I recently published a list of 15 scary & bizarre music videos from the 1980s that included diverse offerings from Michael Jackson’s Thriller to Mr. Roboto by Styx and Wild Boys from Duran Duran. What wasn’t included, though, was a truly creepy high school zombie saga that featured makeup by genre FX legend Tom Savini! Why was it excluded? I didn’t know it existed until just recently, as it was banned on MTV.
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Be Chrool To Your Scuel was a track off Twisted Sister’s album Come Out and Play, released in 1985. The song features guest vocals by horror-rock icon Alice Cooper and the video includes a cameo from then-popular comedian Bobcat Goldthwait. As previously mentioned, Savini provided the zombie FX, but he also has a cameo as a teacher who also makes a startling transformation.
Apparently, this video was banned from MTV because of the violence involved, and not necessarily the message that schools and teachers suck. Gotta love that Tom Savini got to showcase his skills as a special effects artist, albeit on much more noticeable low-budget level.