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Music Videos To Get You In The Halloween Mood, Part 3: The Creepy And The Atmospheric

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That most metal of holidays is almost upon us again, but you may want something more than candy corn and blood colored cocktails to get you in the Halloween spirit this weekend. Earlier this month we covered the most over the top horror themed clips as well as videos that focus on the demonic and the diabolic, but that still leaves a good deal of ground to cover. For today’s edition of metal videos to get you in the Halloween mood we’ll take a look at the creepy, the atmospheric, and the disturbing.

Marilyn Manson – “This is Halloween”

While his metal cred is definitely questionable, Marilyn Manson does have the Halloween image down pat. Check out the quintessential “This is Halloween” clip below, set to scenes from Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas.”

Ill Nino – “How Can I Live”

Used on the “Freddy Vs. Jason” soundtrack, “How Can I Live” follows the basic horror movie format of a girl being chased down the street, and fits in perfectly with the Halloween vibe.


Ill Nino - How Can I Live by taz32155

Necrophagia – “Embalmed Yet I Breathe”

Talk about atmosphere! This one almost crosses the line into cheesy, but manages to stay just over on the creepy and atmospheric side.

Aborted – “The Chondrin Enigma”

Aborted's properly disgusting video takes a while to get going, but boy when it gets going things become royally messed up. The ending is truly disturbing, and includes a contraption worthy of a “Saw” or “Hostel” flick.

Meshuggah – “Bleed”

Kind of like a bad drug trip put to film, “Bleed” is more about style than substance and doesn’t seem to follow a standard narrative much, but it definitely has the imagery and atmosphere to match any horror movie.

Dir En Grey – “Obscure”

If you haven’t seen this video before, prepare to watch everything good in the world gone horribly wrong. A phrase like “nightmare porn” might do this one justice.

Aphex Twin - "Rubber Johnny"

As a bonus, here's a track that isn't actually metal in any way, but it's still really creepy, and I recommend watching with the lights on.

Did we miss one of your favorite creepy or atmospheric videos that fits the Halloween mood? Share your recommendations in the comments below!

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Ty Arthur is a freelance writer who writes for both entertainment and technical instruction sites. An avid fan of many different forms of metal, he has been involved in reviewing music for several years and is currently a contributing editor for Metalunderground.com

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1. Cynic writes:

Damn that Necrophagia clip was awesome - I see Phil Anselmo making an appearance to. Looks like the same people who shot Superjoint Ritual's "The Alcoholik" video and the music actually reminds me a lot of Superjoint Ritual - guess that's where the band was coming from... and guess I should check out more Necrophagia.

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2. BrianMN writes:

Awww comon!!!
How does King Diamond's "Halloween" not make the list?
Oh yeah, not an official video...still.......mandatory song for today. :)

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3. hellrat writes:

Ya Bri, speaking of the King, I thought surely MF's "Witches' Dance" would have also made the final cut, but alas! Something tells me Cyn might agree with that nomination ;)

some great choices besides though...pretty cool, all around

NP---November Coming Fire----Samhain

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