Who doesn’t love to get a little spooked every once in a while by a creepy music video or two? When I began this list, I had to stop myself from adding the majority of VIXX music videos…curse them.
For being fantastically creepy.
Blood? Bugs? Death? Halloween theme? Dark theme? You’ll find them here, or at least one. I can’t have VIXX dominating the list.
#13 Lee Jung Hyun‘s “V”
This silly ghost bride helps a man who has wandered into her home after a car crash in the woods. So infatuated with the stranger, she absolutely refuses to let him leave. Creepy with a side of humor.
#12 Sunmi‘s “Full Moon”
Not quite as creepy, unless you find vampire speed and booty shaking creepy. If you do, then yes, quite creepy. The song is super catchy, and the plot seems rather simple: a vampire falls in love with an ill human, and bites him, but her bite doesn’t take effect right away. He ends up crippled and unable to walk before he finally takes his vampire form.
#11 BEAST‘s “Shadow”
Creepy snake, check. Creepy tarantula, check, Skeleton makeup, indeed, Junhyung’s creepy eyes, yes. Beast’s “Shadow” is a masterpiece of black and white with a haunting melody. Not super creepy, but it made me jump. Once.
#10 BTOB‘s “Thriller”
No, no zombies to be seen, but there are chains and skulls lying about and there are cute Korean boys dancing in a graveyard singing a catchy song. That’s a bonus if you ask me.
#9 BIGBANG‘s “Monster”
Five mutated men escape a prison, yet I only see one in the end. Will he reach salvation? This was BIGBANG’s big hit back in 2012 when they released their last full album, “Still Alive.”
#8 N.O.M‘s “Nature of Man”
N.O.M, aka Nature of Man released a single named after themselves earlier in October. The men [seemed] to play a crazed lover, whose wife or girlfriend may have passed away, and was replaced with a life-sized doll. Or was it her corpse?
#7 G-Dragon‘s “She’s Gone”
Nothing like being trapped in a maze with G-Dragon, that is…unless he’s trying to murder you. I suggest not looking back so much. You run faster when you can see where you’re going. The single is from his debut solo album, “Heartbreaker” and features former YG rapper/producer, Kush aka e.knock.
#6 John Park‘s “U”
John Park brings a UK style of pop to K-Pop with his latest hit. The music video is fast paced and a little tricky. I had to watch it twice to make sure of the plot. A man stalks a woman, kills her, and then kills himself. Though you never see either death actually occur, the music video is quite clear on that particular point.
#5 Brown Eyed Girls‘ “Abracadabra”
Released back in 2006, the song and the dance were immensely popular. Brought back to life in 2013 thanks to PSY using the signature dance and having member Ga In as leading lady in “Gentleman” didn’t hurt either.
The music video depicts a man being sexually abusive to Ga In, and Narsha has had enough, and decides to cuff him to the bed and connect a bomb to his chest. Again, we don’t see the mess, but we get what happens.
#4 Jaejoong‘s “Mine”
Frought with dark images and symbolism, Jaejoong’s solo debut with “Mine” was a Korean rock-meets-Japanese rock fusion, and one of my favorite songs last year. One of my favorite songs period, really.
#3 Sunny Hill‘s “Pray”
This has to be one of the creepiest and saddest music videos I have ever watched. The music video depicts a deformed man trapped in a prison. Through a window, he sees the legs of a woman. She bends down and holds a key in front of him, a promise of freedom. Trusting her, he follows her to a facility where, so overcome with his infatuation with the woman, he lets a doctor perform horrible experiments on him.
As he plays with a trinket he made himself, which reminds him of the ‘kind’ woman, the doctor tries to snatch it away. Enraged, he shoves the doctor and runs away, rather than down he moves upward, trapping himself on the roof. He hears a jingle, a shred of hope, and turns around. The woman is with the doctor, and holding a gun.
Needless to say, the ending is extremely sad.
#2 VIXX’s “VooDoo Doll”
Ever the kings of a Halloween comeback, I simply couldn’t leave these boys off the list. The reason I chose “VooDoo Doll?” It made me shudder, my stomach churn and turn away the first time I watched. Creepy. Super creepy.
Like knife in your skin, giant needles through your skin, staples in your eyes and your eyes in a jar creepy.
#1 Seotaiji‘s “Christmalo.win”
It’s Seotaiji, come on! And it SCREAMS Tim Burton‘s “Nightmare Before Christmas.” However, instead of our heroine trying to take over Christmas Town, there’s an evil Santa Clause and and even more evil guy behind him as she searches for her lost mother, a witch.
Child labor, murder, magic, vengeance. I love this music video. It’s also pretty great that the song rocks my socks. as well. Watch the drama version below to get the whole story:
What’s your favorite creepy K-Pop music video? Comment below!
Edited by: LeighDarling
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