I know it firsthand– It’s impossible to find Halloween playlists that don’t include either Monster Mash or Thriller (and let’s be real, they usually have both). So if you’re in need of some tastefully creepy tracks for your upcoming Halloween party, search no more– no Monster Mash here! The songs I’ve compiled below are contemporary (last 5 years or so), haunting in their own way, and span from obscure to fairly popular. I’ve tested most of these during a Halloween party recently to great effect. So, children of the night, reap the fruits of my labor and check out this playlist of modern dark songs!