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terajk ([personal profile] terajk) wrote2016-02-13 10:01 pm

VID: O Death (Babadook)

Fandom: Babadook (2014)
Music: “O, Death” by Jen Titus
Summary: I’ll open the door to Heaven or Hell
Content notes: graphic violence, insects.
Length: 1:59

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Lyrics:

Oh, Death, оh Death, oh Death,
Won’t you spare me over oil another year

But what is this, that I can’t see
with ice cold hands taking hold of me

When God is gone and the Devil takes hold,
who will have mercy on your soul

Oh, Death, оh Death, oh Death,

No wealth, no ruin, no silver, no gold
Nothing satisfies me but your soul

Oh, Death,
Well I am Death, none can excel,
I’ll open the door to heaven or hell.

Oh, Death, оh Death,
my name is Death and the end ïs here…

This vid goes…kinda far back. The Babadook came to our movie theater just in time for my birthday last year, and by the time I got home from the theater I knew I wanted to make a Babadook vid to Jen Titus’s cover of “O, Death.” (Even though no one in the movie is actually Death.)

Unlike in the song where bargaining with Death is ultimately futile, the Babadook can be lived with. (You can’t get rid of it, but it can have a place in your life without taking it over.)

Basically, I wanted to vid to focus on the fight between Amelia (and Sam) and the Babadook. (Also, the book itself and its illustrations were some of my favorite things about the movie, and I’m glad other people seemed to like how much use I got out of it.)

sol_se: (clue miss scarlett)

[personal profile] sol_se 2016-02-13 07:17 pm (UTC)(link)
Amazing work!!! I'll definitely be rewatching this often. Thank you!
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[personal profile] skygiants 2016-02-15 09:14 pm (UTC)(link)
I haven't seen the film, but this vid makes me want to -- amazing and creepy.
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[personal profile] gwenfrankenstien 2016-02-21 07:51 pm (UTC)(link)
I still haven't seen this film (it's been on my to-watch list for... ages) but I love what you've done with it here. The timing of the pop-up illustration clips is great! Wonderfully creepy!