“BARK AT THE MOON”: SHADOWS FALL GO ALL GUS VAN SANT ON YOUR ASS
Gus Van Sant’s shot-for-shot remake of Psycho was a massive failure of an experiment, a ridiculous exercise that could never, ever replace Alfred Hitchcock’s original. On the other hand, Shadows Fall’s new video for “Bark at the Moon,” which was directed by David Brodsky and is basically a shot-for-shot recreation of Ozzy Osbourne’s original video, is AWESOME, because clearly, no one was taking this shit seriously. That’s not to say that the band’s love of Ozzy or 80s metal is ironic – if you know their music, you know that Shadows Fall’s love of 80s metal is 100% unironic – but, y’know, they clearly had a lot of fun with this one. It’s kind of like what Killswitch Engage did with their “Holy Diver” video, but taken to a whole other level.
Plus, a dreadlocked werewolf? Classic.
Who wants to place bets that this is already a million times better than the new Wolfman movie that opens today?
And in case for some reason you’ve never seen it, Ozzy’s original video is after the jump.