Halloween and Horror Music Collection

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I’ve collected many lovely, creepy, bizarre, melancholy-filled, and obscure songs over the years. In the list below, I’ll continue adding the best of my collection and ask that the community also make suggestions for the list.

Notes for this list:

  • I’ve done my best to make sure that I’m linking to the most accurate, original, and official versions of the intended songs on Amazon, because in some cases, it’s difficult to find the right one and you may accidentally buy a cheap knock-off instead. If next to the “Buy Now” link, you see a ?, this means that I wasn’t able to find the right version in digital form and you will have to either buy an old CD or vinyl copy of the soundtrack (that can get expensive) or track down the song through some other means, like YouTube.
  • I’ve excluded the word “The” from the beginning of titles for easier alphanumeric browsing and sorting.
  • When clicking on a “Buy Now” link you’ll be able to preview the song first.
  • The list is sortable, just click the column header.
  • For legal reasons, I of course cannot share the actual music files or link to where they might be downloaded from. Some songs are of my own creation, public domain, or I otherwise have permission to share for listening purposes here, but I ask that you please build your collection from Amazon, which will also go to help us out by using our affiliate links.
  • In the comments below, please let me know your suggestions or if you find any mistakes. I’d love to hear what some of your all-time favorite Halloween or horror songs are too. I may not include all suggestions in the official list, but I’ll make an effort to check out all the suggestions and see if they’re a good fit.

Thank you and enjoy.

The List

Title Artist Year Appeared In Amazon
This Big Hush Shriekback 1986 Manhunter (film) Buy Now
Halloween Theme John Carpenter 1978 Halloween (film) Buy Now
Feed My Frankenstein Alice Cooper 1991 Not Sure or N/A Buy Now
Man Behind the Mask Alice Cooper 1986 Jason Lives (film) Buy Now
Teenage Frankenstein Alice Cooper 1986 Jason Lives (film) Buy Now
Amityville Horror Theme Lalo Schifrin 1979 Amityville Horror (film) Buy Now
Mr. Sandman Chordettes 1957 Halloween (film) Buy Now
Beetlejuice Theme Danny Elfman 1988 Beetlejuice (film) Buy Now
Jeepers Creepers Paul Whiteman 1932 Jeepers Creepers (film) Buy Now
Don't Fear the Reaper Blue Öyster Cult 1976 Halloween (film) Buy Now
Sing Sing Sing Benny Goodman 1938 Waxwork (film) Buy Now
Blue Velvet Bobby Vinton 1963 Blue Velvet (film) Buy Now
Helen's Theme Philip Glass 1992 Candyman (film) Buy Now
Music Box Philip Glass 1992 Candyman (film) Buy Now
Children of the Corn Theme Jonathan Elias 1984 Children of the Corn (film) Buy Now ?
Child's Play Theme Joe Renzetti 1988 Child's Play (film) Buy Now
Casper the Friendly Ghost Theme Winston Sharples 1955 Casper the Friendly Ghost (tv) Buy Now ?
Christine Attacks John Carpenter 1983 Christine (film) Buy Now ?
A Clockwork Orange Theme Wendy Carlos 1971 A Clockwork Orange (film) Buy Now ?
Shining Theme Wendy Carlos 1980 Shining (film) Buy Now ?
Song to the Siren Mortal Coil 1984 Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2003 (film) Buy Now
Tears to Shed Danny Elfman 2005 Corpse Bride (film) Buy Now
Creepshow Theme John Harrison 1982 Creepshow (film) Buy Now
Grim Grinning Ghosts Buddy Baker 196? Haunted Mansion (ride) Buy Now
Season of the Witch Donovan 1966 Not Sure or N/A Buy Now
Edward Scissorhands Theme Danny Elfman 1990 Edward Scissorhands (film) Buy Now
Escape from New York Theme John Carpenter 1981 Escape from New York (film) Buy Now
Exorcist Theme Mike Oldfield 1971 Exorcist (film) Buy Now
Flowers in the Attic Theme Christopher Young 1987 Flowers in the Attic (film) Buy Now ?
His Eyes Pseudo Echo 1983 Friday the 13th: Part V (film) Buy Now ?
Lotion Greenskeepers 2004 Not Sure or N/A Buy Now
Chick Habit April March 1995 Death Proof (film) Buy Now
Jeepers Creepers Hayley Mills 1961 Not Sure or N/A Buy Now
Hellraiser Theme Christopher Young 1987 Hellraiser (film) Buy Now
Teddy Bear's Picnic Henry Hall 1932 Not Sure or N/A Buy Now
Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf Henry Hall 1933 Not Sure or N/A Buy Now
Here Comes the Boogie Man Henry Hall 1932 Jeepers Creepers (film) Buy Now
Come Little Children James Horner 1993 Hocus Pocus (film) Buy Now
In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida Iron Butterfly 1968 Manhunter (film) Buy Now
Ben Jackson 5 1972 Ben (film) Buy Now
Jaws Theme John Williams 1975 Jaws (film) Buy Now
Come Wander with Me Jeff Alexander 1964 Twilight Zone (tv) Buy Now
Killer Klowns Dickies 1988 Killer Klowns from Outer Space (film) Buy Now
Manhunt Theme Craig Conner 2003 Manhunt (video game) Buy Now ?
Darkest Side of the Night Metropolis 198? Friday the 13th: Part VIII (film) Buy Now ?
Rosemary's Baby Theme Krzysztof Komeda 1968 Rosemary's Baby (film) Buy Now
Thriller Michael Jackson 1982 Thriller (music video) Buy Now
Monster Mash Bobby Pickett 1962 Not Sure or N/A Buy Now
Munsters Theme Jack Marshall 1964 Munsters (tv) Buy Now ?
Red Right Hand Nick Cave 1994 Scream (film) Buy Now
Nightmare on Elm Street Theme Charles Bernstein 1984 Nightmare on Elm Street (film) Buy Now
Omen Theme Jerry Goldsmith 1976 Omen (film) Buy Now
Phantasm Theme Fred Myrow 1979 Phantasm (film) Buy Now
Poltergeist Theme Jerry Goldsmith 1982 Poltergeist (film) Buy Now
Psycho Theme Bernard Herrmann 1960 Psycho (film) Buy Now
Purple People Eater Sheb Wooley 1958 Not Sure or N/A Buy Now
Goodbye Horses Q Lazzarus 1988 Silence of the Lambs (film) Buy Now
Backyard Babies Ramones 19?? Pet Sematary 2 (film) Buy Now
Partytime 45 Grave 1983 Return of the Living Dead (film) Buy Now
House of 1000 Corpses Rob Zombie 2001 House of 1000 Corpses (film) Buy Now
Living Dead Girl Rob Zombie 1998 Bride of Chucky (film) Buy Now
Devil's Rejects Rob Zombie 2006 Not Sure or N/A Buy Now
Room of Angel Akira Yamaoka 2007 Silent Hill 4 (video game) Buy Now ?
Peek-a-Boo Echo 3 198? Jeepers Creepers (film) Buy Now
Sleepy Hollow Theme Danny Elfman 1999 Sleepy Hollow (film) Buy Now
Tales from the Crypt Theme Danny Elfman 1989 Tales from the Crypt (tv) Buy Now
Tales from the Darkside Theme John Harrison 1983 Tales from the Darkside (tv) Buy Now ?
Swan Lake Tchaikovsky 1875 Waxwork (film) Buy Now
Lonely Man Theme Joseph Harnell 1978 Incredible Hulk (tv) Buy Now
Twilight Zone Theme Bernard Herrmann 1959 Twilight Zone (tv) Buy Now
Werewolves of London Warren Zevon 1978 Not Sure or N/A Buy Now
I'm Your Boogie Man White Zombie 1996 The Crow: City of Angels (film) Buy Now
Shoobie Doobie Moon John Harrison 198? Not Sure or N/A Buy Now
Friday the 13th Theme Harry Manfredini 1980 Friday the 13th (film) Buy Now ?
Sally's Song Danny Elfman 1993 Nightmare Before Christmas (film) Buy Now

This public list will only ever just scratch the surface of my entire private collection. Just to list them takes a lot of time to fact-check. With that said, there’s so much more to come…

UPDATE — Make sure to listen to our Radio, powered by Dead Air, where you can hear many more songs, some of which I personally curated.

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