The Horror Honeys: Supernatural Sunday Jam ~ 'Tourniquet'

Supernatural Sunday Jam ~ 'Tourniquet'





She's made of hair and bone and little teeth
Things that cannot speak
She comes on like a crippled plaything
Spine is just a string
I wrapped our love in all this foil
Silver-tight like spider legs
I never wanted it to ever spoil
But flies will lay their eggs


Before his glam makeover in the early 00s, Marilyn Manson terrified and electrified a generation of music fans with his dirty, scary, horror-driven vocals and visuals. Personally, I was obsessed... much to my mother's traumatized dismay. The 90s was a music video renaissance, and horror-themed music videos were banned left and right, thankfully, up in Canada, MuchMusic wasn't quite as sticky about what they were broadcasting. Directed by Floria Sigismondi (an Italian/Canadian director who also directed Manson's "Beautiful People" video), "Tourniquet" features a makeup-free Manson building his ideal partner - a doll like creature made of dark tortured dreams, emo desires, and beautiful garbage. I'm in love with Manson's nightmare bride, and you might just be too...  ~HH