Halloween is one of the most fun celebrations of the year. Dressing up as something scary and then tricking or treating… or if you’re older tricking or drinking, watching scary movies and eating candy. It’s great! I was thrilled when I opened my mailbox to find CD’s from PureGrain, and even more so when I saw the Halloween soundtrack to Rob Zombie’s new freaky flick was there, right on schedule to put some spooky celebrations.

I was expecting something along the lines of Marilyn Manson or the Monster Mash. Even Dr. Hook’s “Freaker’s Ball”, but that was not at all what I got; which turned out to be a good surprise. The music itself isn’t creepy, like someone would expect from a Halloween movie. They’re oldies, but goodies; like “Love Hurts”, “(Don’t Fear) the Reaper”, and “Tom Sawyer”. Plus there there are also some cover tunes. I know… whenever I see there is a cover song on a soundtrack or, even hear the words “cover song” I automatically thing that it’ll probably be a very bad song; but the ones on this disc are good. “Baby, I Love Your Way” by Peter Frampton is very funky and isn’t too over-zealous.

The song “The Shape Stalks Laurie” did give me the heebee-jeebees however. I was driving home early in the morning, before the sun came up, post-Halloween shenanigans, when the song came out of my car speakers. There was barely anyone else driving on the road, and hearing gave me the feeling that there was someone hiding in the backseat of my car.

Halloween, the soundtrack must reflect the bizarreness of the movie. The last Rob Zombie film I saw was weird and made me want to sleep with the lights on. It’s not so much the songs, or the tracks in between with the mini eerie conversations, but how it flows together, so when you listen to it you realize “Oh I can see why this is the soundtrack to the new Rob Zombie movie.”  [ END ]

Track Listing:

01. “These are the eyes”
02. Halloween 2007 – Tyler Bates
03. “Is the Booogieman Real?”
04. (Don’t Fear) The Reaper – Blue Oyster Cult
05. “Are You Saying Michale Did This?”
06. Love Hurts – Nazareth
07. “I Hope She Likes Cripples”
08. Baby, I Love Your Way (Live) – Peter Frampton
09. “A Taco Deluxe Supreeme”
10. Tom Sawyer – Rush
11. “Driven By Pure Animal Instinct”
12. Let It Ride – Bachman-Turner Overdrive
13. “Trick Or Treat, Baby”
14. God of Thunder – Kiss
15. “Satan’s Mother”
16. 1969 – Iggy Pop
17. “Talking About The Anti-Christ”
18. Only Women Bleed – Alice Cooper
19. “Needs to Get Laid”
20. Halloween II – The Misfits
21. “Was That The Boogyman?”
22. The Shape Satlks Laurie -Tyler Bates
23. “The Scream”
24. Mr. Sandman – Nan Vernon

Run Time: 50:45
Release Date: 08.21.2007