The Top 10 scariest ever music videos

28 October 2023, 13:00

Scariest Videos Of All Time
Scariest Videos Of All Time. Picture: YouTube

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

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  1. Aphex Twin - Come To Daddy

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

    Aphex Twin - Come To Daddy (Director's Cut)

  2. 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.

    MGMT - Kids (Video with Fire Intro)

  3. 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.

    Interpol - Evil

  4. 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.

    The Cure - Lullaby

  5. Soundgarden - Black Hole Sun

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

    Soundgarden - Black Hole Sun

  6. Nirvana - Heart-Shaped Box

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

    Nirvana - Heart-Shaped Box

  7. 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.

    Manic Street Preachers - If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next

  8. Jamie T - Zombie

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

    Jamie T - Zombie

  9. Radiohead - There There

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

    Radiohead - There, There

  10. The Chemical Brothers - Believe

    The Chems with the story of what really goes on at a nightclub.

    The Chemical Brothers - Hey Boy Hey Girl (Official Video HD)(Audio HD)