“The Keep” – New Video – Boy 8-Bit

Written by Maximus Aurelius

April 20, 2010 3:28 pm

This is the fantastically weird and wonderful accompanying video for Boy 8-Bits new single The Keep. Wonderfully strange and surreal, and almost sounding like a sound track to an 80’s arcade game, The Keep was inspired by Michael Mann’s movie of the same name; which itself is based on the novel by F. Paul Wilson.

“I’m strangely fascinated by the movie, which is about Nazi’s taking over a citadel in Romania who due to their greed, accidently unleash an ancient evil which has been contained within its walls,” says Boy 8-Bit. “The movie isn’t particularly good, reportedly due to the studio forcing Mann to make savage cuts to most of the film. But it has a really strange atmosphere – with its excess of 80’s sounds and visuals (particularly the ‘Awakenings’ scene where the character Glaeken learns of the demon’s release).”

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