Ahhhh. That lovely feeling of a Monday morning. And that feeling is something between getting drilled on at the dentist and having diarrhea. Case in point: Mondays pretty much suck. But what would make this Monday a little better? How about a horror-influenced video with tons of creepy-ass imagery from Marilyn Manson?
Oh yes – one of my favorite music videos ever and it makes you appreciate the misunderstood Marilyn Manson just a little bit more, doesn’t it? From his 1996 breakthrough album Antichrist Superstar, the video for the song Tourniquet is your worst (in a good way) haunted house come to life. Not to mention that you probably feel the need to shower after watching it. Happy Monday, everybody!
Yawwwwwwn. It’s hard sometimes to get me out of my Monday funk. But luckily, some good heavy metal usually does the trick. Add some horror into the mix and it feels like a 3-day weekend! And one of the originators of the metal/horror hybrid was of course Ozzy Osbourne, and more specifically his video for the single ‘Bark At The Moon‘. So, let’s take a trip back to MTV in 1983 and reminisce on this fine Monday morning:
Yeah, that video used to scare the shit out of me as a kid. And truth be told – the werewolf makeup effects used on Ozzy are ten times better than a lot of crap put out today. So, isn’t your Monday a little better now that you were able to watch werewolf Ozzy Osbourne with some heavy metal guitars shredding in the background? All is right with the world…..until next Monday.
Remember the good old days of music videos when you could watch a dog piss on a television that’d been left on the street, only to have that television miraculously turn on with a frightening face that kept saying “I want your soul…..I will eat your soul” over and over again? Yeah, me too. Welcome to 1997’s headfuck of a music video for Aphex Twin’s, ‘Come To Daddy‘.
I guess I should have warned you if you’d never watched that before. Anyway, to put it mildly in terms of horrifying music videos, ‘Come To Daddy’ makes Rockwell’s ‘Somebody’s Watching Me‘ look like a Lite-Brite commercial. Which is why it easily earns a spot on my recurring Give Me The Creeps feature. Not only do we have some horror nods to Hellraiser with the whole “Come to daddy….” line, we get an eating your soul reference from The Evil Dead and a slick Videodrome type TV exiting.
Nothing is creepier though than the numerous little people in the video that all have the grown up face of Mr. Aphex Twin himself, Richard D. James. It still makes me shudder and it honestly makes me a want a feature length movie based around those little fuckers. Unfortunately, a 5-minute music video is all we get. I’m not going to pout though, because in the end it satisfies my urge that I have for watching an old lady get screamed upon for almost 20 seconds by a creature that probably has really bad breath. And in observance of that alone, I salute you ‘Come To Daddy‘ music video. Thank you for giving me the creeps.