It’s that time of year. And what could be better than curling up with a good book and some equally good music perfectly suited for the creepiness of the season?
1. 1984 by George Orwell
Yes, friends, 1984 qualifies as a Halloween read. Believe me, it’s one of the creepiest books you’ll ever read…
2. “Black Angels” by George Crumb
Ridiculously eerie music from one of my all-time favorite composers. A lot of his stuff is very eerie, actually. Here I’ve only linked to the first “movement” of a larger piece so there’s more where that came from if you’re interested. (Bonus points if you dress like a black angel for trick or treating.)
3. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
4. “Pierrot Lunaire” by Arnold Schoenberg
Trust me, you don’t need to understand what is being sung in order to appreciate the creepy.
5. Grimm’s Fairy Tales
Cinderella ain’t so happy-go-lucky in these non-Disney tales.
6. “A Haunted Lanscape” by George Crumb
I know it’s more Crumb, but I just couldn’t help myself. This is perfect “haunted house” music.
7. Dracula by Bram Stoker
It’s vampires. So obviously.
What other books and music would you add to this list?
You can find some other creepy music to jog(/run) to here: The Only Exercise Playlist You’ll Ever Need