It’s All Hallow’s Eve,
My favourite time of year and I have a spooky surprise for you. I recorded and produced an album of scary sounds for my friend, Hank Holly (spirit-ual leader of the great ragged rock ‘n’ roll group, The Del Fi’s. The album is appropriately titled, Halloween Music. It could also have been called Nightmare Music.
It was recorded on an early 80’s Tascam cassette 4-track portastudio. Hank played piano, electric Wurlitzer piano, guitar, harmonica and we added some terrifying sound effects from an old BBC library record.
I mixed the tracks directly from the recording machine to how you’re hearing it.
The album is meant to be a soundtrack to your Halloween weekend and to terrify trick or treaters (if able to still safely shell out of course!).
DOWNLOAD THE ALBUM HERE: https://thedelfis.bandcamp.com/album/halloween-music
*Scary Fact: The rusted jack-o-lantern on the cover is actually a vintage pumpkin patch sign.
You still reading? If so, here’s a list of some of my 31 favourite horror movies (I’m sure I’m forgetting some), if you’re still looking for a few to throw on this weekend:
(In no particular order but have to begin with the first two Halloween films)
HALLOWEEN 2 (1981)
CARNIVAL OF SOULS (1962)
THE CHANGELING (1980)
DAWN OF THE DEAD (1978)
DEATHDREAM also known as THE NIGHT ANDY CAME HOME and DEAD OF NIGHT (1974)
DEEP RED (1975)
EVIL DEAD (1981)
EVIL DEAD 2 (1987)
DON’T LOOK KNOW (1973)
THE INNOCENTS (1961)
THE OTHERS (2001)
NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1968)
THE SHINING (1980)
INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (1978)
THE THING (1982)
NIGHTMARE ON ELM ST. (1984)
NIGHTMARE ON ELM ST. PART 2 (1985)
TWIN PEAKS FIRE WALK WITH ME (1992)
DRAG ME TO HELL (2009)
TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE (1974)
SERPENT AND THE RAINBOW (1988)
FRIDAY THE 13 PART 2 (1981)
THE EXORCIST (1973)
BLACK CHRISTMAS (1974)
TRICK ‘R TREAT (2007)
IT FOLLOWS (2014)
LET’S SCARE JESSICA TO DEATH (1971)
THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW (1949)