Greetings, children of the night! It’s been many years since the terrifying tones of our maniacal mixtape series was first unleashed on the unsuspecting world in this now-classic post. But as anyone who’s familiar with the horror genre knows, things thought long-forgotten have a nasty habit of resurfacing…

We are proud to exhume the ten MP3 mixtapes that first appeared in 2015, plus the bonus mix from 2016, free to stream and download… and they’ve brought some friends with them: two brand-new assemblages of mesmerizing music and spine-tingling sound. Thirteen is such a lovely number, don’t you think?

That’s more than fifteen hours of seamless audio collage, assembled from nearly 350 source tracks — classics, beloved novelty songs, sound effects, spoken word, snippets of old-time radio, film and TV clips, deep cuts and rarities — all brought to life by the unholy hands of Jack Fear and offered here to thrill, delight… and maybe even disturb you.

However you listen — at a Halloween party, in the office, on a long car ride — listen at your own risk.

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)

Halloween Mix #12 (For the Approval of the Midnight Society) (1:18:49)

Night — John Carpenter
(montage: Voices of the Living Dead — Goblin)
(montage: Basil Rathbone reads ”Alone”)
You’re Dead — Norma Tanega
Funeral — Meg Myers
Midnight Man — Flash and the Pan
Voodoo Voodoo — LaVern Baker
Halloween — The Misfits
Devil in My Car — The B-52s
Witch Hunt — The Church
Witches Song — Julianna Hatfield
Beware the Blob — The Five Blobs
Danse Macabre — Dimension W OST
The Time Warp — The Rocky Horror Picture Show OST
(montage: The Golem — Jonathan Katz and H. Jon Benjamin)
Go-Go Golem — Jana Vaclavika
Der Golem — Fantomas
Hop-Frog (abridged) — read by Christopher Lee
(montage contains elements of The Court of the Satyr — Wicked Minds)
(montage: Drum Jester — Hop-Frog)
Children of the Grave — Black Sabbath
(montage: excerpt from ”Rats”)
Ghost in the Strand (excerpt) — Sting
The Haunted House — Jumpin’ Gene Simmons
The Yodeling Ghost — Bing Crosby
Spiderdust — Bel Canto
Children of the Night — Nash the Slash
Go To Hell — Nina Simone
Spooktacular Finale — Spike Jones and His City Slickers

Halloween Mix #13 (Somethin’ Spooky’s Going Down) (1:12:35)

Tim Curry in The Worst Witch (1986)

(intro: Black Mass)
Anything Can Happen on Halloween — Tim Curry
Trick or Treat — Chuck Berry
Moondance — Van Morrison
Voo Doo — Rachel Sweet
Bleak House — The Gladiators
(montage: Hand of Glory — Vincent Price)
Burn the Witch — Radiohead
Bones in the Ground — Robyn Hitchcock
Big Bad Moon — Joe Satriani
The Werewolf — Luke Buda
In the Evening Mist — Hausu OST
(montage: William Conrad — The Merry Night of Halloween)
Creepy Doll — Jonathan Coulton
Twilight Zone (extended mix) — The Manhattan Transfer
Cemetery Polka — Tom Waits
Swan Lake — Madness
Rattlesnake (edit) King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
Hunger — Hector Zazou featuring John Cale
This Masquerade — George Benson
Cat’s Eyes — The Ted Taylor Four
My Beloved Monster — Eels
Fall of the House of Usher prelude (excerpt) — The Alan Parsons Project with Orson Welles
That Halloween Night — Denis and the Double Dates
coda: Till the Morning Comes — Francoise Hardy

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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