Sitting down to read that new supernatural novel and looking for the right ambience? Writing a paranormal story and need some inspiration? Searching for songs that will give you chills, goosebumps and shivers? I have chosen 10 songs I feel evoke a spooky, atmospheric vibe suited to the above tasks. (See the first 10 songs from part one HERE)
If you find something you like, let me know. Likewise if you think I’m missing some major tunes, please send suggestions my way.
Here’s round 2:
1: “The Grandmother’s House” from the Flowers in the Attic film. Disturbing story, creepy music.
2: “Bittersweet” by Apocalyptica. This video uses clips from the tv show Blade. Love the violins.
3: “Le Prince Bleu” by RoBERT featuring Majandra Delfino. You may recognise her name from when she played Maria on the tv show Roswell. Love the video to this; it’s so spooky.
4: “Full Moon” by The Black Ghosts from the Twilight soundtrack. Quite an eerie sound to this; I love it!
5: “Circle in the Sand” by Belinda Carlisle. I’ve always found this song to have a beautiful, haunting sound.
6: “The Voice” by Celtic Woman. I imagine Celtic gods and goddesses, fairies and spirits, myths and legends when I listen to this.
7: “Scarborough Fair” by Simon and Garfunkel. Another haunting track.
8: “Riverdance” performed for the first time at the Eurovision Song Contest in Dublin in 1994. Everyone in Ireland was glued to their tv screens that evening. Little did we know that this 7 minute performance would have an everlasting effect on Irish culture and the way our country would be viewed all across the world. I still get chills at 5.48 when the camera pans across their legs.
9: “End of the Night” by The Doors. Creepy, gloomy and unsettling, yet somehow still sexy.
10:”(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” by Blue Öyster Cult. A creepy classic.