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"Festi" - Arcade Fire Halloween Special [YouTube Short Film]

Hayden Johnson

by Hayden Johnson

Published October 31, 2014

Today Arcade Fire released their short horror / comedy film, Festi, just in time for Halloween. Watch the video above.

In the video, the spirit of Jim Morrison is brought back to life in the body of Arcade Fire's bassist, Tim Kingsbury. Over the course of the video, he goes around the backstage area of a music festival in France killing people mostly in connection to their 27th birthday. There are also appearances from such rock luminaries as Slash from Guns 'n Roses and "The Singer From ZZ Top."

There are several notable cameos to be found. Director and Monty Python member Terry Gilliam can be seen talking to drummer Jeremy Gara early in the film. Part of a performance by The National is also in the video and they are hilariously credited as "Festival Band #1." National members Bryce and Aarron Dessner make an appearance similar to the twins from The Shining. In the credits, some names are obviously just a joke. Slash clearly wasn't involved in the video, and ZZ Top is not a person. We also didn't see James Murphy make an appearance as "Sad DJ" or Peter Gabriel as "Guard #1." The Fleet Foxes are credited, although we didn't see them either. They may have actually been in the video, but the dark amateurish quality made it difficult to tell exactly who or what was in the video.

Andrew Garfield is credited as "Spider-Man" and although we didn't see him in this video, you can watch the "We Exist" music video that he directed for Arcade Fire.

For Arcade Fire's latest music, news, and tour dates, check out their Zumic artist page.

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