“The” Chris Nelson’s Top 10 Halloween /Horror Songs


Everyone likes to party, right? What better time to party than Halloween? To help you prepare for your next Halloween party, each member of the All Hallows’ Haunts team will release some fun party ideas to help make your Halloween party out of this world. With that being said, we figure we’ll start with our favorite Halloween/Horror songs. This week, I’ll start with my top 10!

“The” Chris Nelson’s Top 10 Halloween /Horror Songs

 1. Pretend Like We’re Dead – L7:  Because what else do we do on Halloween?

2. Living Dead Girl – Rob Zombie: It feels criminal to not include it.

3. Jesus Built My Hotrod – Ministry: My first Halloween event I ever worked was at Knott’s Berry Farm in 2003. The maze was TerrorVision, and an instrumental track of Jesus Built My Hotrod played on loop all night. Side fact, TerrorVision won Maze of the Year in 2005, my second year working there.

4. Bat Country – Avenged Seven Fold: Because bats are so synonymous with Halloween.

5. Ghost Town – The Specials: There are some spooky-like melodies in this song. Plus it has Ghost in the title.

6. In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida – Iron Butterfly: From beginning to end, this is a great scary sounding song. It would make the perfect audio background for a horror movie.  There was an episode of Home Improvement where Tim Taylor scares one of his sons by dressing up as an alien and blasting the sound in the back yard.

7. This is Halloween – The Nightmare Before Christmas Soundtrack: What I start singing to myself at 11:59pm on October 30th.

8. This Is Halloween – Marilyn Manson: There is an album of nothing but covers and remixes of the Nightmare Before Christmas soundtrack. One of those covers is this one.

9. Grim Grinning Ghosts – Barenaked Ladies: A great little cover of the iconic song from Disney’s The Haunted Mansion attraction.

10. Thriller – Michael Jackson: There was a point in my life where I was too young to be watching Horror films, but old enough to where people didn’t have to worry what was on TV. Sometime in 1984, I was witness to my first horror story, the music video for Thriller.  Needless to say, this video scared the crap out of me as a kid, more specifically (spoiler alert!) the reveal at the end that he is really a monster.


Be sure to tune in next week as AHH team member, Andy Shultz reveals his Top Ten Halloween/Horror songs.

Also be sure to follow All Hallows’ Haunts on Twitter for the latest information on Halloween, Horror and Haunt events in Southern California- @HallowsHaunts .


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