The best horror films aren't simply frightening -- they're vibrant, titillating, and at times hilarious. No wonder they inspire such great band names. From heavy metal to indie rock, numerous groups have used scary movies to inspire their memorable monikers, and as Halloween approaches, we teamed up with our friends at Loudwire to highlight some of our favorite horror-derived band names.

While our list doesn't include the ultimate Halloween band, the Misfits, who got their tag from a Marilyn Monroe film, we've selected seven killer acts in a variety of genres, proving that everyone loves a good scary movie. Did your favorites make the cut?

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