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Classic Halloween Vinyl Records on MP3s.

HalloweenRecordMP3.pngCheck out this MP3 collection with almost 100 old spooky, corny and kitschy vinyl records from the 60’s, 70’s and early 80’s. If you are the right age, you might remember a few of these classics from your own childhood LP collections.

The entire MP3 collection is available for free — just in time for Halloween parties. Download your favorites to your iPod, or burn CD's right from your computer.

Jason at the Scar Stuff blog provides the MP3s in zipped files for each album. For immediate gratification, scroll down this post where you can play tracks from a few of our favorite albums.

Enjoy! And Happy Halloween from CreativeTechs in Seattle!

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Halloween Sound Effects: A Trip Through The "Haunted House"

This first album is a straightforward Halloween sound effects album from 1985. Including classic sounds like a beating heart, a clock at midnight, chains, creaks, and groans. Scar Stuff summs this album up nicely: "Reeking of delicious Halloween audio cheapness, these titles must proudly number among the last of their kind before the rise of the compact disc." To download the MP3 files for this album, visit "Haunted House", "Night In a Graveyard", "The Ride of the Headless Horseman" at the Scar Stuff blog.

Boris Karloff: "Tales of the Frightened" (vol 1 & 2)

“Are you one of the frightened?” Thus starts each story in this intimate collection, narrated by horror legend Boris Karloff. "The Frightened" was originally recorded for radio with classic radio drama sound effects. Several years after Karloff recorded these, the tales were compiled and released as a set of phonograph records in the early ’60’s. To download the MP3 files for these albums, visit Tales of the Frightened at the Scar Stuff blog.

Vincent Price: "A Hornbook For Witches"

Vincent Price is known as the king of horror. This album is a gem, with Price's velvet voice narrating a collection of poems by Leah Bodine Drake. My favorite track is number 4, "The Ballad of the Jabberwock." To download the MP3 files for this album, visit A Hornbook For Witches at the Scar Stuff blog.

Halloween Sound Effects: "Sounds To Make You Shiver"

One of the classic 1970's Halloween sound effect records. I remember this from my own LP collection when I was growing up — Though some of the groans on this album sound a little more adult than I remember in my youth. To download the MP3 files for this album, visit Sounds To Make You Shiver! at the Scar Stuff blog.

Halloween Songs: "Monster Dance Party"

"Monster Mash" is a classic novelty song by Bobby "Boris" Pickett that remains a perennial favorite today. This album was released after that single hit Billboard's number one in 1962. The other songs are less memorable. Track 6, "The Monster Swim" is an obvious attempt to recapture that initial mash-magic. However track 7, "Riboflavin Flavored, Non Carbonated, Poly-Unsaturated Blood" is pretty entertaining. To download the MP3 files for this album, visit Monster Dance Party at the Scar Stuff blog.

Halloween Kitsch: Count Chocula & Frankenberry flexi discs

Remember those wonderfully cheap plastic flexi disks that could be found attached to cereal boxes or tucked in magazines? These three flexis document the cheesy adventures of Count Chocula, Frankenberry, and Boo Berry of sugar-cereal fame. Track 2, "The Monsters Go Disco," sums up the concept. Awful-but-wonderful. To download the MP3 files for these flexi discs, visit Sounds To Make You Shiver! at the Scar Stuff blog.

Scar Stuff’s Collection: 80+ Classic Halloween Records.

Finally, take a moment to browse through the full catalog of album covers. Click on anything you remember from your childhood and you'll be taken to the appropriate page on the Scar Stuff blog. The full collection includes more than 3GB of MP3 files! Start your downloading and enjoy!

Various Ghouls "Spook Party" (Scar Stuff, 2000)Various Spooks "Ghoul-Arama" (Scar Stuff, 2001)Wade Denning & Kay Lande "Halloween: Games, Songs and Stories" (Golden Records, LP-242, 1969)Sounds of Terror! (Pickwick SPC-5104, 1974)Wade Denning "Famous Ghost Stories With Scary Sounds" (Pickwick, SPC-5146, 1975)Milton DeLugg (The Vampires) "At The Monster Ball" (United Artists, UAL-3378, 1964)Bob McFadden And Dor "Songs Our Mummy Taught Us" (BL 754056, 1959)Don Hinson And The Rigamorticians "Monster Dance Party" (Capitol, 5314,1964)Frankie Stein And His Ghouls - introducing frankie steinFrankie Stein And His Ghouls - shock! Terror! Fear!Frankie Stein And His Ghouls - ghoul musicFrankie Stein And His Ghouls - monster melodiesFrankie Stein And His Ghouls - monster soundsFamous Monsters "Famous Monsters Speak!" (Wonderland/ AA Records, AR-3, 1963)Boris Karloff "An Evening With Boris Karloff And His Friends" (Decca, DL74833, 1967)Ghost Stories "2 Complete Halloween Ghost Stories" (Ball Records, CAM1313, 1963)Peanuts "It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" (Charlie Brown Records, 2604, 1978)Peter Pan Records "Fangface - 4 Exciting New Complete Stories" (Peter Pan, 1107, 1979)Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids "Halloween" (Kid Stuff, 1980)The Folktellers (Connie Regan & Barbara Freeman) "Chillers" (Mama T Artists, MTA-2, 1983)Children Of The Night "Dinner With Drac!" (Pickwick, PIP-6822, 1976)William Castle "Ghost Story: Thrilling, Chilling Sounds of Fright & the Supernatural" (Peter Pan, 8114, 1972)D. Records "Halloween Sounds & Music for Your Parties, Trick or Treaters & School Festivals" (D. Records, SR8001, 1960's)Bowmar/ Lucille Wood, Marni Nixon & William Schallert "Halloween: A Book-Recording Set" (Bowmar, B587, 1960's)Scholastic Records "Georgie" (1968)Scholastic Records "Georgie And The Noisy Ghost" (1980)BBC Records - Mike Harding "Sound Effects Vol 13: Death And Horror" (1977)BBC Records - Mike Harding "Sound Effects Vol 21: More Death And Horror" (1978)Lionel Barrymore "Hallowe'en: A Musical Fantasy" (MGM, 10-A, 78 RPM, 1947)Ghostly Sounds (Gershon Kingsley & Peter Waldron) "Ghostly Sounds" (Peter Pan, 8125, 1975)Power Records "Ghostly Sounds: A Haunting Experience" (Power Records, S343, 1974)Power Records "Ghostly Sounds" (Power Records, 8145, 1974)Power Records "The Monster Series" (1974)Power Records "A Story Of Dracula, The Wolfman And Frankenstein" (BR-508, 1975)Kraft "A Spooky Sounding Halloween Story" (Kraft Flexi, 1978)Carol Darr and Mark Masuoka - Spearhead Marketing "Halloween Party Instructions & Story" (Spearhead, SM-8267510, 1975)Louise Huebner "Seduction Through Witchcraft" (Warner Bros.-Seven Arts, WS-1819, 1969)Haunted House Music Company "Haunted House" (1985)Haunted House Music Company "Night In a Graveyard" (1985)Haunted House Music Company "The Ride of the Headless Horseman" (1985)Alfred Hitchcock "Ghost Stories For Young People" (Golden, LP-89, 1960)Alfred Hitchcock "Music To Be Murdered By" (Imperial, LP-9052, 1958)HRB Music "Horror Sounds of Terror - Terror 61 Sounds of Horror" (HRB Music, HRB5000HS, 1979)Halloween Sound Effects - Jane Gipps and Ralph Harding "Music And Effects Of A Terrifying Nature" (Total Records, TRC931,1982)MP-TV "Spook Stuff For Hallowe'en"Johnson Smith Novelty Company "Horror Record" (Johnson Smith Co, 32071, 1973)Nelson Olmsted "Sleep No More! Famous Ghost and Horror Stories" (Vanguard, 9008, 1956)Nelson Olmsted "Edgar Allan Poe: Tales of Terror" (Vanguard, 1956)Casper The Friendly Ghost "Haunted House Tales" (Peter Pan, 8131, 1975)Casper The Friendly Ghost "Casper And The Demon Of Darkness - Book & Recording" (Peter Pan, 1976)Harvey Records/ The Comix "Harvey Singles" (HR-1001, HR-1002, HR-1003, HR-1004, 1972)Count Chocula, Frankenberry & Boo Berry "Cereal Flexis" (General Mills, 1979)Martha Wentworth "Terror Tales by the Old Sea Hag" (Liberty, LST 7025, 1959)Dean Gitter "Ghost Ballads" (Riverside, RLP 12-636, 1957)Columbia Playtime Records "Spooky Music For Spooky Occasions" (Playtime, 412, 1950)The Munsters "The Munsters" (Decca DL 4588, 1964)Sounds To Make You Shiver! "Sounds To Make You Shiver! Bloodcurdling! Terror! Horror!" (Pickwick, SPC-5101, 1974)Sounds Records "Hallowe'en Spooky Sounds" (Sounds EP 501, 1962)Sounds Records "Spooky Sounds" (Sounds 1205, 1962)Sounds Records "Music for Monsters" (Sounds EP 503, 1962)Erica Frost "I Can Read About Ghosts" (Troll Records, ICR1, 1977)Wende and Harry Devlin "Old Witch Rescues Halloween" (Reader's Digest Services, 090, 1974)Scholastic Records "The Haunted House..." (1970)Scholastic Records "The Teeny Tiny Woman" (1968)Voodoo Drums "Voodoo Drums In Hi-Fi" (Atlantic, 1296, 1958)Al Zanino "The Vampire Speaks/ In The Vampire's Lair" (Al-Stan, Al-Stan 666, 1957/1997)The Wonderland Singers And Accompaniment "Spooky Halloween" (Wonderland Records, LP-293, 1974)Kid Stuff Repertory Company "Mostly Ghostly" (Kid Stuff, KS032, 1977)Troll Records "Scary Spooky Stories" (Troll, 50-001, 1973)Troll Records "Thrillers And Chillers" (Troll, 50-003, 1973)Troll Records "Weird Tales Of The Unknown" (Troll, 50-004, 1973)Troll Records "Great Ghost Stories (Troll, 50-002, 1973)Boris Karloff "Tales of the Frightened Volume 1" (Mercury, MG 20815, 1963)Boris Karloff "Tales of the Frightened Volume 2" (Mercury, MG 20816, 1963)Richard Taylor: Nightmare (Major Records M-36, 1962)Richard Taylor: Terror (Major Records M-38, 1962)Vincent Price "Tales Of Witches, Ghosts, And Goblins" (Caedmon, TC1393, 1972)Vincent Price "A Coven Of Witches' Tales" (Caedmon, TC1338, 1973)Vincent Price "The Imp Of The Perverse" (Caedmon, TC1450, 1974)Vincent Price "Ligeia" (Caedmon, TC1483, 1977)Vincent Price "A Graveyard of Ghost Tales" (Caedmon, TC1429, 1973)Vincent Price "A Hornbook For Witches" (Caedmon, TC1497, 1976)Oscar Brand And His Young Friends "Trick or Treat: Hallowe'en Celebrated in Story & Song" (Caedmon, TC1624, 1979)William Conrad "Spirits and Spooks For Hallowe'en Summoned Up by William Conrad" (Caedmon, TC1344, 1973)

Source: We always try to dig up something fun for our annual Halloween issue. This year's find is my favorite yet. It will be a hard one to top! Last year's Halloween tip was Download "Night of the Living Dead" for free.

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