The wind is blowing, the air is cold and all of those black cats that live in town started walking around Wilder Bowl at night and you see their eyes glowing at night and it makes you walk the other way or maybe call ride-line. Pop group picked some songs that represent that freaky feeling that something scary is going to happen.
1. Pere Ubu – Thriller!
An unpredictable left turn on Dub Housing, this B-side track haunts and moans for way longer than any other song on the record. Inconsistent yet repetitive, scratchy and loud, “Thriller!” is the perfect song for squealing like a little piggy all the way home.
2 . Suicide – Ghost Rider
Slow droning synth backdrop and lo-fi, quavery vocals that creep up on you like a hooded figure. Intense. Good luck getting that beat out of your head when it’s over.
3. Timber Timbre – Demon Host
Eerie and haunting enough to echo that unshakable chill in the air. I mean, look, I’m not the kind of person to go around sitting in cemeteries night, but like, if I were, I would totally play this. Full moon preferable, but not required.
4. Tom Waits – Clap Hands
My mom used to play Tom Waits when we cleaned the house. I was always scared of his deep husky voice that would reverberate in the living room. When I was in middle school I made a horror film and used Tom Waits as my soundtrack. As spooky images of a dripping sink, footsteps on an old staircase, and a desolate backyard flashed across the screen, Tom Waits husked away in the background. He is what nightmares sound like.
5. Marilyn Manson – Dope Show
Creepy and uncomfortable, Mason always does it right. He’s fresh and sounds really blood almost all then time. What else would you ever want for Halloween? 90’s creep at its best. Listen to the whole album for extra spooky realness.
6. “Piggies” – The Beatles
My dad being an avid Beatles fan, growing up, I always felt like there was constantly a Beatles album being played in the background of my house. I took to the White Album, but this track never ceased to frighten my young mind. To this day, anything with maniacal laughing continues to give me the creeps.