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Halloween Treat: Zombie Zombie's Thing-inspired music video with GI Joes

Posted by Patrick Sauriol on Friday, October 29, 2010

Zombie Zombie is a two-man French band that creates electronica music inspired by dark, macabre, gory modern horror. With a name like the one they picked, you might think that Etienne Jaumet and Cosmic Neman believe Night of the Living Dead creator George Romero is their biggest idol. However, if you listen to their music you can definitely feel the weight of horror director/composer John Carpenter in the pulsing stream of the group's audio work.

Carpenter's best known apocalyptic movie became the inspiration for Zombie Zombie's song "Driving This Road Until Death Sets You Free". The 1982 version of The Thing becomes the template for the song's music video but what gives the short that extra edge of coolness is that filmmakers Simon Gesrel and Xavier Ehretsmann used classic G.I. Joe action figures for their characters, and made the Antarctic exterior and base interior sets themselves. The inside of the station looks eerily just like the corridors and rooms of Outpost #31 in Carpenter's The Thing and the creative way that the duo tell a similar story to Carpenter's compliments the '82 movie wonderfully.

The music video came out two years ago but that doesn't stop it from being a slice of awesome today. Watch and see for yourself:

 

 

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