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Aphex Twin: Come to Daddy (1997)

The video opens with an old woman walking a dog in a grimy, industrial setting. The dog urinates on an abandoned television lying on the pavement, causing it to sputter unexpectedly into ... See full summary »

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Chris Cunningham
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Credited cast:
Karen Anderson Karen Anderson ... Little People
Aphex Twin ... Aphex Twin
Nikki Bond Nikki Bond ... Little People (as Nikki McInness)
Matthew Hoxley Matthew Hoxley ... Little People
Damian Keane Damian Keane ... Little People
Coral Lorne Coral Lorne ... Granny
Kiran Shah ... Little People
Al Stokes ... Thin Man
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The video opens with an old woman walking a dog in a grimy, industrial setting. The dog urinates on an abandoned television lying on the pavement, causing it to sputter unexpectedly into life, and a distorted and warping headshot of Richard D. James chants the lyrics. This unleashes a spirit, accompanied by a gang of small children, all of whom bear James' grinning face and who appear to inhabit the abandoned buildings. The children go around wreaking havoc, trashing an alley and chasing a man into his car. The thin man emerges from the television, screams in the woman's face, then gathers the children around him.

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chilling genius
10 September 2017 | by framptonhollisSee all my reviews

Chris Cunningham is the imaginative madman behind such videos as "Rubber Johnny" and "All is Full of Love", and, in my opinion, he's one of the finest filmmakers and artists currently working. "Come to Daddy" is among his many collaborations with Aphex Twin, whose music matches the deranged and creative genius of Cunningham's limitless mind perfectly. It's a quick, intense film; one that is only six minutes in length but still attains the scope of a mega million dollar three hour Hollywood epic while also being original and surprisingly (or not so surprisingly if you're familiar enough with Cunningham's work) scary. Some of the visuals here will stick with me for the rest of my life, and I don't mind that at all! It's good to be creeped out every now and then, and it's even better if you enjoy it! And, by God, this is the kind of demented, violent, anarchic, insane, absurd, and surrealistic film that I enjoy!


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October 1997 (UK) See more »

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