WPTSRadio’s Haunted Music Video Favorites
Hey Guys, Ghouls, Trickers, Treaters, Costumed Hooligans, and unfortunate looking do gooders! It’s Hallos-weenie Time again and WPTS would like to share our top picks (in no particular order) for the spookiest progressive music videos on the inter-web. So grab your candy sacks, turn off your Jack-o-Lanterns, and get ready to shake your bones to the spooky tones.
- Peacebone – Animal Collective
Scary aliens, gross teeth, a questionable carnival, and paper-mache man masks. Oh my, Animal Collective’s Peacebone video sure has it all for the frighten-ingest time o’ fall!
- Fever Dreaming – No Age
What kind of wicked warehouse have the boys of No Age found themselves in this time? Unseen walls of saws are hidden beyond this video’s borders and the room is only getting smaller. Will Randy and Dean survive or will the L.A. punk band be shredded into fine sand? Watch to find out.
- We Are Water – HEALTH
“We Are Water” documents a nearly naked bald man with a dagger in hand chasing after a distressed damsel. What better place for a chase than a dark and snowy forest that apparently emanates the experimental noise rock of HEALTH from within? Will the lady escape her hairless apprehender or will she make like a tree and leaf it all behind? Watch, if you DARE! Muahhahaha
- Woof Woof – Dan Deacon
More deranged than actually scary, Dan Deacon’s “Woof Woof” video is an eleven minute live action puppet show that takes place in a ghoulishly frank depiction of modern Baltimore. The video follows a dog faced puppet, Mark, as his birthday party is derailed by a tiny Dan Deacon wearing a tiger outfit. Will Mark’s hound headed band save the day? Will Dan Deacon’s dander time ruin the party? Will Lord Mailman remember how to mail a package?!?
- Kill Your Co-Workers – Flying Lotus
Oh no, the Pattern + Grid World Day Parade has gone horribly awry as a Kill-Mode switch gets flipped causing the robots to start a human massacre! Kill Your Co-Workers is a modern sci-fi horror filled with bloody particle effects and pix-elated gore. Not for the weak of digital heart.
- I Think it is Beautiful That You Are 256 Colors Too – Black Moth Super Rainbow
I may have only written one thirty volume encyclopedia on modern day spookery and frightfulness, but on page 354 of vol. 23 ed.4 it is clearly stated that there is nothing more terrifying than neon lights and close ups of a lip syncing skeleton. “I Think it is Beautiful That Your Are 256 Colors Too” pairs such skin crawling terrors with overlays of the universe and other galactic imagery that may just add an existential crisis to your scare-tastic scream-a-thon.
- It All Means Nothing – Screaming Females
I’m not sure about you guys, but to me there is little scarier than screaming females and the state of New Jersey so it is only fitting that Jersey rockers Screaming Females would have an equally gruesome video. I don’t want to spoil too much, but let me tell you that this video has all the guts, cat eating, and merciless disembowelment to add a dash of shocking to anyone’s Halloween.
- We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace and Magic – Foxygen
“We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace and Magic” has all the tombstones, skulls, spooky woods footage, and black and white overlay filters to give anyone the heebie-jeebies. Ancient Halloween bi-laws dictate that graveyards = scary and if that weren’t enough the video is just packed with hell fire, red eye, trippy transition kaleidoscope effects, and Jim Morrison references to scare the pants right off you!
- Kids – MGMT
MGMT’s music video for kids has more monsters than you can shake a stick at before being eaten alive by the gang of hungry monsters chasing you. However devilish these monsters may be, nothing can compete with the ghoulish amount of emotional scaring the baby in the video undoubtedly experienced during the production. Now that’s enough abandonment issues to give any one the creepy crawlies!
- Rubber Johnny – Aphex Twin
Ok Guys, all jokes and rampant Halloween cliche writing aside, this video will haunt your dreams and follow you to the grave. The video originally surfaced as a short concept film that quickly turned viral on a mid 2000’s internet. The video follows the basement rave dancing nightmares of sub-human child demon Rubber Johnny. In all honesty, this video gave me nightmares the first time I saw it, but this should come as no surprise to fans of Aphex Twin’s electronic insanity.
So there you have it, ten hair raising videos to scare the bejeebus out of you. Happy Halloween from WPTSRadio!