October 17, 2010

13 Haunting Gothy Videos for Halloween

Following is a list of videos I'm enjoying watching and listening to while I'm working on Dark Side of the Net in another window. It's not meant to be a comprehensive "list of Goth Halloween songs," nor is it good to use as a Halloween party playlist. The tempos are too varied - some songs are loud, hard and fast, others are dreamy, slow and soft.

Just wanted to share some things I'm enjoying listening to this month of October while I wait eagerly for Halloween to arrive.

1. Ministry - Every Day is Halloween

It's not really Halloween until you've danced around to this song!

2. Marilyn Manson - This Is Halloween (Cover)

OK, try not to freak out that I included a Manson song! 13 million people have viewed this video so there's obviously something cool about it. Intercut with scenes from The Nightmare Before Christmas.

3. Siouxsie and the Banshees - Halloween - Live in 1981

Oh to have been there to see this performance live! Let's see, in 1981 I was in sixth grade.. probably not able to sneak on an airplane and go see this show. Hehe.

4. This is Halloween

Now it's time to revisit the original version!

5. The Cure - Burn

From The Crow soundtrack in 1994.

6. Stephen Lynch - Halloween

A catchy little ditty about a murderous neighbor. Try not to get it stuck in your head!

7. Lil' Red Riding Hood

A slow moving, dreamy cover song that's not too folksy. The vocalist reminds me of Hope Sandoval in a good way. Not too spooky, but something about version this really draws me in.

8. Bauhaus - Bela Lugosi's Dead

The song isn't about Halloween, of course, but you really can't celebrate Halloween fully until you've listened to this song at least twice a day for a couple weeks preceding!

9. Graeme Revell - Bells, Books and Candles

From The Craft soundtrack. Haunting vocals.

10. Waltham - Dead Man's Party

I don't usually like hard rock/metal bands like this, but I enjoy this energetic cover of Oingo Boingo's popular Halloween party song. It's a bit more evil than the original, which is a good thing! Also, you might like to check out this Dead Man's Party cover by Scarlet Letters. Horrible video quality, as it was filmed at a party, but I like the chick's vocals.

11. The Comateens - Munsters Theme

Embedding disabled.. sigh.. The Munsters Theme Cover by Comateens. This just makes me giggle. Such a fun listen!

12. The Gothic Archies - Scream and Run Away

The song is illustrated by clips from the Lemony Snicket movie.

13. Nine Inch Nails - Dead Souls

NiN covering Joy Division for the Crow soundtrack. Also see them play it live at Woodstock 94.

Runner Up:

Love Song for a Vampire, by Annie Lennox. The song itself is sort of boring, though I'm a big fan of hers. But the stunning video won me over. Embedding is disabled on this video, which pisses me off.

Happy Halloween season!

-Carrie Carolin

Dark Side of the Net Halloween links

1 comment:

  1. if you really, absolutely want something creepy, should try Total Eclipse Of The Heart by Bonnie Tyler. One can't get creepier than that. I shiver every time I think of the kids eyes. I wonder if that was supposed to be beautiful, because it's not.