Skip to main content

In an effort to help fans get in the mood for the end of the month's frights, The Midnight stirred up a surprise Halloween EP, Horror Show.

While the leading synthwave act oftentimes create a cinematic atmosphere on their releases, their latest is a full-on concept album focusing on the horror movies of decades past. Described as their "...homage to the eerie romance of the stumbled upon late night black and white horror film," the six-track EP is the perfect reminder of the campy stories that left us sleeping with the lights on. 

The setting is quickly established after the opening track prepares listeners for a trip back in time with its movie soundtrack-inspired production. Lightning bolt electric guitar and spine-tingling bass drops guide the EP's heavier tunes, "Neon Medusa" and "Ghost in Your Stereo." While slightly softer, "Devil Make a Deal" and "Good in Red" focus on the mystery surrounding the stories while creating an eerie singalong atmosphere. As an added bonus, for the closing track, the duo joins forces with "Jason" collaborator Nikki Flores for a saxophone-laden cover of Patti Smith Group's 1978 single "Because the Night."

Horror Show by The Midnight is out now exclusively on Amazon Music. You can preview the duo's new synthwave record below.

Scroll to Continue

Recommended Articles

pasted image 0

Teksupport’s Latest Cutting-Edge Event Space Is an Inventive Greenpoint Warehouse

Teksupport and ArtsDistrict are coming together for a series of innovative techno events in 2023.


Google's Freakish AI Text-to-Music Program Is the Most Advanced of Its Kind

MusicLM can navigate nuanced text prompts and generate higher-quality sonic output compared to its competitors, but Google isn't ready to release it.


"The Signal": Ushuaïa and Hï Ibiza Broadcast Massive 2023 Opening Day Party Plans

Black Coffee, Eric Prydz and more are joining the opening day festivities on the White Isle, the clubbing capital of the world.

"The world of late night television that I remember from my teenage years was much older than the era in which I grew up. The Twilight Zone. The black and white Universal Monster films from the 50s and 60s. Plan 9 From Outer Space," said The Midnight about the inspiration behind their new EP in a press release.

"That world of intrigue seemed so much more romantic and timeless through adolescent eyes," they continued. "More than the rise of big budget horror movies, that quiet era of Creature From The Black Lagoon, House on Haunted Hill, and Plan 9 From Outer Space did far more to inform me about the darkness and strangeness in the human condition, than did the more brutal and gory films that would come later. It was those films you just stumbled upon, that you couldn’t look away from—the Kurosawa films, Hitchcock, the melodramas of shows like Dark Shadows."

Amazon Music subscribers can listen to the full release here.





The Midnight Re-Release Halloween EP, "Horror Show" on Spotify, Apple Music, and More

The former Amazon Music Exclusive EP is out now on most major streaming platforms.


The Midnight on Seminal Album "Monsters" and the Volcanic Potential of Synthwave Culture [Interview]

"Synthwave is not especially new, but I am interested in being able to have it tell its own story from its own symbols and its own sense of time and place."


The Midnight Announce Upcoming Orchestral Version of Debut Album, "Endless Summer"

The famed synthwave duo have teamed up with Magik*Magik to reimagine their 2016 debut album, "Endless Summer."


The Midnight Announce 2022 North American Tour

In addition to the tour announcement, the synthwave duo released a new music video for their track "Fire in the Sky."


The Midnight and Magik*Magik Orchestra Release Orchestral Remake of "Endless Summer"

"The Rearview Mirror" gives new life to five fan-favorite tracks from The Midnight's 2016 debut album.

CHVRCHES and John Carpenter

CHVRCHES Trade Remixes With Legendary Horror Film Composer John Carpenter

The synthwave trio remixed Carpenter's "Turning The Bones" while the "Halloween" composer reworked their song "Good Girls."

Rise of the Synths

Delve Into the History of Synthwave With Digital Release of "The Rise of the Synths" Documentary

Narrated by horror legend John Carpenter, the documentary features appearances from The Midnight, Gunship, Carpenter Brut and more.