Thursday, May 15, 2008

The Mathematical Equation for Creepy

Quick way to achieve the full-blown heebie-jeebies:

An ominous bass line

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A good dozen different kinds of Lynchiness

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Monochrome

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Weirdly dispirited dancing that gives the suggestion of some kind of mind control

+

The knowledge that it came from eastern Europe

+

Beehives

=

Heebs and jeebs in abundance

The proof:



It's from a Polish film, Salto, about which I know nothing. Who new the Polish could be so subtly off-putting?

The YouTube info for the clip suggested that I also check out the dance scene from the French film Calvaire, which was more explicitly nightmarish.



[ Source: Music for Maniacs via PCL Link Dump ]

1 comment:

  1. Wow, almost makes me wish that I too, could be melancholy Euro-trash so I could appreciate it on the level that they do.

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