NeverDeadDani gives us a list of 5 visuals she's been digging this Half-Halloween!
Coheed and Cambria - "Blood Red Summer"
I always loved the unique take they took on this zombie video. Not full of special effects, but the red eye contacts are still so creepy! Also the thought of your friends turning into zombies and having that conflict of living the end days alone is something many would fear. The video not outright horror but even a little humourous, reminds me of Shawn of the Dead.
What We Do In The Shadows
A mockumentary comedy horror film about vampires by the makers of Flight of the Conchords. Hilarious film and is going to be made into a spin off show, looking forward that and I highly recommend to any vampire fan like myself, looking for something light to watch.
I recently just finished reading the complete Stories and Poems by Edgar Allan Poe. I have been reading it since last fall. A friend recommended this show and I watched it and I thought it was great. This animation visual def provides a new way of watching these stories and each story provides different stylistic aesthetic as well as different narrators. Would def recommend to any Poe fan!
Blink 182 - "Miss You"
Blink 182 has been on my mind lately (I began writing this before the FYRE festival spectacle ensued!) and Ive been brainstorming to write an article. When I think about my favorite tracks Miss You is def in the top list, and how fitting for halftime halloween? In the first verse of the song there are the lines: “The unsuspecting victim of darkness in the valley, We can live like Jack and Sally if we want. Where you can always find me. We'll have Halloween on Christmas, and in the night we'll wish this never ends, we'll wish this never ends.” Beyond the lyrics Ive always loved the music video, an aesthetic of a haunted house with a gothic 1920s style. The director of this video I found after researching, has also directed other videos from my faves like Pink and Lady Gaga!
I heard last year that Rihanna was going to have a cameo on Bates Motel so I knew I had to watch. I could never get into Bates Motel initially because I felt like the whole psychology thing of the son obsessed with his mother was a little too cringey to bare. So admittedly. I only tuned into the final season. Perhaps that means I took a short cut, but I heard from others who had watched the full season I hadnt missed much. I had recently watched the original Psycho film in January so that def added to my interest in watching, because I could draw parallels to the original as well as have an idea of what events to expect. The season does put a twist on the iconic shower scene that while different, is enjoyable. As the season progressed tension escalated, and things got more interesting. I have to say Freddie Highmore’s performance was commendable and disproved my original skepticism of his role as Norman. Bates Motel and psycho are a different kind of creepy in a way that makes you feel cringey and uncomfortable with a tension that creeps up and jumps at you.