17 Fear-Filled Songs Inspired by Scary Movies

The Ramones, Talking Heads, Kate Bush and more make great music for creeps

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Ramones, 'Pinhead'

At the end of the Ramones' concerts, Joey Ramone would often hoist a homemade banner with the words "Gabba Gabba Hey," which not only promoted a rally cry during live performances of "Pinhead" but also referenced a foreboding scene from the 1932 film Freaks. The nightmare-fodder horror flick, which the band saw in an arthouse theater in 1976, features sideshow freaks – including the unfortunately misshapen "pinheads" – who at one point chant, "Gooble-gobble, gooble-gobble, one of us, one of us!" which foreshadows, ah . . .

You'll have to see it. But don't blame us when you do.

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