Monday, October 3, 2011

Marvin the Macabre's First Annual Halloween Mixtape Recipe Exchange

The temptation for horror bloggers to declare October "Quit-my-job-and-watch-horror-movies-all-month" Month is damned-nigh overwhelming. But as packed as my schedule is going to be, it looks like I'm going to have to settle for a more modest way to mark the best holiday ever invented. Enter the First Annual MMM Recipe Exchange.

But hold on to your Eyeball Soup and Seamonster Sandwich recipes, that's not what I'm talking about. What I'm after is recipes for your ultimate Halloween mixtape. I don't know about you, but every year I seek out my favorite spooky songs, compile them on a CD (yup, old school), and put that shit on repeat in my car. Problem is, it's getting hard to find new Halloween-themed songs year after year. That's where the recipe exchange comes in. I'm calling on all readers to submit a list of ten to twenty songs that would go on their ultimate Halloween mixtape. This way I get to share some of my favorites while getting hip to what I've been missing. Sound fun? Well then, let's start this off:

1. Spiderbaby - Fantomas
2. Halloween Theme - John Carpenter
3. Creature from the Black Leather Lagoon - The Cramps
4. Pet Sematary - The Ramones
5. Gingerbread Coffin - Rasputina
6. Black Wings - Tom Waits
7. Candyman Theme - Phillip Glass
8. Night of the Vampire - Roky Erickson
9. Dracula's Wedding - Outkast
10. Witch Queen of New Orleans - Redbone
11. Theme from Scream - Marco Beltrami
12. Red Right Hand - Nick Cave
13. Astro Zombies - The Misfits
14. This is Halloween - Danny Elfman
15. Werewolf Baby - Louis King
16. Cry Little Sister (Theme from The Lost Boys) - Gerard Mcmann
17. Beware of the Blob - The Five Blobs
18. I'm Your Boogie Man - Rob Zombie
19. A Nightmare on Elm Street Theme - Charles Bernstein
20. Zombie A Go Go - Captain Clegg and the Night Creatures

Holy Crap, I can't believe how fast I rattled that off and how many I had to leave out. Now it's your turn to get your list on. I can't wait to see what you come up with.


  1. Great idea, Rob! Here's my list for this Halloween!

    1.Children of the Corn - Main Title
    2. Halloween Montage - Silver Shamrock- Halloween 3 Score
    3. He's Back (The Man Behind The Mask) -Cooper, Alice
    4. Do The Freddy - Elm Street Group
    5. DisneyTheHauntedHouseA- Chilling, Thrilling Sounds of the Haunted
    6. Born On Halloween (feat. Insane Clown Posse) - Vanilla Ice
    7. Black Maria- Wham Bam Thank You Band
    8. Braineaters- Misfits
    9. Halloween- Dead Kennedys
    10. Trick Or Treat- Fastway Trick Or Treat (Soundtrack)
    11. Red Right Hand- Cave, Nick & The Bad Seeds
    12. Re: Your Brains- Coulton, Jonathan
    13. I Think Of Demons- Erickson. Roky & The Aliens
    14. Rosemary's Baby- Fantômas
    15. Teenage Monster- Graves, Michale
    16. Zombie Killer- Leslie & the LYs
    17. Are You Ready For Freddy?- Fat Boys
    18. Unholy Relish- Wham Bam Thank You Band
    19. Chain Saw- Ramones
    20. The Haunting- Misfits
    21. Fright Night- J. Geils Band Fright Night [The Complete Soundtrack]
    22. Nature Trail To Hell- Yankovic, Weird Al


  2. Marvin, this is an excellent idea. I love your song choices and there's a few I haven't heard, so I'll have to check those out. (And a big thumbs up to you, If We Made It, for including "Nature Trail to Hell"; the rest of your list also rocks.) Thanks, Marvin, for letting us join in the fun! My contributions can be found over at my blog:

  3. Hmmm...I'm bad at music....but this seems fun. I must think on this further.

  4. I just saw your comment on my blog. What a coincidence! Well, I expected that we'd have many of the same favorites, but that's not the case! I'll have to look up some of the songs you posted to even see what they are. You probably already read some my favorites in my comments, but I'll make a list here too...

    1. Living Dead Girl ~ Rob Zombie
    2. Psycho Killer ~ Talking Heads
    3. Paint it Black ~ The Rolling Stones
    3. People are Strange ~ The Doors
    4. Transylvanian Concubine ~ Rasputina
    5. The Alfred Hitchcock TV show theme song
    6. Toccata in DeMole
    7. Funeral March of a Marionette
    8. The Psycho Suite ~ From Psycho
    9. Dark Night ~ From Dust Till Dawn (the Blasters)
    10. The Time Warp (and anything else from Rocky Horror)
    11. Monster Mash
    12. Evil Ways ~ Santana
    13. Spooky Little Girl Like You ~ The Zombies
    14. Bad Moon Rising ~ CCR (and the Rasputina cover)
    15. Anything off the Mannheim Steamroller Halloween album
    16. Any Loreena McKinnett songs ~ Those are good for Halloween dinner parties
    17. Spiderwebs ~ No Doubt
    18. This is Halloween ~ and anything else off the Nightmare Before Christmas Soundtrack

    Well, I guess that's enough for now. :) I noticed my list is kind of heavy on the Classic Rock and Oldies, but I like that kind of music...

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  6. My list is good for those who think that every day can be Halloween, and it is the following :
    1) Amon Duul II – jalousie
    2) Fatboy Slim ft Macy Gray – demons
    3) Eagles – hotel California
    4) Rolling Stones – tops
    5) Rasmus – lucifer’s angel
    6) Oasis – helter skelter
    7) Beatles – come together
    8) Uriah Heep – gypsy
    9) Killing Joke – requiem
    10) Blue Oyster Cult – the siege of baron Von Frankenstein
    11) Mike Oldfield – tubular bells II
    12) Black Sabbath – headless cross
    13) Anne Clark – sleeper in metropolis
    14) Clash – straight to hell
    15) Chicago – South California purples
    16) Led Zeppelin – whole lotta love
    17) Doors – break on through
    18) Dio – one more for the road
    19) Marilyn Manson – sweet dreams
    20) Jamiroquai – black caprycorn day
    21) Cure – lullaby
    22) Iam Siam – talk to me
    23) Flexx – theme from the deep
    24) Brian Eno & David Byrne – regiment
    25) Enigma – sadness
    26) Who – magic bus
    27) Bad Meets Evil ft Eminem & Royce – scary movie
    If you want, you can download it in my blog & enjoy it. The address is


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