It’s that time of the year again. And while we are getting ready to celebrate the favorite holiday of every young goth, we are usually left without an appropriate soundtrack. Listen, we love “Thriller” and we can’t forget about “The Monster Mash,” both of which are accompanied by their own signature dance routine. (You’ve definitely done both at a Halloween party.)
Nevertheless, they get old after a while. There are so many great songs that may not be directly affiliated with Halloween, but are still distinctly creepy in their own ways.
The playlist begins with one of the most iconic post-punk songs of all time. The shrill, piercing sounds of Bauhaus’ “Bela Lugosi’s Dead”—an ode to the 1931 horror classic Dracula. This song is over nine minutes long and only gets more unsettling as you listen. Another favorite of mine is The Cure’s “Fear of Ghosts.” While almost any song from The Cure can arguably fit on this list, there is something especially eerie about this one, with its whispering chorus and haunting lyrics. The last track — “Dead Alive” by The Shins — is a fun, more upbeat one that you
definitely want to add to your own Halloween party playlist.
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Annie Walton Doyle
Ameerah de Chabert