Spooky Scary Skeletons

This Spooky Scary Skeletons blog is literally haunted. It’s like The Ring times a million.


In 1996, Artist Andre Gold released the seminal Halloween classic song “Spooky Scary Skeletons.” I recommend you listen to this song to properly understand what I’m about to tell you.

NOTE TO SELF: INSERT NONSENSE STORY COMPLETE WITH FIVE POPULAR INTERNET MEMES AND A CUTE CAT GIF THAT SUDDENLY TURNS INTO THAT GIRL FROM THE EXORCIST BECAUSE THAT’S WHAT WAS SCARY ON THE INTERNET BACK IN 1996. THIS IS AN EXTREMELY SUBTLE JOKE SO DON’T MESS IT UP.

And for all of these reasons, these are the top 10 Spooky Scary Skeletons that send shivers down your spine.



10: Kanji’s Persona from Persona 4


Take-Mikazuchi

Let me get this straight: this Persona is supposed to be a robot, but it also appears to be wearing a muscle suit to make it look buff, but it also has a skeleton painted on it… and all of this just goes unexplained!? And why is his head so small!?

If the scariest thing to the mind is the unknown, then Kanji’s Persona is easily the scariest skeleton of all time. Except it’s actually not because we have nine more skeletons to talk about.



9: Sans


Sans Undertale

Sans Undertale is the protagonist of Undertale, which is actually why the game is called Undertale. Even though you don’t play as him, he takes his turn first if you fight him, which is what the protagonist normally does in video games. I’ve read at least 10 Youtube comments that say this, so I know this to be true.

Also, you can’t talk about Sans without linking to that iconic battle theme.



8: Bonejangles


Corpse Bride Bonejangles

I’ve spent years of my life thinking Bonejangles was a funny nickname for Bojack Horseman.

I’m scared of how long I’ve been so gravely mistaken.



7: Skeletor


Skeletor

Even though Skeletor was the villain of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, he’s universally remembered more fondly than any other character on the show.

Perhaps this was his evil plan all along, and it’s spooky that evil won in the end. Or maybe it’s not, because I still love Skeletor.



6: Skullmageddon


Double Dragon Neon Skullmageddon

Skullmageddon is literally just Skeletor. I’m equally scared of plagiarism and homages, so he belongs here either way.

To be fair, he’s also a beautiful singer.



5: Skeleton Man


I just noticed that I might have an unhealthy obsession with Skeleton themed songs.



4: Gemr


Whenever I write an article that is tangentially related to collectibles at best, I am obligated* to remind you that Gemr is the leading platform for collectors to share and talk about the collectibles they love. If you collect skeletons, you can upload your collection and… actually, scratch that, I don’t want to know why you’d have a collection of skeletons.

*Note from the editor: Tim is literally not obligated to do anything he just said. We’ve been meaning to talk to him about this, but he keeps answering our emails with lyrics about skeletons.



3: Aeris


Over 20 years later and it’s still too soon.



2: Inferno Cop


With his fluid animation and incredible backstory, Inferno Cop is easily the most spooky scary skeleton in anime history. This is the show that definitively proves that studio Trigger has forever saved the entire anime industry as we know it.



1: The skeleton from House on Haunted Hill that the woman screams at for approximately 67 years before being shoved into a pool of acid.


This scene is actually my debut into acting. Yes, that skeleton was, in fact, me. I was a skeleton all along and you didn’t even realize it.

Now that you’ve read this, if you don’t forward this blog to 10 other people, I’m going to come and push you into a pool of acid next. But no rush though. I’ve been slowly walking towards my next victim for the past decade, so as long as you avoid someone incessantly screaming, you probably will never see me.

In retrospect, I maybe don’t deserve to be on a list of spooky scary skeletons.

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Written by TimM
Tim is a video game aficionado who is fascinated by pop culture. He built his first collection in 1999 by catching all 151 monsters in Pokemon Red, and he hasn't stopped collecting since. His work has been featured multiple times on Destructoid.com.