Halloween (or Hallowe'en), a contraction of All-Hallows-Eve, is an annual holiday observed on October 31, and common activities include guising/trick-or-treating, attending costume parties, carving jack-o'-lanterns, lighting bonfires, apple bobbing, visiting haunted attractions, playing pranks, telling scary stories, and watching horror films.
And of course the legislators are wanting to change it to the last Saturday in October, regardless of the date. So while we wait on the outcome of that, enjoy some seasonal music for the day.
Screaming Jay Hawkins - I put a spell on you
Screaming Lord Sutch - Jack The Ripper
Brilliant live clip of the late Lord Sutch doing "Jack The Ripper" in South London sometime in late 1964.
The clips shows kids' fashions just on the cusp between the early and late 60's period. Reflecting the early 60's, we still have girls with beehive haircuts, and besuited boys looking like Joe 90 clones. Looking forward, we see other boys and girls with short hair, in t-shirts or mod-like jumpers. Mini-skirts were still 3 years in the future though.....
Bobby 'Boris' Pickett & The Crypt Kickers - Monster Mash
No really good original videos seem to exist, so we'll go with this. Pans People Dancing to Bobby "Boris" Pickett and The Crypt-Kickers" -Monster Mash - circa 1973.
Ramrods - Ghost Riders in the Sky
Warren Zevon - Werewolves Of London
Alice Cooper - Welcome To My Nightmare
Rockwell - Somebody's Watching Me
Jimmy Cross - I Want My Baby Back
Round Robin - I'm The Wolfman