For those of us who love music and film in equal measure, it’s a rare treat to watch a beloved band’s music video and realize the group has been watching the same movies we have. While song clips can take inspiration from all manner of media, some of our favorites are based on or inspired by films. From R.E.M.’s “Everybody Hurts” to the Smashing Pumpkins “Tonight, Tonight,” the aesthetics of distinctive movies can complement songs in beautiful, unexpected ways. After the jump, watch 10 more fantastic music videos that take their cues from classic or cult films.
Frankie Rose and the Outs – “Candy”
It’s all creepy close-ups, cruel laughter, and painful grimaces in the new video for “Candy,” which somehow actually manages to out-weird Carrie‘s horrific prom/pig-blood scene. Judging by the sound alone, an early ’60s homage might have been more appropriate, but the clip certainly works regardless.