It’s that time of the year again when what you see on TV will scare you. Say hello to Halloween specials, galore! And we all know this ’cause this has been happening since we’ve known. That’s why for this #TIMECAPSULE post , we’re rounding up 5 Music Videos That Scared Us As Kids!
Yep, these are the 5 Music Videos that scared us as kids, ’cause these MVs have been around in the airwaves since, well, since we’ve known. These are some of those 1980s-early 2000s MVs that didn’t really mean to scare us when we were younger, but most likely did.
So ready your #TIMECAPSULEs ’cause this is going to be one nostalgic and creepy, kinda scary, list!
5. Total Eclipse of the Heart – Bonnie Tyler
Most Filipinos know this song. And that’s mostly because it’s a karaoke favorite! Sing it, guys,
Turn around, every now and then I get a little bit lonely
And you’re never coming round
Turn around, every now and then I get a little bit tired
Of listening to the sound of my tears
Turn around, every now and then I get a little bit nervous
That the best of all the years have gone by
Turn around, every now and then I get a little bit terrified
And then I see the look in your eyes
Turn around bright eyes
But when you don’t see scenic views or beautiful ladies waving at the camera as the accompanying visuals for this songs, things take a rather strange turn. It turns into one of the music videos that scared us as kids, to be precise.
Bonnie Tyler, the song’s female lead is seen in this video, walking through the halls. And that’s fine, right? But things get weird with the guys and kids who are in the video with her. From a guy with light shining out of his eyes, to a kid with a bird, to ninjas, fencing, and more. You need to view the full video above to get what we’re saying.
4. Daliri – Kjwan
‘Di mo na maalala
Kung saan ka pupunta
‘Di mo na makilala ang iyong…
This video was one of the first MVs from Kjwan, if not the very first. It came out in the early 2000s when we were younger—for some of you, you might not have been even born yet! And it’s been circulating the music television channels since.
Just a disclaimer, though, this song and video was never really meant for kids. And that’s probably why is scared us sh*tless, getting a spot on the 5 music videos that scared us as kids.
The story of this MV follows a rather deranged stalker/serial killer that puts the character in Juan Karlos’ Buwan MV to shame. Fair WARNING! This video is not for the faint-hearted. It shows visuals of blood and violence, so be wary. (We mean, that’s why it scared us as kids, after all.)
But what really got us is the twist ending at the end about who the perpetrator is. And we’re no spoiler, so you have to watch it for yourself!
3. Somebody’s Watching Me – Rockwell
I always feel like somebody’s watching me
And I have no privacy
Another song that’s pretty popular, this one’s a track from the 80s that can be the anthem for paranoia. And from that alone, you might get an idea why this song can totally creep a kid out!
But the reason that it’s part of our 5 Music Videos that Scared Us As Kids list is that it actually has some semblance to the horror flick ‘Psycho’. So you know, this will really scare the hell out of a kid—maybe even an adult!
2. Maskara – Eraserheads
Kung may problema ka
Magsuot ng maskara
Takpan mo ang iyong mata
Buong mundo’y mag-iiba
The story of this music video revolved around a face-snatching phantom who’s going around, what seemed like a house party to, what else but, steal the faces of those around it.
And this video actually showed people without faces, and that’s some next-level creepy, especially if you were a kid. But the story in this video did have a happy ending. Sort of. And we’ll live that for you to find out!
1. Favorite Things – The Late Isabel
Raindrops on roses
And whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things
This one’s intentionally creepy. It’s by the The Late Isabel, after all. We mean, she turned a happy children’s song into the stuff of nightmares! Ah, something only this lady could do.
Don’t you just love it? We’re sure this was really meant to be one of those music videos that scared us as kids! And you can actually catch The Late Isabel at the next Furiosa event. More details here.
We don’t know about you guys, but these 5 music videos definitely scared us as kids. How about you? Do you also have scary memories with these particular videos? Or do you think we should add more? Let us know in the comment section below! Or better yet, send us a message on Facebook and Twitter @UDoUPh. We’d love to add more creepy videos onto this list, for sure!