Home for Halloween? Handing out candy? Not willing to brave the weather? Me too. Iâ€™m staying in and watching scary movies while wearing mask. But Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. So I plan to enjoy. Here’s how I’ll be setting the mood.
After I pull up Bingâ€™s haunted house and check out that fun, I’ll type the name of a horror movie and the year it was made into Google for a scary treat. Next a few minutes of some Charlie BrownÂ to remember childhood Halloweens. Then, for a real-life Bones episode, I plan to read this story about a skeleton unearthed by Hurricane Sandy.
Now I’m ready to crank the creepy tunes.
No scary music? You donâ€™t have to regret that spooky CD collection you tossed while cleaning house years ago. I plan to dial up a series of Halloween playlists put together by pros.
- This Halloween playlist at Rhapsody (free trial available) starts with Michael Jacksonâ€™s Thriller. That’s spooky on so many levels.
When that runs out, I plan to check out a few of these Halloween stations (sent to me by Slacker Radio):
- Halloween: The best mix of creepy classics, freaky film scores and spooky songs from legends like Lady Gaga and Johnny Cash.
- Halloween Sounds: Haunting instrumentals, creepy sound effects, and the perfect soundtrack for a trip through a haunted house.
- Kids Halloween: Want to hear Monster Mash or Ghostbusters? Then this is your station for family friendly Halloween songs.
- Metal Halloween: Halloween is Metalâ€™s favorite holiday. Listen at your own risk for the darkest, most sinister, most METAL Halloween songs and turned it into a radio station featuring Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Misfits, Rob Zombie and more.
- Indie Halloween: Indie artists singing about blood, death, bones, ghosts, pumpkins, and other loosely-related Halloween topics. Featured artists included Radiohead, Metric, Band of Horses and Tom Waits.
After the trick or treaters abate, though, it will be time for popcorn and a scary movie. My daughter and I have been planning this girls night of horror for weeks. But we haven’t managed to agree on a movie yet. Thankfully Hulu put together some suggestions.Â That makes it easier.