Ilya Naishuller goes grindhouse
A girl group's drummer seeks gory retribution for the band's fall from grace in Naishuller's comedically carnage-filled promo.
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Biting Elbows' back catalogue of music videos always errs towards the violent, but for their latest vid, Ilya Naishuller cranks up the gore and goads fans of grindhouse with a splatter-fulled spectacular.
Taking in a school talent show, selling out, disappointed fans and Satan himself, Boy is Dead certainly crams a lot of narrative into its tight timeframe, ably aided by a compelling performance from its furious female lead.
Very much a Naishuller joint (himself the frontman of the band and the vid produced through his own production company, Versus), the project certainly makes the most of its two-day shooting schedule, cramming in a mix of Russian movie stars and TikTok personalities, plus some stupendously gruey practical effects, to create another cinematic cult-pleaser for fans of the band.