Make sure you have your sound on when you visit Gothtober and click on Day 4, brought to you by Bill Cole. Watch and listen to this unsettling presentation unfold before your psyche. We simply had to know more, we asked Bill whassup with this strange treasure:
When and where was your Gothtober piece shot, and what’s your experience of covid out where you are?
I’ve decided to title this piece “Hurt Me”. This video was shot a week ago in one of the upstairs bedrooms of the house I’m inhabiting during the pandemic. I am in a very rural part of the desert. Not much out here, but open land and desert life. I am safely tucked away on 2 1/2 acres and plan to stay here through the winter. Lots of time to ponder life’s deeper questions.
Where is this fan, and what made you think of doing this piece? You said thatit’s David-Lynch inspired, and when I saw it I thought of Warhol. Any other referencesor ideas?
I was originally going to do a video at night along the trails behind the house, but the bad air quality from all the nearby fires prevented that. I’ve always been a big fan of David Lynch’s aesthetics in his movies. Several times in Twin Peaks he did a static shot of the ceiling fan in the Palmer household with a bit of a Dutch angle to it. You’re almost hypnotized watching the fan spin, and being brought further into Lynch’s surreal dystopian suburban nightmare.
Tell us about this sound and how you chose it.
The sound came from searching for a scream montage on YouTube. I came across this one and it just sounded so haunting because of the ghostly quality of the screams. I was also pleased to read that the creator of the piece gave permission to use their material as long as credit was given.
SOUND CREDIT: From “15 Minutes of Screaming Ghost Children // Horror Music” on YouTube. LS Voice/Sound Effects