31 Days Of Scares – Day 29 – Heavy Metal Halloween, With A Touch Of Punk

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No.5 Children of Bodom “Bodom Beach Terror”

The talking at the very end of the song is a quote from the ending of the movie American Psycho. Christian Bale is the one saying, “My pain is constant and sharp. And I do not hope for a better world for anyone. In fact, I want my pain to be inflicted on others.” The whole Lake Bodom theme in a lot of their songs derives from the “Lake Bodom Massacre,” which happened in Espoo, Finland, on June 5, 1960. There were four teenagers out camping on the lake: three were murdered and one was badly wounded. No one knows who did it’s a mystery to this day.

No.4 Pantera “Cemetery Gates”

This song is by far my all time favorite Pantera song. The lyrics lament the death of a female lover and the prospect of dying or committing suicide to rejoin her in the afterlife. Not the most of Halloween of themes, but c’mon, “cemetery” is in the title.

No.3 Metallica “Creeping Death”

This song is literally pulled from the Bible’s Book of Genesis. It goes over the theme of God ordering the Israelis to mark their doors with sheep’s blood so that their first born isn’t killed off by this “creeping death.” The lyrics run over the entire scenario of Moses asking the Pharaoh to let his people go, and if not, then there would ultimately be a slaughter from a “higher power.” “Die by my hand, I creep across the land, killing first born man.”

No.2 Ozzy Osbourne “Bark at the Moon”

An instant classic by the Godfather of Heavy Metal. Lyrically, the song deals with a mythical beast that once terrorized a town, was killed, and mysteriously returned to once again wreak havoc upon the villagers. However, the music video depicts Ozzy as a mad scientist, who ingests a substance in his laboratory, which causes him to transform into the mythical beast as depicted on the album cover of the same title.

No.1 Misfits “Scream”

The music video for this song was directed by the legendary director, George A. Romero, famous for his Living Dead series of zombie films. The band learned that director Wes Craven was interested in using Misfits songs for his film, Wishmaster, but instead they decided to submit a song for the upcoming Scream 2. Unfortunately, the song was never used for the film. The music video consists of black-and-white footage of the band members as zombies terrorizing a hospital along with a number of Misfits fans.

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