Following up on our previous conversation about the need for kid-friendly horror, we take a look at look at one medium that's been giving the younger generation a good fright for decades: Music videos
But these videos aren't just a way to introduce kids and teens to horror (perhaps helping spread the haunting bug), they're important lessons for haunters about storytelling, scene setting and more.
The restrictions of a music video are legion. They have to tell a story in 3-5 minutes using primarily just imagery. While sounds can be included, they can't detract from the music, meaning you aren't going to have much dialog.
That's a tough challenge and the videos that do it well can teach us a lot about storytelling in haunting.
So sit back and relax as we go through some of our favorite horror music videos and what lessons we, as haunters, can glean from them.
This week's episode includes:
- Conference RemindersThe Importance of Horror in Music VideosLessons Haunters Can LearnAtmosphere in Music VideosPractical Makeup and EffectsCommon Horror ThemesHomages Done WellSet DesignSound Design
- Panic! At The Disco: Emperor's New Clothes (Beyond the Video)Panic! At The Disco: Don't Threaten Me With a Good Time (Beyond the Video)Skrillex: First of The Year (Equnox)Metallica: Until It SleepsMetallica: OneAphex Twin: Come to DaddyRockwell: Somebody's Watching MeRihanna: DisturbiaMarcy Playground: Sex and CandyThe Cure: LullabyThirty Seconds to Mars: The Kill (Bury Me)