Berlin-based Australian 5-piece Parcels are huge horror fans and have shown such with their new music video for “Withorwithoutyou”, which recreates Bryan Bertino’s classic slasher The Strangers with Resident Evil‘s Milla Jovovich starring! The difference here is that the vicious night carries a twist…
“This video is our celebration of the American slasher film, a genre which is fascinating in its traditionalism and strict maintenance of its classic tropes with each new rendition.
“The masks, the kitchen knife, the home invasion and of course the final girl – which in our case got to be Milla, the iconic queen of horror herself.”
Parcels play all live instruments and deliver “lush & funky grooves, and killer style,” explains the bio. Daft Punk heard the band live and were so struck they co-wrote/co-produced the band’s 2017 single “Overnight”. Now, on Oct. 12, the group will release their self-titled debut LP, the lead single of which already has over 11 million streams.
Here’s the video:
French illustrator Laurent Melki – best known for his early horror film images that have now become iconic such as Night of the Living Dead, Creepshow, Videodrome and Claws of the Night – has additionally created an illustrative poster, which perfectly encapsulates the cinematic theme of the video.
“The universe of Parcels has a strong, spontaneous identity, full of colours, rhythm and connected with a time that they have not known: the 1980s, with the beginnings of technology and of the artistic trends to which the world today refers.
“That’s why this analog meeting had to be! Having myself contributed to this movement with the advent of the new medium of VHS, for which I produced most of the posters at the time, including The Night of the Living Dead, Videodrome, Zombie and Creepshow, it was written that our two galaxies should meet.
“I made this poster with my own style because it is this fantasy image that the band wanted to find again. Because music and Milla Jovovich gave me carte blanche, so I imagined this poster as being that of a horror film and I illustrated it as I would have done for a “Freddy” or a blockbuster from the time when movie posters reflected an artist’s imagination and went as far as to challenge the spectator in the streets to force him into the dark rooms.”