13 Frightful Tunes! The ultimate Halloween rockin’ song list!

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13 Frightful Tunes!

Sick of the same ol’ songs being suggested for your Halloween bash?

Have you heard enough of Thriller, Monster Mash, and the Ghostbusters theme? If I hear these songs at another Halloween party, I’ll puke up my guts!

I offer you my Rockabilly, Punk-abilly, Psycho-billy, surfer-rock, Halloween play list.

A baker’s dozen of some less played-out holiday alternatives – 13 Creepy Rockers for your Halloween song list…

The Munsters Theme Song

Deadbolt – Voodoo Doll

Tito & Tarantula – After Dark 

The Ramones – Pet Sematary

Headless Horseman song

Necropolis: City if the Dead

The Frantics – Werewolf

Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – Whistlin’ Past the Graveyard

Horrorpops – Walk Like a Zombie

Nekromantics – Horny in a Hearse

Zombie Ghost Train – R.I.P

Shiny Toy Guns – Ghost Town

Voodoo Zombie – El Twist De La Pinup

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Our Halloween Traditions: TV Shows – part I – The Cartoons

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Our Halloween Traditions: TV Shows – The Cartoons

My family’s Halloween traditions include watching some classic TV shows. Naturally, this post is geared toward the whole family so these are generally not too strong.

Every Halloween, and the week leading up to it we like watch these classic family oriented TV shows and specials.

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The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown

We watch this every year. Despite knowing every line by heart and seeing it since childhood, it still begins our Halloween tradition. They now have a remastered dvd/blu-ray edition.

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The Great Pumpkin on Amazon
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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow – Disney

This 1949 cartoon of the Headless Horseman is a classic. I had seen it as a child and was both frightened and excited by the tale. Ichabod’s creepy ride home, as the sounds of the swamp seem to be calling his name, “Ichabod,” is still potent today. The Headless Horseman song is a classic, sung by Bing Crosby. Check out these great lines:

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He’s out lookin’ for a head to chop!”

What wonderful memories from childhood…

It is currently being sold on DVD as a double feature with another story, Mr. Toad.  The DVD title is The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad. Each tale is about 25 minutes long.

The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad on Amazon

And don’t forget…
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Scooby-doo, Where are you?

Anytime of year is good for a few episodes of the original Scooby-Doo, but they are especially appreciated around Halloween. I own all of the early episode on dvd – Scooby-doo, Where are you? Let’s take a ride in the Mystery Van with Shaggy, Scooby, Freddie, Velma and Daphne, have some Scooby-snacks, and maybe catch Red Herring in a plot to scare those meddling kids away!

Some of my fave episodes:
(all with rhyming titles and campy wordplay)

That’s Snow Ghost
Which Witch is Which
What a Night for a Knight
Go Away Ghost Ship
A Clue for Scooby-doo

Scooby-doo, Where are you? on Amazon