Good news: Marilyn Manson is still terrifying. The shock-rocker has a new video for his new song “Born Villain” and it’s more than six minutes of intensely dark imagery and torture scenes inspired by Shakespeare’s “Macbeth.” Watch below.
Perhaps stranger than the video itself is Manson’s choice in directors: the Antichrist Superstar collaborated with Shia LaBeouf on “Born Villain” after being impressed by LaBeouf’s directing on Kid Cudi’s “Maniac” video. “I played ‘Maniac’ for [Manson], and he freaked the f**k out,” LaBeouf told MTV. “Manson goes crazy. Manson’s like, ‘I want you to do my video.'” LaBeouf originally revealed his collaboration with Manson back in June on “Live With Regis & Kelly,” where co-host Kelly Ripa’s reaction was shockingly zealous.
Marilyn Manson Working With Shia LaBeouf
If you’re easily grossed out, be careful around the 4:17 mark of the NSFW clip. Unless, of course, you enjoy graphic depictions of needles going through girls’ faces.