Sorry to run off of the other Halloween post but I thought it would be fun for all to post there playlists here and get an idea what people will be listening to come thursday.
Opening / This Is Halloween - The Nightmare Before Christmas Danny Elfman Opening Drive - Eerie Heavy Echo (L-12040) - Night of the Living Dead L'attesa - Incubo Sulla Citta' Contaminata Stelvio Cipriani Halloween 1978 - Halloween John Carpenter Overlay of Evil / Main Title - Friday The 13th Harry Manfredini No TV/End Credits (Carol Anne's Theme) - Poltergeist Jerry Goldsmith Figment - Dawn Of The Dead Simon Park Opening The Sighs - Suspiria Goblin The Fog End Credits - The Fog John Carpenter Keep A Cool Head (Aka Main Title) - Friday the 13th Part 2 Harry Manfredini Main Titles - Devil's Nightmare Alessandroni, Alessandro Opening Titles - House Harry Manfredini Curse Of Dolkite - Amazing Stories: Go To The Head Of The Class Alan Silvestri End Credits: Halloween Theme - Halloween John Carpenter The Dance Of The Witches - The Witches Of Eastwick John Williams Mr. Sandman - Halloween II The Chordettes Holy Water (Main Title #1) - Salem's Lot Harry Sukman Theme From "Friday The 13th Part 3" - Friday The 13th Part 3 Harry Manfredini & Michael Zager Main Title - A Nightmare on Elm Street - Charles Bernstein Hellraiser Christopher Young Amityville 3-D (Main Titles) - Amityville 3-D Howard Blake Library And Titles - Ghostbusters Elmer Bernstein Main Title - Re-Animator Theme Re-Animator Richard Band The Haunted House - Halloween John Carpenter Here We Go Again (Opening Titles) Friday the 13th Part VI - Jason Lives Harry Manfredini Eerie Heavy Echo (L-1214) - Night of the Living Dead Halloween Montage - Halloween III: Season of the Witch John Carpenter, Alan Howarth
I've whittled down my horror scores to key "Halloween-ish" tracks, and here's where I'm at. Some albums turned up multiple tracks, others turned up zero and were deleted from the playlist entirely.
66 tracks is a lot, but this is a more manageable playlist that I can come back to year-to-year, and add to as appropriate.
Army of Darkness - Prologue; Mach of the Dead Beetlejuice - Main Titles Book of Blood - Tollington House Bram Stoker's Dracula - Dracula: The Beginning Cabin Fever - Red Love/Virus Check Chiller (Kunzel)- Overture from The Phantom of the Opera); Night on Bald Mountain The Conjuring - Maurice; Souls Pulled In
Definitive Horror Music (Silva/CoPPO) - Drag Me To Hell; Hellbound: Hellraiser 2; The Thing; Dracula - Main Titles/Storm; Phantasm; Suspiria; The Exorcist; Rosemary's Baby
Donnie Darko - Carpathian Ridge; The Artifact & Living; Manipulated Living; Liquid Spear Waltz Evil Dead 2013 - Don't Say It, Don't Write It, Don't Hear It; Abominations Rising; The Pendant/Evil Tango The Fly - Plasma Pool The Fly II - The Fly II The Fog - Theme From The Fog; Matthew Ghost Story The Fog (remake) - Epilogue Friday the 13th Box - Overlay of Evil/Main Titles; Theme from Friday the 13tg Part 3; Here We Go Again (Opening Titles: Jason Lives) Friday the 13th Part VII/Part VIII - End Credit (Part VII) The Fury - Gillian's Vision Gremlins - The Gremlins Rag Halloween - Halloween Theme, Halloween 1978 The Happening - Princeton Haunted Honeymoon - End Credits House of the Devil - He's Calling You The Howling - Openng Title/Phone Call/Dark Streets Insidious - The Insidious Plane Let Me In - Los Alamos Mirrors II - Mirrors II Night Breed - Mayhem in Midian; End Credits The Omen - Ave Satani The Omen 666 - Main Titles Pee-Wee's Big Adventure - Clown Dream Piranha 3D - Piranha Psycho - Prelude Red Dragon - Main Titles Return to House on Haunted Hill - Return to House on Haunted Hill Scary Music (Kunzel) - Attack of the Killer Tomatoes Scream 3 - Last Call Seed of Chucky - Main Title Signs - Main Title Sleepy Hollow - Main Titles; Evil Eye Trick R Treat - End Credits Varese 25th Anniversary - A Nightmare on Elm St main title Wes Craven's New Nightmare - Safe at Last Wolfman (Elfman) - The Madhouse Wrong Turn 2 - Main Title 28 Weeks Later - Welcome to Britain
I guess what tracks you select depends on your point of view of what represents Halloween. I tend to leave out scifi scores like Alien or Predator as well as nature gone mad like jaws or grizzly. I go with monsters, witches, ghouls and ghosts and the occasional serial killer!
Kilar's Dracula Morricone's The Thing Williams' Dracula Carlos' The Shining Goldenthal's Interview with the Vampire Schifrin's Amityville Horror Banos' Evil Dead (best 2013 score IMO) Herrmann's Psycho Goldsmith's Poltergeist ***** Classical music would include
Danse Macabre (Saint Saens) Symphony Fantastique (Berlioz) Black Angels (Crumb) Ligeti's REQUIEM (scariest music ever)