5 Days to Halloween: Music Mayhem Top Ten Videos

Hi everyone! Who doesn’t like music? I can’t live without it, from cleaning my room to working out to driving in the car, there’s a song for every occasion! And Halloween’s no different. I’ve put together a list of Halloween-themed (i.e., scary-themed) music videos and ranked them from lighthearted and fun to downright frightful. Enjoy!

‘Til next time!

p.s. The #1 video has been hailed by many sites as totally disturbing, so to be honest, I did not view it because I do not like to be frightened.

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

9. “Ghostbusters” by Ray Parker, Jr.

8. “Dead Man’s Party” by Oingo Boingo

7. “Weird Science” by Oingo Boingo

6. “Paranoimia” by Art of Noise

5. “Heart Shaped Box” by Nirvana

4. “Thriller” by Michael Jackson

3. “Sober” by Tool

3. “Beautiful People” by Marilyn Manson

2. “Closer” by Nine Inch Nails (you will need to confirm your age in order to view the video)

1. “Come to Daddy” by Aphex Twin


8 Days to Halloween – Your Soundtrack

Hello Everyone! Today’s topic is music. Creepy music, that is. Soundtracks are such an important part of a movie (or TV show), and I’m always in awe at the creativity that comes from a composer’s mind. This is a little nod to all of them.

Oh, and I dare you to listen to these in the dark and by yourself with just your imagination. And maybe a candle.

Enjoy! ‘Till next time.

1. I’m to understand that Dario Argentos is a true horror movie’s fan favorite director, or, at least, one of. I will never see any of his movies, because I do not have the stomach for it, so I have to go by the experts; i.e, the fans. There’s a lot of praise for his movie “Suspiria” and here’s one of the songs titled “Sighs” from the movie written by Goblin.

2. Here’s for a very different kind of ambient music, something you won’t find at an office. Maybe. Lustmord’s “Zoetrope.”

3. I’ve seen the movie “The Shining,” and I know a lot of people love it, but it’s just so creepy to me. I found it difficult to ride elevators for a while after seeing it. But I love the fact that a woman composed its theme song. Here’s Wendy Carlos’ theme for “The Shining.”

4. You would think a “boogie” would be fun and light-hearted. Not if David Lynch and Alan R. Splet have a say. Here’s “Pete’s Boogie” from the movie “Eraserhead.”

5. Can’t leave out some classical music. Camille Saint-Saens’ “Danse Macabre.” This doesn’t necessarily invoke evil, terror or horror, but there is an element of sinister in between the notes. Or so I hear.

…And because Halloween isn’t Halloween without the stereotypical sounds most of us know of and some of us run from, here’s a few “standard” horror movies and their songs that give me the shudders just thinking about…

1. “Halloween,” Michael Meyers Theme Song

2. “Friday the 13th” theme song

3. I had a friend who loved the movie “Pi” a lot. It wasn’t my cup of tea, and never saw it, but I feel this song from it matches the mood of today’s blog.

A very special Thank you to Dan Jacobson for his help.

4 Days to Halloween – Haunting Costumes

These days, many costumes are scary because of the gore, snarled faces, and spooky feelings they emit, especially if based on villains like Freddy Krueger or Jason from Halloween. But there’s something particularly nightmarish looking at these vintage costumes. Perhaps it’s the way the people are positioned or the graininess of the photos, but I can just hear a two-note soundtrack quietly playing in the background with maybe even the “swish, swish, swish” of record player when at the end of an album. Imagine it’s dark outside, and the only light you have is the glow of your computer monitor and an illuminated pumpkin outside your window. Enjoy the photos…one.by.one.

‘Till Next Time!

P.S. Here’s a sample of what you’ll find: