Some time last year, I got an e-mail from a director by the name of Alistair Legrand, who messaged me to talk horror VHS and also to drop me a link to a music video he had directed. I was totally blown away by the video, and had every intention to share it on here, but if I'm being honest, it ended up being one of those things that I just totally forgot about. It happens ... a lot more than I'd like to admit.
Cut to a few months back. I get another e-mail from Alistair, with another batch of awesome horror themed music videos he recently directed. After watching them, there was simply no way I could ever forget the name Alistair Legrand, and certainly no way I could forget to post his work.
So then, it's time to fix that little slip of the mind from last year!
To give a little background on Alistair, he's a director that's a part of a group called The Masses, a collective of visionary directors "united by a passion for music and driven by unique and diverse cinematic visions." In other words, they're super talented artists who have joined together to create original and unique art. As you will soon see, original and unique is pretty much what Alistair and the gang are all about.
With that brief introduction out of the way, I encourage you to raise the volume, lower the lights, and sit back and enjoy these four music videos, directed by Mr. Alistair Legrand. Trust me, you won't regret it!
This was the original video that Alistair sent my way, a beautiful and haunting mix of exceptional music and dancing zombies. At least they look like zombies, particularly the ones from The Dead.
We go from haunting to utterly badass and super bloody with this one, which Alistair told me was influenced by Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2 and the awesome VHS box art for The Exterminator. I don't know about you, but slow motion chainsaw carnage totally works for me. Especially when everything hit with said chainsaw bleeds, be it a birthday cake or a Barbie doll. If only that was the case in real life, am I right?!
This next one essentially plays like a creepy as can be short horror film, with little winks and nods to some of Alistair's favorite horror movies throughout. See how many you can pick out!
This final one was filmed at California's Linda Vista Community Hospital, a supposedly haunted abandoned hospital that was seen on the show Ghost Adventurers, and in a slew of recent horror films. The song is French, but one need not be French, or speak a lick of it, to marvel at its creepy beauty. So marvel away!
In watching these videos, I can't help but fiend for the day when Legrand directs a horror film. No idea if he has any passion or desire to take his career down that path, but boy would I love to see him impart his incredible visual style unto the world of horror films. What say you, Alistair?!
You can see more of Legrand's work, and the work of his equally talented friends, over at We Are The Masses!