Top Halloween Theme Songs

Halloween Theme Songs – Top 10 List


All of the songs listed in our Halloween theme songs are theme songs to TV shows and movies. We really just couldn’t rank the top 10 Halloween theme songs as they are all great in their own rights. Who could forget Freddie’s hands as knives? Who could forget the shower knife scene in The Shining? Who could forget the build-up of intensity in the music for Jaws? Who could forget the oddball TV families The Munsters and The Addams?

Top Halloween Theme Songs


Who could forget all of the alien cases for Fox Mulder and Dana Scully on The X-Files? Wh could forget Norman Bates? Need I say more? Ok, I will – Jason is coming! We’ll make a final mention for honorable mention – Ghostbusters.  The movie had mega movie stars Bill Murray (Caddyshack), Dan Aykroyd (Blues Brothers), Sigourney Weaver (Alien series), and Rick Moranis (Honey, I Shrunk The Kids).

Halloween Theme Songs

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Psycho Theme – Bernard Herrmann
Movie Released in 1960

A Nightmare on Elm Street Theme – Charles Bernstein
Movie Original Released in 1984

The Shining Theme – Rachel Elkind, Arr. Chuck Cirino Wendy Carlos
Movie Released in 1980

The Exorcist Theme (Tubular Bells) – Mike Oldfield
Movie The Exorcist Released in 1973

Friday The 13th Theme – Harry Manfredini
Movie Friday The 13th Original Released in 1980


The Munsters Theme – Jack Marshall
The Munsters TV show aired from 1964-1966

The Addams Family Theme – Vic Mizzy
The Addams Family TV show aired from 1964-1966

Jaws Theme – John Williams
Movie Jaws released in 1975

The X-Files Theme – Mark Snow
The X-Files TV show aired from 1993-2002

Twilight Zone Theme – Rod Serling
Twilight Zone TV show aired from 1959-1964


Other Great Halloween Theme Songs

Nightmare Before Christmas Movie Theme (This Is Halloween – Danny Elfman)

Halloween Movie Theme

Unsolved Mysteries TV Theme

The Alfred Hitchcock Show TV Theme

Rocky Horror Picture Show Movie Theme (Time Warp)


Ghostbusters Movie Theme – (Ghostbusters – Ray Parker Jr.)

Halloween Themed song list curated by Matthew Campbell

Do you have a favorite Halloween theme song, not on our list?  Please share below so that we can add it!

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