“Murder, Murder!” 13 Horror Inspired Songs for Halloween

Written by Tiffany Wilkie

October 9, 2017

Need some spooky songs for your Halloween cabaret? (Or your music-filled Halloween party?) Check out these songs from the scariest Broadway musicals and sing the night away.

1. “I Want More” from Lestat

Lestat transforms Claudia, an orphan girl. Time passes. Claudia has a greater craving for blood, having been transformed at a young age. She mourns the fact that she will stay a child forever.

2. “All the Men in My Life Keep Getting Killed By Candarian Demons” from Evil Dead the Musical

Five college students spend the weekend in an abandoned cabin in the woods, accidentally unleashing an evil terror. Annie laments on how all the men she’s dated have been killed by demons.

3. “Touch-A Touch-A Touch Me” from The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Janet searches for Brad in the laboratory and discovers Rocky hiding there. Checking the television monitor, Janet sees Brad in bed with Frank and seduces Rocky.

4. “I Put a Spell on You” from Hocus Pocus

The three Sanderson sisters enchant partygoers to dance and sing until they die at a Halloween party at the town hall.

5. “When You’re an Addams” from Addams Family the Musical

The ghoulish Addams family is visiting the graveyard for an annual gathering of all family members (living, dead, and undecided) to celebrate what it is to be an Addams.

6. “A Little Priest” from Sweeny Todd

Mrs. Lovett slyly suggests that they use the flesh of Todd’s victims in her meat pies, and Todd joyously agrees.

7. “Puttin’ on the Ritz” from Young Frankenstein

The Monster is presented at the Loews Transylvania Theatre, now dressed as a gentleman, first walking on command, and then dancing to Irving Berlin’s “Puttin’ On the Ritz.”

8. “And Eve Was Weak” from Carrie

Carrie’s mother Margaret is praying when Carrie arrives home. Carrie joins her mother in prayer for a few minutes and then explains what happened in the locker room. Margaret tells Carrie that the blood is a sign of her sin and forces her into the cellar to pray for forgiveness.

9. “Murder, Murder” from Jekyll and Hyde

The citizens of London gossip about the Bishop’s murder as Hyde hunts down and kills General Glossop, Sir Proops, Lady Beaconsfield, and Lord Savage.

10. “Little Mary Sunshine” from Reefer Madness

When Mary arrives looking for Jimmy, the lecherous Ralph is lying in wait. He tries to seduce Mary by tricking her into smoking marijuana herself. The plan backfires – the power of the weed is so great, it immediately transforms the virginal Mary into a whip-cracking sadomasochist who enslaves the frightened Ralph.

11. “Bully Boys” from Shockheaded Peter

Shockheaded Peter is a 1998 musical using the popular German children’s book Struwwelpeter. In the song, bully boys must be punished.

12. “One Last Bop” from Eating Raoul

The story focuses on Mary and Paul Bland, a couple of “squares”, in the late 1960s, who want to raise money to open a restaurant. They decide to kill swingers for profit by hitting them on the head with a frying pan. They become involved with a partner, Raoul, their swarthy, sexy janitor, who helps them to dispose of the bodies. However, they soon feel trapped by Raoul and dispatch him too; he becomes the main course.

Tiffany Weagly-Wilkie is the Director of Theatricals for PerformerStuff.com. She also serves as the Casting Director for The Imagination House.