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Midnight Circus

by Michael Hedstrom

Background music for haunted houses with a dark circus theme, includes Midnight Midway, Clown Alley and Museum of Oddities, used in Knotts' Scary Farm's Carniverous Clowns Maze
Genre: Electronic: Virtual Orchestra
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Clown Alley
2:44 $0.99
2. Temple of Temptation
3:07 $0.99
3. The Dancing Firebeasts
3:09 $0.99
4. Museum of Oddities
2:33 $0.99
5. The Tunnel of Fun
3:06 $0.99
6. Temple of Temptation II
4:09 $0.99
7. Wild Animal Cages
3:07 $0.99
8. Midnight Midway
2:36 $0.99
9. The Carousel Phonograph
1:24 $0.99
10. The Tunnel of Fun (Effects)
3:12 $0.99
11. Clive Manor
4:23 $0.99
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Album Notes
On the outskirts of town where the grass never grows an eerie white glow appears one night.

The wind calls you closer.

It's just a small tent, some weary traveller perhaps.

The wind whispers again.

"Come inside, come inside."

Background music for haunted houses with a dark circus theme.
Influence: Danny Elfman,...
Featured in Knotts Scary Farm's Carnivorous Clowns Maze.


Staying with the circus theme, let's move on to the Michael Hedstrom CD Midnight Circus. This one is more consistently devoted to the "dark carnival" setting than our previous "clown'de hauntue." Most of these tracks are devotedly injected into the circus vein, and their more restrained use of extraneous sound FX and vocals will make this CD much easier for most Haunts to use. The first track, Clown Alley, sounds so much like the theme from the movie 'Beetlejuice' that it could easily be mistaken for that soundtrack (or a number of others by Danny Elfman for that matter). That said, if your Haunt has a "funny bone," there are numerous musical (de)compositions here that will perfectly capture a wacky, off-kilter mood without the use of specific movie scores. Arrangement and production of the music is quite accomplished, offering some of the most professional sounding and complex melodies you're likely to find on a Halloween CD. If you plan on doing scenes that involve clowns, freaks, humorous ghosts or other tongue-in-cheek terrors, you'll find that the thoughtfully designed and impressively recorded Midnight Circus is a useful collection of tunes with a morbidly funny edge. The 11th and final track of the CD is a teaser for Hedstroms' next album: Clive Manor.



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This is just what I was looking for! The songs set the perfect atmosphere for any kind of halloween party or set up.


Brilliant - perfect for our evil circus haunted house this year - songs are dark and moody, with the ever-present but not too overdone carnival theme. Love it!


Perfectly creepy!
We needed creepy circus music for our haunted carnival this year, and Hedstrom's "Midnight Circus" fit the bill perfectly.

Happy Halloween Magazine

Refreshing new addition to the Halloween music scene
A refreshing new addition to the Halloween music scene,
Midnight Circus and Clive Manor offer fans a whimsical
yet macabre soundtrack to accompany their festivities.
Each CD entrenches the listener into a fantasy soundscape.
If gothic is your preference, Clive Manor takes you on an
auditory tour of a haunting residence guaranteed to elicit
and heighten a variety of emotions. Should the merriment of
a circus tickle your fancy, Midnight Circus will introduce
you to the hypnotic underside that lures many an innocent
creature into its arena.

Lord Tici Taci

Circusy goodness!
The music is all good and the songs aren't too simaler.My favourites are Clown Alley for tune,Tunnel of Fun for creepiness and Midnight Midway for the classic Circus sound.


This Cd captures the dark mood of the after hours circus
Midnight circus is definitly in my top 3 evil circus music collection! Dance of the firebeasts has a unique dark organ sound.This cd should be in any serious haunters circus music collection.Michael Hedstrom definitly hit the perverbial nail-on-the-head with this collection of after hours circus music.Would love to see more of this in an even more evil twisteder version....Thanx


Sounds like he took the best parts out of Danny Elfman's Big Top Peewee and Beetlejuice soundtracks and made them even more goofy and spooky. If you like weird melodies and minor chords you should check this out. The packaging looks good too.


Hats Off to Midnight Circus! I can't wait to try other CDs from Michael Hedstro
Hats Off to Michael Hedstrom & Midnight Circus! It was the perfect addition to our clown house this year. I am very much looking forward to other CDs from Mr. Hedstrom & cdbaby.com. I can't believe how fast I got it! Amazon wouldn't ship for 2 to 3 weeks and that was for overnight shipping. Thanks again!

Li'l Bentley's Carnival of Horrors

This CD is exactly what I need.
The theme for my family's Halloween Party this year is "circus sideshow" with evil clowns and human oddities. I was concerned about finding the appropriate music, but, alas, my worries are over. This CD is exactly what I need for an atmosphere of madness in the midway.


Halloween junkies need this one
I have a neighborhood Halloween Party every year. This years theme is Carnevil. The music from this album will be playing during my party. I think it has that great kreepy Karnival sound that puts the chill in the Halloween air.been looking for great creepy music and I like this one a lot.