Audio Vision: More Like Jeepers Creepers, Less Like Little Dragon

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Did anyone read Goosebumps books back in the day? Well, one book in the series was called The Scarecrow Walks At Midnight, and I remember it being about how some ~black magic~ brought some scarecrows alive to well terrorize on everyone---predating Jeepers Creepers by a decade. So I'm thinking that Little Dragon extracted the idea from R.L. Stine, and decided the premise would be ideal for the music video for single, "Crystalfilm". Scarecrows have always kind of freaked me out (save for The Wizard Of Oz/The Wiz), but this less of a horror show than at first glance. What occurs here is a young girl (who ages rapidly throughout the video) begins to see some scarecrows following her around throughout her life. Yet, what appears to be a sinister plot of scarecrow domination turns into a quiet message of learning to conquer one's fears---which our protag does by vid's end. Beautiful macabre it is.

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