Top 10 Spine-Chilling Classic Rock Music Videos: 5-1

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Here are our Top 5 Spine-Chilling Classic Rock Music Videos. Click here for videos #10-6. Happy Halloween!

5. Alice in Chains - I Stay Away

Featuring the late Layne Staley's haunting dual harmonized vocals over Jerry Cantrell's exquisite guitar work that repeatedly shifts between bright acoustic and heavy sludge riffs, the music video for 1994's "I Stay Away" is unsettling. Done in stop-motion and live animation, the video shows the band on a bus heading towards a carnival. The scenes feature a heavy sepia color palette with harsh lighting and a jar of flies that cause havoc behind the scenes. For good measure, the entire carnival catches on fire. 

4. Metallica - Enter Sandman 

Metallica perfectly captures every child's fear of the Sandman hiding in the closet or under the bed in this song and music video. The part features the song with "Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep" and a young boy is shown sleeping covered in snakes. For good measure, a scene shows a bed being run over by an 18-wheeler.

3. Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast

A music video for a song titled "The Number of the Beast" surely has to be scary, and Iron Maiden nails it. The video from 1982 is intertwined by a number of classic horror films like the Werewolf, Godzilla, and of course Eddie makes an appearance. 

2. Tool - Sober

Tool guitarist Adam Jones designed the characters for this unsettling stop-motion animated music video which captures the dark and trudging mood of the song. The video shows a humanoid-like creature opening a box leading him to paranoia as he moves through a labyrinth of dark empty rooms and encounters other tortured souls. The weird ending makes you want to watch the video again.

1. Ozzy Osbourne - Bark at the Moon

Ozzy's video for 1983's "Bark at the Moon" embodies everything about a perfect horror music video. It recalls "Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde" with Ozzy as a mad scientist who inadvertently turns himself into a werewolf and is later admitted to an insane asylum. The video was a hallmark production for its time and along with the song, is a true classic.

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