Today's featured clip is not only dripping with slime, blood and various other unidentified gloopy substances, but it's also a rather heartbreaking little film, thanks to the melancholy strains of Brooklyn art-rock unit Yeasayer and a touching (and pretty brave) performance by Kristen Bell (Scream 4).
Directed by Andreas Nilsson, “Madder Red” is the story of a woman and her pet monster, a baby-sized mutant which is basically a fleshy mass of limbs, eyes and oozing orifices... and it's dying. Bell totally sells the scenario – the unsettling creature effects help too, of course – and you'll actually feel heartbroken for her character (well, at least I did).
“Madder Red” comes from Yeasayer's acclaimed 2010 album Odd Blood. The band's latest, Fragrant World, was released last fall. Hear, see and learn more at their official site.