Iron Maiden vs. Marilyn Manson – Most Haunting Halloween Track, Round 1
Iron Maiden put the "Fear of the Dark" into metal fans, but Marilyn Manson doesn't seem too afraid of the dark! Which act's song will move on in Round 1 of our Most Haunting Halloween Track tournament?
Halloween is all about ghouls, goblins, and things that go bump in the night. The dark has always been an element of terror in human history and Iron Maiden’s ode to our inherent “Fear of the Dark” paints a perfect picture of why we’re a little more comfortable with the lights on. How can it not raise a chill with lines like: “Have you run your fingers down the wall / And have you felt your neck skin crawl / When you're searching for the light / Sometimes when you're scared to take a look / At the corner of the room / You've sensed that something's watching you?”
Marilyn Manson has one damn creepy voice and it gets even creepier in his “This Is Halloween” cover from The Nightmare Before Christmas. The song used to be playful and delightfully spooky, but not anymore. If children heard this, they’d be hiding under the covers, screaming for night lights, and demanding to sleep in their parents’ bed for protection. What would you expect with that sinister voice and lyrics like, “I am the one hiding under your bed / Teeth ground sharp and eyes glowing red / I am the one hiding under yours stairs / Fingers like snakes and spiders in my hair?”
Iron Maiden's "Fear of the Dark" or Marilyn Manson's "This Is Halloween?" Cast your vote for the Most Haunting Halloween Track in the poll below! Voting for this round closes on Friday, Oct. 16, at 9 AM ET. Fans can vote once per hour, so keep coming back to make sure that your favorite Haunting Halloween Track wins!
Iron Maiden, "Fear of the Dark"
Marilyn Manson, "This Is Halloween"
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