The 15 best Halloween guitar songs

Photo of a skeleton playing electric guitar
(Image credit: Fin Costello/Redferns/Getty)

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, that time when you have to learn how to play your electric guitar while wearing a bigfoot costume, when the doorbell goes and you’ve got four-foot Freddy Krueger at the door singing a Cardi B duet with Yoda, all for Reese’s Pieces.

It’s Halloween, of course, the goth Christmas, May Day for the macabre, and the season that grants heavy metal fans special dispensation to put their iPhone in the dock at social gatherings.

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Jonathan Horsley

Jonathan Horsley has been writing about guitars since 2005, playing them since 1990, and regularly contributes to publications including Guitar World, MusicRadar and Total Guitar. He uses Jazz III nylon picks, 10s during the week, 9s at the weekend, and shamefully still struggles with rhythm figure one of Van Halen’s Panama.