Halloween conjures up scary images. Scare and horror are often associated with the season. All over the world, the concept of Halloween has always been related to what can send shivers up the spine. Blood and gore are some of the most common images presented and evoked to represent the Halloween touch.
Looking at the list of Billboard.com’s top ten Halloween songs, the images of the devil, witches, the grim reaper, nightmares, hell, werewolves, death, and monsters are the common themes. Paranoia towards these images seems to be the overarching popular impression of the Halloween concept.
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Billboard.com’s top ten Halloween songs may be the all-time most popular Halloween music across the world’s populations.
At Number 10 is the good old rock and roll “Witchy Woman” by the Eaglesabout a lady casting a spell. The song was 1972’s No. 9 on the Billboard Hot 100. Coming next at Number 9 is Van Halen’s “Runnin’ With the Devil.”Rockwell’s “Somebody’s Watching Me” is Number 8. The song speaks of paranoia while one constantly looks over the shoulder. “Don’t Fear the Reaper” by Blue Oyster Cultcomes in at Number 7. It is about a man trying to invite his girl to join him in his death-friendly ways. Hip-hop Halloween music is Number 6 with “A Nightmare on My Street” by D.J. Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince (a.k.a. Will Smith). This is about Freddy Krueger, the villain in “Nightmare on Elm Street.” Number 5 is the black-metal song “Highway to Hell” by AC/DC. Warren Zevon’s “Werewolves of London” comes in at Number 4. Ray Parker Jr.’s “Ghostbusters” is Number 3, while “Monster Mash” by Bobby “Boris” Pickett & the Crypt-Kickers is Number 2. The top Halloween music according to Billboard.com is Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” It is the most-downloaded Halloween music of all-time, with digital sales of over 2.8 million.
Assuring frightening thrills and fun are Yahoo’s best Halloween movies of all time. These exciting movies include “Fun Size” (2012), Tim Burton’s “Frankenweenie” (2012), “The Possession” (2012), “Casper” (1995) with Christina Ricci, the Halloween classic for all ages “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” (1966), “The Witches” (1999) which is based on the book by Roald Dahl, “Beetle Juice” (1988), “The Goonies” (1985),
the Harry Potter Series, “E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial” (1982), the all-time kid-scary “Monsters, Inc.” (2001),“Hocus Pocus” (1993) with the three witches played by Sarah Jessica Parker, Bette Midler and Kathy Najimy,“The Addams Family” (1991), Demi Moore’s “Ghost” (1990), “Edward Scissorhands” (1990) with Johnny Depp, “The Nightmare Before Christmas” (1993), “Young Frankenstein” (1974), “Corpse Bride” (2005) with voices by Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter, “The Craft” (1996), and
“Ghost Busters” (1984).
The scariest movies of all time will have to include the bone-chilling “The Shining,” an adaptation of Stephen King’s novel by filmmaker Stanley Kubrick. Other spine-tingling Halloween movies include the aptly-titled “Halloween” series with its countless gory murders, “Poltergeist” with its unforgettable haunted home, the “A Nightmare on Elm Street” series that madeFreddy Krueger the all-time favorite nightmare,“Alien” which is the ultimate horror-sci-fi movie, the black and white film“Night of the Living Dead,” the blood-curdling “The Exorcist,” “Seven” that explores shock and fright, and the raunchy musical “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.” What is probably the ultimate of all Halloween movies is “The Silence of the Lambs” where the chilling portrayal of Anthony Hopkins as Dr. Hannibal Lecter the Cannibal is pitted against Jody Foster’s FBI agent Clarice Starling’s steel of nerves.