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10 More Awesome Horror-Themed Music Videos [NSFW]

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At the tail end of last year, Gregory Burkart presented you with his top 10 favorite horror inspired music videos of the year, a gory collection of horrific imagery mashed together with delightful sounds; a combination that I personally can't get enough of.  Be sure to go back and check out his picks, if you missed that post or just want to re-watch some kickass videos.

Today, I've queued up ten more awesome horror-themed music videos that I think you're going to like.  So instead of sitting here and talking to you any further, I invite you to turn up the volume and dig in!

Franz Ferdinand: "Evil Eye"

This here is actually the video that inspired this whole list.  Released just a few days ago, Franz Ferdinand's new video "Evil Eye" is an absolute must-watch, a blood-soaked ode to those cheesy '80s shot-on-video horror flicks that we all love so much.  The video was directed by "Blurred Lines" director Diane Martel, and the band's frontman Alex Kapranos appropriately describes her work as such; "a gruesome blood orgy eye stab death romp wide-oh creep necro fest, play this on the telly if you dare you fuckers."  Yep.  That about sums it up!

Don Diablo: "Silent Shadows"

My favorite music video director at the moment is a guy by the name of Alistair Legrand, who always infuses his love of horror movies into the videos he directs.  For this one, he took inspiration from the VHS box art for the 1980 flick The Exterminator, mashed together with Texas Chainsaw Massacre: Part 2.  The result?  A three minute video of a dude slicing shit up with a chainsaw, blood flying everywhere no matter what he cuts into.  It doesn't hurt that the song is super catchy, and I'll bet you end up watching the video more than once.  Because who doesn't love watching inanimate objects bleed?

Strapping Young Lad: "Love?"

We head back a few years for this next video, directed by none other than Joe Lynch.  Before he made Wrong Turn 2 and won over our hearts as one of the stars of FEARnet's own Holliston, Lynch directed several music videos, the coolest of which was this one for one of his favorite bands, Strapping Young Lad.  Mere seconds after hitting the play button I think you'll know precisely what film Lynch took inspiration from, but let's just say he's a big Sam Raimi fan!

Thirty Seconds to Mars: "The Kill"

This is one of my personal favorite music videos of all time, which the band's frontman Jared Leto directed back in 2006 (under the alias Bartholomew Cubbins).  The entire video is basically a scene by scene recreation of the key moments from The Shining, a five minute remake that I'll watch any day over that 1997 mini-series!

Keane: "Disconnected"

Released last year, Keane's video for their song "Disconnected" is an absolute visual treat, an homage to '70s horror films that plays out like its own short film.  It's basically the music video equivalent of what Ti West did with House of the Devil, a period authentic piece that plays out like a true relic from the past.  The video was directed by Juan Antonio Bayona and Sergio G. Sanchez, the two men who brought us the incredible Spanish flick The Orphanage, back in 2007.  Oh and if the female star of the video looks familiar, that's because it's Leticia Dolera, from REC 3!

Yeah Yeah Yeahs: "Y Control"

I wouldn't be surprised if director Spike Jonze took inspiration from the 1981 killer kid flick Bloody Birthday, when he directed this highly controversial video for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.  It's not at all hard to see why the video spawned so much controversy, a confrontational four minutes that features kids killing animals and each other.  Love the song, totally creeped out by the video!

Kvelertak: "Manelyst"

Things get a little more hardcore with this Fredrik Hana-directed video from Norwegian metal band Kvelertak, which doesn't so much tell a story as it does assault the senses with grisly horror movie inspired imagery.  In it there are nods to films like The Exorcist, Fright Night, Evil Dead and even Nekromantik, and I guess I should mention before you watch that a dude cuts out his own instestines and plays with them.  So if your boss is standing over your shoulder, you might want to wait until he leaves!

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Jjamz: "Heartbeat"

This one plays out like one of those high school-set slasher flicks from the '80s, movies like Return to Horror High and Cutting Class.  Directed by Eddie O'Keefe, the video tells the tale of a young girl being stalked through her high school by a creepy dude that looks like Riff Raff from The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and the song is every bit as delightful as the imagery.

Demon Lung: "Lament Code"

Based on the title alone, you probably guessed that this video takes serious inspiration from Hellraiser.  And if you did, then pat yourself on the back because you'd be 100% correct.  Actually, it would be more proper to say that the video is inspired by Hellraiser 2, as it's essentially a stop-motion recreation of Kirsty Cotton's nightmarish adventures in that film.  Yep.  Hellraiser 2...with puppets.  Must give props to director Dustin Mills, the same guy who brought us The Pupper Monster Massacre a few years back.  It's a long video, but if you're a Hellraiser fan, you're gonna love it!

Everytime I Die: "I Suck (Blood)"

The story presented in this final video for the day is one that I'd personally love to see expanded upon, and turned into its own film.  Man stalks girl.  Man sends girl human heart in a box.  Girl is turned on by his offering.  Prey falls in love with the predator.  Now that's my kind of love story!  Not a big fan of the song, but I quite like the video, which was directed by Carlo Opperman.

Which of these videos did you dig and do you have any other favorites that you didn't see on this list or Gregory's?  Comment below and let us know!

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