As we approach another “Horror”-fying year of Halloween, it is time to unleash a potential playlist for fans who love certain songs used in horror films. And we’re not talking iconic theme songs like Bernard Herrmann’s Psycho music with the screeching violins or John Carpenter’s iconic theme used in the entire Halloween franchise. Some of the songs here are themes in a way, but are not instrumental.

So what could be considered on a horror movie song playlist? Let’s get it rolling!!! These are in no particular order. If you have any songs that you can think of, comment on this post.

“The Ballad of Harry Warden”, by Paul Zaza, from My Bloody Valentine (1981)

“Dream Warriors”, by Dokken, from A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)

“Nightmare” by Tuesday Knight, from “A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master” (1988)

“And Fools Shine On” by Brother Cane, from Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995)

“The Legend of Madman Marz” by Gary Sales, from Madman (1982)

“Leatherface” by Laaz Rockit, from Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990)

“He’s Back (The Man Behind the Mask)” by Alice Cooper, from Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (1986)

“Darkest Side of the Night” by Metropolis, from Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989)

“Angela’s Song” by Frankie Vinci, from Sleepaway Camp (1983)

“Desperate to Survive” by Obsession, from Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers (1988)

“Let’s Buzz” from Atanas Ilitch, from Slumber Party Massacre II (1987)

What are your favorite songs used in horror movies? Do they include any from this list? Or are other songs out there? Well, enjoy these songs and I hope everyone has a safe and happy Halloween come next month!