Mr. Eff just released his first full-length The Parallel on Giallo Disco Records, and it is filled with all kinds of sleazy synthwave treats. The “Midnight Predator” video is a little slice of genre tastiness that leaves you wanting more. Taking his name from a character in Jhonen Vasquez’s Johnny the Homicidal Maniac comic book, who became the personification of his hallucinations, Mr. Eff truly embodies his moniker weaving dark synth delights.
The gorgeously produced video, directed by Charlie Gerszewski, follows a member of a snowy cult trying to escape, being pursued by other members, until a mysterious force intervenes. The imagery taps into that 80’s nostalgia vibe and is reminiscent of the blockbuster hit series Stranger Things or the recent film Midnight Special.
The music is clearly inspired by the work of Tangerine Dream and John Carpenter and truly begs for the cinematic treatment anchored in the imagery of B-movies and genre delights. This video truly revels in the red light, vintage tech, classic Chevrolets and telekenisis that only a Prophet 5 synth line could do justice. This is a synthwave video done right.
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Watch the sci-fi goodness of “Midnight Predator” below: