31 Days of Halloween with Slay — Day 19, Zombies, Monsters, and Demons, Oh My!

When I started pulling together the music for Halloween list, I thought I might get one really nice playlist out of it. I wanted a list of non-shlocky, possibly surprising songs. No “Flying Purple People Eater.” No “Monster Mash.” Maybe no “Werewolves of London.” (Come on, everyone knows that one.)  Once I got started, I was thrilled by the selections I found – we’ve done ghost songs, and witch songs, and vampire songs. We’re going to close out the music posts with monster songs. The zombies, the demons, and the psychopaths.

Classic Movie Monsters, including the Bride of Frankenstein, Dracula, Swamp Thing, and others

Because I love you all, all songs mentioned (plus some bonuses!) have been collated onto a Spotify playlist here.


“Bark at the Moon” Ozzy Osborn

“Brains!” Voltaire

“Die, Die, Die My Darling” The Misfits

“Falling in Love with the Wolf Boy” The Magnetic Fields

“Frankenstein” The New York Dolls

“Funtime” Iggy Pop

“Gary Gilmore’s Eyes” The Adverts

“Her Black Wings” Danzig

“I was a Teenage Werewolf” The Cramps

“I was a Teenaged Zombie” The Fleshtones

“I’m a Werewolf Baby” The Tragically Hip

“John Wayne Gacy, Jr.” Sufjan Stevens

“Little Red Riding Hood” Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs

“Living Dead Girl” Rob Zombie

“Lullaby” The Cure

“Mother” Danzig

“Nemisis” Shriekback

“Now I’m Feeling Zombified” Alien Sex Fiend

“Pet Cemetery” The Ramones

“Psycho Killer” The Talking Heads

“Put Your Lights On” Santana

“Scary Monsters” David Bowie

“She Said” Jon Spencer Blues Explosion

“The Curse of Milhaven” Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds

“The Thing That Should Not Be” Metallica

“They are Night Zombies” Sufjian Stevens

“Walk Like a Zombie” Horrorpops

“We Bite” The Misfits

“Werewolf” Cat Power

“Will the Wolf Survive” Los Lobos

“Your Brains” Jonathan Coulton

“Zombie Dance” The Cramps

“Zombie Jamoree” Harry Belafonte

“Zombie” Fela Kuti

Bonus track: OK, one silly song


By [E] Slay Belle

Slay Belle is an editor and the new writer mentor here at Persephone Magazine, where she writes about pop culture, Buffy, and her extreme love of Lifetime movies. She is also the editor of You can follow her on Twitter, @SlayBelle or email her at

She is awfully fond of unicorns and zombies, and will usually respond to any conversational volley that includes those topics.

One reply on “31 Days of Halloween with Slay — Day 19, Zombies, Monsters, and Demons, Oh My!”

Leave a Reply