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Ten Scariest Musicians in Honor of Halloween

As October barrels toward All Hollow's Eve, the desire to be spooked grows and grows. You don't need to read up on Aleister Crowley or the Amityville house to get your scares, though; you can just dig into your record collection. Some of the musicians in there are false monsters, mere tricks, but here, we'll dig deeper. With these ten scariest musicians, we reintroduce you to some real ghouls who make music. These ten would be anything but a treat if you ran into them in a dark cemetery.

10. Bobby "Boris" Pickett

Bobby was a wholesome novelty singer and writer, but hearing his Frankenstein voice singing "The Monster Mash" with his band the Cryptkeepers has given young ones chills for decades. Still, I feel bad for stranding him with the other scary creatures on this list.

9. Marilyn Manson

Though most of this former Fort Lauderdalian's shock tactics were mere publicity stunts, he did strike a gruesome figure with his makeup and androgynous outfits.

8. Glenn Danzig

The former lead man of the Misfits, who's still touring with Danzig, can cut a fearsome image when regaled in full makeup and fishnet pentagram shirt. Now claiming that his adoration of Satan was misunderstood due to being misquoted in interviews, he reminds us that the devil was never known to tell the truth.

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David Rolland is a freelance writer for New Times Broward-Palm Beach and Miami New Times. His novel, The End of the Century, published by Jitney Books, is available at many fine booksellers.
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