Ghost – Ritual (Hellraiser music video)

Ghost is a heavy metal band with a theatrical flair. Their front man is an evil pope figure called Papa Emeritus and their music is a blend of classic heavy metal, heavy rock and stereotypically satanic lyrics. It all adds up to a pretty fun experience.

So, it occurred to me while rewatching the first Hellraiser film, that a music video made from footage from that movie would make for an excellent Ghost music video. Unfortunately, I’m not particulary good at making music videos, so the result may not be what either Ghost or Hellraiser deserves. But, for what it’s worth, here’s the video anyway.

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Vampire the Masquerade – Bloodlines: Alistair Grout

I’ve been replaying the excellent (although somewhat dated and despite official and unofficial patches, still buggy) RPG game Vampire the Masquerade – Bloodlines, a game based on the pen & paper roleplaying game called Vampire the Masquerade. One of my favourite parts of this game is the mansion of the Malkavian Alistair Grout. He was the leader of the Malkavian vampire clan in Los Angeles and had a background as a clinical psychologist. The Malkavian clan as a whole is afflicted by a curse in which all its members suffer from a mental disability or insanity of some kind. Throughout this Malkavian mansion there are a series of musings recorded by Grout that you can listen to as you explore his dwelling. They give a wonderful insight into the Malkavian clan and the various ways their affliction can manifest itself.

I dug those messages out of the guts of the game and put them together into one flash video file for my (and your, of course) enjoyment.