Welcome my fellow Winos and Weirdos to Pass the Popcorn!
I love this segment simply for the fact that I get to share something I hope you have not yet had the pleasure of seeing. I love Halloween music, but I really get in the spirit after watching some well-made spooky-themed music videos. The last few years I’ve shared what I found and this year, I couldn’t resist yet again to do the same.
Every year, I feel like it becomes more challenging to find videos to put here that really fit the Halloween vibe and then all of a sudden I find all these new videos so I don’t have to regurgitate something I may have shared before.
Ready to watch some super spooktacular videos? All you have to do is click the play button to watch the whole playlist.
My Thoughts on the Music Videos
Addams Groove by M.C. Hammer
This video needs no introduction. If you grew up watching the Addams Family movie, this song will be easily recognized as the one which plays during the ending credits. Imagine my surprise to discover that there was a music video to go along with it!
New Day by Take That
The song is not quite Halloweenie at all and contrasts starkly with the video’s content. In the end, it’s worth watching all the way through as the band members are chased by assorted horror creatures.
2 Big Pumpkins by Elvira, Mistress of the Dark
Perhaps my only repeat from a prior year, but I feel like this song flies under the radar as one of Elvira’s newest, yet probably lesser-known of songs.
Ways to be Wicked from Disney’s Descendants 2
The VK kids came back this year with another movie full of catchy songs, perfect for adding to a Halloween playlist. This video most definitely has spooky elements, but my personal favorite from the film is “Chilllin’ Like a Villian“, which is perfect for grooving in the car while getting your “evil” on. 😉
Sticks & Stones by the Pierces
An older video from the now disbanded Pierces, complete with kidnapping, creepy corn mazes, dark forests and an abandoned house with ghoulish ladies.
Full Moon by Sunmi
K-pop is always so fun and it’s always interesting to find supernatural elements represented in music videos from other parts of the world. 😉 If you love vampires, this one is definitely going to be up your alley.
LA Devotee by Panic! at the Disco
Brendon Urie does it again with another creepy video from his “Death of a Bachelor” album, this time heavily influenced by cultish aspects. With how the video progresses, I do ponder if it may, in fact, be a continuation from “Emperor’s New Clothes“. Agree? Oh, I’d love to pick your brain about it!
Skeleton in the Closet by Louis Armstrong
It is rare to see older videos of famous performers, let alone performances of them having a whole little choreographed ditty with Halloween elements. Louis’s faces of fear are priceless and the dancing skeleton is beautifully executed for such an old video.
Flowers by Emilie Simon
This is another video where the song doesn’t really seem like it has a spooky twist to it, but the animation is priceless. Following a girl taking flowers to the grave of her lover, she makes a discovery that brings the Mr. Hyde out in her, really making the song suddenly seem more dark than initially presumed.
Black Swamp Village by the Speakeasies’ Swing Band
I always love the sound of a good swing band. Bonus points for giving their video a very very Halloweenie flair. Can you believe this group is actually center in Thessaloniki, Greece? I believe I have family from Thessaloniki, so…wow!
You’re So Creepy by Ghost Town
Definitely an interesting video that pairs well with it’s song. You might even be able to put it on a Halloween playlist if you saw fit to. I couldn’t find much on the band themselves and since this video’s release in 2014, I couldn’t dig up any other videos from them. 🙁
Horror Queen by Nancy Nightmare & the Wizard
I know that this band has a more official music video for their original song “Haunt You“, but I just love “Horror Queen”. This particular video is not so much engaging as me wanting to share a great song for you to add to your playlists. Most especially for us curvy girls. 😉 The song takes an unexpected twist so be sure to listen all the way through!
Calaverita by La Santa Cecilia
I think I discovered this video by accident. I had wanted to get a little more international with the videos I was finding to share and I thought how perfect this one would be to wrap up the playlist. Since Dia de los Muertos takes over as Halloween wraps up and I have been wanting to embrace my husband’s heritage to work in more Mexican cultural traditions to our Halloween practices, this was perfect. For those curious about the translation of the song, my husband sums it up as remembering to fully enjoy life and celebrate those who have moved on. Even not understanding, it is a very fun video.