Friday Playlist: Spooky Scary

Get your creep on.

Whether you’re doing the time warp, setting your girlfriend’s house on fire, or just dancing with some scary monsters and super creeps, just remember: someone (a ghost!) is probably watching you.

Illustration by Minna


  • Eryn October 26th, 2012 11:05 PM

    The exact day when I thought to myself, ‘I should listen to some Halloween music.’
    Thank you Hazel.

  • theocracy October 26th, 2012 11:11 PM

    This is a great selection, I’m looking forward to listening to it, but when it comes to Halloween it always seems a little remiss to forget about Alice Cooper. Feed my Frankenstein, Keepin’ Halloween Alive, Black Juju, Caught in a Dream, Billion Dollar Babies, Department of Youth, Welcome to my Nightmare, it’s a long list…

  • media.darling October 26th, 2012 11:45 PM

    great playlist, although it’s title suggests the inclusion of “werewolf bar mitzvah,” which it seems to be sorely lacking ;)

    • Tavi October 27th, 2012 12:32 AM


      • Allyssa October 27th, 2012 12:55 AM

        can I mention that my friend is going as “werewolf bar mitzvah” and I’m going as meat cat as one of our costumes this year

        • Claire October 27th, 2012 8:08 AM


    • Claire October 27th, 2012 8:08 AM

      Exactly what I thought when I saw the slug line. My favorite.

  • ivoire October 27th, 2012 2:27 AM

    love <3

  • justbouton October 27th, 2012 3:13 AM

    “Is this what you wanted” by Leonard Cohen (perhaps a little risque).

  • manicpixieriotgrrl October 27th, 2012 7:02 AM

    Psycho Killer by Talking Heads!

  • TamponAngel October 27th, 2012 7:29 AM

    when i saw this playlist werewolf bar mitzvah was literally the first song that popped into my head

  • Isabelle97 October 27th, 2012 7:33 AM

    slightly off the point but I seriously can’t get enough Dead Man’s Bones at the moment ^_^ Ryan Gosling<3<3

  • mdoodle13 October 27th, 2012 10:42 AM

    Metric! Yes!

  • rockwrenroll October 27th, 2012 12:28 PM

    WONDERFUL! But no Dead Man’s Bones? They are my Halloween go-to!

    I squealed when I saw Lullaby, a song that has recently reached the top of my Most Played list.

  • radiofireworks October 27th, 2012 12:43 PM

    This is brilliant! Although sadly lacking my all-time favourite Halloween song, The Misfits’ cover of the Monster Mash!

  • iloveyouivat October 27th, 2012 4:21 PM

    PLEASE DO A 30 ROCK APPRECIATION ARTICLE! can we sing ‘muffin top’ all together now?

  • lilay October 27th, 2012 9:14 PM

    very good compilation but the addition of “zombie graveyard party” by be your own pet would’ve made this a TOTALLY BANGING-LY AWESOMESAUCE playlist

  • Jacklyn October 27th, 2012 10:06 PM

    Monster Hospital by Metric is my favourite song ever. That is all.

    • Simone October 29th, 2012 7:51 PM

      Feelin’ this comment. Metric is the best!

  • teenidle October 28th, 2012 2:48 AM


    Also some The Horrors is good too.
    But really lacking in the Lux Interior/Poison Ivy department.

  • Gabriel October 28th, 2012 9:22 AM

    <3 I have the Scary Monsters (&SF) by David Bowie in my Halloween playlist too. Gives you that really cool end credit of a bad 80's horror film vibe.
    Here's the playlist I did, it's a little twisted and eerie though. Listen to it here (I included the cover art too):

  • carofine October 28th, 2012 5:02 PM

    I think I have played Be True To Your Ghoul about 20 times this weekend. It just makes me laugh so much. Thank you Rookie for another great playlist!

  • Mary the freak October 31st, 2012 12:51 PM

    Oh my gawd, how awesome! I mean, waah! This playlist is so amazing! Frankly, I don’t really like halloween, though it’s not the same here in Germany as it is in the US. But those songs and skeletons everywhere in the blogosphere are just amazing!

    Thank you for this wonderful playlist.