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.