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BONUS MIXTAPE: Something Wicked This Way Comes (1:19:22)

Introduction: Blooming Youth – Huggins and Philips Sacred Harp Singers
Lightning Rod – Guster
Season of the Witch – Luna
Mystery Train – Elvis Presley
Dark Carnival – The Resurrection Band
Hi Diddle Di Dee (An Actor’s Life For me) – Ken Nordine with Wayne Horvitz and Bill Frisell
Karn Evil 9, First Impression (excerpt) Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Tattoo – The Who
Magical Mystery Tour – The Beatles
Welcome to the Pleasuredome (homebrew edited remix) Frankie Goes To Hollywood
(montage derived from Lulworth Calliope – Plinth)
Hall Of Mirrors – Siouxsie and the Banshees
Dust Radio – Chris Whitley
Nite People – Colin Scot
Some Fun – The Raindogs
I Spent the Night In the Wax Museum – Peter Stampfel and Jeffrey Lewis
Smile – Modern Times OST (composed by Charlie Chaplin)
Walking Into Mirrors – Johnny Warman
Golden Boys – Loto
The Night the Carousel Burned Down – Todd Rundgren
The Carnival is Over – Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

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) – 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 – The Raindogs
Werewolves Of London – Warren Zevon
Hall Of The Mountain King – Duke Ellington Orchestra
Full Moon – Low Note Quintet with Michael Stipe
The Monster Mash – Bobby “Boris” Pickett
Do The Devil – The Amazing Royal Crowns

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

Tubular Bells pt 1 (excerpt) – Mike Oldfield
(montage: The Exorcism Sounds 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
Munsters Theme – 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
Funeral March of a Marionette – Ralph Marterie and the Marlboro Men
Moon Over Bourbon Street – Sting
Intro to “Seduction Through Witchcraft” – Louise Huebner with Bebe and Louis Baron
(montage: Night Flight – Ennio Morricone)
The Jezebel Spirit – Brian Eno and David Byrne
Pearl’s Song – Night of the Hunter OST
(interpolated with Pearl’s Dream – Brokeback)
Night of the Hunter (remix)– Fantomas

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) – 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

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
The Addams Family theme
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

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

The Very Long Fuse – 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 Ghosts – The Haunted Mansion OST
It’s Tricky – Run-DMC
This Is Halloween – The 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 – 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)
(montage: Cathedral of Evil – William Castle’s Ghost Story)
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

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

I Believe in Evil (excerpt) – Charles Bukowski
Hell’s Bells – AC/DC
Bela Lugosi’s Dead (original 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 sound effects – Godzilla vs Mothra)
Meet Ze Monsta – PJ Harvey
The 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
Stud Spider – Tony Joe White
Werewolf Bar Mitzvah – Tracy Jordan and Donald Glover
Monster – Lady Gaga
The Haunted House of Rock (parts I and II) – Whodini

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 – Shipwreck – Chilling 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 International
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 – Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs
The Saints Are Coming – U2 with Green Day

Halloween Mix 09 (My Baby Gives Me Shivers) (1:11:54)
additional production July 2023

(epigram for “The Haunter of the Dark,” by H.P. Lovecraft)
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 Attacks – Sounds 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: excerpt from “The Moonlit Road,” by Ambrose Bierce)
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 Party – Mr. 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

Halloween Mix 11 (Grave Dancers Union) (1:11:13)
additional production July 2023

(intro: Oscar Brand and His Young Friends)
All Night Long – Peter Murphy
Tombstone – Suzanne Vega
Dance of the Freaks – 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: 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,” by E.A. Poe)
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) – E.A. Poe, read by Christopher Lee
(montage: The Court of the Satyr – Wicked Minds)
(montage: Drum Jester – Hop-Frog)
Children of the Grave – Black Sabbath
(montage: excerpt from “Rats,” by M.R. James)
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)
additional production September 2023

(intro: Black Mass)
Anything Can Happen on Halloween – Tim Curry (The Worst Witch OST)
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
Werewolf – Southern Culture on the Skids
Big Bad Moon – Joe Satriani
In the Evening Mist – Hausu OST
(montage: The Merry Night of Halloween – William Conrad)
Creepy Doll – Jonathan Coulton
Twilight Zone (extended mix) – The Manhattan Transfer
Cemetery Polka – Tom Waits
Swan Lake – Madness
Rattlesnake – 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

Halloween Mix 14 (Be Still My Haunted Heart) (1:16:10)
additional production July 2023

The Haunting Idle – The War On Drugs
(montage: The Alan Parsons Project with Orson Welles)
People Are Strange (long version) – Echo and the Bunnymen
Dragula – Rob Zombie
Igor – Zacherley and the Evil Cleavers
Freakshow On The Dance Floor – The Bar-Kays
(montage: excerpt from H.P. Lovecraft’s “The Haunter of the Dark”)
My Old Haunts – The Dream Syndicate
Monster’s Holiday – Buck Owens and the Buckaroos
Lonely, Lonely — “Spooky Stories” flexi-disc included with Honeycomb cereal
Haunted – Poe
All Love Stories Are Ghost Stories – Elegance of the Damned
(montage: Virginia Woolf’s “The Haunted House,” from Black Mass)
She’s Strange – Cameo
Haunted Heart – Jo Stafford with Paul Weston and His Orchestra
Spells And Incantations – Debbie Lyndsey
Black Magic Woman / Gypsy Queen – Santana
Witchfinder General – Carl Douglas
Full Moon – Elvira, Mistress of the Dark
L’Affaire Dumoutier (Say To Me) – The Box
Psychose (Psychosis) – Messrs. Richard De Bordeaux & Daniel Beretta
(interlude: The Mad Daddy, WHK-AM – radio commercial for Gillette razors)
Horror Movie – Skyhooks
Little Ghost – The White Stripes
Dark Dreamer – Alessandro Alessandroni
(montage: “A Dream Within A Dream,” by E.A. Poe, read by Tom O’ Bedlam)

Halloween Mix 15 (Armies of Darkness) (1:19:11)
additional production July 2023

Run Nancy – Charles Bernstein (Nightmare on Elm Street OST)
(montage: Laurie Anderson – Emergency Broadcast System test for KGSR-FM)
(montage: Civil Defense radio spot)
The Attack of the Giant Ants – Blondie
Frankenstein – Phoebe Kreutz
The Mad Scientist – The Zanies
Do the Standing Still – The Table
Strange – Wire
No Costume, No Candy – The Swingin’ Neckbreakers
Dark Shadows theme
Bury a Friend –
Billie Eilish
Tubular Bells / Pretty Boys and Pretty Girls (Regan’s House Medley) (edit) Book of Love
The Devil With the Devil – Larry Clinton and His Orchestra with Ford Leary and Chorus
House of Mirrors – David McCallum
(montage: excerpt from “The Haunting of Hill House,” by Shirley Jackson)
Baby, You’re A Haunted House – Gerard Way
The Halloween Song – Bing Crosby with Boris Karloff and Victor Moore
All Tomorrow’s Parties (single mix)The Velvet Underground with Nico
Through the Mirror – John Carpenter and Alan Howarth (Prince of Darkness OST)
The Blood of the Thing, parts I & II –
Sam Waymon (Ganja and Hess OST)
Nothing Is Safe – Clipping
Possum Kingdom – The Toadies
Souls Demise – Mannheim Steamroller
(montage: U.S. Army 6th PsyOp Battalion, Ghost Tape #10 – Operation Wandering Soul, 1970)
No One Lives Forever – Oingo Boingo
Dust to Dust – John Kirkpatrick

Halloween Mix 16 (Hex Enduction Hour) (1:16:39)

Into the Unknown – The Blasting Company with Jack Jones (Over the Garden Wall OST)
Into the Night – Julee Cruise with Angelo Badalamenti
No Good Way to Die – Chantal Claret
Zombie Accomplishments – The Isotopes
Synopsis for Latecomers – They Might Be Giants
“An Inhabitant of Carcosa” (abridged) from The Ambrose Bierce Collection
(montage contains elements of Tchaikovsky’s Sérénade mélancolique, performed by Clara Rockmore)
Home By the Sea – Genesis
Hotel Reverie – The Beaumonts
Killer Klowns from Outer Space – The Dickies
Creature with the Atom Brain – Roky Erickson and the Aliens
(movie trailer: The Astro-Zombies)
They Walk Among You – New Math
Double Trouble (Witches’ Song from Macbeth) – John Williams (Harry Potter OST)
Witch’s Love Song (edit) Barbara the Gray Witch
Witchy Woman – Eagles
The Devil’s Blood-Red Moon – Jackson Cavalier
Haunted House – The Resoneurs
Gravewalk – Satan’s Pilgrims
Dancing the Devil Away – Arden & Ohman
Dead Beat Dance – The Damned
Mad House Jump – The Daylighters
Psycho – Eddie Noak
Phantom Broadcast – The Go! Team
coda: EVP – unknown girl singing; from the collection Occult Voices: Paranormal Music, Recordings of Unseen Intelligences 1905-2007)

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