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It's October, so you know what that means: it's time to ditch the colourful get-ups and cheerful demeanor for spooky outfits, schlocky horror films, and a general appreciation for all things dark and sinister.

That's right, Halloween is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than to lose yourself in a selection of awesome creepy music from a group of talented composers? The album, called Scarlet Moon Halloween: Volume 1, comes from the music label Scarlet Moon and features tracks based on classic gaming franchises such as Metroid, Castlevania, Silent Hill, DOOM, and Resident Evil.

We love the remixed music on offer here - particularly 'Kraid's Brew' and 'A Moment of Relief' - and the album definite succeeds in getting us excited for Halloween; heck, we're about two steps away from carving out a pumpkin! You can check it out in the Spotify embed below; just... no one tell Nintendo, okay?

What do you make of this selection of Halloween-inspired gaming music? Tell us in the comments below.