Three Classic Scary Music Videos
For Halloween, we’ve decided to compile some of the most frightening music videos ever made. You can view all of the videos below and build your own music video playlists by downloading the Edge Music Network app or this website.
Directed by Joseph Kahn and Rob Zombie
The silent video for “Living Dead Girl” features Rob Zombie successfully resurrecting a dead woman. The resurrection of the dead woman leads to angry villagers hunting Rob Zombie and praying for her soul. The video was based on Robert Wiene’s 1920 silent film, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, and it is guaranteed to frighten any viewer.
Directed by Samuel Bayer
The music video for “Zombie” shows Dolores O’Riordan standing in front of a cross while covered in gold makeup. The video intermediately cuts between O’Riordan, children fighting, and British troops patrolling northern Ireland. The bleak imagery in the video emphasizes the stark reality of British authoritarianism and presence of Christianity in Ireland. Even though “Zombie” has a strong political message, it’s still regarded as one of the most spookiest songs to listen to on Halloween.
“Sympathy For The Devil” is not only an eerie song, but it is considered to be one of the most legendary rock songs ever made. The song covers a person claiming to have caused many of histories tragedies. Towards the end of the song, the insidious person reveals his identity. The above video is an animated version of the song’s performance in The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus.