WarbeastEric Younkin

Warbeast Debut 18-Minute Horror Film For “Hitchhiker”


Warbeast have premiered an ambitious music video for their track “Hitchhiker“. The clip is essentially an 18-minute short film that features actor Ed Neal, with the song itself inspired by Neal‘s hitchhiker character in the 1974 horror classic ‘The Texas Chain Saw Massacre‘. Warbeast‘s now former vocalist Bruce Corbitt said of the video:

“I’ve actually had this idea of using Ed Neal for a music video for a long time. So after we knew for sure that we were going to include a song called “Hitchhiker” on the new Warbeast album. Obviously the timing was right to make this old idea become a new reality.

The lyrics for the song are based on Ed’s character from the original Texas Chain Saw Massacre. But this short film/music video is not related to that movie plot in any way. This is really just a silly script and a band having fun working on our final project together. Ed was a complete professional and great to work with… and we are excited to have him starring in this. But like I said… this film isn’t to be taken serious… so I hope you have as much fun watching it as we had making it.

Thanks to Michael Huebner and 12 Pound Productions for doing a great job filming and editing this video. I also got to give a shout-out to Lee Russell and Gas Monkey Live for allowing us to film the music portion of this film there.”

Warbeast‘s final album “Enter The Arena” is in stores now. The band were recently forced to call it a day in light of Corbitt being diagnosed with esopagheal cancer. You can help out with his medical bills here.

[via Metal Injection]