Spooky Halloween Music to Download for Free

Tina Sieber 24-10-2017

If Halloween had a soundtrack, the music we have compiled here would feature heavily. These creepy tracks could help get into the right mood for Halloween, especially if these screamer videos These Hidden Halloween Screamer Videos Are the Perfect Pranks Halloween is fast approaching, and it only means one thing -- it's time to play some Halloween pranks on your friends. These Halloween videos will make your friends jump in fright. Read More don’t quite do it for you.


All tracks, EPs, and albums listed below are free to download from Bandcamp, while supply lasts. So get them before it’s too late!

Sam Haynes [Broken URL Removed] – The Curse

Genre: Electronic, soundtrack, horror music.

Sam Haynes is an electronic horror music composer. Inspired by classic horror themes, his dark and atmospheric music themes are often used as soundtracks. This Halloween, Sam has released three tracks which you can download for free until Halloween Night, October 31, 2017. The Curse is an unreleased track from the sessions for Sam’s latest album, Pumpkin on Your Stereo.

Snowbeast Records – Halloween Compilation No. 3: Rites

Genre: Halloween, alternative, compilation.


Snowbeast Records has been releasing Halloween compilations since 2013. All previous releases are free downloads and you can expect this year’s compilation to appear in a few days. Note that this third compilation contains a free bonus track.

Virgil Franklin – Halloween

Genre: Halloween, instrumental, soundtrack, horror, soundscape.


An avid composer, Virgil Franklin has released over 500 compositions and has scored a growing number of movie soundtracks. When not composing music, Virgil teaches audio recording at Vincennes University in Kentucky. This album of macabre melodies was released for Halloween 2015. It’s an instrumental collection of themes and soundscapes that could form the perfect backdrop for your Halloween event or your darkest nightmares 10 Free Ebooks Guaranteed to Scare You Witless Stephen King is the ultimate creator of nightmares, but he's not alone. Not on Halloween. And his visitors are keen to scare King, and you, with their spine-chilling horror stories. Read More .

Halloween5 – Halloween 5

Genre: Electronic, instrumental, trap, funeralbass, witch house, drill.

Halloween5 from Nottingham, New Hampshire presents a self-titled electronic album featuring five haunting tracks. The musical atmosphere ranges from upbeat (track 5) to dark and contemplative (track 3). As far as we know, Michael Myers was not involved in the production of this album.


A Group of Strangers – Halloweeny

Genre: Halloween, punk, hardcore.

Supposedly the previously unreleased score to a long lost film, the Halloweeny album features seven short and creepy tracks that could haunt your dreams. And if music doesn’t scare you there’s always Halloween-themed 3D printing Make Halloween Your Own With These Petrifying 3d Prints Don't bother spending money this Halloween, instead, make your own awesome props using a 3D printer and these free designs! Read More .

Zirkus – Hello-we-en-light

Genre: Alternative, orchestra, swing, jazz, musical.


Zirkus is a 14-man musical theater group from Denmark. They unite a swing orchestra with dancers and acrobats. Their performances revive a 19th century-style experience that leaves the audience awestruck.

The Spell – HOWLoween

Genre: Alternative, blues, electro, rock.

From The Spell’s Facebook page: “[The Spell] have hop-scotched seamlessly through just about every possible genre and combination there of, forming their own unique collage-like style. A sound easily recognized by their fans, compliments their trancelike theatrical stage presence. You can expect to hear an orchestra of pounding sequences layered with live drums, along with bluesy guitars and keys led by melodic, sometimes psychedelic, vocals. Regarded by many Los Angeles music critics to be ‘LA’s best kept secret’ once you hear them you’ll forever be put under The Spell.”

Wolfmen of Mars – Universal Madness

Genre: Instrumental, rock, stoner rock.

From the album page: “Take some fuzzy guitars, big boxed VHS movies, analog synthesizers and those old Halloween decorations. Put ’em in a giant blender and you’ve got this album right here.”

Mega Drive – 3:33

Genre: Electronic, futuristic, retro, 80s.

Mega Drive is an anonymous producer from Dallas, Texas. Central Track managed to catch him for an interview following the release of 3:33: “Here’s what’s known about Mega Drive, which isn’t much: He lives in the area, he’s obsessed with the ’80s, and, before making the music he’s now making, he was in a local metal outfit that broke up last year.”

Various Artists – Pumpkin Guts

Genre: Electronic, dreamwave, dubstep, drumstep, edm, house, horrorchestra.

Pumpkin Guts is a sampler from Graveyard Calling, a record label that releases horror music on cassette and digital formats. This compilation features the most creepy tracks from its roster of dark music composers.

Cadav Grim – The Bride of Frankenstein

Genre: Electronic, dubstep, heavybass, trap

Cadav Grim is an elusive artist from Phoenix, Arizona. His experimental compositions cross multiple genres and the audio samples used make them somewhat unpredictable. In the words of the artist: “I express myself through music; if anything my goal is [to] help people lose control and move to the rhythm of their soul!”

What’s the Soundtrack to Your Halloween?

Now that we have helped you fill your Halloween playlist, it’s time to catch up on scary TV shows 15 Scary TV Shows to Binge-Watch Over Halloween What better way to anticipate Halloween than by binge-watching scary TV shows on your favorite streaming service? Read More carve some pumpkins These Fantastic Printable Halloween Stencils Are Spookily Creative Halloween is here and many people are picking out pumpkins to carve. These printable stencils for your pumpkin will help you create exactly what you want without doing it from scratch. Read More , and work on creepy costumes for your whole family 8 Online Halloween Stores for Perfect Costumes and Accessories If you have an idea of what you want or would just like to browse for the costume that hits you, these are the best online stores to check. Read More . And did you also know that Alexa boasts some spooky skills 13 Spooky Alexa Skills Perfect for Halloween Need your Amazon Echo to be a just a little spookier for Halloween? Here are 13 Alexa Skills to get your home spooky for the holiday! Read More ?

How do you spend Halloween? Is it even celebrated where you live? What songs do you use to soundtrack Halloween? Can you recommend any free Halloween-themed downloads to your fellow MakeUseOf readers? Please share your thoughts with us in the comments below!

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