Sure, Bobby “Boris” Pickett’s “Monster Mash” and Ray Parker Jr.’s “Ghostbusters” are fine for Halloween. But if you want to dig deeper and indulge your dark side with a bit of metal, goth and punk, then this alternative Halloween playlist is for you. And don’t forget our Retro Halloween Bash on Thursday night at Ned Devine’s. RSVP here.

1. Ministry “(Every Day Is) Halloween”
Ministry front man Al Jourgensen doesn’t like talking about his band’s early synthpop leanings, but this has to be considered his most celebrated work.

2. Bauhaus “Bela Lugosi’s Dead”
A Halloween playlist without this Bauhaus essential is like Halloween without candy.

3. Amazing Royal Crowns “Do The Devil”
The Providence punkabilly outfit sports red horns and a matching tail when crashing your Halloween party.

4. Squirrel Nut Zippers “Hell”
“In the afterlife / you could be headed for the serious strife. Now you eat candy all day / but tomorrow there’ll be hell to pay.”

5. Ramones “Pet Sematary”
The song’s not that scary, but the movie and book sure as hell were.

6. Social Distortion “Mommy’s Little Monster”
Props to Social D founder Mike Ness, who dresses like a goth punk not just on Halloween, but every day.

7. A.F.I. “Fall Children”
Props to Davey Havok of AFI, who dresses like a goth punk not just on Halloween, but every day.

8. Alice Cooper “Teenage Frankenstein”
Extra points if you remember which ‘Friday the 13th’ flick this song is featured in.

9. The Cult “The Witch”
But which Witch is it? The broom-riding crone from the Warner Bros. cartoons? Samantha from ‘Bewitched?’ WHICH WITCH!?!?

10. Oingo Boingo “Dead Man’s Party”
All dressed up with nowhere to go? Come to Ned Devine’s on Thursday the 30th for our Retro Halloween Bash!

11. Joy Division “Dead Souls”
“They keep calling me…they keep calling me…” Not just on Halloween. All year long.

12. Type O Negative “Black No. 1″
If you don’t listen to Type O Negative’s ‘Bloody Kisses’ from front to back on Halloween night, I don’t even know what to say to you.

13. Misfits “Halloween”
Happy Halloween, you misfit. Thanks for listening.