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Halloween alert! Hear the music of The Exorcist for free

By Ross Finney

We're half way to Halloween and the usual mid-October fears are setting in: Is my costume clever enough? Will anyone even remember my hilarious get-up the next day? How do I resist all this candy!? 

Take a step back, relax and get into the sinister spirit of the season with some free Halloween-appropriate music. Tomorrow, October 16 at the Brookfield Place Winter Garden, the Wordless Music Orchestra is treating New Yorkers to a rendition of Mike Oldfield's "Tubular Bells," more popularly known as "That creepy music from The Exorcist" (and one of our 20 Best Halloween songs). WMO, known for its work with the likes of Johnny Greenwood and John Cale, has rearranged and re-imagined the eerie composition and debuts its version on Thursday. The show starts at 7:30pm and is completely free (you don't even need to reserve a ticket) so there's no reason not to go and soak in some bone-chilling, head-spinning horror music—just avoid pea soup before the gig. 

Watch Mike Oldfield play his original version live at the BBC in 1973:

And obviously:


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