Arcade Fire unveil horror film starring James Murphy, Andrew Garfield, Peter Gabriel and more

Complete with cheesy ’80s end credits.

We’ve seen Flying Lotus’s gruesome animated video and Dizzee Rascal’s slasher homage, but Arcade Fire have raised the bar with their Halloween contribution – a 20-minute horror movie titled Festi.

Directed by “Noreen Bauble”, which Pitchfork points out is one of the band’s previously-used pseudonyms, the film starts off as a behind-the-scenes tour diary but soon turns spooky. Will Butler is celebrating his 27th birthday, but the occasion is tainted by the spectre of the 27 Club and the ghost of Jim Morrison.

Guest stars include Terry Gilliam, ZZ Top, James Murphy (playing a sad DJ), Peter Gabriel (a security guard), Andrew Garfield (Spiderman, of course), Fleet Foxes (as bearded singers), The National’s Bryce and Aaron Desser (creepy twins) and Slash as himself, with a performance of ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’. Check it out below.

 

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