Music Video of the Day: The Number Of The Beast by Iron Maiden (1982, dir. David Mallet)


Times sure have changed. The appearance of Eddie at the end as Frankenstein was edited out of this video originally because it was scaring viewers. This was 1982. I can understand something like One by Metallica. Being trapped in your own body, screaming in your mind with the only possibilities for escape being the mortality of your own body or someone who assists your suicide. That’s scary. Frankenstein? Just because Frankenstein’s head is that of Eddie? Really?

Nothing else in the video bothered people?

The Werewolf?

Goathead?

Max Schreck?

I Was A Teenage Frankenstein?

Godzilla?

The movie Haxan?

The Crimson Ghost?

A reference to Dr. Mabuse?

War Of The Colossal Beast?

Giant bat?

The Devil?

etc.

Nope! Remove Frankenstein. Everything else is fine. At least that’s what this site that is cited by Wikipedia says.

Enjoy!

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4 responses to “Music Video of the Day: The Number Of The Beast by Iron Maiden (1982, dir. David Mallet)

  1. Just so you’ll know: Picture #3 is Steven Ritch in 1956’s The Werewolf, #6 is from I Was a Teenage Frankenstein, #8 the silent film Haxan, and #11 is actually Duncan ‘Dean’ Parkin in War of the Colossal Beast!

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  2. Pingback: Music Video of the Day: Dig Up Her Bones by Misfits (1997, dir. John Cafiero) | Through the Shattered Lens

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