About the only thing successful from 1997’s An American Werewolf in Paris was the song “Mouth” from alternative rock band Bush, which was the song most used in the movie’s trailers and hit the top 5 of Billboard’s Alternative charts.
One of the Foo Fighters’ signature songs, Everlong featured a music video by director Michel Gondry that paid homage/parodied the Evil Dead movies as Dave Grohl and drummer Taylor Hawkins both have Sam Raimiesque nightmares.
For the music video of the second single off of Hello Nasty, “Body Movin”, the Beastie Boys paid homage to the Italian cult classic Danger: Diabolik as they recreated the general plot themselves alongside footage from the actual movie.
To go along with a new album last year featuring new versions of many of his iconic movie themes, John Carpenter released a music video for the revamp of the main theme from his 1983 cult classic Christine.
Prolific Pacific Northwest DJ Bob Rivers specialized in parody songs during his decades long career and he specifically put out five albums of Christmas parody songs, one of which featured the Black Sabbath spoofing “I Am Santa Claus”.
Dominating almost every aspect of pop culture in the 90’s, the Crypt Keeper unleashed one of the ultimate Halloween party jams with the puntastic Crypt Jam rap, off the official Tales from the Crypt soundtrack.
In the vein of Thriller, Huey Lewis and the News delivered a mini movie for the music video for their song “Doing It All for My Baby” that was an homage to the classic Universal Monsters like Dracual, Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein.
Back in 1967, Leonoard Nimoy debuted his musical homage to The Hobbit with “The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins”, which was one of the songs off his second album called Two Sides of Leonard Nimoy.
With a music video directed by Torque director Joseph Kahn, Enrique Iglesias’ massive hit Hero finds Iglesias and his love interest Jennifer Love Hewitt being tracked by a criminal played by none other than Mickey Rourke, who seemingly wants back a bag of cash the love birds stole from him.
With a music video directed by the late, great George Romero, Scream! finds the members of the Misfits being admitted to a hospital with various wounds and bites and quickly turning into zombies and attacking everyone in sight.