The Grammy-award winning band Slipknot premiered the new video for their song “Snuff” today in the form of a short film co-directed by Slipknot’s own M. Shawn Crahan and renowned photographer/director P.R. Brown. The film features frontman Corey Taylor as never seen before, interwoven in an intricate storyline, but he’s far from alone as two legends in the horror genre accompany him.
AOL is showcasing the film that takes viewers on an emotional roller coaster ride and is likely to generate more questions than answers. No doubt the question on your minds is who the two guest stars are, and we’ll end the suspense now. They are none other than Hellraiser‘s Ashley Laurence and Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange, Rob Zombie’s Halloween and Halloween II).
From the official Slipknot site: “Snuff” is an introspective track that challenges what some would expect from a hard rock radio song [and] is currently Top 5 at Active Rock and Top 20 at Modern Rock and climbing steadily. “‘Snuff’ as a piece of art is a testament to the evolution of Slipknot,” says Crahan. “It’s taken 10 years of uncompromising vision to finally be able to present portions of the bigger picture. Stay awake, because as always it’s still continuing.”
The following is synopsis of the video for “Snuff”, which is the fifth single from the band’s All Hope is Gone album:
There’s nothing more complicated in life than love. To be in love makes you do strange things. To lose that love, well, you might go crazy.
Subtleties fill the film. The scenes unfold in apartment number 009. A skull sits next to a snow globe. Sun peeks through the apartment windows at different points, providing the concept of a time shift. It’s not clear if any of this particularly matters, but the sum of the parts seems to indicate that it does. A lot.
In the end, “Snuff” provides a haunting look into the obsessed mind of a melancholy lover, heartbroken over a lost paramour. Perhaps we all live double lives in the end.
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