Here's an early Halloween treat. Featuring the most iconic horror clips of the day, "'80s Horror Remixed" celebrates the gory slasher flicks of the 1980s and perfectly captures the zeitgeist of that era in a terrifying visual remix. This epic collage features footage from A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, Hellraiser, Fright Night, The Evil Dead, Halloween 2 and Videodrome.
The Legacy Of '80s Horror
The '80s was a glorious time for horror fans of all creeds. It was a decade packed with classics, and the last great age before CGI replaced traditional special effects (and arguably took a lot of the fun with it). Celebrated here are those blood-drenched splatter movies whose influence on the decades that followed has been immeasurable — not just in terms of film (five of the seven movies here have already been remade, plus how eerily prescient was Videodrome?), but on the wonderfully violent brand of surrealism that came to dominate music video culture in the '90s and 2000s.
Marilyn Manson And Horror
Accompanying the video is Marilyn Manson’s aggressive and exciting "The Fight Song" (2000), Manson himself typifying the gore-as-entertainment MTV model that Freddy Krueger & co. paved the way for. It's a killer tune with an explosively anthemic chorus and lyrics that beg to be screamed out when that wall of sound kicks in.
There's a whole lot more to this video than just a few clips edited together. Check it out above — it's not for the squeamish!
(watch out for the sneaky commentary on Johnny Depp at 1:17 – 1:25!)
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