Sounds Records "Hallowe'en Spooky Sounds" (Sounds EP 501, 1962), "Music for Monsters" (Sounds EP 503, 1962), "Spooky Sounds" (Sounds 1205, 1962)
Re-packaged a few different ways from the '60's to the '70's, these three links represent the output of the "Sounds Records" company out of Glendale, CA (where they moved around a bit -- looks like their final address is now the site of an Armenian book store as well as some law offices.)
Sounds Records seemed to primarily trade in a largely homemade effects library replete with all of the usual frightening suspects; on the "Hallowe'en Spooky Sounds" single and for much of the "Spooky Sounds" LP you'll find goblins laughing, footsteps with chains, people pretending to be cats & dogs -- all the material that makes these records so great (and their stuff IS great to my ears; striking just the right balance between generic dime-store style scary, and the more primitive personal efforts that impart such a unique flavor.)
Where they really step out to shine though, is in their array of totally cool & weirdo theremin sounds, which are unique to their output. Packaged separately on a 7" as "Music For Monsters" & then again on side two of the "Spooky Sounds" 12" LP, these pieces are bizarre other-worldly delights that, like many of my favorite Halloween records, manage to embody an "anything goes" approach which is pretty avant-garde in its bent. Now I don't know if that was the intent mind you (more likely someone said "Ahh, just make it weird!"), but with evocative titles like "Ghouls Glide" & "Banshee Love Call", it sure sounds like a good time was had conjuring these tracks up, and the results are pretty singular. So yeah -- functioning both as a soundtrack and an incidental time capsule, this is cool stuff all around and a more than worthy addition to yer arsenal of Halloween audio. Dig in!
Sounds Records "Hallowe'en Spooky Sounds" (192 kbps)
Sounds Records "Music for Monsters" (192 kbps)
Sounds Records "Spooky Sounds" (192 kbps)