From the most obvious, to the the most obscure these videos are guaranteed to give you the heebie jeebies. Happy Halloween Week (and don’t forget to buy your tickets to BYT PRESENTS: A Night At The Newseum IV in 3D before all the tickets are gone)!!
So I happened to post yesterday’s video on my facebook (because I am huge fan of The Horrors, duh) and a good friend of mine, Matt Hoban, commented with this Aphex Twin gem as a rebuttal. Funny thing is both music videos are the brainchild of Chris Cunningham. “Rubber Johnny” is a 2005 6 minute experimental short film in which we find Cunningham both in front of and behind the camera. The concept came from Cunningham imagining a raver morphing as he danced. The idea eventually evolved to the present film, in which Johnny (played by Cunningham) is an isolated mutant child with a huge overgrown cranium, strapped into a wheelchair and locked in a basement. Capable of morphing his body, he spends his life trying to amuse himself and his dog, a terrified chihuahua…. and it is fucking creepy.