BENEATH THE SKY AREN’T ABOVE STEALING HARD CANDY
Well, it’s ten o’clock in the morning. Too early for graphic images of a woman cutting off a man’s penis?
Oops. I’m sure I’m supposed to type “SPOILER ALERT” or something before I tell you what happens in the video for “Terror Starts at Home” (after the jump), but who gives a shit? Beneath the Sky are so generic that I didn’t even remember that I’ve written about them before until MS Maniac Zakk (not that one) reminded me. Which is to say, they need to make a video like this to get attention. (And, hey, look, it’s working!) If you had asked anyone I know about Beneath the Sky twenty-four hours ago, they all would have said “Who?” If you ask them now, they’ll say, “Oh, yeah, that band with the video where the dude gets Bobbitted.” Beneath the Sky aren’t gonna be remembered for their music and they don’t have a Kristen Randall or Maria Brink in the band, so what other options do they have?
Of course, the band or their handlers or whomever was the mastermind behind this video couldn’t even think of an original way to be “shocking” — the clip is a blatant rip-off of David Slade’s 2005 thriller, Hard Candy. In that movie, a girl dressed like a modern day Little Red Riding Hood takes revenge against a kiddie rapist by tying him down to castrate him; in this video, a girl dressed like a modern day Little Red Riding Hood takes revenge against a kiddie rapist by tying him down to cut his dick off. HOW INNOVATIVE! I didn’t even think that Hard Candy was that good of a movie, but at least a) it was suggestive instead of graphic, and being suggestive is almost always the scarier option since nothing you can show on-screen will ever be as upsetting as what your mind imagines, and b) it had a plot twist, whereas here she just cuts his dick off and the video ends.
And now here’s the Beneath the Sky video. In case everything I’ve written up until this point hasn’t made it clear, IT HAS VERY GRAPHIC IMAGES OF A MAN’S PENIS BEING SEVERED WITH A KNIFE. I think it looks pretty silly and fake, but I know some people have been really upset by it, so consider yourself warned.
[via Bloody Disgusting]