Greetings, children of the night! As your Halloween party draws nigh, our senses-shattering mixtape series is resurrected to wreak havoc on your unsuspecting ears — all ten audio collages from this now-classic post, plus a brand-new mixtape for 2016, all lovingly assembled by the monstrous mitts of Jack Fear and offered here to stream or download.

It’s our treat for you — though it’s only fair to warn you; there’s a trick or two hidden among these thirteen hours of listening… but, like a razor blade in an apple, we’ll leave those for you to find…

Illustration by Eric Powell

Halloween Mix 01 (Scary Monsters and Super Creeps) (1:07:52)

Desolation Theme – Ken Nordine with Wayne Horvitz and Bill Frisell
Dead Man’s Party – Oingo Boingo
Zombie Jamboree – Harry Belafonte
Halloween (main theme) – John Carpenter (Halloween OST)
Season of the Witch – Richard Thompson
(film trailer: The Return of Count Yorga)
Bloodletting (The Vampire Song) – Concrete Blonde
Brimstone and Treacle – Sting
Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) – David Bowie
I Walk On Gilded Splinters – Dr. John the Night Tripper
(movie trailer: Monsters Crash the Pajama Party)
Frankenstein – The Edgar Winter Group
(movie trailer: The Brain Eaters)
I’m Not Scared – Raindogs
Werewolves Of London – Warren Zevon
Hall Of The Mountain King – Duke Ellington Orchestra
Full Moon – The Low Note Quintet with Michael Stipe
The Monster Mash – Bobby “Boris” Pickett and the Crypt-Kickers
Do The Devil – The Amazing Royal Crowns

Illustration by Shane L. Johnson

Halloween Mix 02 (The Devil In Me) (1:02:26)

Tubular Bells, part 1 (excerpt) – Mike Oldfield
(montage: The ExorcismSounds of Terror!)
The Devil Made Me Do It – Curtis Knight
Night On Bald Mountain – Marty Manning and His Orchestra
Ghost Town – The Specials
The Ballad of Ann Boleyn – Stanley Holloway
Theme from The Munsters – Milton DeLugg and the All-Stars
Bloody Mary – Barrence Whitfield and the Savages
Now That I Am Dead – French Frith Kaiser Thompson
Nightmares By The Sea – Jeff Buckley
Wild Cats Of Kilkenny – The Pogues
The Raven – Buddy Morrow and His Orchestra
I Want Candy – Bow Wow Wow
Black Soul Choir – Sixteen Horsepower
Halloween – Kirsty MacColl
Alfred Hitchcock Presents – Ralph Marterie and the Marlboro Men
Moon Over Bourbon Street – Sting
Intro to “Seduction Through Witchcraft” – Louise Huebner with Bebe & Louis Barron
(montage: Night Flight – Ennio Morricone)
The Jezebel Spirit – Brian Eno and David Byrne
Pearl’s SongNight of the Hunter OST
(interpolated with Pearl’s Dream – Brokeback)
Night of the Hunter (remix) – Fantômas

Illustration by Steve Talkowski

Halloween Mix 03 (Yo Pumpkin Head) (1:05:10)

Introduction to Horror (excerpt) – Arch Oboler’s Drop Dead!
(montage: Beware – Rip, Rig & Panic)
The Zombie Dance – The Cramps
Trick Or Treat – Little Anthony and the Imperials
House on Haunted Hill – Kenny and the Fiends
What’s He Building? – Tom Waits
(montage: Violent Thunderstorm with Wind and Rain – Sounds Of Horror)
King of the Fairies (traditional)
I Am Stretched On Your Grave – Sinéad O’Connor
Goodnight Moon – Shivaree
Loup-Garou ‘bal Goula – Willie DeVille
(movie trailer: I Was A Teenage Werewolf)
Where The Wolf Bane Blooms – The Nomads
Do They Know It’s Halloween? – North American Hallowe’en Prevention, Inc.
The Skeleton In the Closet – Matt Monroe
Cross Bones Style – Cat Power
(movie trailer: The Ghost in The Invisible Bikini)
‘Tain’t No Sin (So Take Off Your Skin and Dance Around in Your Bones) – Dan Russo and His Orchestra
Dead Man’s Stroll – The Revels
Spooky – Classics IV
Satan Takes a Holiday – Rosengarden and Kraus
Bark at the Moon – Ozzy Osbourne
The Headless Horseman – Kay Starr
Yo Pumpkin Head – Yoko Kanno and the Seatbelts

Illustration by Norman Rockwell

Halloween Mix 04 (Ouija Board, Ouija Board) (1:14:24)

Hell – The Squirrel Nut Zippers
(sound clip: It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown)
Halloween – Siouxsie and the Banshees
Lyke-Wake Dirge – The Young Tradition
(montage contains elements of Bashi-Bazouk – Peter Gabriel)
Day Of The Dead – The Church
Zombie Walk – The Magics
(sound clip: “Spider and the Crabs” promo)
Boris The Spider – The Who
Ouija Board – Laurie Anderson
The Wolfman – The Bobby Fuller Four
Theme to The Addams Family – Vic Mizzy
Out Come the Freaks – Was (Not Was)
There’s a Ghost In My House – The Fall
Will The Summer Make Good For All Our Sins? – Mùm
Dr. Funkenstein – Parliament
The Headless Horseman – Joe Satriani
(sound clip: The Wicker Man)
The Killing Moon – Echo and the Bunnymen
Eye of the Zombie – John Fogerty
Halloween Spooks – Lambert, Hendricks, and Ross
Folle de Toi – Benjamin Biolay with Chiara Mastroianni
Mostly Ghostly – The Creatures
A-Souling – Lothlorien
Halloween Song – The Evangelicals

Illustration by Pete Arnell

Halloween Mix 05 (Joy Ride To Hell) (1:18:10)

The Very Long Fuse –  from Chilling Thrilling Sounds of the Haunted House
(montage: Lair of the Fungal Witch – Elemental Chrysalis)
Joy Ride Ta Hell / Halloween Girl – Seraphim Shock
Grim, Grinning GhostsThe Haunted Mansion OST
It’s Tricky – Run-DMC
This Is HalloweenThe Nightmare Before Christmas OST
Circus Of Horrors – Quiet Village Project
Full Moon – The Black Ghosts
Candy-O – The Cars
Ghosts – Ladytron
The Blue Wrath – I Monster
Graveyard Girl – M83
(movie trailer: Graveyard Tramps)
Bonin’ In the Boneyard – Fishbone
Skeleton Jangle – The Original Dixieland Jass Band
Please, Mr. Gravedigger – David Bowie
(montage contains elements of All Saints – David Bowie)
Poor Skeleton Steps Out – XTC
Rockin’ Bones – The Cramps
It’s Your Funeral – Alex Chilton
I’m A Mummy – The Fall
Monster (rock mix) – The Automatic Automatic
Cherry’s Dance of Death – Chingon
Halloween On The Barbary Coast – The Flaming Lips
Lady Frankenstein, sequence 1 – Alessandro Alessandroni
All Soul’s Night – Loreena McKennit


Halloween Mix 06 (Here Comes the Fear Again) (1:18:34)

Halloween Is Black As Night – Jackson C. Frank
(montage includes elements of Ny Batteri – Sigur Ros)
Release The Bats! – The Birthday Party
The Fear – Pulp
Bumble Bee Boogie – Floyd Cramer
(montage: screams and groans from Thrilling Chilling Sounds of the Haunted House)
Trick Or Treat – Otis Redding
Big Top Halloween – The Afghan Whigs
Demon Days Intro – Gorillaz
Is There A Ghost? – Band Of Horses
Werewolf – The Frantics
The Horror – Spacehog
Mr. Death – Life In A Blender
Nobody Likes You (When You’re Dead) – Zombina and the Skeletones
Re: Your Brains – Jonathan Coulton
Ghost of a Texas Ladies’ Man – Concrete Blonde
Night of the Vampire – The Moontrekkers
Lovely Creature – Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
The Killer Moon (single mix) – T Bone Burnett
(montage: The Haunted HouseThrilling Chilling Sounds of the Haunted House)
Thriller – Michael Jackson
Suspiria (main title) – Goblin
(montage: Burned at the StakeSounds of Terror!)
All You Zombies – The Hooters
Sister Moon – Sting
Godzilla – Blue Oyster Cult
For Halloween – No Kids

Still from MAD MONSTER PARTY, character designs by Jack Davis

Halloween Mix 07 (Meet Ze Monsta) (1:15:57)

(excerpt: Charles Bukowski reading “I Believe In Evil”)
Hells Bells – AC/DC
Bela Lugosi’s Dead (12″ mix) (excerpt) – Bauhaus
Who Was In My Room? – Butthole Surfers
Pumpkin – Starlight Mints
I’m A Vampire – Future Bible Heroes
Toccata (excerpt) – Emerson, Lake, and Palmer
(montage with Godzilla SFX)
Meet Ze Monsta – PJ Harvey
Creature From the Black Lagoon – Dave Edmunds
Monsters Cry Too – Ian McGlynn
Too Much Blood – The Rolling Stones
(sound clip: The Simpsons)
Jack, You’re Dead! – Louis Jourdan and His Orchestra
Bone Jump (excerpt) – Brian Eno
The Skeleton Fight – Mack Allen Smith
The Spider and the Fly – The Dakotas
Indiana Moon – Hector Zazou with Lisa Germano
(montage: Welcome To Night Vale excerpt)
Stud Spider – Tony Joe White
Werewolf Bar Mitzvah – Tracy Morgan  (30 Rock OST)
Monster – Lady Gaga
The Haunted House of Rock (parts I & II) – Whodini

Illustration for THE INVISIBLES by Chris Weston

Halloween Mix 8 (Run the Voodoo Down) (1:11:05)

Fistful of Terror – The Bomboras
Zombie Stomp – Ozzy Osbourne
Voodoo People (Pendulum remix) – The Prodigy
Night Parade – Robbie Robertson
Rattle My Bones and Shiver My Soul – The Waterboys
Voodoo Lady – Ween
Turkish Song of the Damned – The Pogues
(montage: ShipwreckChilling Thrilling Sounds of the Haunted House)
Death Ship – The Hoodoo Gurus
Salaisia Kyyneleitä (excerpt) – Loituma
I Spent the Night in the Wax Museum – Peter Stampfel & Jeffrey Lewis
Safari – Goblin
(montage: I’m Hungry – Arch Oboler’s Drop Dead!)
Sugar Is Sweeter – CJ Bolland
Twilight Zone – The Ventures
Marie La Veau – Papa Celestin’s New Orleans Band
The Cockroach That Ate Cincinnati – Rose and the Arrangement
The Night Last Night – Mark Ronson and the Business Int’l.
The Conqueror Worm – Ken Nordine
(montage contains elements of At Night – Peter Gabriel)
Apples On A Stick – Crossover
Sugar Assault Me Now – Pop Levi
Beware Of Darkness (edit) – Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs
The Saints Are Coming (edit) – U2 with Green Day

Illustration for CREEPY by Enric Torres-Prat

Halloween Mix 09 (My Baby Gives Me Shivers) (1:11:54)

(excerpt: The Haunter of the Dark)
The Night – School of Seven Bells
Bones Bugalù – Gabriel Rios
Spooky Scary Skeletons – Andrew Gold
The Rockin’ Zombie — The Crewnecks
(movie trailer: Lady Frankenstein)
Frankenstein’s Daughter – The Waxing Poetics
Wolf – Nash the Slash
(montage: The Werewolf AttacksSounds of Terror!)
Mr. Were-Wolf – The Kac-Ties
Superstition – Stevie Wonder
Shivers – The Boys Next Door
Ghost á Go-Go (edit) – Richard Rome
(montage: Horror of the Zombies trailer)
Worms – The Pogues
Exquisite Dead Guy – They Might Be Giants
Mama Loi, Papa Loi – Exuma the Obeah Man
Dry Bones Twist – The Drivers
The Ghost In You – The Psychedelic Furs
Disguises – The Who
Silver Shamrock Song  – John Carpenter (Halloween III OST)
The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead (edit) – XTC
Decomposing Pumpkins – Brainkrieg
Watch Out You’re Dead – A House
Walkin’ After Midnight – Cowboy Junkies
(montage: 9th Street Bridge – Bill Cosby)
Spookie Movies – Gary Paxton
Terror! – The Rakes
Monsters Rule OK – The Viewers

Halloween Mix 10 (I Love the Dead) (1:19:24)

For Annie (excerpt) – Gavin Friday
(montage contains elements of Psycho OST)
Haunted – The Pogues
The Ghost of You Lingers – Spoon
Howling For You – The Black Keys
I’m the Wolf Man – Round Robin
Bad Moon Rising – Creedence Clearwater Revival
Masquerade – Ashley Tisdale
Nervous Night – The Hooters
(film trailer: Doctor Jekyll and Sister Hyde)
Doctor Jekyll et Monsieur Hyde – Les Sans Culottes
The Devil In Me (edit) – John Wesley Harding
Black Rite (edit) – Mandingo
(montage with Exorcising Evil Spirits from the Pentagon – The Fugs)
Still I’m Sad – The Yardbirds
I Want My Baby Back – Jimmy Cross
Skeleton Bride – My Heart Belongs To Cecelia Winter
Dig Up Her Bones – The Misfits
I Put A Spell On You – Screamin’ Jay Hawkins
Here Comes the Bride (of Frankenstein) – Elvira, Mistress of the Dark
Vampire Girl – Jonathan Richman
Return of the Vampire – The Moontrekkers
Dracula’s Pajama PartyMr. Show with Bob and David OST
The Spider and the Fly – Bobby Christian and the Allen Sisters
Witchcraft – Helen O’Connell
Dolls – Human Sexual Response
Jack the Ripper Sounds of Terror!
(montage contains elements of The Day the Earth Stood Still OST)
Jack the Ripper in the Moulin Rouge – John Cale
Sleeping With Your Devil Mask – Robyn Hitchcock and the Egyptians
After Halloween – Fairport Convention


Illustration by badbasilisk

Halloween Mix #11 (Grave Dancers Union) (1:13:04)

(intro: Oscar Brand and His Young Friends)
All Night Long – Peter Murphy
Tombstone – Suzanne Vega
Dance of the Freaks – The Raindogs with Iggy Pop
Cemetery Stomp – The Essex
Too Many Creeps – Bush Tetras
Vampire Beavers – Joe Hall and the Continental Drift
Nightmare – Artie Shaw and His Orchestra
I’d Rather Be the Devil – John Martyn
(montage: The Slithery-DeeScary Stories to Tell in the Dark)
(montage: Orson Welles, “The War of the Worlds”)
Mars Needs Guitars – The Hoodoo Gurus
Every Day Is Halloween – Ministry
I Walked With a Zombie – Roky Erickson and the Aliens
Frankenstein (Orig.) – The New York Dolls
(public service announcement from the greater Night Vale medical community)
Cemeteries of London – Coldplay
Welcome To My Nightmare – Alice Cooper
Wicked Annabella – The Kinks
(montage: William Conrad, “The Ghost’s Song”)
The Ghost of Stephen Foster – The Squirrel Nut Zippers
The Shadow Knows – The Coasters
(montage: The Witchmaker radio spot)
Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath
(montage: Count Floyd)

Mixes curated and produced by Jack Feerick. Thanks as always to Andrew Weiss, Ben Haggar, Dylan Todd & Chris Haley, Dan Augustine, all the illustrators, and all Night People everywhere.

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Jack Feerick — editor, proofreader, freelance know-it-all, and three-time Jeopardy! champion — lives with his family and three two one cat somewhere in upstate New York, where he plays in a rock 'n' roll band and occasionally runs his mouth on local radio. You can listen to more of his work on Soundcloud, if you like.

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