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  1. Ruth White – Flowers of Evil (1969)


    Ruth White – Flowers of Evil (1969)
    Weirdness


    I find this one hard to describe. I was introduced to it by my favorite Halloween internet radio station, Never Ending Wonder radio. It is an odd recording of Ms. White’s readings of the collection of poems “Flowers of Evil” by Charles Baudelaire, set to sparse and unusual electronic music. Ms. White’s voice is often twisted ...
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  2. Various Artists – Monster Party 2000 (2000)


    Various Artists – Monster Party 2000 (2000, of course)
    Music


    Was Halloween Hootenanny, the 1998 album compiled by Rob Zombie, so popular that it inspired a similar release? Sure seems like it … this album reminds me of Hootenanny a great deal.

    Creepy voice introducing the album? Check. (Though they may have saved a few bucks not using Zacherley. Too ...
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  3. DAMN do I .......

    LOVE me some Halloween
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  4. The Day the Earth Stood Still – Soundtrack (1951)


    The Day the Earth Stood Still – Soundtrack (1951)
    Soundtrack


    Bernard Herrmann was an American composer who gained most of his fame scoring motion pictures. His most famous movie scores were for Alfred Hitchcock (such as Psycho and Vertigo and Ray Harryhausen (such as Jason and the Argonauts and The 7th Voyage of Sinbad). I’m a fan of many of these movies and these movie soundtracks, but my favorite ...
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  5. William Castle - Thrilling, Chilling Sounds of Fright & the Supernatural


    William Castle - Ghost Story - Thrilling, Chilling Sounds of Fright & the Supernatural (1972)
    Sound Effects


    I have a deep appreciation for the film projects of William Castle. Castle made horror films in the late 50’s and early 60’s, and nearly every film involved some kind of gimmick to get people into the theaters. “House on Haunted Hill” was filmed in “Emergo” … at the climax of the film, when a skeleton ...
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