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Creepy Rock Music Videos

Updated on October 28, 2014

Music videos I have watched that gave me the creeps. Most of the songs will be mainstream rock music. There are some lesser know groups that have made so

I watched a lot of music videos in the 80's and 90's. Has there been a song you liked but when you actually watched the video, you are shocked by what you see? I'll give a spoiler to start out with, the Thriller video scared me the first time I actually saw it. Mind you I was only a young boy at the time but that video sticks out in my mind the most. There are scary or nasty songs with their lyrics but at times the videos aren't as shocking as some of the songs that you wouldn't expect. This lens isn't about the creepiest songs, it's about the music videos that made you cringe.

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Everyone's tastes are different and I may list ones that you don't think are that bad, or may omit ones that you feel should be on the list. There will be a spot to add submissions later on. Please don't submit obscure videos or spam the hub please. Here are my top 7 creepiest music videos that personally shocked me or grossed me out.


I love this album. Besides the song Thriller which is featured on the hub this is my favorite album by Michael Jackson.


1. Thriller by Michael Jackson

This video was scary and so long. If you were young and watched it you had to be scared. When Michael turned is what freaked me out the most.

Thriller-Michael Jackson

2. Beautiful People by Marilyn Manson

If you've seen the video no description is necessary. I don't think I saw one beautiful person though, lol.

Beautiful People-Marilyn Manson

3. Sweet Dreams by Marilyn Manson

Very disturbing images and Manson likes to shock. He didn't disappoint.

Sweet Dreams-Marilyn Manson

4. Black Hole Sun by Soundgarden

The first time I saw this video I was shocked. The distorted faces is what creeped me out the most.

Black Hole Sun-Sound Garden

5. Prison Sex by Tool

Tool has many disturbing videos and lyrics/melodies. I chose this one because I understand it to mean about child abuse. The doll/mannequin things are so creepy depicting a child and adult. Take this with the dark images and music and it really makes you sick.

Prison Sex-Tool

6. Mary Jane's Last Dance by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

It's disgusting. Kim Basinger is a corpse and Tom is a mortician. The lavish dinner, her in a wedding dress and the end is a shocker. Love the song but the video is very shocking.

Mary Jane's Last Dance-Tom Petty

7. Oh Yeah by Yello

Very creepy and strange video. I believe 2 guys are tripping on drugs but what is even more creepy is that at times are staring at a young girl throughout the video and saying some of the chorus lines that they repeat throughout the song, "oh yeah" and things like "so beautiful."

Oh Yeah-Yello

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Here are some albums that are part of my selections - I own all of these albums so I recommend the CD's

These albums include some of the songs listed above and I used to love Tool and Marilyn Manson back in the day. I still pop these cds in every once in awhile.

Antichrist Superstar
Antichrist Superstar

The artwork alone shocked me with this album. The first time my mom saw it, she broke the cd and I had to rebuy and hide my second copy.


One of my favorite albums that I own. I had to put this out there as a recommendation.


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    • PhoenixV profile image


      4 years ago from USA

      Great collection of creepy music videos. I agree with the other commenters in that Marilyn Manson is just plain creepy from the git-go. Mary Jane's Last Dance by Tom Petty is bizarre to me too. I had to watch Black Hole Sun while I was here because that is a cool song.

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      4 years ago

      Marulyn Manson is just creepy, although he seems to be a really nice guy, i watched an interview with him saying he doesn't know why people are afraid of him and his influence on children, and he wishes he could change that so people will see the kindness about him and that his music videos are just a part of a trend.

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      5 years ago

      This is a pretty good list and great songs! Marilyn Manson is a creepy dude, so I'm not shocked his videos are creepy, but I was shocked about a couple others. I never saw the music video for Sound garden nor Tom Petty until now. I feel like since watching that, now I have a distorted view of that song in my head now! LOL The only other videos I can come up with is Lady Gaga. Not only is she freaking weird, but some of her videos can be creepy.


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