In 1963, Disneyland Records released an album called Chilling, Thrilling Sounds of the Haunted House which contained narrated creepy “haunted house” sound effects taken from the Disney Studios library, with explosions, spooky ghost sounds, attacking birds, and more.
Disney Parks Blog has posted a short video sample of the album, which you can check out here below.
Chilling, Thrilling Sounds of the Haunted House is available right now through iTunes for $9.99.
What you get: A remastered version of the landmark 1963 Disneyland Records album containing dozens of collected sounds grouped by category, and ten short stories in which a narrator sets up the situation and the sounds take over.
Why it’s cool: This best selling 1963 album is the granddaddy of all creepy sound effects collections, much imitated but never equaled. Laura Olsher (Mrs. Cratchit in Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol) narrates the stories in an ominous manner that is loads of fun to imitate (try it!). Disney Legend Jimmy MacDonald compiled the sound effects, drawing on the vast Disney Studios library. If you know your Disney movies, you’ll recognize the screaming ghouls from Lonesome Ghosts, the hunting dogs from Mary Poppins and much more. [Source: Disney Parks Blog]