This is definitely one of the creepier videos that I’ve seen this year. Of course, I also recently rewatched a Canadian film called Ticket to Heaven, which was all about strange cults and stuff. This video definitely reminded me of not only that movie but also 2011’s Sound of My Voice.
Today, I decided to go with this music video because it’s been raining non-stop since Monday and I have a feeling that, on Thursday morning, I’m going look outside and discover that I’m right in the middle of a flood myself.
Plus, this video has a bunch of half-naked men doing Spartan stuff with their staffs. That’s always a plus.
That’s the best way that I can sum up my reaction to today’s music video of the day. This video is for Creep Show’s Modern Parenting and it’s the type of video that makes you want to pick up the phone and call whoever it is that you should call when children are living in deserted buildings and destroying televisions.
That said, I like this video. I like the atmosphere of that deserted building. Being young, alone, and angry is both scary and exhilarating and this video captures that feeling.
What happens if you mash together every single European grindhouse film ever made and then get Muse to provide the soundtrack?
You end up with the video for Knights of Cydonia.
The fun here, of course, is identifying all of the films that are referenced in this video. Obviously, there’s a lot of Sergio Leone there. There’s also some karate action and a Planet of the Apes reference. Whenever the cowboys shoot their laser guns, I’m reminded of one of Lucio Fulci’s post-apocalyptic films.