As far as the horror genre goes, I am a bonafide wimp. It’s not that I don’t like horror movies and TV shows. I just happen to have an extremely low threshold of scare. I got through all of 42 seconds of the teaser trailer for the It remake before I closed out the window (yes, it was the sewer scene that did me in, because, of course, it was), but I will trust you when you say it looks awesome. Suffice to say, my watching the entire music video for “Bon Appétit” by Katy Perry featuring Migos is a true feat. I experienced all four minutes and 17 seconds of nightmare fuel and lived to tell the tale.
Don’t get me wrong, I dig "Bon Appétit," I dig Perry, and I dig an over-the-top music video concept, but holy simmering pop stars, Batman. What a macabre vid. It looks really cool and all, and yeah, there are some genuinely funny moments, but whew, this Dent de Cuir-directed clip is freakin’ freaky.
There aren’t any jump scares. There aren’t any ghosts, ghouls, or goblins. There isn’t an ax-wielding murderer who moonlights as a deranged clown. But do you know what the “Bon Appétit” video does have? Perry being kneaded like a mound of dough. Oh, and Perry trapped in plastic wrap. Oh, and Perry being plopped in a stewpot of piping hot bouillon. Oh, and a chef taking a blowtorch to Perry’s tongue. Oh, and a foot-and-finger pie.
The cherry on top of this foot-and-finger pie? The chef painting Perry’s fingernails with a red wine sauce. Ugh, can you imagine the stains? Chilling.
Anyway, this video wasted no time burrowing into my brain. Can’t wait for it to take over all of my dreams tonight.