#NeverDeadDani's Half-Halloween Visuals 2017

NeverDeadDani gives us a list of 5 visuals she's been digging this Half-Halloween!

Coheed and Cambria - "Blood Red Summer"

Coheed and Cambria's official music video for 'Blood Red Summer'. Click to listen to Coheed and Cambria on Spotify: http://smarturl.it/CandCSpotify?IQid=CohCamBRS As featured on The Very Best of Coheed and Cambria.

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

Some interviews with some vampires. Out now on disc and digital. Add it to your collection today - http://mad.mn/wwditsdisc Flatmates Viago (Taika Waititi), Deacon (Jonny Brugh), and Vladislav (Jemaine Clement) are three vampires who are just trying to get by in modern society; from paying rent and sticking to the housework roster to trying to get invited in to nightclubs, they're just like anyone else - except they're immortal and must feast on human blood.

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.

Extraordinary Tales

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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"

Music video by blink-182 performing I Miss You. (C) 2003 Geffen Records

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!

Bates Motel

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.

NeverDeadDani's Half-Halloween Sounds 2017

#NeverDeadDani gives us what she's been listening to in the spirit of our week-long Half-Halloween celebration!

Jay Gordon - "Slept So Long"

For no reason I got on a kick where I had to listen to this song. The instrumentals at the beginning give me visuals of a vamp creeping out of their crypt, blending into somber chords of lament, transitioning to a chorus of angst and femme fatale. (That's how I picture it anyway, given that Queen of The Damned narrative revolves around Akasha’s power) The line from the chorus “I see hell in your eyes” also reminds me of a particularly unnerving scene in the Ninth Gate. In general the whole idea of heaven and hell has been on my mind since I watched The Omen for the first time in January, so maybe thats apart of it too.

Tricky - "Excess"

A rhythmic track, initially on The Queen of The Damned soundtrack although I had never paid attention to it until I heard it in the Thirteen Ghost soundtrack. I just picture the scene from that film, foraging and researching against the dark forces. During a time of frequent existential conflict and apocalyptic outlooks on the state of the world, this song hits the mark. Interesting fact, I recently discovered Alanis Morissette does the back vocals on this track. The more you know!  

Birthday Massacre - "Kill The Lights"

One of the bands that I look back on with nostalgia, because they have a sound of their own. Also admittedly would be scared to play them for just anyone, (due to morbid nature of some of their music)  but for a platform like this I feel like they fit right in.  This song leaves me with a sense of optimism and whimsy wanting to explore like Alice through the looking glass. The right amount of cutesy horror for spring season.

Nine Inch Nails - "March of the Pigs"

A song that is creepy while also serving vibes of resistance. (My mind says pigs? Prison Industrial Complex!) But the breaks in the song that go from zero to one hundred can really get you hyped up as a listener. Pigs in general are just creepy whether we’re talking about American Horror Story or the incorporation of the pigs in the SAW films! Definitely a topic we’re going to delve into on a future episode of the podcast.

Kavinsky - "Nightcall"

The song is not from a horror film, although Ryan Gosling’s cold demeanor in the film gives you a bit of a chill and reminds one of his old days playing a sociopath in Murder by Numbers. How can you listen to the wolf howl in this track, the eerie vocals or the other musical instruments without picturing old school horror films? For one thing the synthesizers  (I think thats what that sound is?) take me back to film favorites like creep show, and the thought of manipulated vocals make me think of voice changers. “Whats your favorite scary movie Sidney?”  This song was one of my favorite tracks to listen to when walking back from classes on campus at night and just soaking in the ambiance.

Don't be shy! Tell us what you're listening to this Half-Halloween!