Jonathan Coulton’s Horror Songs

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As we are closing in on this year’s Halloween, I wanted to share some of my favorite songs with themes fitting for this holiday.

Turns out almost all of them were Jonathan Coulton songs!


I hope you will enjoy this collection of tunes, and that it can help you if you ever need to make a Halloween party playlist.




Re: Your Brains

A douchey email from a zombie middle-manager trying to hash out a deal with the remaining human leadership.

His proposal; They eat our brains, but no one’s gonna eat our eyes.

Seems fair.


Creepy Doll

A creepy doll is following you everywhere, judging your every action.


Skullcrusher Mountain

A romantic song about an evil mastermind, and his love for his new prisoner.

It is not worth causing the end of the world if you don’t have anyone to share it with.


Future Soon

A sad song about a heart-broken teen who will grow up into a cybernetic genius with a robot army.


Blue Sunny Day

The tragic tale of a depressed vampire, mourning his lost love.


Don’t Feed the Trolls

The scaries subject covered by Coulton yet – internet trolls.

I can barely imagine a more horrible group of monsters.




The Acid Zombie


I decided to make a mixed drink for this month’s geeky recipe, and it is naturally Halloween themed.

It is a slight variation on a mojito, with extra lime and mint leaves, topped with a frozen “brain” containing water and blackcurrant juice.


For a single glass, you’ll need to mix:

4 centilitres of lime juice

6 centilitres of soda water

7 centilitres of white rum

1 whole pot of chopped up mint leaves

3 topped teaspoons of sugar

1 dash of bitters

1 ice-cube containing blackcurrant juice, frozen in a brain mold


And there you go, brain freeze in a glass!

the swamp zombie drink