Cool Horror Videos: Phantasm and Possession collide for Massive Attack

Last Updated on July 21, 2021

I can't say I ever expected to see Rosamund Pike, a Bond girl and the GONE GIRL herself, facing off with a PHANTASM-esque sphere or re-enacting Isabelle Adjani's POSSESSION subway freak-out, but that glorious sight is exactly what director Ringan Ledwidge has gifted us with in the video for the song "Voodoo in My Blood" by Massive Attack, featuring Young Fathers.

The video starts with an uneasy Pike making her way down into the subterranean corridors of the Joe Strummer Subway, where she is confronted by a floating sphere that is very much like the ones featured in the 1979 Don Coscarelli classic PHANTASM. Taking control of her mind, that sphere soon has her thrashing around much like Adjani did in the most famous moment from the underseen 1981 film POSSESSION, which was directed by Andrzej Zulawski (who just recently passed away).

PHANTASM has gotten some nice nods from the mainstream in the last year; JJ Abrams' Bad Robot is giving the film a 4K restoration and it inspired the name of a character in Abrams' STAR WARS: EPISODE VII – THE FORCE AWAKENS. It's nice to see it continue to get attention, and to see POSSESSION receive some recognition as well.

Source: Massive Attack

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Cody is a news editor and film critic, focused on the horror arm of, and writes scripts for videos that are released through the JoBlo Originals and JoBlo Horror Originals YouTube channels. In his spare time, he's a globe-trotting digital nomad, runs a personal blog called Life Between Frames, and writes novels and screenplays.