Vampires eat up the city in a new 80s-inspired music video from Justified Films called Bright Lights, Dark Shadows.
Set to the tune of the synth-pulsing song “All Night” by Tokyo Rose featuring LeBrock and Ultraboss, the video follows the plight of a man (Sean Gloria) who has caught the eye of a sexy goth babe at a bar.
She isn’t shy about getting her fangs into him during a night of passion and now he is driven by a thirst for blood and must feed on strangers himself.
Enter an imposing drifter played by Paul Wilson carrying a large firearm with a laser sight. He’s on a mission to rid the world of the undead one bullet at a time.
Ryan Justice (Followers) directs this neon-infused video that’s revives everything that made 80s VHS horror movies so great. It feels like The Hunger meets Miami Vice.
That vibe is also thanks to Tokyo Rose’s song throughout the film which plays like an ethereal electronica dream circa 1984.
The marriage of the two mediums makes for a moody experience drenched in retro-box art and nostalgia.
“I’m a huge fan of the 80s,” says Justice. “This project is a huge homage to both cinematic styles of Tony Scott & Joel Schumacher. Also, we took great influence from 80s writers Bret Easton Ellis (Less Than Zero, American Pyscho) and Jay McInerney (Bright Lights, Big City).”
“Most of my projects take place around the 80s,” he adds. “I’m sort of obsessed and I want my stories to take place there. If all goes well my next feature film will be a thriller taking place in the summer of ‘86.”