Closing in on the last 20 videos, we bring you to the “Top 60 Disturbing Horror Music Videos of All Time – Part 5″ offering up some truly twisted music videos based in the horror genre. While all range in intensity, some are just downright weird and twisted visions from the minds of the best and brightest music video directors.
So trap yourself in and take in the madness! We love to hear about new releases that fit within this category and would love to start another collection as we received them. Videos sometimes will change locations and video links, so we’ll do our best to keep rack of them as they do.
41- Marilyn Manson – Tourniquet
Marilyn Manson excels in disturbing videos, though most of this goes to director Floria Sigismondi who knows how to connect nightmares and music under one shell. MM is the perfect subject model to experiment with in surreal situations. This remains one of the top disturbing music videos of all time.
42- Slipknot – Wait And Bleed
There are two videos for “Wait and Bleed”. The first, directed by Thomas Mignone, features a live performance of the song, filmed during the band’s appearance at Ozzfest on September 1, 1999 with the studio track overdubbed. The second, known as the “Claymation version”, depicts all nine members as small, animated, doll-like creatures inside a laboratory inhabited by a man who is attempting to catch them. Eventually, the band cause the man to fall and be stung by insects dropping from a jar. As the band looks over the man, Chris Fehn’s doll covers him in fuel and Shawn Crahan sets him alight, killing him.
43- Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Y Control
The music video for “Y Control”, directed by Spike Jonze, was controversial for its images of children carrying the body of a dead dog, giving the middle finger, and a subtitled portrayal of child mutilation including the chopping of a boy’s hand and another boy disemboweling himself with a knife. MTV and MTV2 agreed to air the video; however, they included a disclaimer from Jonze at the beginning, and blurred out some of the video’s more offensive material. The unedited version is available on their “Tell Me What Rockers to Swallow” DVD.
44- Brain Damage w The Swimming Pool Q’s – Corruption
The Swimming Pool Q’s are an American new wave/jangle pop band formed in Atlanta, Georgia in 1978. They released five albums: The Deep End, The Swimming Pool Q’s, Blue Tomorrow, World War Two Point Five, and Royal Academy of Reality.
45- ShapeShifter – Twin Galaxies
Shapeshifter (sometimes referred to as New Zealand Shapeshifter) are a live drum and bass act from New Zealand. They are known for their live shows and blend of heavy soul with drum and bass. They have made appearances at Glastonbury, The Big Chill, Big Day Out, Parklife plus sold-out performances across Europe, Australia and New Zealand.
46- Buckethead & Serj : We Are One
The album includes “We Are One”, one of the few Buckethead songs for which a music video was made. The song also appears on the horror series soundtrack Masters of Horror and also in one episode. “Three Fingers” also appears on the soundtrack of the horror movie Saw II. The last song from the album, the instrumental piece “Nottingham Lace” (previously released on Buckethead’s official website) closes the album, and is one of Buckethead’s most popular songs, often played in concerts along with “Jordan” known from the game Guitar Hero II and “Soothsayer” from the album Crime Slunk Scene.
47- Lordi – Blood Red Sandman
The song’s original title was “Blood Red Santa”, but Asko Kallonen from BMG Finland thought it was inappropriate for a Christmas hit and many people said they would ban it because it painted a violent image of Santa. In a rebuttal to this Lordi decided to change the songs name to Blood Red Sandman. There is also a promo version given out by Mayan Records for promotion to their compilation album The Monster Show.
Some believe that this song could be referring to Freddy Krueger, a legendary horror film character.[who?] Others believe that the song is about the murderer Jack the Ripper,[who?] who terrorized London around 1888. Comparisons to both characters come from certain lines in the song, such as “They called me the leather apron”, and “Can you hear how the children weep?”. Lordi, using this imagery in the song, creates the character of the Blood Red Sandman who may or may not be a demonic Santa or Jack the Ripper.
48- Lordi – Hardrock Hallelujah
The video starts with a shy female hard rock fan walking through the corridors of a school, singing softly along to the song playing on her headset. She reaches an entrance to the gym, where she stands watching the cheerleaders practice. Suddenly, the lights flicker and go out, and a wind starts to blow. As the chorus starts to play, the doors to the gym are blown off of their hinges by Mr. Lordi, who enters and crushes the now-screaming cheerleaders with a wave of his hands killing them. There is a fiery flash, and the entire band appears in the centre of the gym, playing the song.
The video was directed by Pete Riski. The fan is played by Leina Ogihara.
49- Gorgoroth – Carving a Giant
Carving a giant, from the album “Ad Majorem Sathanas Gloriam” is the seventh studio album by Norwegian black metal band Gorgoroth. It was released in June 2006 through Regain Records.
50- BEHEMOTH – Alas, Lord is Upon Me
Behemoth’s video for “Alas, Lord Is Upon Me” from “Evangelion”. Directed by Grupa 13