Updated: Nov 2, 2019
Halloween is almost here, and with it comes candy, costumes and all of the playlists you need to get through the holiday. 🍫🍬🍭👻👽🤡 While K-Pop videos are rife with haunting, theatrical imagery, finding the perfect Halloween-appropriate K-Pop tracks can be a bit tricky. But fret not — here are 21 MVs to put you in a creepy mood and help you enjoy the holiday. Scroll all the way down for a link to a special Halloween K-Pop playlist we put together to get you into the Halloween spirit.
“Wolf” by EXO
Love it or hate the song, which has proven very decisive among K-Pop fans, it doesn’t get much more Halloween-esque than EXO’s “Wolf.” Dramatic in its delivery of a hip pop-dubstep style, the howling song is animated in its wolfishness, matching the impish vibe of the season.
“Jackpot” by Block B
This track shows off the popular circus theme as each member entices a young woman to take part in their haunting acts. This colorful yet haunting music video is perfect to get you ready for your next big Halloween party.
“Monster” by BIGBANG
Sorrowful in its ghastly nature, "Monster" pairs sentimentality with an upbeat dance tempo, exploding in the chorus as the boy band member’s promise “Baby, I’m not a monster.” With a music video that transforms BIGBANG into beings straight out of the most fashionable fairy tales, it's Halloween-inspiration at its finest.
“Married to the Music” by SHINee
With a music video inspired by the imagery of The Rocky Horror Picture Show and other B-grade horror films, SHINee’s funky “Married to the Music” is a go to for any K-Pop fan seeking to put a bit of groove into their holiday.
“Zombie Party” by SPEED
SPEED‘s track “Zombie Party” needs no further explanation. The zombie like dance moves are perfect for you and your K-Pop friends to learn and challenge anyone spending the night dancing to “Thriller”.
“Voodoo Doll” by VIXX
From the intro’s gothic instrumentals until the track’s finale, “Voodoo Doll” is a dark electro-pop banger. Released with one of the goriest K-Pop music videos ever, the haunting song is the ideal K-Pop Halloween hype track.
“The Reason I Became a Witch” by NS Yoon-G
Kicking off with a jewelry-box style intro, “The Reason I Became a Witch” is a genre-blending number that blends rock percussion with hip-hop and pop elements to craft a revenge track of magical proportions.
“Psycho” by History
Inspired by the Alfred Hitchcock film of the same name, “Psycho” is a grimy ode to the sort of crazy desire to dominate another person. Melodic in its retro synth-pop style, the song features dramatic vocals from the quintet, whose overall delivery is chilling.
“Midnight Circus” by Sunny Hill
Organs and brassy instrumentals propel this energetic song, while the member's foreboding delivery of the vocals up the dark elements of “Midnight Circus.” Paired with references to Dracula and creepy nights, it’s impossible not to get into the Halloween feel listening to this track.
“Full Moon” by Sunmi
Though Halloween 2017 isn’t taking place on a full moon, few K-Pop tracks are as haunting as Sunmi’s rhythmic “Full Moon.” Paired with a vampire-inspired performance, it’s a must for the season.
“Christmalo.Win” by Seo Taiji
With a music video that takes on societal issues through the lens of a Tim Burton-style Christmas vs. Halloween face-off, Seo’s sinister synth-rock track “Chirstmalo.Win” references trick-or-treating and provides a spooky, singsong finale that will give any listener the chills.
“Shadow” by BEAST
“Shadow” is a catchy pop track, but with dark theme all over it, and thank Lord there is no auto-tune. They have pretty solid singers, with very soothing and easy-to-listen-to voices. The Music Video to this song is pretty haunting, with eerie images all over it, especially at the beginning of the song. It is dark and mysterious. There are a lot of mirror-image scenes as well. I can only say that the images are creeping the hell out of me, but they add to the dark and mysterious tone of the song and MV.
“Scream” by 2NE1
I personally have lots of love for 2NE1 (I know Peter would agree with me here). "Scream" is full of 2NE1’s trademark personality. Maknae Minzy deserves all the points for her indecently BAMF purple velvet suit. Any video game geeks would also no doubt be impressed by CL’s Triforce earrings. I know I was. The song has a great beat and the “Scream. Ah. Aha-a” bit is going to stick with you. Also, if you need some cool Halloween costume inspo ASAP, this video got you covered.
“Chase Me” by Dreamcatcher
The girl group started 2017 by introducing the world to their darkly ambient sound that would fit into any Halloween pop playlist. “Chase Me” is both sinister and vibrant, opening up with propulsive synths before transforming into a vengeful pop-rock anthem tinged with metal-infused instrumentals.
“Boy Meets Evil” by BTS
If the title weren’t enough to get you into the Halloween mood, the grim sound of “Boy Meets Evil” will. J-Hope’s tempestuous rap jumps all over the place to produce an ominous vibe, while Jungkook’s repetition of “It’s too sweet” notches up the creep factor with its haunting tone.
“Witch” by BOYFRIEND
If you are into the supernatural cliché, especially werewolves, you are going to love this MV. The music video starts of at a crime scene with blood on the roof. The climax of the music video is when the six BOYFRIEND members confront the witch by showcasing their werewolf attributes. With regards to music, after listening to it a few times, it will get your feet tapping along to the beat.
“Devil” by Super Junior
An upbeat, smooth pop alternative to the doom and gloom of some songs on this K-Pop Halloween playlist, Super Junior’s “Devil” is effusive in its praise of the titular heartbreaking devil. Less scary and more sweet, it's a song for those who want to avoid the horror elements of the holiday.
“Ghost of the Wind” by ZE:A
Dynamic strings, dominating chants, and funky dance elements make ZE:A’s thematically-inspired song apropos for this time of year. While less ghoulish than expected, it's operatic style fits into Halloween's theatrical feel.
“Hyde” by VIXX
"Hyde" is a pretty good, fast-paced song and you will enjoy the creepiness of it with the sing-rap lines every few lines and the electronic piano sound during the verses. The whole MV takes place in eerie, mysterious castle which is perfect for those Halloween vibes.
“Monster” by EXO
"Monster" is a dance song with lyrics about a crazy and obsessive love that is hard to give up. Right from the beginning of the MV, we witness some awesome choreography and sick beats, already letting us know that "Monster" is going to be dope. The MV is everything I would expect from a song called "Monster" packed with fighting, dark colours, fierce dancing and A LOT of eyeliner and piercings.
“TT” by TWICE
Vibrant in its electro-pop nature, “TT” isn’t necessarily a Halloween must-listen. But it’s music video is all about trick-or-treaters going somewhere they shouldn’t and features a variety of costumes that are perfect for the holiday.
We compiled all songs featured in this blog post + some more into one neat Halloween K-Pop playlist. Check it out here. Don't have a Spotify account? No problem. Just hit play on the playlist below and enjoy.