The Perfect Mixtape | The Haunter vs. The Haunted

Halloween is once again upon us. Yes, it’s that time of year where “grizzly ghouls from every tomb are closing in to seal your doom.” RIP, MJ.

Sometimes, though, it’s not the music video zombies or the ax-wielding goalies that raise the hairs on our arms and tingle our spines. Very often, we are fully capable of doing this to ourselves. The human mind can be a vast abyss of guilt and regret; how does one avoid spiraling downward into Edgar Allan Poe-esque terror? Luckily, we have 17 songs for your listening pleasure while you contemplate the answer.

Our Perfect Mixtape for Halloween 2010 takes a look at both sides of that eerie, phantom coin: The Haunter and The Haunted. Which are you? Spend enough time with this music, and we think you’ll realize the scariest notion of all: you’re both.

Happy Halloween, SIC readers!
Katie + Jason + Matt + Darren

Side A – The Haunter

1 The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – “She Said”

2 Antsy Pants – “Vampire”

3 Cary Brothers – “Ghost Town”

4 Dead Confederate – “The Rat”

5 Sound Team – “Movie Monster”

6 Matthew Ryan – “The End of a Ghost Story”

7 Modest Mouse – “Satin in a Coffin”

Side B – The Haunted

1 Scala & Kolacny Brothers – “Creep” (Radiohead Cover)

2 The Pixies – “Where Is My Mind”

3 John Prine – “Daddy’s Little Pumpkin”

4 The White Stripes – “Little Ghost”

5 Cold War Kids – “Something Is Not Right With Me”

6 Neil Young and Crazy Horse – “Don’t Spook the Horse”

7 William Elliott Whitmore – “Old Devils”

8 Thom Yorke – “Harrowdown Hill”

9 David Lynch, Danger Mouse, and Sparklehorse – “Dark Night of the Soul”

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