Freaky mouse mask + awful music = terrifying combination. (See also: Skrillex, replacing “freaky mouse mask” with “ridiculous haircut.”)
Mater Suspiria Vision
Whether or not witch house is scary, silly, or both is a debate for another place, but whatever your views on the topic, there’s definitely something a wee bit discomfiting about Italian genre godfathers and horror film enthusiasts Mater Suspiria Vision. Beyond the freaky nature of the music, there’s the fact that its creators are such shadowy and mysterious figures — they’re probably two straight-laced dudes with day jobs in accounting, but maybe, just maybe, they really are zombies!
Behold: a man who makes a living playing a sheet of glass. With his face. The sounds that Justice Yeldham — named after a judge who committed suicide after a 1996 sex scandal — creates are disconcerting enough, but it’s the fact that he tends to slice his hands/face/body up with the edges of his “instrument” that makes him a really discomfiting proposition.
Would you leave this man alone with your daughter?
He’s apparently better these days, but if you were unlucky enough to see Tricky perform over the course of the late 1990s or early 2000s, you probably saw an apparently genuinely unhinged individual who spent as much time shouting at the air around him and smoking spliffs on the drum riser as he did actually performing. We’re glad to hear that he’s on the mend, but we’re glad we never had to interview him during his “dark” period.
It’s that terrifying fixed grin! (And the “Come to Daddy” video, obviously.)
When the lizard people reveal themselves, it will be to a soundtrack of godawful stadium trance music provided by their faithful android lieutenant.