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Halloween 2017 | Creepy Crave Music Playlist

Liven up your Halloween party with the latest from John Carpenter, Trent Reznor, and the Stranger Things 2 soundtrack.

Patrick Greenby Patrick Green
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Adults have co-opted Halloween from children for some time now, giving us big kids an excuse to dress up and play out our fantasies for a night and/or weekend of Tom Foolery.

Also: 8 Spooky Cocktails for Your Halloween Party

You will be attending a Halloween party in the next week so be prepared. Come bearing a Creepy Crave Playlist to Monster Mash with the “sexy _fill in the blanks_ ” because “Thriller” on repeat ain’t going to cut it.

Stranger Things 2 – Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein

Happy Stranger Things 2 Day! After you binge-watch the Netflix breakout hit (which is streaming now) all day, you can listen to the soundtrack with you at night. Emmy-winning and Grammy-nominated Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein (of Austin experimental band S U R V I V E), are back along with the Eleven and the gang, so you can expect lots of spooky synths and coming-of-age feels going on. 

Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998 – John Carpenter

“The Master of Horror” has found a third act as a musician with his popular Anthology series of releases. The latest is centered on his own movie compositions, Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998, which features themes from ChristineHalloweenAssault on Precinct 13They LiveThe Thing and more. The cult auteur is currently on tour with a Los Angeles stop on Oct. 31 (what else?) at the Hollywood Palladium.

John Carpenter’s Halloween – Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross


Speaking of John Carpenter, Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross have released a spectacular cover of the Halloween theme on Friday the 13th. The Academy Award winning duo somehow make the iconic theme even more creepier. 

Ghostbusters Theme – Trap Remix

Ghostbusters gets the trap treatment because why the f%ck not? Well, at least it’s better than the movie remake.

IT – Benjamin Wallfisch

The new IT is the highest grossing horror movie off all-time, but not enough horror fans are talking about composer Benjamin Wallfisch’s hauntingly fantastic score.