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    So, it's become a tradition each year for me to make a Halloween playlist for when friends are over.

    Looking for suggestions on creepy/haunting tunes or those with lyrics/theme on monsters, nightmares, ghosts, ghoulies, madness etc.

    For examples of past and current playlists, see below.


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    Our Solemn Hour (Within Temptation)
    Blood Theme (Dexter soundtrack)
    Sweet Dreams (Dexter soundtrack)
    Come, Little Children (katethegreat19)
    Long Way Home (Jon Licht)
    Confrontation (Bleach soundtrack)
    Main Theme (Coraline)
    Spooky Madness (Big Bad VooDoo Daddy)
    Circus Apocalypse (Vermillion Lies)
    Girl With One Eye (Florence & the Machine)
    Village of the Doomed (American McGee)
    The Pinwheel Boss Battle (Dark Souls)
    Seven Devils (Florence & the Machine)
    And When I Die (The Heavy)
    Scaretale (Nightwish)
    Evil Night Together (Jill Tracy)
    Sally's Song (Amy Lee)

    2011


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    Not interested in...
    - Screamo or songs that are 'creepy' because they're letting loose blood-curdling howls instead of music.
    - Werewolves in London. Just not a fan despite the recommendations every year.
    - Any more Michael Jackson stuff.
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    Anything, absolutely anything from Midnight Syndicate.

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    It all depends on how creepy you want it. Definately check this recent thread.

    Pink Floyd is generaly a good choice for somewhat deranged or haunting music.

    Elfman has a habit of composing haunting themes as well.

    Soundtrack from Coralina is IMO spot-on.

    In the same vain would be this little gem (music starts around 1:00).

    Kilar composed an amazing soundtrack for Dracula, but it might be a bit too heavy in comparison to the others.

    Meybe some pieces from Scherlock Holmes soundtrack.

    If we focus on lyrics instead of music, then there is this piece by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy or you can peruse Ghostbusters soundtrack.
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    Anything, absolutely anything from Midnight Syndicate.
    Huh, they have some good stuff, though a bit too quiet and ambient for my tastes. Still hey have a lot of stuff, will continue perusing. Thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by Radar View Post
    It all depends on how creepy you want it. Definately check this recent thread.
    I'll check it out. thanks for all the suggestions.

    Pink Floyd is generaly a good choice for somewhat deranged or haunting music.
    Yeeeah, I've been repeatedly pointed to him in the past. I guess I just don't get it.

    Elfman has a habit of composing haunting themes as well.
    I like that Sleepy Hollow one despite how horrible that film was. Beetlejuice not so much.

    Soundtrack from Coralina is IMO spot-on.
    I should have thought of that myself. I love that soundtrack, thanks!

    In the same vain would be this little gem (music starts around 1:00).
    Very nice.

    Kilar composed an amazing soundtrack for Dracula, but it might be a bit too heavy in comparison to the others.
    Naw, I have some pretty heavy stuff in my past years there. However, I'm not feeling this soundtrack. It's dramatic with little eeriness, and even the drama feels a bit too dull. Standard orchestral without my feeling it.


    Meybe some pieces from Scherlock Holmes soundtrack.
    I love those soundtracks but not feeling the creep vibe.

    If we focus on lyrics instead of music, then there is this piece by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
    Ha, this works.

    or you can peruse Ghostbusters soundtrack.
    The main theme was enough for me ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silkspinner View Post
    Yeeeah, I've been repeatedly pointed to him in the past. I guess I just don't get it.

    Not trying to nitpick, but Pink Floyd is a (are a?) 'They'. It's a band. Sorry for being pedantic but it's a relatively common mistake that bugs me, mostly because Pink Floyd's one of my favourite bands.

    Anyways, for contributary purposes....

    A lot of the ambient tracks from the Portal 2 soundtrack are pretty creepy. Good examples are Overgrowth, Ghost of Rattman, and Haunted Panels. Best of all, all three volumes are free!
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    Ok, some hits, some misses. With those information I can be a wee bit more accurate:

    Carol of the Bells


    American McGee's Alice

    More Danny Elfman (maybe even this piece)

    Voltair is a goldmine, when it comes to interesting, unusual and somewhat morbid lyrics.
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    Anything from the Bioshock soundtrack or Bioshock 2 soundtrack.

    Gary Schyman nailed the "creepy-without-random-screams" in both soundtracks, which helped make both games perfect, in my opinion.

    The soundtrack from the first game is actually available for free (LEGALLY, it was distributed online by the developers).

    The soundtrack for the second was actually released as an album labeled "Sounds from the Lighthouse", though I'm not sure its regularly available. Youtube has some of it, and there's one video with the entire track. I personally like it better than the soundtrack released from the first game, but its harder to find.

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    What about something a bit more obscure, like say a bit of Gothabilly?
    Reverand Glasseye - Black River Falls.

    Or something like Vermillion Lies - Long Red Hair or Circus Apocalypse which is possibly a thing called Dark Cabaret?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JabberwockySupafly View Post
    Not trying to nitpick, but Pink Floyd is a (are a?) 'They'. It's a band. Sorry for being pedantic but it's a relatively common mistake
    Wasn't a mistake. It was a generalization. If it has a man name I call it He, if it has a woman's name, say, Alice In Chains, I call it She. If it doesn't have a sexed name it's a They.


    Carol of the Bells
    American McGee's Alice
    1. Say what? That's my favorite Christmas song, dude :P
    2. Ha, yeah, been all through that soundtrack. Has some good stuff.

    Circus Apocalypse
    This is being added...

    Anything from the Bioshock soundtrack or Bioshock 2 soundtrack.
    I'm listening to it beause the music is awesome. Not so creepy really, but maybe you have a few specific songs to point to? This site throws them all in together so I don't know which song is which.
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    The Pinwheel Boss Battle Music from Dark Souls is one of my favourite 'creepy' tracks. Can't believe I didn't mention this one in my first post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Makensha View Post
    On that note, how does Night on Bald Mountain sound?

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    Lordi, man. Just, like... Lordi.

    If you want examples, here's Blood Red Sandman. Or Would You Love a Monsterman if you can handle the cheese factor.


    Oh! Oh! Ozzy's Crazy Train!

    You've had something by Within Temptation so I guess you know of Dark Wings.

    Inkubus Sukkubus is nice and witchy.

    Shame you don't want the more ambient stuff, or I could recommend something like Elend or Dargaard or Arcana (although I guess I just did).


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    Quote Originally Posted by Silkspinner View Post
    Wasn't a mistake. It was a generalization. If it has a man name I call it He, if it has a woman's name, say, Alice In Chains, I call it She. If it doesn't have a sexed name it's a They.
    So you'd call Alice Cooper "her"? That's just... no, man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Makensha View Post
    I've had that suggest multiple times over the years. Even with Apocalyptica doing it I've never gotten the slightest creep vibe from it.


    The Pinwheel Boss Battle Music from Dark Souls is one of my favourite 'creepy' tracks.
    I like it.


    On that note, how does Night on Bald Mountain sound?
    Sounds like it's in my 2010 folder spoiler ;)

    Shame you don't want the more ambient stuff, or I could recommend something like Elend or Dargaard or Arcana (although I guess I just did).
    Ambient is fine, just don't want an entire playlist of it.

    However, those are some pretty nice ones. Elend particularly

    You've had something by Within Temptation so I guess you know of Dark Wings.
    Actually, what I just did was get the Mother Maiden intro from the Unforgiving and had it lead into Our Solemn Hour

    So you'd call Alice Cooper "her"? That's just... no, man.
    As a general reference in passing, yes.
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    Updated the list. Found a few other awesome ones, such as a couple Florence & the Machine I'd never heard before.

    A few more songs and I think I have this year's playlist
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    I'd actually suggest any of the songs from the Ghost albums by Nine Inch Nails. It's very different than their normal stuff, and very creepy. Here's a link to the first song from the soundtrack. It's more melancholy than some of the others, but I figure it's best to just browse through and see what you like. The Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines is another great soundtrack for horror music. Here's a sample.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silkspinner View Post
    blood-curdling howls instead of music.
    Oh dear, we're playing the music/not music game. If screaming is out of the question, I suppose that also rules out Tim Hecker, Merzbow, Lightning Bolt, and the like?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dumbledore lives View Post
    I'd actually suggest any of the songs from the Ghost albums by Nine Inch Nails. It's very different than their normal stuff, and very creepy. Here's a link to the first song from the soundtrack. It's more melancholy than some of the others, but I figure it's best to just browse through and see what you like. The Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines is another great soundtrack for horror music. Here's a sample.
    Never listened to NIN before, but after a couple dozen songs I've come to the conclusion I'm definitely not a fan.

    The Masquerade songs are actually kind of pretty. Discordant I guess, but none are really anything I'd listen to and think Halloween CD. Gonna steal a couple for other playlists though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silkspinner View Post
    However, those are some pretty nice ones. Elend particularly
    Certainly try out more of Elend's discography when you have a chance. The vocals are sometimes a bit discordant, with The Umbersun being almost a whole album full of feverish screams, but the music stays on that "horror movie soundtrack" feel. Wonderfully atmospheric.

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    I'd actually suggest any of the songs from the Ghost albums by Nine Inch Nails. It's very different than their normal stuff, and very creepy. Here's a link to the first song from the soundtrack. It's more melancholy than some of the others, but I figure it's best to just browse through and see what you like. The Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines is another great soundtrack for horror music. Here's a sample.
    ...are you me?

    Ghosts is great ambient music, yeah, but really only a handful of the songs on it are creepy. There are some that remind me of walking through a huge forest at dusk, and some that remind me of my dad's woodwork shop, so it's wonderfully evocative, just not really all that disturbing. Mostly.

    And I love the Bloodlines soundtrack. Hell, even the main menu music is awesome. And the Chinatown and Hollywood themes are wonderfully creepy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silkspinner View Post
    I'm listening to it beause the music is awesome. Not so creepy really, but maybe you have a few specific songs to point to? This site throws them all in together so I don't know which song is which.
    From the Bioshock 1 Soundtrack, all of them really fit the "creepy" theme except for "The Ocean on His Shoulders" and "Welcome to Rapture". In particular, "All Spliced Up", "Dr. Steinman", and "Cohen's Masterpiece" are probably the ones I would point to as the most creepy.

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    Well, here are a couple of ideas from me:

    Gojira, wolf down the earth. It's not screamo, per sey, the lyrics are understandable but it leans in that direction.

    I could suggest the entire Shogun album, really. But a couple that I think might work. Do note that the songs do have some screams in them, but overall they're not screamo. For that, you need Ascendency or Ember to Inferno.

    Trivium, Like Calisto to a star in heaven

    Trivium, Shogun This one is 12 minutes.
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    Actually, whilst finding out the link for Circus Apocalypse, I stumbled across an artist I'd never heard before. So, whether or not it makes the list, I think I'd point people towards Jill Tracy and Evil Night Together for a bit more Dark Cabaret.

    If nothing else, I only found it because of this thread, so might as well share and share alike.

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    @Sgt. Cookie: Gothic or Symphonic are more my kind of metal.

    Within Temptation, Nightwish, Leaves Eyes, Evanescence, etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tiki Snakes View Post
    Actually, whilst finding out the link for Circus Apocalypse, I stumbled across an artist I'd never heard before. So, whether or not it makes the list, I think I'd point people towards Jill Tracy and Evil Night Together for a bit more Dark Cabaret.

    If nothing else, I only found it because of this thread, so might as well share and share alike.

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    Alright. Check out Epica then, bound to be something there you like. On my tablet right now, so no links. Sorry.


    Also, I'd suggest Dark wings over Our Solemn Hour. WT does some great stuff. Their last album, The Heart of Everything, was great! (The Unforgiving album doesn't exist, such poor quality from them is a myth.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sgt. Cookie View Post
    Alright. Check out Epica then, bound to be something there you like. On my tablet right now, so no links. Sorry.


    Also, I'd suggest Dark wings over Our Solemn Hour. WT does some great stuff. Their last album, The Heart of Everything, was great! (The Unforgiving album doesn't exist, such poor quality from them is a myth.)
    Oh, I'm familiar with Epica. Don't recall any particularly creepy songs, but now that you remind me will peruse.

    I'm not really all that big a fan of Dark Wings, oddly enough.

    Oh, btw, their last album is actually The Unforgiving. It's got some gems, but like all their albums its not the same style as anything else really.
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    The Residents. Duck Stab is particularly weird and creepy.
    If you can stand avante garde art music, Ligeti, Penderecki, Cage, etc, might work.

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    Not trying to nitpick, but Pink Floyd is a (are a?) 'They'. It's a band. Sorry for being pedantic but it's a relatively common mistake that bugs me, mostly because Pink Floyd's one of my favourite bands.
    The band is just fantastic, that is really what I think. Oh, by the way... which one's Pink?
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    Seconding Ligetti...a personal favorite. Also, if you want some ambient, Lustmord is what you want (his collaboration with Robert Rich "Stalker" is an awesome album). And since you mentioned The Residents, "The Bunny Boy" is a very creepy album, start to finish. Not so much tonally, but subject matter/lyrical content.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sgt. Cookie View Post
    Also, I'd suggest Dark wings over Our Solemn Hour. WT does some great stuff.
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    You've had something by Within Temptation so I guess you know of Dark Wings.
    Already on it, m'man.

    And since we're on the topic, Theatre of Tragedy and Tristania were both pretty good gothic metal bands back in the day. Tristania in particular has some nice dark and dense music.
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    The Residents. Duck Stab is particularly weird and creepy.
    Wth did I just watch...
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