(2009) Halloween's Gravest Hits

Various Artists

... read moreThis isn't the end-all and be-all of Halloween-themed albums, but it is kind of charming, mainly for the way it mixes squeaky doors, thunderstorms, howling wind,and other creepy and ghostly sound effects between the musical tracks,and then closes out with several cuts of sinister sound effects. Song...

29′:21″ 13 Songs

1
Various Artists
Monster Mash
3:15
2
Various Artists
The Twilight Zone (Remastered 1992)
2:35
3
Various Artists
Spooky Movies
2:13
4
Various Artists
Dracula's Deuce
2:01
5
Various Artists
Theme From "The Munsters" (Remastered)
2:12
6
Various Artists
Castin' My Spell
2:10
7
Various Artists
Hearse With A Curse
2:29
8
Various Artists
Werewolf
2:06
9
Various Artists
Riboflavin-Flavored, Non-Carbonated, Polyunsaturated Blood
2:38
10
Various Artists
The Lurch
2:17
11
Various Artists
Fear (Main Title From "One Step Beyond") (1992 Digital Remaster)
2:22
12
Various Artists
The Graveyard Shift
2:29
13
Various Artists
Thunderstorm - Overhead
0:34
Released 01 January 2009, This Compilation ℗ 2009 Capitol Records, LLC

Review

This isn't the end-all and be-all of Halloween-themed albums, but it is kind of charming, mainly for the way it mixes squeaky doors, thunderstorms, howling wind,and other creepy and ghostly sound effects between the musical tracks,and then closes out with several cuts of sinister sound effects. Song-wise, the most intriguing are a pair of sides by the Ghouls, "Dracula's Deuce" and "The Graveyard Shift," which are essentially the same song, although the former is an example of that rare sub-sub-genre of hot rod-horror-surf songs, of which, believe it or not, there are dozens of, most of them hailing from the early '60s. Other than that, this is the perfect set for a Halloween party, but it's really more about creaking doors than it is "The Monster Mash." ~ Steve Leggett