Creepy Halloween Music
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Halloween music sucks. We can all agree on that, right? Every year at every party, it's the same crap: "Thriller, " "Monster Mash" and the "Ghostbusters" theme. Actually, that last one is pretty great, but you get the point: people blast tunes in October that they'd rather deafen themselves with cannon fire than listen to in September.
Worst of all, the wack Halloween songs that get played every year aren't even scary! Consider that proof positive that folks simply ain't even trying when they're putting that party playlist together. It's really as if they don't even care so deeply about popular music and the personal identity that it confers so much that it's impossible to stop obsessing over it long enough to microwave a corndog.
Well screw 'em. We here at Rocks Off do care that much. Because the Misfits' "Halloween" does not a playlist make, here are ten actually spooky, creepy, eerie and downright disconcerting songs that are practically too petrifying for Halloween, let alone the rest of the dumb year.
Some creep and crawl, some scream bloody gore and others simply lurk in the night, ready to cut your fingers off while you sleep. If you absolutely must listen to them alone, make sure to leave plenty of lights on.
10. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, "Red Right Hand"
A song doesn't necessarily need a lot of screaming and wailing to make the hair on your arms stand up. Good ol' Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds proved that all too conclusively with "Red Right Hand, " their spooky 1994 single that just so happened to make its way on to the Scream soundtrack. The lugubrious track's lyrics describe a malevolent phantom stranger with whom we hope never to cross paths. Despite the song's indisputable eeriness, it's also just plain great — one of Cave's most beloved.
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