Film music with shudder potential
Horror films are plentiful. But only a handful really managed to get us to stick our heads under the covers and make us scared. Their soundtracks have a significant part in the atmosphere and should therefore not be missing at any Halloween party.
It is an absolute classic and at the same time one of the scariest among the film soundtracks: The theme music for John Carpenter’s “Halloween – The Night of Horror”. As soon as you hear the first piano tones, your back is already ice cold and you have the feeling that the knife killer Michael Meyers is right behind you. Therefore, the song belongs to an atmospheric Halloween party. Everyone knows him and he immediately creates a scary atmosphere.
The soundtrack for “The Exorcist”
The title music for “The Exorcist” sounds similar and the song also belongs in every good playlist of a Halloween party in addition to the Halloween soundtrack. The piano sounds create a dark midnight mood and make your party guests fear.
“Jeepers Creepers” by Paul Whiteman
When you hear Paul Whiteman’s “Jeepers Creepers” for the first time, you’re sure to be thinking, “What should be creepy about that now?” But if you have seen the film of the same name, you know that this song is life-threatening. Every time this song is played in the film, the creeper is nearby, an ancient being that tries to eat you and especially your organs. The song triggers a little paranoia and fear in everyone who has seen this film. And what could be more frightening than a horror movie song that sounds like it runs on an old, rusty gramophone?
Halloween music: songs to celebrate
Now we have really created enough scary atmosphere and it is time to celebrate properly! It is important that you find a good mix of horror and a party at your celebration. Fortunately, there are songs that revolve around zombies, monsters, and the like and that are danceable at the same time.
Halloween with the King of Pop
The song “Thriller” by Michael Jackson is one of the most famous songs in music history. It combines the horror of Halloween with the fun of a party. The King of Pop sings classic horror film situations, such as a cold hand that touches you from behind on a full moon night or a creature that secretly comes crawling. In the music video, Michael Jackson also performs the famous thriller dance with a horde of zombies. Hardly any other song will make your Halloween guests dance like this.
“I always feel like somebody’s watching me”
No matter where you are, you always have the feeling that someone is watching you. Whether in the shower, in front of the television or at work: Rockwell’s “Somebody’s watching me” is exactly about this paranoid idea. Among other things, the track is about the famous shower scene from “Psycho”, in which a woman is stabbed and because of which the singer no longer dares to close his eyes in the shower. Stalking and paranoia are aspects that almost every horror film deals with. For this reason, the song is great for Halloween and in your playlist.
“Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)”
Your party has just peaked? Then this song comes just right. “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)” by the Backstreet Boys doesn’t have much to do with Halloween in terms of content, but if you know the video, you know why this song still belongs to the horror festival. In the music video, the boys around Nick Carter lie down with their bus and take refuge in an eerie ghost villa. In the further course, you can see many different horror characters like werewolves, witches, and vampires dancing. That’s exactly what you have to get on the dance floor at your party! With the Backstreet Boys, you can do it one hundred percent.
“Zombie” by The Cranberries
Oil your voice and get ready to sing along. “Zombie” by The Cranberries is a song with which you will surely get all party guests to sing. The song itself is actually a protest against the Northern Ireland conflict and relates to a 1993 bombing. It is about wars causing people to kill like a zombie indiscriminately. Zombies and Halloween just go together and that’s why you should give your party some karaoke character with this track.
The UNICUM Halloween playlist
We have now introduced you to a few songs for your Halloween party, but there are other songs that give your celebration the last horror kick. In our UNICUM Halloween playlist, we have put together a few for you.