Today is Halloween and it’s no surprise that artists of all genres like to incorporate some fright into their work. To get into the All Hallows’ Eve spirit, here are 8 of the spookiest music videos of all time (… you’re welcome in advance).
1. The Cure – “Lullaby” (1989)
“Lullaby” features The Cure front man Robert Smith being terrorized by a shadowy figure called the Spiderman, until he grows an extra set of limbs himself and is consumed by a massive spider.
2. Thirty Seconds To Mars – “The Kill (Bury Me)” (2006)
A reimagining of “The Shining,” Thirty Seconds To Mars checks into an abandoned hotel, only to find blood-covered women, an eerie man in a suit, and someone robed in a bear costume.
3. Soundgarden – “Black Hole Sun” (1994)
Suburbia-turned-nightmare, Soundgarden’s video for “Black Hole Sun” features murderous characters with plastered-on grins and morphed eyes who end up being sucked into an abyss.
4. Skrillex – “First of the Year (Equinox)” (2011)
A man decides to stalk a little girl, who leaves the playground all alone, only to be met with something far more sinister than himself.
5. Michael Jackson – “Thriller” (1983)
Perhaps the most popular scary music video of all time, Michael Jackson tells a tale of the occult, accompanied by the celebrated “Thriller” dance.
6. Evanescence – “Going Under” (2003)
From menacing old women applying singer Amy Lee’s makeup, to a rapacious crowd of the undead, Evanescence exposes what fame’s grip is like in the video for “Going Under.”
7. MGMT – “Kids” (2007)
Through the eyes of this little boy, everyone is a monster, from bystanders on the street to policemen.
8. Taylor Swift – “Look What You Made Me Do” (2017)
Rising from the undead and sitting in a room full of snakes, Taylor Swift gives off some serious creepy vibes in “Look What You Made Me Do.”
Which video will you be watching this Halloween? Leave a comment or tweet us @soundigest. Whichever one it may be, don’t forget the candy!