My taste in music is what you might call “ecclectic”. Throughout the day I’ll taste every corner of rock music. If I keep my iPod on shuffle, it’ll take me through a fractured funhouse of hardcore, metal, hip hop, classic rock, avant garde, goth, industrial, electroclash, prog, psych and synthy scores to Italian horror movies. Yet, every October, the chill in the air, the early approach of nightfall, the leaves dying, you know, the general Halloween aesthetic has a tendency to put the brakes on my wildly fluctuating taste in rock and for the entire month, a few days leading up to and a few days trailing out of, my playlist stablizes and all I listen to is music inspired by or directly related to Halloween, horror movies, the spooky and the scary. To illustrate my point, I present to you the following 13 examples of halloweeny or horrifying music.