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) — FantÁ´mas

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 — SinÁ©ad 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? — MÁ¹m
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 KyyneleitÁ¤ (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 BugalÁ¹ — 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 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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