Today is Halloween and that means "Monster Mash," inappropriate costumes, freak outs, and a customary Halloween list of whatever. This list is of "scary" music videos to get you in the mood... the mood for what I don't know, and I don't want to know because I am washing my hands of this. Any psychotic breaks/episodes/sprees this list might induce are entirely on you. You've been warned.
Pink Floyd: "Careful With That Axe, Eugene"
This actually qualifies as "scary" straight up because Roger's psychotic shriek still shivers my timbers 20+ years after the first time it seriously freaked me the ____ out. Here in the Floyd's legendary "Live at Pompeii" he shrieks for 25 seconds, I don't know how long he shrieks on the version that appears on Ummagumma, the version that freaked me out during sixth period at ___'s house.
David Bowie and Frank Black: "Scary Monsters & Super Creeps"
This is the music blog trifecta: Bowie, Black Francis, and the word "scary" is in the song title.
Radiohead: "There, There"
I'd like to say this is included because it's trippy and weird, but mostly it's because our man Thom Yorke catches a bad one at the end, and for a music blog with standards, there's nothing scarier than a world without Radiohead.
Meatloaf: "I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)"
Nuff said. This epic awfulness, this shameless ode to trite pablum, will haunt you for days. I could have linked to the Loaf's recent immoral annihilation of "America The Beautiful," but that would have been wrong.
Justin Bieber with Selena Gomez: "One Less Lonely Girl"
If this doesn't make your blood run cold, Jebus help you because everything that is wrong with the world can be traced back to this unholy union of abject YouTube rubbish and the frankly alarming premature sexualization of our nation's little girls. I don't care if Selena Gomez is 20, looking at her makes me feel wrong, indecent, and unclean; and just embedding this link made my eyes bleed. Two of the four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are already riding, folks.