Looking for the perfect Goblin-esque Halloween party soundtrack? You found it right here.
Here’s over four hours of expertly chosen and cleverly mixed bits of horror movie soundtrack elements and obscure scare-pop that will give any occasion the feel of a Dario Argento creepfest.
I had the good fortune of discovering these mixes a few years back on a messageboard I frequented along with the mastermind behind them, “DarkLord Disco,” Ryan Todd.
Back then he had a website where you could download the mixes or request CDs—which had beautiful covers inspired by horror film poster art. Alas, the website is down, but the mixes live on over at Soundcloud. I’ve gathered the first five for you here. There is a sixth mix that is comprised entirely of direct-to-video film soundtracks which you can obtain from Ryan’s Soundcloud.
These mixes rely heavily on what I call “horror-prog” elements and seem to be highly influenced by ‘80s Italian horror. Think lots of Goblin style heartbeat rhythms and lots of John Carpenter style synth-work.
You can click through to Todd’s Soundcloud to see full tracklists. He digs DEEP.
I bust these out every year around this time and fall in love with them all over again. If you’re a fan of ‘80s horror or dark synthy prog, you’re going to eat these up.