What is it about humans that we just love being terrified? What's the appeal of a panic attack? On the surface, not much; hives, hysteria, and misery aren't sexy to most. But maybe the mystery and unease acts as a doorway to our inner psyche?
5. Salem - "Asia"
The VHS-style video for "Asia" still gives us an occasional night
terror. It starts with a young man holding a shotgun, aiming down the
road. He occasionally runs toward the camera full speed from a
distance. There's also a blurred female stumbling around in nothing
but for some very tall shoes. The song itself gets under your skin, so
the video just really pushes you off the ledge. Shout out to the creepy
crew Salem, desensitizing us forever.
4. Daft Punk - "Prime Time of Your Life"
While the message of the video may be thought provoking -- focusing on
the obsession with beautification, youth, and conformity -- the video's
skeleton cast and self-flaying is so intense that it is taken to a whole
other level. Can anyone say gggg-ross?