Light ‘Em Up: A Compendium of Halloween Music and Light Shows

And today, fresh-fished from YouTube, a selection of my favorite Halloween house displays synchronized to music.

There is an art to this; selection of music is important – there are several songs that are apparently popular for these shows that are hot right now but not especially seasonal – but choreography is just as crucial. The following are videos that I thought nailed the idea of “Halloween Musical Light Show” in terms of both form and content.

First, from Naperville, Illinois: a show set to My Songs Know What You Did In the Dark (Light ‘Em Up) by Fall Out Boy, because YES, perfect use of this song!!!! and also they pick the right thing to highlight during the actual Light ‘Em Up section of the chorus. They have multiple videos: there is also one for Du Hast, by Rammstein (unusual but also classic music choice!!) and Dragula, by Rob Zombie.
 

Thomas Halloween 2013 Naperville, Fall Out Boy, My Songs Know What You did in the Dark, Light Em Up

 
From Valley Center, CA, something for classic rock fans: AC/DC‘s Hells Bells, another unusual but excellent choice. Also I love the little skeleton doing jumping jacks.
 

Musical Halloween sequence to Hells Bells by AC/DC

 
And from Leesburg, Virginia, Sail by AWOLNation (Skorge Remix), for truly excellent choreography to a dubstep track. They also have a bunch of videos, including one for Ghost N Stuf by DeadMau5.
 

Halloween Light Show 2013 – Sail by AWOLNation (Skorge Remix)

 
And finally, a Honorable Mention for a classic from 2011: from Riverside, CA, This is Halloween (Original Soundtrack), from Nightmare Before Christmas.
 

Halloween Light Show 2011 – This Is Halloween

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