David Lynch and Interpol team up for creepy animated short Red Button Man

Ah David Lynch, his weirdness knows no boundaries! Only he could pull off something like this and make it some damned terrifying. The simple concept of a bizarre looking character with a huge nose simply obsessed with pushing a red button could not look more creepy and unsettling, and the added brilliance of Interpol’s gloriously dark music just lifts the whole thing into the realms of brilliance.

Interpol met with Lynch three years a go and drank coffee (as you would in a meeting with Lynch, lots of it!) and discussed their love of his work. Interpol are huge Lynch fans, see. Last year they met up again, and Lynch told them about his idea for the Red Button Man character and the band liked the idea instantly and decided on a song to go with it. The song of choice was ‘Lights’ and Interpol even used the video for the backdrop of their Coachella show.

In other Lynch news, according to NME magazine, the artist is also involved in a music project to raise money for his own foundation, which promotes the teaching of transcendental meditation techniques. The compilation album, entitled Download for Good, features tracks by Iggy Pop, Tom Waits, Peter Gabriel, Maroon 5, Ben Folds, Moby, Charlatans, Alanis Morissette, and the Dresden Dolls’ Amanda Palmer.

(Source: FEARnet)

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A keen enthusiast and collector of all horror and extreme films. I can be picky as i like quality in my horror. This doesn't necessarily mean it has to be a classic, but as long as it has something to impress me then i'm a fan. I watch films by the rule that if it doesn't bring out some kind of emotive response then it aint worth watching.

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