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40 Haunting Songs For Your 2020 Halloween Playlist

Horror Playlist

This year, Halloween is different, we get it. We can't trick or treat like usual. We can't gather in large groups at our regular haunts to scare up a bit of fun with our favorite boils and ghouls. And we can't head to the multiplex to cower and jump in a dark room full of strangers for the latest horror film. Since we horror fans are re-imagining exactly how we'll celebrate our favorite holiday, we're trying to focus on the things that make us happy that we can do safely regardless of the size of the crowd we're doing it with.

In that spirit, we offer up a playlist of skinks and creepers created by our very own Robert Rutherford, MoPOP's Manager of Public Engagement and host of our online horror film watchalong series It's Coming from Inside the House! So pour yourself a drink, study up on Wednesday Addams' INCREDIBLE moves, get yourself into costume—even if the most you can muster is another (maybe cleaner) pair of sweatpants—and shake a tailfeather!

1. "Tension Builder" - Screaming Halloween

2. "I'm The Wolfman" - Round Robin

3. "Human Fly" - The Cramps

4. "Night of the Vampire" - Ricky Erickson

5. "Jekyll and Hyde" - Jim Burgett

6. "Goo Goo Muck" - Ronnie Cook & The Gaylads

7. "Transylvania Twist" - Bobby "Boris" Pickett, The Crypt Kickers

8. "The Invasion Is Coming" - Invasion

9. "Spooky" - Dusty Springfield

10. "Demonic Worship" - Screaming Halloween

11. "Black Magic" - Jericho Jones

12. "House on Haunted Hill" - Kenny & The Fiends

13. "The Blob" - The Five Blobs

14. "Strolling After Dark" - The Shades

15. "Dracula's Daughter" - Screaming Lord Sutch & The Savages 

16. "Long Way Back From Hell" - Danzig

17. "Mummy Walk (Walking Death)" - Contrails

18. "The Witch" - The Sonics

19. "The Werewolf" Carl Bonafede & The Gemtones

20. "I Was A Teenage Werewolf" - The Cramps

21. "Watusi Zombi" - Jan Davis

22. "Haunted House" - Chris Kevin

23. "Rockin' in the Graveyard" - Jackie Morningstar

24. "Evil Girl" - Halloween Sound Effects

25. "I Put a Spell on You" - Screamin' Jay Hawkins

26. "Pet Sematary" - Ramones

27. "Night Of The Sadist" - Larry & The Blue Notes

28. "Chanting Monks" - Halloween Sound Effects

29. "Ghost a Go Go" - Richard Rome

30. "Where the Wolf Bane Blooms" - The Nomads 

31. "Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)" - David Bowie

32. "Halloween" - Siouxsie and the Banshees

33. "Sweet Transvestite" - Tim Curry

34. "Frankenstein" - New York Dolls

35. "The Devil's Gotten Into My Baby" - Devotions

36. "Burn Devil Burn" - Soul Messengers, The Spirit of Israel

37. "Witch's Brew" - Darla Hood

38. "You Got Me Under Your Spell" - Mae Young

39. "I Want Candy" - The Strangeloves

40. "Halloween TV Commercial" - Tommy Lee Wallace, Alan Howarth

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