Sydney Scoop's Halloween Party Playlist

Finding the perfect Halloween party playlist can be tricky, but we've assembled a selection of Halloween essentials, balancing spooky camp with all-out dread. "Thriller" and "The Monster Mash" are nowhere to be found!

This isn't one to shuffle. From Screamin' Jay Hawkins' rock 'n' roll voodoo classic "I Put a Spell on You," the tension slowly ramps up. Eerie and warped songs from The Doors and Talking Heads rub up some more lighthearted tracks like The Ramones' "Pet Sematary" and KC & the Sunshine Band's winking "I'm Your Boogie Man."

Winding through a path of rock to R&B to hip-hop to dancefloor fillers. It's a classic party playlist with a spooky twist and plenty of atmosphere.

By the time Kavinsky's "Nightcall" ends the playlist, you'll be shivering at the idea of leaving the party and facing whatever's lurking in the darkness outside.