A Halloween Playlist For Grownups

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As much as I love the classics, there’s a ton of fantastically-creepy music out there that has nothing to do with British werewolves, thriller nights, or witch-ay women…

  1. “Little Drop of Poison”, Tom Waits, The End of Violence
  2. “Red Right Hand”, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, Let Love In
  3. “Where Did You Sleep Last Night”, Leadbelly, various
  4. Anything by Clara Rockmore, master of the theremin
  5. “What’s He Building In There?”, Tom Waits, Mule Variations
  6. “Smokestack Lightning”, Howlin’ Wolf, Moanin’ In The Moonlight
  7. “Stagger Lee”, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, Murder Ballads
  8. Anything by Gogol Bordello
  9. “Heathen Child”, Grinderman, Grinderman II (bonus points for the scary video)
  10. “I See a Darkness”, Johnny Cash, American III: Solitary Man
  11. “Heart of Darkness”, Pere Ubu, 390 Degrees of Simulated Stereo

Absolutely Required: Werewolf Bar Mitzvah, Jeff Richmond Tracy Morgan, 30 Rock (Original Television Soundtrack)

Bonus Track: “Nightmare on My Street”, DJ Jazzy Jeff The Fresh Prince, He’s The DJ, I’m The Rapper

(Image credits: The Kitchn: The Bloody Manhattan)

Updated: 01.11.2014 — 20:53