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Halloween is the time to fill the air with spooky sounds. From background music to accompany your Halloween reading, sound effects for a haunted house, or music for a Halloween party we have something for you. Here are some of our favorite scary songs and sounds for Halloween.
Inspired by Sir John Franklin’s ill fated expedition to the antarctic with the ships HMS Erebus and HMS Terror. The expedition ends in tragedy with the ships becoming ice-bound. The crew strike out and all succumb to hyperthermia, starvation, and madness from lead tainted provisions.
This album is an ambient, creepy triumph. It’s scary atmospheric soundscape is the perfect non-intrusive background for Halloween reading.
Looking for sound effects for a haunted house? Halloween by Darwin Chamber has your back. There are some short loopable tracks here for specific ambiance like ‘Laboratory’ and ‘UFO Alien Abduction’. The real magic is in the longer 10 minute tracks ‘Ghost Town’ and the 3 ‘Fright Night’ tracks are perfect for setting the mood for a haunted house. Add some spooky sounds to your porch or foyer for trick or treaters with this excellent album.
Class it up with classical music. These 50 tracks are the perfect background music for a Halloween dinner party. Opening with Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 this sets the stage for a sophisticated yet spooky evening.
Morthond’s dark ambient album ‘This Crying Age’ is perfect for Halloween listening. This is best suited as a haunting soundtrack in the background or for reading. Its long ambient tracks start with the ticking of an old grandfather clock, and slowly unspool the terror.
The sounds of a thunderstorm are great for reading. I love this album because it has two tracks of about 30 minutes each. The first is a rolling thunderstorm, and the second is a thunderstorm heard from inside – you hear the rain on the rooftops and hitting the windows. This is one of the best thunderstorm recordings I’ve listened to.
A Halloween Party needs Halloween Music and ‘Now That’s What I Call Halloween’ delivers. Opening with the theme to John Carpenter’s ‘Halloween’ this album moves through all kinds of genres. There’s something for everyone here, with plenty of danceable tracks this will keep your Halloween party moving.
Need to listen without disturbing others? These Sennheiser headphones have padded ear cups that can reduce outside noise up to 32 decibels. They’re great if you’re trying to get in some Halloween reading and need some help tuning out a noisy environment. They fold to easily go into a bag. I wear mine all the time, they’re comfortable and sound great.
Keep the Halloween music shuffling and looping all night with an iPod. Take the music with you wherever you go. I’m pretty much inseparable from my iPod, and now that they have an increased capacity (up to 256 Gig) you can take even more of your music with you.
We hope our Halloween Music selection helps you set the mood for your party, haunted house, and trick or treaters.
Be sure to check out our other Halloween posts for more ideas:
Halloween Cocktails that aren’t overly sweet.
Halloween Food for some Halloween food that combines creepy with delicious.
Halloween Decor to help set the tone without being too cliche.
Halloween Books that will send chills down your spine.
Halloween Candy for our favorite Halloween treats to hand out (and nibble on).
Halloween Party Ideas – a great Halloween party is easy to throw with our Halloween party picks.
Visit the Amazon Halloween Shop for costumes, lawn decorations, and more.