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We're going with "This Is Halloween" for ambient sound in the Graveyard. A combination of "Big Top Polka" switching to the Psycho Shower Scene at the climactic moment in the Walk-thru. We are resurrecting Psycho the Clown after an 8 year hiatus, and using a pair of Bose Wireless Speakers for both applications. Bluetooth is a Godsend for Haunters...
What are you guys using?
 

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I like it subtle for the harvest theme.

Back when we did a more witchdoctor oriented theme we used a lot of Taiko music.


When doing a kid's function, I have an odd mix of stuff.


I struggle finding the music, as I get annoyed with ones that have silly raven caws or other sound effects in them.
 

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We are resurrecting Psycho the Clown after an 8 year hiatus,
What are you guys using?
Just going to throw this out there.

This is an extremely niche thing a lot of folks probably haven't seen/heard of, but the extended soundtrack to Devil's Carnival has a bonus track that is quite possibly the most demented "circus" ish ambient stuff I've ever heard. The preview really doesn't do it justice.

(track 19 here 13 minutes of circus background...stuff..)

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-devils-carnival-expanded-soundtrack/id967365555

You'd need to either be capable or know someone that could make a useable loop out of it.
 

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I went traditional last year. Played this and a few other common "scary Halloween sounds/music" videos on a loop using my bluetooth tombstone speaker from Home Depot.

https://youtu.be/w-ZHFy1O8BQ?list=PL8U2axjL29496-wdmwzKWDrMSsg6tUy76

Debating using some darkwave/horror-inspired synthwave music this year instead, but I'll probably go traditional again.
 

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Just going to throw this out there.

This is an extremely niche thing a lot of folks probably haven't seen/heard of, but the extended soundtrack to Devil's Carnival has a bonus track that is quite possibly the most demented "circus" ish ambient stuff I've ever heard. The preview really doesn't do it justice.

(track 19 here 13 minutes of circus background...stuff..)

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-devils-carnival-expanded-soundtrack/id967365555

You'd need to either be capable or know someone that could make a useable loop out of it.
Thank you for this!! I had no clue they want on to make another movie. I've been obsessed with Repo! for almost 10 years now! I feel like such a bad fan XD
 

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Starting in late August, I load on my Halloween playlist. It has a variety of everything.

On Halloween night, I go with a more subtle sound. It is normally a mixture of Nox Arcana, Midnight Syndicate, and spooky sounds in general.
 

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Go to for ambients are Poison Props, Midnight Syndicate, Peter Gundry, Cryo Chamber, Lucas King. I just added TabletopAudio to my list.

As my event is a party, guests spend a lot of time in each room talking with others. I mix a lot of music together to get the sound I'm looking for to be creepy and entertaining/joyful. Each room has a about 90 minutes of looping audio. Each track has ambient associated with that room (swamp, crypt, old house creaking, etc) and some rooms have music as well. My swamp area has banjo type music - a lot of Steve 'n' Segulls - and other clawhammer type banjo tunes. My vampire room has a lot of dark classical music mixed with classical takes on metal music (e.g Harp Twins, 2Cellos). All the rooms fight for sound as there is a dance room that pumps out dance music - all night. If I have time, I'll mix a lot of horror movie quotes into the music.
 

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I usually go for a creepy, atmospheric sound. These are songs that are almost always on my playlist to project into the yard.
 

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My house is on a corner lot, and my haunt typically fills the east side of the house. I'm working on a flying crank ghost type prop, and it will be placed on the northwest corner of the house, sort of all by itself. I plan on looping this track to give it that spooky ambience.

 

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I have a great CD I picked up somewhere called Chiller Thriller with all the scary movie theme music on it including The Exorcist, Children of the Corn, Halloween and so on. Creates fantastic atmosphere and fits any theme. I also intersperse sound effects of screaming, doors slamming, storms, howling...etc.
 
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