MOMENTS | Mash-up: Halloween x Arcade Fire Horror Film Festi x Avey Tare’s Slasher Flick “Catchy (Was Contagious)” Short Film
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It’s Halloween, everyone! We all know that the most talented musicians aren’t just putting out new tunes. Under their pseudonym “Noreen Bauble”, Arcade Fire put together a 21-minute horror film titled Festi. Avey Tare (of Animal Collective) and his band Slasher Flicks also released a nine-minute short film for their Enter the Slasher House track “Catchy (Was Contagious)”.
Festi is described as “a look back at the 2011 summer festival tour” and is set during Will Butler’s 27th birthday as he tries to escape the dreaded 27 Club. It’s an evening full of murder, intrigue, gore and the ghost of Jim Morrison. The horror short also features cameos from notable figures like James Murphy as a sad DJ, Fleet Foxes as bearded singers, Andrew Garfield as Spiderman, and the National as creepy twins.
Directed by Abigail Portner, “Catchy (Was Contagious)” is a black and white short that tells the tale of a young boy who encounters questionable characters while traversing deserted city. On her inspiration behind the video, Portner states, “I wanted to make a video that referenced old horror movies from the 1950s Universal horror era…to create something that has a classic, pretty 1950’s feel to it but the undertone is still very dark.”
So whether you’re getting spooky tonight or holing up inside to avoid the crowds, you should definitely set aside half an hour to watch Arcade Fire’s Festi and Slasher Flick’s “Catchy (Was Contagious)”.
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