Halloween Sounds through the Ages

One of the earliest vinyl albums I can remember owning was this one: Sounds To Make You Shiver. I can’t remember where or when I got it, but I can remember playing it on my small, plastic record player as a kid and getting creeped out by the sounds contained within.

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By the time I was a teen, vinyl records were out and cassette tapes were in. I owned two or three cassette tapes such as this one.

(image courtesy of TheSurfingPizza.com)

(image courtesy of TheSurfingPizza.com)

Eventually cassettes stepped aside and made way for CDs. In the beginning CDs were really expensive to purchase, but I’ve picked up CDs such as this one for literally 99 cents at Dollar General and Big Lots.

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Over the years I’ve owned compilations of spooky Halloween sound effects in vinyl, cassette, and CD formats. These days, you can find what you’re looking for in mp3 format. Both iTunes and Amazon have hundreds of “chilling” mp3s for sale, but if you’re not looking for a specific album, you can probably find what you’re looking for with Google. That’s where I found this treasure trove of old vinyl Halloween records, converted to mp3. There’s even a link to those old General Mills Monster Cardboard Records.

(Image courtesy of Scar Stuff)

(Image courtesy of Scar Stuff)

Rob O'Hara

I'm into old video games, old arcade games, old computer games, writing, photography, computer/network security, and of course, the 1980s!

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