark by Iron Maiden: The title says it all.
• Twisted Nerve by Bernard Herman: This is one of the most unnerving songs I have ever heard. If you don’t believe me after listening to it, watch Kill Bill vol.1.
• Vermillion by Slipknot: I don’t know if this is a love song, a hate song or none of the above. Whatever it is, this is one creepy messed up story.
• Die, Die My Darling by the Misfits: Choosing “Halloween,” would have been too much of a give me.
• Drop of Poison by Tom Waits: Any song creepy enough to be played by Captain Hook in Shrek 2, is perfect for a Halloween shindig.
• The Lords of Salem by Rob Zombie: This is all about burning witches at the stake. It is also the title of Zombie’s new horror flick.
• Twist by Korn: Fifty seconds of Jonathan Davis’s insane scat. If you cant handle it.
• Clint Eastwood by Gorillaz: Perhaps this just has to do with the music. Maybe it is just all in my head
Last on the list, is anything played on the Theremin.
What would you add?