These Music Videos Are Scarier Than Any Horror Film

28 October 2017, 20:00

Forget all the would-be movie chillers. The place to head for genuine scares is the humble pop video. From Radiohead to the Manics, here are some of the most unforgettable images that will keep you awake at night...

MGMT - KIDS

A baby lives in a world of ugly monsters. Who can save him? The blissed-out duo of Ben 'n' Andy, that's who. 

APHEX TWIN - COME TO DADDY

Screeeeeeeeeeeeam! Probably the most celebrated scary music video ever, but still a pants-wetting classic. Urban ghoulery par excellence. 

INTERPOL - EVIL

The world's creepiest-looking puppet gets caught up in a car smash and taken to hospital. Things don't go well from then on. 

RADIOHEAD - THERE THERE

Thom Yorke, creeping through the forest… spying on woodland creatures. Then he turns into a tree… horribly, painfully. 

THE CURE - LULLABY

Robert Smith in full slap is an alarming prospect at the best of times. But, as his alter-ego, The Spiderman? Creeping through your bedroom wall? No thanks. 

SOUNDGARDEN - BLACK HOLE SUN

Stretchy-faced hyper-real weirdness from the grunge legends. Leave that fish alone! 

NIRVANA - HEART SHAPED BOX

What's more frightening? The skeletal Christ figure with the nodding crows? Or the look in Kurt's eye? 

THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS - BELIEVE

The Chems with another bizarre clip. What's wrong with them? This time: why you shouldn't take work home with you. 

MANIC STREET PREACHERS - IF YOU TOLERATE THIS YOUR CHILDREN WILL BE NEXT

The band's musings on the Spanish Civil War are illustrated by a freakish blank-faced family. Shudder.

JAMIE T - ZOMBIE

Our man Treays finds his band literally falling to pieces in this everyday tale of the undead.