Halloween: Music For Fright Night (M.S.O.)

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At the lovely Cornell campus, people have been celebrating Halloween since Thursday night.  Yes, we are well aware that a) Halloween is on Sunday and b) weekend technically slash usually starts on Friday.  But it's a whole lot of fun.  Since I am working all day today before I go to a party tonight, I think it'd be appropriate to give a shout out to the artists I listen to for Halloween.  Some of them are corny and a bit embarrassing, but it fits the holiday.

Marilyn Manson
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 To me, not Halloween anything is complete without the Prince of Darkness himself, Marilyn Manson.  It's not even that his music fits the theme of vampires and ghouls, but no matter how stoic you try to be, he is downright scary.  Plus, songs like "Disposable Teen" and "Rock is Dead" are awesome pump-up tunes for going out.

Danny Elfman
Photo from Transcription: Edward Scissorhands - Ice Dance - Danny Elfman

Now, most people don't think of him as the artist, but he is the mastermind behind the music of The Corpse Bride and A Nightmare Before Christmas.  Jack Skellington and Sally have become iconic figures for kids my age.  With tunes like "This Is Halloween" and a film about a bride murdered by her husband who has returned from the dead, how can one not get in the mood for the holiday?
Schoolyard Heroes
Taken from Parents Lash Out Against Schoolyard Heroes (article is pretty amusing)
Schoolyard Heroes' lyrics are straight out of Saw and any zombie horror film.  They sing about botched plastic surgery, pretty corpses, killing boyfriends...lots of things that would make a good plot for a horror movie to watch on a night in.

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It's not even about the music.  The music fits more to the tune of my friend's Halloween costume of an emo kid.  But just look at Wil Francis.  He's the one that looks like he stepped out of Halloween.  And having that image in my head while listening to the music rounds off my Halloween playlist.

What do you guys listen to?

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