They say that imitation is the highest form of flattery. While many people think that what Lady Gaga does is unique, others claim that Madonna (amongst others throughout history) has done it before. Regardless of any of that, Gaga certainly takes a lot of inspiration from the horror genre. It’s obvious in her music videos as well as in her…well, let’s just say in her odd dress assortments.
Now, horror legend himself Clive Barker has gone to his fans via his Facebook about one of her over-the-top masks, asking if they think she took inspiration from one of the greatest horror icons of all time: Pinhead. Now, the mask doesn’t resemble Pinhead from the films. However, when one reads the description of Pinhead from Barker’s The Hellbound Heart, suddenly things start to click a bit more.
Here’s the description from the book: “Its voice, unlike that of its companion, was light and breathy-the voice of an excited girl. Every inch of its head had been tattooed with an intricate grid, and at every intersection of horizontal and vertical axes a jeweled pin driven through to the bone. Its tongue was similarly decorated.” (Hellbound Heart, Ch. 1)
Check out the mask below and lend your thoughts in the comments.