Hallo-Weekend: Too Ghoul for School Playlist

Illustration by Jenna McCloskey
Illustration by Jenna McCloskey

It’s Halloween again, and that means it’s time to hear “The Monster Mash” and “Thriller,” two of the few canon Halloween songs, played with eye-rolling repetition. It’s far past time to spice up Halloween playlists. To that end, here are some tunes that in some way evoke the spirit of the one night of the year when you can eat limitless amounts of Kit Kat bars and dress up as a slutty Elsa/Anna without any guilt.

1. “Halfsharkalligatorhalfman” by Dr. Octagon
2. “Came Back Haunted” by Nine Inch Nails
3. “Martians vs. Goblins” by Game
4. “9th & Hennepin” by Tom Waits
5. “Demon Kitty Rag” by Katzenjammer
6. “Nightcall” by Kavinsky
7. “Monster” by Kanye West
8. “The Children’s Hour of Dream” by Charles Mingus
9. “Fashion Zombies!” by The Aquabats
10. “Halloween” by Siouxsie and the Banshees
11. “Zombie” by E-40
12. “Dearly Departed” by Shakey Graves
13. “Nice Day For a Resurrection” by Nekromantix
14. “Haunted” by Poe
15. “Come to Daddy” (Pappy Mix Version) by Aphex Twin

Listen to these songs plus 10 more on our Spotify playlist: bit.ly/guardianhalloween.