We understand what’s going to happen in this twisted tale but we still can’t tear our eyes away!
Ghost is a band on the rise. Although this video was released nearly a year ago, I still watch it with some serious regularity. Not only is the song “Cirice” badass but the video depicting St. Elizabeth’s annual talent show can be viewed as a homage to classic horror seemingly paying tribute to Italian masters like: Dario Argento, Mario Bava or Lucio Fulci.
It’s a solid meshing of audio and video. The subtle use of symbolism flourishes under this direction. The children who impersonate the band offer amazing characterizations which fuel the fire in this waking nightmare. The ‘spaced out’ girl with dark circles under her eyes looks like a character from an Argento private school, the burden of life has made her susceptible to the forces of darkness. We understand what’s going to happen in this twisted tale but we still can’t tear our eyes away!
The whole effort is filmed in this dreamlike state, very smoky and heavily tinted with the color red. Great care has been taken to make this video appear classic. The film stock appears weathered and the song’s title is presented as if it were a full length featured film. Even the video’s ending, when the plug is finally pulled the camera pans back to find a pair of idiots amongst the crowd of frightened onlookers. They clap with cheesy grins, thinking the whole episode was just part of the show, a priceless nod to classic horror if there ever was one.
Ghost has struck gold with this video, its brazen ingenuity and broad accessibility will make it appealing to fans not normally associated with this group’s style and sound. Ghost will win over fans with this effort and they should. \m/
- Nameless Ghoul – Bass
- Nameless Ghoul – Drums
- Nameless Ghoul – Guitars (Lead)
- Nameless Ghoul– Guitars (Rhythm)
- Nameless Ghoul – Keyboards
- Papa Emertius III – Vocals