What is Halloween?
Halloween falls on 31st October and takes its name from the contraction of the words “All Hallow’s Eve”. This is because it is the day before “All Saints Day”, a Christian festival which traditionally celebrates saints, martyrs, and our recently departed. Halloween has become quite the celebration in it’s own right, with traditions that include: Trick or treating, attending costume parties, decorating the house in Halloween tradition, carving pumpkins into jack-O’-lanterns, lighting bonfires, bobbing for apples, telling ghost stories, playing pranks, watching scary movies, lighting candles, eating certain foods and playing games.
If that sounds like the sort of Halloween you are preparing to celebrate, then you have come to the right place for all the inspiration you are going to need to help make your next Halloween, the best Halloween ever!
The simplest and most dramatic touches for any Halloween haunt come down to lighting, a smoke machine and the right soundtrack. We have some great recommendations if you want to beat a fast track on the best available, and a great selection of Halloween music tracks we think will get even the most reluctant zombie up and grooving.
If you want a quick compilation CD, you can’t go wrong with “Now thats What I call Halloween or Bobby Pickett’s monster Mash album. However, for the truly discerning Halloween music buff, there are a wealth of great tracks here that you could put together to suit all moods throughout the evening and completely wow your guests . Hangman from Day of the Dead, the wistful soundtrack from Dead Island, Rob Zombie’s Dragula, Wednesday 13’s I walk with a Zombie, the list is endless…
Simply visit our Halloween Music, Play & Download to sample a large selection of Halloween songs, albums, soundtracks and instrumentals. Hear a quick blast of each song to help decide what music you want to make your Halloween Soiree go with a swing. If you like what you hear, you have the option to download, buy the cd or stream. We have put together a selection to appeal to zombies of all musical tastes from Rob Zombie to Aram Khachachurian, taking in the haunting strains of Edward Scissorhands along the way. Listening to your fave Halloween music is a great way to get in the mood and start planning your next Halloween Haunt.
Get clicking your fingers along to the Addams Family Theme tune; get down and groovy with the modulating Munsters Music from the fab 60’s. If you want to add a touch of romance to your mood, we have the whole selection of songs from that Romeo and Juliet inspired zombie movie: Warm Bodies; even the ones that are hard to find!
Whatever way you choose to celebrate Halloween this year, whether it is scaring all your friends with an evening of Ghost Stories, hosting a Spooky Soiree for the neighbours, or watching a George A Romero “Dead” fest, we hope the Halloween inspired items we have put together here go some way to helping you celebrate the best Halloween ever.
To get started, why not check out our 100 Halloween Decoration Ideas?