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'''Creature Feature''' is an eclectic band composed of two young men who seem a little... Demented. They have music which range in themes from Halloween-esquire to dark cabaret styles. The lead singer, Curtis RX, also has a solo career, and has released an album under the name Music/RufusRex.

'''Discography''':
* ''The Greatest Show Unearthed'' (2007)
* ''It Was A Dark And Stormy Night...'' (2011)
* ''American Gothic'' (2015)
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!!This band provides examples of:

* AlienInvasion: "Look to the Skies", as an homage to ''Film/InvasionOfTheBodySnatchers'', and "Fodder for the Elder Gods", detailing alien [[EldritchAbomination Eldritch Abominations]] descending from space to destroy humanity.
* AmusementParkOfDoom / CircusOfFear: "The Greatest Show Unearthed" is about one.
* AndIMustScream: The narrator's fate in "One Foot in the Grave", in which he's stuck for eternity [[TheUndead in an unnatural state between living and death]] after being BarredFromTheAfterlife.
-->I've got one foot in the grave
-->And in its shackles I'm enslaved
-->But here I lie
-->With opened eyes
-->The pearly gates turned me away
-->In this sarcophagus I lay
-->No longer dead
-->But I am void of breath
* BigCreepyCrawlies: "The Meek Shall Inherit The Earth" is an homage to the movie ''Film/{{Them}}''.
* BlackComedy / CrossesTheLineTwice: Both the song "A Gorey Demise" itself and the Youtube comments on [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROyQjQ6iR1I this lyrical video]], in which the commentators use the letters of the song for their name [[TheManyDeathsOfYou to spell out the various ways they die]], often writing a sentence or two of commentary on their deaths after their list. True, the deaths are horrifying, but with the formats and comments its bound to provoke some giggles.
* {{Bookends}}: From "American Gothic", "If there's nothing in the darkness, then why do you lie awake? Something in the shadows is keeping you from sleep."
** "Buried Alive" begins and ends with a HeartbeatSoundtrack.
** In "A Gorey Demise", the first thing you hear is a character's laughter. The last thing you hear in the song is also a character's laughter.
** "Grave Robber at Large" begins and ends with a crow cawing and an EvilLaugh.
** "The Meek Shall Inherit the Earth" begins and end with sound clips from ''Film/{{Them}}''.
** "The House of Myth" begins and ends with thunders and an hooting owl.
** "Dem Bones" begins and ends with instruments played to sound like rattling bones.
** "The Greatest Show Unearthed" begins with a record starting and ends with a RecordNeedleScratch.
** "A Corpse in My Bed" begins and ends with the audience cheering and the announcer speaking.
** "Aim for the Head" begins and ends with clips from ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968''
** "Nearly Departed" begins and end with the zombies moaning.
* BoundAndGagged: The song of the same name, detailing the story of a kidnapped daughter.
* BurnTheWitch: "Here There Be Witches" is about the various tortures inflicted on "witches" during a massive witch hunt.
* BuriedAlive: "Such Horrible Things" has the narrator do this to his brother (who gets better), and "Buried Alive", where the narrator wants this to happen to him after reading too much Poe.
** "A Gorey Demise", E is for Erik who was buried alive.
* CreepyCircusMusic: "The Greatest Show Unearthed" has this as a primary part of the tune.
* DemBones: The song of the same name, about a person who collects a lot of [[CreepySouvenir Creepy Souvenirs]], mainly sketelons.
* EldritchAbomination: "Fodder for the Elder Gods" is about the titular creatures coming down to earth to bring about the end of humanity.
* EnfantTerrible /VillainSong/ CardCarryingVillain: "Such Horrible Things". The narrator was a right terror from birth to 18, when he's finally tossed in the madhouse for the rest of his life.
** "Bad Blood" is about a similar character who is pathologically driven to evil, although this guy is a bit more of an AntiVillain, torn between trying to redeem himself and the comforting certainty of [[BeYourself just being himself]].
* EyeScream: "A Gorey Demise" lists the deaths of 26 people in alphabetical order, including F, for Frank who was stabbed through the eye.
** The collector of "Dem Bones" thinks his new guest has got lovely eyes and wants them in a display jar.
* [[FateWorseThanDeath A Fate Worse Than Death]]: The song of the same name. While the trope is brought up, the song is more about how there are so many gruesome ways to die, but even then, it could be worse.
* FlayingAlive: "Dem Bones" is about a madman [[CreepySouvenir with a collection of body parts]] doing this to the latest poor schmoe to end up in his TortureCellar.
* GeniusLoci: "Mad House", which is about a house that's absorbed all the anger from its inhabitants and terrorizes them unless they feed it blood.
* GraveRobbing: "Grave Robber At Large" is about this topic.
* {{Goth}}
** PerkyGoth: Their music certainly gives off this vibe... [[Main/LyricalDissonance If you can get over the lyrical content...]]
* GoryDiscretionShot / NoodleIncident: In "Such Horrible Things", the singer mentions cryptically "that one time" when he was 14. This goes directly into a guitar interlude under which screaming can be heard and which ends with the singer chuckling happily, implying that the events of age 14 were too graphic to describe in words.
* HauntedHouse: "The House of Myth"
* ILoveTheDead / MummiesAtTheDinnerTable: "A Corpse In My Bed".
* ImAHumanitarian: "How to Serve Man" is about cannibalism.
* ItWasADarkAndStormyNight: The song of the same name.
* InsaneEqualsViolent: This appears to be the case in "Such Horrible Things".
* UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper: Though it's never specifically addressed, it's heavily implied the song 'Dr. Sawbones' is about Jack the Ripper.
* LesserStar: Erik X. Poor Erik.
* LyricalDissonance: A lot of their stuff has a fun, bouncy beat.
* MonsterMash: "A Gorey Demise" starts with an undead dinner party before the host begins singing "the annual obituaries".
* NotUsingTheZWord: "Aim For the Head" uses the word "ghoul" instead. "If you kill the brain, then you kill the ghoul."
* OminousMusicBoxTune: The beginning of "Mommy's Little Monsters".
** Also prominently featured in the instrumental "Death of a Dollmaker".
* PuppeteerParasite: "Look to the Skies" is about aliens who have come to earth to take over the bodies of people while they sleep, and is heavily modeled on ''Film/InvasionOfTheBodySnatchers''.
* RemovingTheHeadOrDestroyingTheBrain: "Aim for the Head"
** "Bad Blood" has the demon singing, "Remove my head to make sure I don't get up!"
* ShoutOut: See WholePlotReference, below.
* SongOfSongTitles: As noted above, "BuriedAlive" is mainly {{Shout Out}}s to Edgar Allan Poe, starting with ''A Dream Within a Dream'', and ending with ''Literature/TheRaven''.
* ThingsThatGoBumpInTheNight: "The Unearthly Ones" and "Mommy's Little Monsters".
* TorchesAndPitchforks: "The Unearthly Ones": "An army of pitchforks and torches"
* WeAllDieSomeday: A few songs bring this up, such as "A Fate Worse Than Death" ("No need to worry/We all meet our end someday."), "Six Foot Deep" ("Someday we all shall die.") and "A Gorey Demise" (One by one we bite the dust/We kick the bucket and begin to rust/Give up the ghost when your number's up/We all fall down).
* TheWitchHunter: "Here There Be Witches" is about a witch hunt, with historically accurate tortures for whomever they decide it is (according to doctrine, the Bible doesn't tell us enough about what witchcraft actually ''is'', therefore there's no such thing as a witch. "Witches" were really just people with some combination of extraneous nipple, pet cat, odd birthmark, and LonersAreFreaks.)
* WholePlotReference /FilkSong:
** "Look to the Skies" for ''Film/InvasionOfTheBodySnatchers''.
** "Aim for the Head" for ''Film/DawnOfTheDead1978'' and ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968''.
** "The Meek Shall Inherit the Earth" for ''Film/{{Them}}''.
** "Buried Alive'' for the works of Creator/EdgarAllanPoe.
** "A Gorey Demise'' for Creator/EdwardGorey; specifically, "The Gashlycrumb Tinies".
* ZombieApocalypse: "Aim for the Head" and "Nearly Departed"

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