As the spooky season approaches, it’s worth getting your haunted house in order and finding some Halloween music for your content. After all, music can make the difference between a video being blood-curdling or rib-tickling.
You probably wouldn’t soundtrack a ghost walk video with German trance, nor would you pace through a house of horrors with Enya blaring in the background. You need to nail that emotion and express it with some scary music that chills your viewers to the core.
Here are some quick tips for finding the best Halloween songs for your content.
Follow the below steps to find the perfect songs for Halloween videos
- Open the Epidemic Sound player – if you’re not signed up, you can grab a 30-day free trial here.
- Think about what tone your Halloween music should have. From trick or treating to R-rated movies, the freakiest month of the year runs a whole range of emotions. You can search the Epidemic Sound player for a specific vibe – browse moods including Angry, Epic, Weird, Mysterious and more.
- Consider the kind of genres that would make the best Halloween music for your content. As much as we love a massive pop banger, it might not fit your atmospheric graveyard video. Try looking for genres like Horror, High Drones, Epic Classical, or Scary.
- If you’re struggling for ideas, why not dig into our specialized Horror & Thriller page?
A pro tip for finding great travel music
Use the search function in Epidemic Sound’s player, where you can combine different keywords, moods and genres. The trick is not to use too many keywords. That way, the player will generate more results for you to browse.
Want to give it a try? Check out our catalog of 35,000 top-quality tracks, cleared for you to download and use with an active Epidemic Sound subscription – all you’ve got to do is sign up, pick a plan, and add the channel you’re using to publish content. Easy!
Looking for a shortcut?
If you just want to pick and choose the best Halloween music from a playlist, we’ve got you covered. Our music experts at Epidemic Sound have compiled themed playlists for:
These playlists include everything from Salsa and Dubstep to Modern Latin and Electro. Check them out, then read on for the best Halloween songs for your content, chosen personally by our music curation team.
The top 5 Halloween songs for your content
Luella Gren – You Can Never Catch Me
You wanted creepy Halloween music? Vintage Halloween music? Instrumental Halloween music that’ll scare the pants off anyone watching? Luella Gren has just the thing for you. ‘You Can Never Catch Me’ is a spooky, carnivalesque track with some of the best glockenspiel since the Harry Potter movies. Buckle up for the ghost train, give ‘You Can Never Catch Me’ a spin, and head to our Halloween Town playlist for more over-the-top sonic scares.
Prozody – Imminent Darkness
If you were to pick one track to sum up our Eerie & Creepy playlist, ‘Imminent Darkness’ would be a strong choice. Prozody’s minute-and-a-half ambient soundscape is actual nightmare fuel, lurching along at 20 BPM with some ever-so-quiet piano hiding in the background. This is straight-up scary music – proceed with caution.
Lennon Hutton - Claustrophobia
Looking for something a little bit John Carpenter? If you want your content to make people shiver like the night he came home, you don’t need to spend thousands of dollars licensing the ‘Halloween’ theme. Our Thriller Chase playlist is packed with tense, high-octane tracks that go bump in the night – check out Lennon Hutton’s ‘Claustrophobia,’ which slithers along with electronic intensity until the very end. Spooky music for spooky content.
Experia – Deathwish Attic
Uh-oh. Sounds like trouble. Experia’s ‘Deathwish Attic’ is not nice. It’s one of those foreboding, scary songs that live in your head rent-free. The subtle build through the first half, those strings building to an almighty crescendo, the percussion thundering until the finale – it’s spine-tingling. Dig into ‘Deathwish Attic’ and more tracks guaranteed to give your viewers a sleepless night with our Villain playlist.
Caro Luna – A Mi Madre
On the Day of the Dead – or Día de Muertos – death does not represent absence, but life. This celebration of death has been around since the pre-Hispanic era, now typically observed on the 1st or 2nd of November. It’s a holiday to spend time with family and eat in honor of the dead.
Caro Luna’s ‘A Mi Madre’ will slot in seamlessly with any Día de Muertos content you might have. It’s a somber, low-key salsa track with some genuinely beautiful vocal hooks and an all-time great music video. Check that out below, and if you need a little more inspiration, head over to our Día de Muertos playlist.
If you want access to all that Halloween music, plus more than 35,000 other royalty-free tracks and 90,000 sound effects, why not sign up for a 30-day free trial with Epidemic Sound?Are you a video editor or filmmaker? Whether you’re an absolute master or just a beginner, discover what Epidemic Sound has to offer on our Epidemic Sound for Filmmaking page. Oh, and if you’re looking for some background music for your videos, we got you covered.
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