Halloween Playlist – Macabre Music to Mosh to

It’s the most wonderful time of the year (sorry Santa). While I would like to spend every day covered in fake blood and blasting Marilyn Manson, All Hallows Eve is the one day that this becomes socially acceptable. Well almost.

To celebrate both the birth of my blog and the annual night of the dead, I have selected a playlist of songs that I consider to be the ultimate in horrific melodies, complete with over-the-top visual theatrics.

Alice Cooper – Feed My Frankenstein

The Godfather of shock rock’s classic song deserves the top spot on this playlist, although I admit I can’t listen to it without being reminded of Wayne’s World.

Rob Zombie – Mars Needs Women

I would have no problem with completing an entire Halloween playlist of Zombie showtunes. But, given the recent release of Hellbilly Deluxe 2 this summer, I figure at least one new song deserves a mention, and ‘Mars Needs Women’ is a perfect example of Zombie’s signature tantalising tongue-in-cheek.

Marilyn Manson – Dope Hat

Long before Manson started embarrassing himself, he shocked the world with Portrait of an American Family. Manson uses his obsession with Willy Wonka to fabricate Dope Hat’s deliciously creepy video.

Monster Magnet – Space Lord

With a name like that, it would be criminal not to feature them on this playlist. Monster Magnet are still going strong, and their new album Mastermind was released in October. But ‘Space Lord’ remains the ultimate tune by these stoner rockers.

Type O Negative – Christian Woman

Sadly, lead singer of this Gothic/Doom band, Peter Steele, passed away this April. ‘Christian Woman’, from Type O Negative’s 1993 hit album Bloody Kisses, is a perfect Halloween classic, with its dark gloomy chords and gothic imagery.


• Nine Inch Nails – Closer

If we’re talking creepy videos, ‘Closer’ is the one to pick from Trent Reznor’s demenented mind. A sleaze rock classic perfect for Halloween debauchery.

Queens of the Stone Age – You’ve Got a Killer Scene There, Man

Lullabies to Paralyze is an appropriately-named album of chilling tunes, and ‘You’ve Got a Killer Scene There, Man’ is ideal for late-night, candle-flickering creepiness.

Rob Zombie – Living Dead Girl

To bring this playlist to a suitably spooky climax, a return to master of Halloween melodies is necessary. I’m hoping to see plenty of living dead girls channeling Sheri Moon scouring the streets tonight.

Happy Halloween horror lovers!



2 Responses to “Halloween Playlist – Macabre Music to Mosh to”

  1. Kieron Allen Says:

    very comprehernsive and informative i likes it a lot!

  2. Cam Says:

    I’m glad to see you included Alice Cooper to the list. but honestly, I feel there are so many better songs he’s done then “Feed my Frankenstein”. Especially if you don’t want to have to think about Wayne’s World every time you hear it.

    I’d suggest pretty much anything from Welcome to my Nightmare, Dead Babies from Killers, Teenage Frankenstein from Constrictor, Love the Dead from Billion Dollar Babies and Former Lee Warmer from Dada.

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