31 Days of spooky, day 17 - 'Look What You Made Me Do' by Taylor Swift

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Taylor Swift’s ‘Look What You Made Me Do’ may have had a short three-minute interval amidst the glittering, explosive time capsule that shook southern California's SoFi Stadium for the Eras Tour concert film. But for us who would rather gather in graveyards—tombstones scripted with “Here lies Taylor Swift’s reputation,” of course—it’s a Halloween staple.

Never one to believe us? Then, make a detour to the Bostick Family Light Show. Located in Michigan, the resident's house turns into an electrified storm of yellow and blue lights, all running in sync with a motion capture of several scenes from the music video. 

It starts with zombie Swift escaping her grave. Then, strobe lights beamed out of the roof simultaneously as the old Swift that’s now in the grave transitioned to a snake-ring-wearing version sitting on a throne. It’s become a TikTok viral hit with 99.1k likes! Presumably, a new trick-or-treater every night, too, decks out in Swift merch, risking their chance to fall asleep thereafter.

Taylor Swift has a spooky song to get you ready for Halloween

Talking about views, we’d be remiss, not to mention how many hits the music video directed by Joseph Kahn has. It’s kinda spooky: 13 million! Not because it’s a massive number, but because if any were to latch on to Swift’s numerology favorite, then the fact that it's this Halloween one makes it creepy.

Outside of the already-mentioned visuals, other jump-scaring tiers include very much alive snakes giving Swift tea. A leopard also matches all of its spots with her, as it appears in the crashed luxury car as a passenger princess. Are you seeing the animal theme as well? Well, we’ll continue it with cat-masked burglars.

However, our favorite music video segment is the Swift Pyramid, where each one is fighting it out to stay on the glowing ‘T’ reputation Tay is standing on.

The chilling theme doesn’t stop there as Swift also interloped the Mean Girls’  Halloween montage beat. Every 2003 girlie knows it as ‘Operate’ by Peaches. 

If you’re looking for a sinister beat for a dramatic phone reenactment for your Halloween party, this Swift tune is it!

Although, if it isn’t the early 2000s-reminiscent tune you need, then yesterday's 31 Days of Spooky called to Olivia Rodrigo’s ‘Vampire.’ It’s also in lower-case styling!

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