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The Rockstar Ramblings: Scary Video

Rock and roll and horror movies are often a natural match. This week we have a very low budget video from The Deafening that incorporates the evil and shock of horror into their video. The video is their first ever and is for the song "Death Rattle N' Roll.” This is the finale track on their late 2012 release titled 'Central Booking.' Based in New York, The Deafening, are made up of Lena Hall (vocals), Burt Rock (guitar), Dylan Doyle (bass) and Mick Harrison (drums). The band mixes the seventies and eighties in both sound (and now) video exploits.

We begin with an innocent girl who is rocking out with her dog. Dad is classic video dad, meaning conservative, bad dresser, and fake mustache. The required “No music after 8pm” phrase is said and over with early on. The girl reaches under her bed and pulls out a box. What does a teenage girl keep in a box under her bed? It’s headphones of course. Did I mention they are smoking?

After placing on the headphones the girl goes comatose (can you be comatose and still shaking?) and lets off an electrical shock when the Dad attempts to pull off the evil smoking headphones. He immediately calls a doctor who is there in a flash. The doc fails miserably, allowing the girl to rip his stethoscope off of him. For a doctor that must be a terrible feeling; the equivalent of a cop getting his gun taken away, not good. Dad is back on the phone. This time he calls the cops. Logical? No, but this is conservative Dad and HIS DAUGTHER IS POSSESSED! When the cop shows up the girls head is now spinning in a complete circle. The effects are VERY seventies and VERY awesome. This doesn’t stop Dad and his super rolodex. Dad is back on the phone, this time he calls a priest.

The priest shows and starts waving a crucifix around, but there is no way this is going to work. This only works with vampires and she is clearly not pale enough to be a vampire. However, the girl does begin levitating above the bed and then she pukes all over Dad, cop, and priest. THE TRIFECTA!

At 3:45 the girl begins strangling the priest. In typical fashion, the cop stands by and does nothing. Somehow the priest winds up with the headphones on. The magical-smoking-evil-headphones transform the priest into a Sid Vicious looking punk rocker. As for the Dad, I’m guessing he is making another call. The cop? Safe assumption he left a while ago…

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David S. Grant (aka Rockstar_Scribbler) is the author of several books including Rock Stars, Happy Hour, and Corporate Porn. For more information please go to www.rockstarbooks.net or www.davidsgrant.com. You can also follow David on Twitter @david_S_grant.

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