Music Video of the Day: Possum Kingdom by The Toadies (1994, dir by Thomas Mignone)


I was really excited when I first came across this video because I assumed that it was about a bunch of possums.

Then I found out that actually, the song was named after Possum Kingdom Lake, which is a real lake down here in Texas.  Unfortunately, I’ve never seen any possums at Possum Kingdom Lake but I assume that there must be a few around because, otherwise, the name would be inaccurate, right?

Anyway, when I first heard the song, I thought it was about a vampire.  Then I had my BFF Evelyn listen to it and she thought it was about a serial killer.  It turns out that we’re both wrong.  According to the lead singer of the Toadies, the song was actually about a ghost who was inviting someone to join him in the netherworld.

By the way, this video was shot in Dallas.  Woo hoo!  Overall, it’s a good song, though the “so help me, Jesus” stuff feels a bit forced.  And it’s a good video, full of atmosphere and menace.  It’s a perfect video for our October Horrorthon!

Enjoy!

One response to “Music Video of the Day: Possum Kingdom by The Toadies (1994, dir by Thomas Mignone)

  1. Pingback: Lisa’s Week In Review: 10/8/18 — 10/14/18 | Through the Shattered Lens

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