Halloween Special

I’ve never liked Halloween. (Probably because I startle easily.) I didn’t even enjoy the holiday when I was a kid – and I was quite an odd child.

Nevertheless, here’s a list of Halloween songs for you to enjoy (or be freaked out by). Titles are links to YouTube videos. So, in no particular order:

1. “Monster” by Skillet

What’s scary about the song is the “scream” at about 2:17 and the fact that the lyrics are about the “monster” within ourselves, whether that be something we can control or something beyond us. The video’s also a little creepy, too – it’s set in a hospital and there’s a bit of a chase going on.

2. “Bring Me to Life” by Wykked Wytch

A frightening cover of the famous Evanesence song, Wykked Wytch’s song starts out slow enough, then the vocals kick in. Decide for yourself whether they’re hilarious or utterly chilling – and yes, that’s a woman singing. The video can be nauseating, so viewer discretion is advised.

3. “Living Dead Girl” by Rob Zombie

I love silent-movie style video for this song. Nearly every song I’ve ever heard by Rob Zombie can be classified as a Halloween song, but this one is especially freaky.

4. “Haunted” by Evanescence

One of my perennial Halloween favorites. There’s no official video for the song, so the link leads to a fan-made video. Listen to this song in a totally dark room and try not to be freaked out.

5. “This is Halloween” by Marilyn Manson

Another cover – the song’s from Tim Burton’s cult classic The Nightmare Before Christmas, but Manson’s collection of altered vocals makes it even more eccentric. It’s been my Halloween theme song for the past two years.

6. “Crown of Horns” by Cryptopsy

Every song in this particular genre is disturbing, but this song, with its maddeningly fast drums and inhuman vocals, is probably the most frightening I’ve heard from the genre. The video’s just an image of the album cover – I don’t think the band ever made a video for the song, which may be a good thing.

7. “Le Portail de la Vierge” by Anorexia Nervosa

French black metal band Anorexia Nervosa (just the band’s name is scary enough) has put together a brutal mixture of sounds – from the haunting church bell sounds to the garbled lyrics (in English and French), this song is perfect for a haunted house.

8. “Monster Mash” by Bobby “Boris” Pickett

A classic staple of Halloween festivities everywhere. Doesn’t require any more explanation. Most of you’ve probably heard it before.

9. “Thriller” by Michael Jackson

Another classic, though a bit more modern. Requires no explanation – just sit back and enjoy the awesomeness.

10. “Get Your Body Beat” by Combichrist

The video contains clips from the movie The Gene Generation, which I have never seen. This would be a really good song for a dance party on Halloween night. It also reminds me of the Blade movies, specifically those scenes where Blade enters vampire clubs and starts ripping the bloodsuckers to shreds.

Feel free to comment with more songs and have a Happy Halloween weekend! 🙂

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  2. I love Halloween. Dressing in black, with witch’s hat, and riding to parties on a broom. 🙂

    Not just for Halloween, but scary enough:

    Werewolves in London by . . . whoever sang it. 🙂


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