Fans of Misfits, AFI and Dead Boys will dig Saturday Nite Shockers — and horror fans will too. Their new video for the single “Blessed Be” — a love letter to the horror- and goth-rockers of the world — is a moody narrative of young women in recreated scenes from The Craft (1996). Dani Blake, Sarah Lewis, Esmi Limón, and Mary Tidwell make up the cast, with the band making virtually no appearance in the video.
With more animal bones and skulls, more tattoos, and more shaved undercuts, these women come across infinitely more edgy than the actresses of the original film (no offense to Fairuza Balk, who really chewed up the scenery in that movie and made me love her even more). I’m also really digging the sigils in “Blessed Be” that are superimposed periodically on the video (a trick used to superb effect in Antrum: The Deadliest Film Ever Made).
A video drawing inspiration from the original The Craft movie is a fortuitous reminder of the pending release of the Blumhouse remake, currently on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The band says the theme of the video is one of self-pride despite the oppression and discrimination of others: “Let your heart guide you in what you do,” the band states. “Feel blessed in your individuality.” The song’s lyrics also reflect this philosophy:
I know you feel so hurt No one deserves this pain …let the stars guide you home
Saturday Nite Shockers are Chuck Fears (Vocals), Patrick Fears (Guitar), Kire Lestat (Guitar), Steve Salcido (Bass) and Josh Terror (Drums). The band has shared the stage with Misfits, Michale Graves, Mad Sin and 45 Grave.
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