13 Truly Terrifying Tunes for Halloween


13 Truly Terrifying Tunes for Halloween


Old Hallows Eve is upon us, and whatever you are up to to celebrate nothing can set the mood like a good old fashioned playlist full of creepy tunes.

Here is our Halloween Playlist:

1. “The Twilight Zone” – Ray Colcord / Marius Constant

Instantly recognisable, sinister soundtrack.

2. “Creep” – Radiohead

Surely the title says it all.

3. Thriller – Michael Jackson

Being chased by Zombies? distract them with dance!

4. “I Will Posses Your Heart” – Death Cab For Cutie

In a jar?

5. “Monkey Gone to Heaven” – The Pixies

Everything about this song puts you on edge. But it is nice to know that Monkeys get in to heaven. Take that creationists.

6. “I want you” – Elvis Costello

This under the radar Costello classic starts out quite cheery, do not get lulled into a false sense of security as the tone lyrics gets increasingly dark and sinister.

7. “I Put A Spell On You” – Nina Simone

Genuinely terrifying, Nina Simone’s voice is both beautiful yet chilling.

8. “Killing Me Softly” – Roberta Flack

Murdered by song. Memories of my dear mother belting this out at the top of her voice during family car journeys contribute more to this one’s fear factor.

9. “Psycho Killer” – Talking Heads

run run run run run away.

10. ‘ March Of The Pigs’ – Nine Inch Nails
Recorded in the house where The Charles Manson Family murdered Sharon Tate in 1969, industrial classic ‘March Of The Pigs’ shares a similar unease with its location.

11. “Monster Mash” – Bobby Pickett 

Quite possibly the most Halloween friendly song ever recorded

12. Hungry Face – Mogwai

The eeriest track on the soundtrack of the terrifyingly brilliant French zombie-drama Les Revenants (The Returned).

13. Tubular Bells – Mike Oldfield 

The soundtrack from the Exorcist.

Have something to add to our playlist? Share it in the comments.

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