I love this song. It sounds like your more traditional witch house sound blended with bubblegum pop. It’s witch house for girls who draw unicorns on their textbook covers and I love it. Couple it with footage from the 1974 Swedish revenge film Thriller: A Cruel Picture and you are left with this lovely juxtaposition of murder and sugar. Wonderful.
I’ve never seen the film, and I am truly disappointed about it. It is neither available on Netflix nor on Hulu which means that I will have to resort to less lawful ways of acquiring it later at home. Really, I need to see this movie. Read the synopsis from Wikipedia.
The story is about a quiet girl, Frigga/Madeleine (Christina Lindberg), who is sexually assaulted during her childhood and the trauma makes her mute. When she becomes older, she accepts a ride from a man, Tony (Heinz Kopf), who makes her a heroin addict, and then becomes her pimp. At one point, she is stabbed in the eye (a scene for which the director, to much controversy, used an actual cadaver) for refusing a client. She starts saving up money to buy weapons and take classes in driving, shooting, and martial arts to finally take revenge.
Doesn’t that sound like something James O. Incandenza would have produced? Particularly Blood Sister: One Tough Nun, which might be the fictitious film I’d most like to see in meatspace.
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