There’s a kind of Tumblr-esque aggregator site out there that I occasionally peruse for what I’ll call “signs of the zeitgeist,” or “what them kids what won’t get offa my lawn are wasting their lives with now.” Occasionally I see something that’s captured enough interest to spark a fandom of sorts, and today’s such thing is an animated music video for a song called “Ghosts” by Mystery Skulls. I saw several character images go by and the art style intrigued me, so I managed to “discover” a song that’s been out since February, only missing out on being the first one to do so by about 3 million+ views.
Note: There is one use of a salty expletive in the tune, but I didn’t notice until I looked up the lyrics. Chances are, unless you’re really listening for it, it’ll just stroll by with nary a wave in your direction.
If you’re a fan of Scooby-Doo and like to play “spot the kitsune,” among other things, you’ll probably find yourself speculating about hidden meanings and details as you watch:
Pretty nice, eh? You can consult the YouTube comments for viewer ideas about what’s going on there, or you can hit the Mystery Skulls wiki and scroll down to the link marked “fan theories” for a more concise collection of what may or may not be going on in that haunted mansion.
There’s also a more official video for this song, which does harbor one jump-scare at the end, but it also has a rather funky take on a classic horror movie, proving that a musical based on The Exorcist could be the next big thing on Broadway.