The latest clip from Orenda Fink’s third album, this summer’s Blue Dream, may be the scariest music video you see this year. Not because it’s unthinkably disturbing like a Die Antwoord video or anything, but because you may find yourself recalling the first time you hid under a blanket while watching the most iconic horror thrillers ever made. Fink, who rose to fame as one half of Azure Ray, plays both the victims and their tormentors in the clip, paying shot-for-shot homage to Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho, Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining, David Cronenberg’s Videodrome, David Lynch’s Blue Velvet, and Tobe Hooper’s Poltergeist along the way. Flavorwire is pleased to premiere the “This Is a Part of Something Greater” video below, just in time for Halloween.
“This video is a labor of love of cult and classic horror movies shared between me and director Aaron Gum,” Fink tells Flavorwire. “With a crew of two (he and I) we attempted to ‘faithfully’ recreate scenes from some of our favorite directors of the dark with basically a camera and what we could find from the thrift store. Pulling from Videodrome, Poltergeist, Blue Velvet, Psycho, and even chopping down my own bathroom door for The Shining scene, the video was a blast to make from start to messy finish.”
“The video for ‘This Is a Part of Something Greater’ combines our shared love for horror films, and is a stylistic homage to Kubrick Cronenberg, Lynch, Hitchcock, Hooper, and the tortured souls that make up their haunted worlds,” Gum tells Flavorwire.
Fink’s excellent Blue Dream is out now, via Saddle Creek.