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 Rufus Rex
- The Greatest Show Unearthed
- It Was A Dark And Stormy Night...
- The Neitherword
- Nearly Departed
- Here There Be Witches
This band provides examples of:
- Amusement Park of Doom / Circus of Fear: The Greatest Show Unearthed
- Black Comedy / Crosses the Line Twice: Both the song "A Gorey Demise" itself and the Youtube comments on this lyrical video, in which the commenters use the letters of the song for their name 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.
- Bound and Gagged: The band has a song named precisely that, about a kidnapped daughter.
- Burn the Witch!!: Here There Be Witches
- Buried Alive: Such Horrible Things has the narrator do this to his big 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.
- Creepy Circus Music: "The Greatest Show Unearthed"
- Eldritch Abomination: "Fodder For the Elder Gods
- Enfant Terrible /Villain Song/ Card-Carrying Villain: "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 similiar character who is pathologically driven to evil, although this guy is a bit more of an Anti-Villain, torn between trying to redeem himself and the comforting certainty of just being himself.
- Eye Scream: "A Gorey Demise" lists the deaths of 26 people in alphabetical order, including F, for Frank who was stabbed through the eye.
- Fate Worse Than Death: The song of the same name.
- Garfunkel: Erik X. Poor Erik.
- Grave Robbing: "Grave Robber At Large"
- Gory Discretion Shot / Noodle Incident: 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.
- Haunted House: "The House of Myth"
- I Love the Dead: "A Corpse In My Bed"
- It Was a Dark and Stormy Night: The song of the same name.
- Insane Equals Violent: This appears to be the case in "Such Horrible Things".
- Jack the Ripper: Though it's never specifically addressed, it's heavily implied the song 'Dr. Sawbones' is about Jack the Ripper.
- Lyrical Dissonance: A lot of their stuff has a fun, bouncy beat.
- Monster Mash: "A Gorey Demise" starts with an undead dinner party before the host begins singing "the annual obituaries".
- Not Using the Z Word: "Aim For the Head" uses the word "ghoul" instead. "If you kill the brain, then you kill the ghoul."
- Ominous Music Box Tune: The beginning of "Mommy's Little Monsters".
- Also prominently featured in the instrumental "Death of a Dollmaker".
- Puppeteer Parasite: "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 Invasion of the Body Snatchers.
- Removing the Head or Destroying the Brain: "Aim for the Head"
- Shout-Out: See Whole Plot Reference, below.
- Song Of Song Titles: As noted above, "Buried Alive" is mainly Shout Outs to Edgar Allan Poe, starting with A Dream Within a Dream, and ending with The Raven.
- Things That Go Bump in the Night: The Unearthly Ones and Mommy's Little Monsters.
- Torches and Pitchforks: The Unearthly Ones: "An army of pitchforks and torches"
- Whole Plot Reference /Filk Song:
- Zombie Apocalypse: "Aim for the Head" Possibly "Nearly Departed"