The Top 10 Horror Movie Songs for Your Halloween Party Playlist

The Top 10 Horror Movie Songs for Your Halloween Party Playlist ...

Pumpkin carvings. A fog machine. Bobbing for apples and a big bowl of candy. The only thing missing from your Halloween party is the perfect playlist. There are many horror movie anthems you need to have on repeat.

There are a few spooky tunes that should not be left off the playlist at your next Halloween event, from a John Carpenter classic to haunting instrumentals and scary villain themes.

John Carpenter's "Halloween Theme" ('Halloween')

The theme to the 1978 classic Halloween is one of the most recognisable songs from any scary film. It is also the theme for the next series of reboot movies that premiered in 2018, 40 years after the original film.

As the opening credits rolled just before Michael Myers' very first kill, this song will have guests dancing to the haunting sounds of watching that creepy, carved pumpkin flicker.

Mark Hamill's "The Buddi Song" ('Child's Play')

When a Child's Play remake was made in 1988, it was a waste. The majority of 80s slashers had a specific theme song. Nonetheless, everything was redeemed in 2019.

Bear McCreary's "The Buddi Song" was written and performed by Mark Hamill, Chucky's voice actor in the film. What starts out as a sweet song from one best friend to another slowly blossoms into an haunting melody featuring a creepy children's choir.

"Ghostbusters" by Ray Parker Jr. ('Ghostbusters')

Ghostbusters, a Halloween classic, was released in 1984, with a hit theme song written and performed by Ray Parker Jr. The Grammy Award-winning musician perfectly captures the Ghostbusters' comedic energy with lyrics that are just enough to enthuse you.

The moment an electric guitar strums, everyone will be singing along to this upbeat, haunting classic.

"Every 27 Years" By Benjamin Wallfisch('It')

The 1990 It miniseries may have had a lacked of a soundtrack, but the 2017 remake did not disappoint. Among Stephen King's favorite songs, however, is the instrumental titled "Every 27 Years."

From its slow, haunting tempo to the way you just can't help but notice Pennnywise's looming face when you hear it, this tune will have every party guest looking over their shoulder for a floating red balloon.

Richard O'Brien's "Time Warp" ('Rocky Horror Picture Show')

From "Damn It, Janet" to "Sweet Transvestite," 1975's Rocky Horror Picture Show has one of the most famous soundtracks in horror film history. However, only one is guaranteed to get all of your Halloween party guests dancing on the dance floor.

"Time Warp," directed by Richard O'Brien, is performed by the entire cast of the film, and has some frightening choreography that's equivalent to a scary "Cha Cha Slide."

"One, two, Freddy's Coming For You" ('A Nightmare On Elm Street')

Freddy Krueger's has got to be the creepiest of all the slasher villains' theme songs. The "One, two, buckle my shoe" parody appears several times throughout the A Nightmare On Elm Street franchise.

The song, sung by a group of ghostly jump-roping children, warns of Freddy's evil plans, urging everyone to lock their doors, grab a Crucifix, and be prepared to never sleep again.

Jerry Goldsmith ('Poltergeist') writes "Carol Anne's Theme"

There's nothing more terrifying than children singing. Jerry Goldsmith's theme "Carol Anne's" captures everything horrifying about the supernatural horror in a creepy way.

Children sing "Carol Anne's Theme" to the original film's melody, and it's sure to enthuse all of the party guests.

The Chordettes' "Mr. Sandman" ('Halloween II')

Another creepy tune made the cut for 1981's slasher sequel Halloween II.

"Mr. Sandman" became a theme for the Michael Myers sequel, playing during both the opening and the closing scenes.

Danny Elfman's "This Is Halloween" ('The Nightmare Before Christmas')

The Nightmare Before Christmas began as a dark fantasy musical and has since become a Halloweentime and Christmas classic.

"This Is Halloween," a stop-motion film that features a haunting song, has evolved into a spooky-time anthem. This song introduces the audience to the Halloween town all year round.

Bette Midler's "I Put A Spell On You" ('Hocus Pocus')

The Sanderson Sisters are always the talk of the party on Halloween. And in 1993's Hocus Pocus, the three witches take over a boo bash in Salem where they sing their most famous song.

"I Put A Spell On You" was written by Screamin' Jay in 1956 and performed by Winifred Sanderson's portrayer Bette Midler for the film.