Halloween is on the horizon and with it horror movie marathons, celebrity costume galleries and most terrifying of all, candy binge eating. To keep you in the holiday spirit we’ve put together this list of super creepy music videos which will keep you up with night terrors and seeking solace in that extra large bag of mixed chocolate bars.
1. Michael Jackson “Thriller”
The granddaddy of horror musical videos. Sure, in a post Walking Dead world those zombies might not be too scary but you know when you saw it as a little kid you got shook.
2. Metallica “Enter Sandman”
Leaving it to the long reining metal gods to write a song and create a video that touches on every childhood fear you ever had.
3. Marilyn Manson “Sweet Dreams”
His shtick might be old hat now but when Brian Warner first came out the gate he upped the ante on creepiness on this ugly Eurythmics remake.
4. Nine Inch Nails “Closer”
Steampunk creepiness abounds with bugs, crucified monkeys, toilets, random nudity, random floating, and pig head machine contraptions.
5. Tool “Sober”
These former film students and math rockers bring the creepy in this odd, grimey, stop-motion animated epic. 2 words: meat pipes.
6. Robbie Williams “ Rock DJ”
You thought it was just another Brit-pop influenced ‘mersh hit from the English bad boy until halfway through and he rips off his skin and the models eat it. Trip that.
7. Aphex Twin “Come To Daddy”
As is this video’s rampaging masked children and weird screaming aliens weren’t scary enough, it appears to be filmed in an English Housing Project. Now that’s scary.
8. Rob Zombie “Living Dead Girl”
I’m not sure what’s more terrifying, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari inspired video or the song’s annoying hook which you’ll never get out of your head.
9. Soundgarden “Black Hole Sun”
Ironic horror meets grunge fatalism; all that is normal in your little perfect suburban world is actually twisted and deformed and soon to be destroyed.
10. Alice In Chains “Man In The Box”
At the end, when the creepy dude in the hood pulls it back and shows that his eyes are sewn? Pretty creepy.