Marilyn Manson music videos

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This article features all music videos by Marilyn Manson from 1994 until 2017.

For a list of cameo appearances made by Marilyn Manson in the music videos of other bands, please see Cameo appearances in music videos.

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Portrait of an American Family Era[edit]

Get Your Gunn[edit]

The music video, directed by Rod Chong, features Manson performing in a damp "attic-like" scene, intertwined by footage of band members and two feisty teenage girls. It did not receive much video play.


"Get Your Gunn"


Lunchbox[edit]

The "Lunchbox" video, directed by Richard Kern, features a boy played by six year old Robert Pierce, whose vocals were also used in the song, being bullied by two older students. The boy goes home, fed up with the way he is treated, and shaves his head and prepares for any future retaliation against the bullies with his metal lunchbox. The boy later goes to the rollerskating rink where Marilyn Manson is performing. The boy gives Manson his lunchbox, which Manson lights on fire and parades around. The video ends with the boy staring into the burning lunchbox. It is one of the few music videos with Manson performing without wearing makeup.


"Lunchbox"


Dope Hat[edit]

The "Dope Hat" music video, directed by Tom Stern, features the band riding a boat through a psychedelic tunnel directly inspired by the 1971 film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, which happens to be one of Manson's favorite films. In the video, the band members perform with many children and people resembling the "Oompa-Loompas" from Willy Wonka aboard the boat.


"Dope Hat"


Smells Like Children Era[edit]

Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)[edit]

In the "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" video, the band performs in an old, decrepit asylum while wearing a variety of strange costumes. The video has a slight blur effect. Many pigeons and a pig, which Manson rides during the climax, are also seen in the video. The video was a gateway to popularity for the band. The director was Dean Karr.


"Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)"


Antichrist Superstar Era[edit]

The Beautiful People[edit]

Directed by Floria Sigismondi, video for "The Beautiful People" has been described as "the creepiest of creepy videos". Filmed in the abandoned Goodenham and Worts distillery in Toronto, Canada, the clip depicts the band performing the song in a classroom-like setting adorned with medical prostheses and laboratory equipment. Intercut with performance footage are scenes of Manson on stilts, wearing a long gown-like costume, aviator goggles, and prosthetic makeup, making him appear bald and grotesquely tall. After being placed in this costume by similarly-attired attendants, he appears at a window to a cheering crowd in a scene reminiscent of a fascist rally, and later stands in the center of a circle while people march around him performing the Hitler salute. Other fast-cut scenes include extreme closeups of crawling earthworms; mannequin heads and hands; the boots of people marching; shots of the individual band members in bizarre costumes; and Manson in back and neck braces and a dental device that retracts the flesh of his mouth with hooks, exposing metallic teeth.

The video premiered on MTV on September 22, 1996 and was nominated for three 1997 Video Music Awards (Best Rock Video, Best Special Effects, Best Art Direction) although it did not win any of these awards.

The video is available on the Lest We Forget (The Best of) bonus DVD, as well as on the VHS compilation God Is in the T.V..


"The Beautiful People"


Tourniquet[edit]

The video for "Tourniquet" features an array of grotesque imagery within a dark and surreal environment. It is mostly concentrated around an odd humanoid, suggested by the lyrics to be a creation of Manson's, propped up on wheels to move. He tends to his creation with the assistance of another child-like creature throughout the video. The video was directed by Floria Sigismondi.


"Tourniquet"


Cryptorchid[edit]

The music video for the song was directed by Elias Merhige and co-directed by Manson. In 1996, Merhige was contacted by Marilyn Manson in regards to producing a music video for "Cryptorchid", the day after he saw Merhige's experimental horror film Begotten. Manson and Merhige met in Los Angeles, California where they would produce the video. Merhige also expressed interest in filming a video for "Antichrist Superstar", which would subsequently be rejected by Interscope Records.

The "Cryptorchid" video uses scenes from Merhige's 1991 experimental horror film, Begotten, with new scenes filmed including Manson to replace the original entity depicted in the film. It was meant to be screened at live performances, during costume changes and intermissions, but this plan did not suffice because the band fell through payment for the projection on the Dead to the World tour. The footage of death and decrepit things shot in fuzzy black and white gave way for its ban from MTV.


"Cryptorchid"


Man That You Fear[edit]

In the music video, directed by Wiz, Manson portrays a man who is condemned to die. He is "chosen" by a blindfolded child who spins around pointing her finger. When she stops spinning, she removed the blindfold and sees the trailer home that she is pointing to — the condemned's home. The video features all events of his last day on earth, leading up to his death by stoning in an isolated location of the desert. The plot is said to be derived from Shirley Jackson's short story The Lottery.


"Man That You Fear"


Long Hard Road Out of Hell[edit]

The music video, directed by Mathew Ralson, was deemed too offensive for television screenings, therefore it has been aired worldwide only a handful of times.

Manson is shown throughout the course of the video naked, or alternatively dressed very feminine and posing like statues of saints and imitating a blood soaked Virgin Mary. He also has an erotic encounter with a girl who in the climax of the video abruptly becomes a deformed man.


"Long Hard Road Out of Hell"


Apple of Sodom[edit]

On November 24, 2009, the music video for "Apple of Sodom" was released, 11 years after it was originally created. It was directed by Joseph Cultice and shot in 1998, in New York City and Los-Angeles. The video seems to mix the gritty darkness of the Antichrist Superstar era with the glam of the upcoming Mechanical Animals era and seems to have been intended as a transition between the two albums. It was eventually shelved due to it's nudity and low budget looks in comparison to The Dope Show which would be released the same year. To quote the director, "I did it myself with Manson, never got much of a release, partly because of the tits, and it was so low budget."


"Apple of Sodom"


Antichrist Superstar[edit]

The music video for the song, directed by Elias Merhige and co-directed by Manson, was filmed sometime during 1996, but remains currently unreleased. It was originally screened at the 1997 San Francisco Film Festival as part of a program titled "Newly Minted Memories". It won a Golden Gate Certificate of Merit in the "Music Video" category. Despite these three known screenings, the video remains absent from all recollections of The Heirophant community, adding to the mystery surrounding it.

In 1996, Merhige was contacted by Marilyn Manson in regards to producing a music video for "Cryptorchid", the day after he saw Merhige's experimental horror film Begotten. Manson and Merhige met in Los Angeles, California where they would produce the "Cryptorchid" video. Merhige also expressed interest in filming a video for "Antichrist Superstar", but wanted to use a bulk of footage outtake that he had already compiled. He shot excess material featuring Manson, then put it together with the pre-existing scenes.

Merhige used military footage from different countries and different wars, that depicted the fascist aspect of the song, but Manson was not quite sure that it represented the criticism that it deserved. It wasn't ultimately Manson's opinion that mattered however because Interscope was appalled by the video. "That's not to say it won't be seen," said Manson, "but I'm not sure if [Merhige] ever had a fair chance of finishing it because of the record company."

Existing knowledge indicates that the music video was 5 minutes and 30 seconds, more or less. It was filmed in black and white, and incorporated footage from Merhige's Begotten, and also of military warfare. Original scenes including Manson were also filmed, although his character role in the video is uncertain. There is a possibility that to consist with the fascist aspect of the song and war scenes compiled for the video, that one of Manson's depictions was not unlike live performances of the song where he would stand dressed formally at a podium, possibly even tearing apart a bible as performances showcased. Henry Rosenthal of San Francisco-based film company Complex Corporation has mentioned his involvement in the production of the video, although according to Manson only he and Merhige were involved. It is not made clear as to whether or not the video was completed however, as Manson himself claimed he, "was not sure if [Merhige] ever had a fair chance of finishing it".

Nearly 13 years after filming "Antichrist Superstar", the video has still not seen proper, or even partial release independently or through Interscope Records as of May 2009, although Manson has expressed interest in releasing it someday. Potential owners of the video are the Complex Corporation in San Francisco, California, Elias Merhige, or even Marilyn Manson.

On June 19, 2010, the music video was leaked on YouTube in its entirety.


"Antichrist Superstar"


Mechanical Animals Era[edit]

The Dope Show[edit]

The "Dope Show" video, directed by Paul Hunter and co-directed by Manson, was filmed during the week of August 8, 1998, and premiered on August 20, 1998. In scenes reminiscent of The Man Who Fell to Earth, Manson appears — red-haired, with his entire body, including prosthetic rubber breasts, covered in white grease paint — as an androgynous extraterrestrial wandering around the Hollywood Hills. He is captured, studied in a laboratory, and eventually transported by limousine to a stage where he and the other members of the band — the fictional band Omēga and the Mechanical Animals — perform the song in concert before hysterical fans who end up rioting and crossing the security barriers. Actor Billy Zane makes a cameo appearance in the limo sequence, as a recording industry executive. This same sequence features parodies of SPIN magazine and The National Enquirer.

Further additional footage for "The Dope Show" can be found on the VHS compilation God Is in the T.V., which includes unused footage of Twiggy Ramirez, Madonna Wayne Gacy and the Goddess Bunny drunk and undressing in the back of a limousine while being observed and mocked by the same people who mocked Manson during his limo scene. There is also an extended cut of the Goddess Bunny's dance scene from the end of the video.

"The Dope Show"'s performance sequence was filmed in front of The District Court on North Spring Street. The Brutalist architecture of the Courthouse did not permit a reasonable angle or height from which to film; instead, the band was placed on top of the trailer of an 18-wheeler transport truck. Cameras situated on mechanical arms, and at a distance across the street, were used to film the dramatic concert shots. These scenes are interspersed with cuts of underground drag performer Johnnie Baima, the Goddess Bunny, dancing in a yellow, sequined dress, similar to that worn by Twiggy Ramirez in the same video. The costumes for the video, including the dresses and Marilyn Manson's red, diamond-patterned boots (which featured a 6-inch sole and heel) were designed jointly by Manson and Terri King. The Goddess Bunny's custom couture sequin gown (worn for the live MTV awards performance), was designed and hand sewn by Kris Hendrickson, aka littlemskris of San Francisco.

The video won a 1999 MTV Video Music Award for "Best Cinematography", as well as the "Maximum Vision" award. It was filmed on standard cinema-grade Kodak 35 mm film stock; the contrast, saturation, and color tinting were all altered dramatically to obtain its vintage look. The video was filmed over two weeks — extreme in comparison to the industry standard of two days. Interscope Records funded the video, while HSI Productions produced and filmed it.

The video is available on the Lest We Forget (The Best of) bonus DVD.

An alternate video for "The Dope Show" found its way to the internet that consists mainly of varying angles of Manson singing along to the song in a white room. This is in fact, B-reel footage shot for the main Dope Show video. Parts of this "alternate video" can be seen in the main video on various TVs and monitors starting around the 2:00 minute mark.


"The Dope Show"
"The Dope Show (Alternative Version)"
"The Dope Show (Extra Footage)"


I Don't Like the Drugs (But the Drugs Like Me)[edit]

The music video, directed by Paul Hunter during the third week of October 1998, is highly surreal and for the majority parodies talk shows. Select scenes feature Manson bound to a crucifix made of televisions (this may refer to the theme of "God is in the T.V."), similar to the epitaph Manson portrays in the video for the "Coma White" single, albeit Manson is 'nailed' to a traditional wooden crucifix in that video. Throughout the video Manson is seen in various places, including a doctor's office, a live television talk show which he disrupts, and an abandoned factory complex, all of which are within a lower-class suburban area. All the people in the video, excluding the band members, are seen with disturbingly large eyes. The climax of the video sees Manson running up the stairs of the factory and jumping from a catwalk between two stairways to escape four, headless soldiers hunting for him on both staircases. This is followed by a scene of a set of televisions laid out on the ground to form a crucifix with Manson's body depicted throughout them; the television where Manson's head would be instead depicts static.


"I Don't Like the Drugs (But the Drugs Like Me)


Rock Is Dead[edit]

The music video, directed by Samuel Bayer, features a basic performance from the band. There are two versions of the video. One is intercut with scenes from the movie The Matrix, while the other has no movie scenes and different camera angles. The music video premiered on MTV during the second week of March 1999.


"Rock Is Dead"


Coma White[edit]

The music video, directed by Samuel Bayer, features a twisted reenactment of the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Manson, portraying Kennedy, is seen with Coma White, played by Rose McGowan, waving to his fans who are clearing way for the car. Halfway through the video Manson is shot, and eventually lays his head on Coma White's lap, dying. In the scenes following Manson is seen nailed to a wooden crucifix, similar to Jesus Christ, and is carried past the onlooking fans in the street. The late actor Matthew Mcgrory who stood over seven feet tall also makes an appearance.

The music video was first alluded to in a February 4, 1999 post by Manson on MarilynManson.net's message board, where Manson revealed "we are making the most beautiful and disturbing video we have ever done-- Coma White." Later in an August 16 post, Manson confirmed that MTV had received the video, but was uncertain if they would air it due to its content. He went on to assure that the video would be included with the then-upcoming home video God Is in the T.V.. Eventually MTV did air the video but only with a disclaimer written by Manson himself.


"Coma White"


Astonishing Panorama of the Endtimes[edit]

The music video was directed by Eric Fogel, showing the band performing as clay figures akin to the style of Celebrity Deathmatch. Manson is dressed in the same outfit as he wore in the "Rock Is Dead" music video. The video begins as a standard performance by the band, but a pair of conjoined monkeys watching a TV with mechanical legs is then seen. The monkeys begin to run after the TV as it runs away from them, but later the TV runs after them, and eventually the monkeys' heads are replaced by a large television screen. The music video ends with the walking TV lying broken.

The first part of the video was used in the episode "Fandemonium II" right before a fight between Manson and Ricky Martin, of which, Manson is the victor.


"Astonishing Panorama of the Endtimes"


Holy Wood (In the Shadow of the Valley of Death) Era[edit]

Disposable Teens[edit]

There were two music videos made for the song, both directed by Samuel Bayer. The original version features prominent symbols of Holy Wood such as Manson playing the pope, and the ape.

The alternate version features a basic performance by the band, with police surrounding the stage. Both versions of the video are available on the Lest We Forget (The Best of) bonus DVD.


"Disposable Teens"
"Disposable Teens (MTV Version)"


The Fight Song[edit]

The "Fight Song" video, directed by Wiz, features the band performing on stage at a football game. The teams playing are typical "jocks" facing against "goths", and, according to the scoreboard, are representative of "Holy Wood" and "Death Valley" (a reference to the album featuring the track, Holy Wood (In the Shadow of the Valley of Death). Though it begins as a standard football game, it takes a destructive turn when a player throws a ball at the scoreboard, causing a small explosion, leading to more havoc as a Death Valley player begins cutting down the goal post and setting it ablaze as the music video ends.

As a side note, the billboard behind the band performing reads "We're all HAPPY To live in America", and all the Death Valley players have the numbers "00" on their uniforms (including Manson, having the numbers painted to his back).


"The Fight Song"


The Nobodies[edit]

The music video begins with children being watched by two oddly dressed, elderly characters with peculiar headsets on. The children seem to be mesmerized by a television showing nothing but static, however their guardians turn it off. Manson is seen in many forms throughout the video, including a devil-like costume in which he appears in when indoors. As the chorus hits, one of the children finds a concealed passageway leading to a snowy forest area where Manson dressed as a tree-like humanoid (as depicted on the single's cover) is singing with the rest of the band behind him. Manson and the children's oppressors begin to have some sort of confrontation as the setting returns back indoors; he pours money from a hollow deer head and scatters it on the floor as the pair kneel down to gather it (this seems to be a trap of Manson's, as when they are kneeling, root-like objects begin to drag them away). Another variation of Manson is later seen, it is similar to the tree-like appearance, though lacking branches and possessing exposed feet in contrast to them being connected to the ground. During the conclusion of the video, Manson and the children are waiting by a machine that is being fed the bodies of the victims of Manson's trap by using the long branches to bring them in. The machine transforms them into a grotesque pie, which the group then begins to eat at a dinner table. The music video has appeared in three forms: the original video, the Against All Gods Remix version (which is nearly identical to the original, however, any scenes of the band members, other than Manson himself, have been replaced with different footage), and the Burn 69 Remix version. The video was directed by Paul Fedor. Alternate video directed by Paul Fedor. This version contains essentially the same concepts though with different scenes throughout.


"The Nobodies"
"The Nobodies (Alternate Version)"


Tainted Love[edit]

The video for "Tainted Love", shot during the weekend of April 21, 2001, begins with Manson pulling up in a 1969 Lincoln, with a skull and cross design on the front and license plate reading "goth thug", to a large house where a party is taking place that fits with "Not Another Teen Movie", in which the song was first featured. As Manson enters the party he brings a "goth" crowd into it and even the party itself takes a "goth" like turn, as girls in black begin to dance with Manson and the party begins to become increasingly Manson-like rather than the sterotypical jocks and cheerleaders seen partying at the beginning of the video. The video was directed by Philip G. Atwell, who is better known for his work on videos with Eminem, Dr. Dre and 50 Cent. The original video aired on MTV featured no nudity and alternate scenes in contrast to the uncensored version released on the Not Another Teen Movie DVD, which also featured a shortened version of The Making of the Video episode. Joey Jordison of Slipknot also makes an appearance.

Manson has said of the video's content that "I hope everyone was able to enjoy the seething sarcasm in the video and notice that it was just plain entertaining to those of us who made it. As I am between records, I really felt the music world needed something a little less serious right now. If you don't get it or like it, that's your call."


"Tainted Love"
"The Making of Tainted Love"


The Golden Age of Grotesque Era[edit]

mOBSCENE[edit]

The music video, co-directed by Manson with Thomas Kloss, features a basic performance by the band in a Swing thirties-esque joint. The costumes worn by the dancers in the video were designed by Manson and then-girlfriend Dita Von Teese, who also has a cameo. Manson explains, "We took our inspiration from Busby Berkeley, U.S.O. shows, WW2 Berlin and Gottfried Helnwein's 'Macbeth.'

A DVD single for "mOBSCENE" was released, including the audio track, plus three pieces of footage directed by Manson, one of them being a behind-the-scenes video for his role as Christina in Party Monster. A VHS tape of "mOBSCENE" was also released exclusively in Mexico which included an interview from the Holy Wood era and a making-of video of the "mOBSCENE" music video.


"mOBSCENE"
"The Making of mOBSCENE"


This Is the New Shit[edit]

The music video, co-directed between Marilyn Manson and the Croenworths, features a basic performance by the band, intertwined with scenes of the band members preparing for a concert in the dressing rooms. An alternate vocal-recording was used with the lyrics "This is the new hit" and the song title reading "This Is the New *Hit."


"This Is the New Shit"
"This Is the New Shit" (Censored version)


(s)AINT[edit]

The music video is notorious for its extremely graphic nature. It primarily features Manson in a hotel room insufflating cocaine (from a table & on a Bible cover), depicting mounds of blood from his nose running down his neck and chest, several S&M scenes, and it involves explicit sexual activity [including masturbating in front of a girl].

The video was banned by Manson's record label in the United States and in Japan and Germany blurring was applied to a particularly graphic scene in which Manson performs cunnilingus. Along with the release of Lest We Forget (The Best of), Manson released a DVD single with the uncut, banned from the label, original version of the music video - which had a limited run of 3000 copies. When the video was uploaded onto the website in November 2005, a further 75 DVD's were offered with orders of Lest We Forget, most of which came with a bible page autographed by Manson.

Eric Szmanda makes a cameo appearance in the video, and he is seen licking Marilyn Manson's neck at one point, with the help of former bassist Gidget Gein. Other participants include Tim Skold, Dita Von Teese, Asia Argento (who also directed the video) and Vanessa Huntoon The video was shot at the Argyle Hotel (now known as The Sunset Tower) in a 2,000 square feet, split-level townhouse suite comprised of a master bedroom and bathroom, sitting room and a powder room. Manson himself financed the production costs for the video.


"(s)AINT"
"(s)AINT Alternate Version"


Lest We Forget Era[edit]

Personal Jesus[edit]

The single was accompanied by a music video directed by Manson and Nathan "Karma" Cox, which features the band members in Tableaux Vivants accompanied by Rear projection images depicting various scenes of American and international political figures such as Joseph Stalin, Benito Mussolini, John F. Kennedy, Mahatma Gandhi, Adolf Hitler and George W. Bush.


"Personal Jesus"


The Nobodies (2005 Against All Gods Mix)[edit]

For this single's release, the video for "The Nobodies" was re-released in an edited format. It is essentially the same as the original video with the one exception being that any footage featuring members of the band other than Manson has been removed. This was most likely done because John 5 and Twiggy appeared in the original video but were no longer in the band at the time of the re-release.


"The Nobodies (2005 Against All Gods Mix)"


Eat Me, Drink Me Era[edit]

Heart-Shaped Glasses (When the Heart Guides the Hand)[edit]

The music video, directed by Marilyn Manson using James Cameron's 3D camera (wrongly believed by some to have been directed by Cameron himself) begins with clips of Manson and Evan Rachel Wood having sex (although the footage is not explicit in any way) with the song "Evidence" playing in the background. After the short sex scene is over, Manson and Evan are shown in a car driving while Manson is taking pictures of Evan posing with a butcher knife. After this, the song begins to play, and Manson is shown performing in front of a crowd in a dimly lit room; Evan stands in the midst of the dancing crowd, literally wearing heart-shaped glasses. The performance is interspliced with scenes of them driving and having sex while blood rains down upon them. At the end of the song, they are shown again driving the car as they utter the words "Together as one - against all others", right before driving off a cliff. The complete music video is over seven minutes long; however, the more common edited version of the video is barely over five minutes, and does not include the lengthy intro. Manson is quoted by The Insider regarding Evan's paycheck for the video appearance "I did insist that Evan be paid the most that any actress has ever been paid in music-video history to be in this, even though she wouldn’t have asked for it. There’s no one else that could’ve been in it, because it was inspired by her.”[1]

The unedited version is hosted on the official site.


"Heart-Shaped Glasses (When the Heart Guides the Hand)"
"Heart-Shaped Glasses (When the Heart Guides the Hand) (Edit)"


Putting Holes in Happiness[edit]

The music video, directed by the famous French filmmaker Phillipe Grandieux, is a simple performance by the band in an unknown, seemingly outdoor area. There is a young girl Manson is seen with many times in the video, and also a small boy who seems to be frightfully screaming from something not seen. Manson has stated in various interviews that select segments of the video were filmed in Germany during the shooting of the "Heart-Shaped Glasses (When the Heart Guides the Hand)" video in April 2007.


"Putting Holes in Happiness"


The High End of Low Era[edit]

Arma-goddamn-motherfuckin-geddon[edit]

On April 3, Polydor Records alluded to the previously unconfirmed music video for "Arma-goddamn-motherfuckin-geddon", saying it will be available no earlier than April 17. On April 6, behind-the-scenes video clips and photos of the song's music video, directed by Delaney Bishop[2] between April 4 and 5, 2009, surfaced, which showed that the video may somewhat parody the visual themes of Antichrist Superstar and The Golden Age of Grotesque. In one scene, Manson stands at a podium similar to the one used during live performances of "Antichrist Superstar", however rather than the podium bearing the era's shock logo, a slightly different logo containing a dollar symbol appears instead. Several of these logos are also hung from the backdrop behind Manson. Another scene involves Manson standing on the hood of a police cruiser singing, while he is crowded by bystanders holding picket signs.

UK television station Channel 4 announced that they would premier the music video during the early hours of April 18, however this did not occur and the station later explained that "due to unforeseen circumstances, the video was not delivered to Channel 4 in time to screen it." They also reported that because other stations had been screening it, Channel 4 did not plan to air it in the future; curiously, this explanation is false. Universal Music later reported that the music video was expected to premier around May 5, however this date was not met either. On May 14 however, the music video, in which Manson and bassist Twiggy, Chris Vrenna and Ginger Fish appear, debuted on NME.com in censored form,[3] before appearing on the band's official website in uncensored form hours later.

Manson has revealed that the music video was filmed using "30 or 40 cameras," but only two of these cameras make up the footage seen in the final video. Manson went on to tell that he is interested in releasing "the 30-camera angle version" as well.[4] Manson also claimed that the song was inspired by an instance where he was driving to the studio and witnessed a 'ruckus' with the police, and that it has a very intentional "Adam Ant/Gary Glitter throwback vibe."[4]

Delaney Bishop, the director for the video, later released an exerpt of the director's cut of the video through his website and can be viewed here. The exerpt the entire second verse and is comprised of footage almost entirely different from the original.


"Arma-goddamn-motherfuckin-geddon"
"Arma-goddamn-motherfuckin-geddon (Director's Cut)"


Running to the Edge of the World[edit]

On September 10th and 11th Manson posted three photos on his Myspace of stills from the video. The first two stills were uploaded to his "video stills from the future" photo album. The third was released the next day in his "My Mobile Photos" photo album.

On November 4th at 6:19PM EST, the video was uploaded to the official website. It had briefly been up under the title 'test1' two days prior, but only for a few hours.

The video was directed by Manson and Nathan "Karma" Cox, who also directed the video for "Personal Jesus". It opens with Manson, dressed in a white shirt singing the song to a camera while partially concealing himself with a curtain. As the bridge and outro of the song play, he beats a woman to death, speculated to represent Evan Rachel Wood, played by Kelly Polk.

One could also draw similarities from the video, to the movie American Psycho. In particular the scene where Marilyn Manson is signing the guestbook, with one glove on, in an identical fashion to Patrick Bateman in the American Psycho movie, featuring Christian Bale.


"Running to the Edge of the World"


WOW[edit]

On May 11th, 2010 a music video for "WOW" was released to Manson's MySpace account. It was directed by Marilyn Manson and consists of nothing more than a two second clip being looped for about six minutes. The clip shows Evan Rachel Wood, in make-up reminiscent of the Black Dahlia, playing with the strap of her dress. According to the video's description it was filmed in 2008, about a year before the album's release, and was a "tor­ture pro­duc­tion tech­nique Manson used to write the song with the boys." Presumably this means the video existed before the song itself. Oddly the video continues for over a minute longer than the song.


"WOW"


Born Villain Era[edit]

No Reflection[edit]

"No Reflection" was released on April 4, 2012 on the Marilyn Manson VEVO channel on YouTube and on the Marilyn Manson website. The video is directed by Lukas Ettlin[5] and edited by Nathan Cox[6].

This music video presents the most cogent plot out of all of the Born Villain music videos. Manson sits with a woman observing young attractive women dancing as if Manson and the woman are auditioning them for something. Manson and several other women are seated at a table, as Manson urges them to partake in the dinner, specifically to drink their glasses. Manson then stands up and boards the entrance to keep anyone from escaping or entering. Manson and the women read from the bible, as suddenly the table magically rises above them and violently crashes to the ground. A fire erupts from the stove behind them. Water from the rain outside the house starts flooding the room, and the girls start regurgitating the poison, and black bile pours from their mouths. A couple of them proceed to smash objects in the house with the butt of a rifle. The woman who Manson was watching the girls with runs to the bathroom and consumes the liquid. Manson rushes in and tries to save her from drinking the poison, but it is too late. Not wanting to see her succumb to the poison, he drowns her in the toilet and leaves the house. The door is still boarded up after Manson disappears, suggesting he escaped the house using supernatural means.

Spliced in between the story is segments of Manson and his band playing in the rain outside. None of the faces in the band are visible except Manson's. Manson's outfit includes tiny black wings on the shoulders, suggesting that his wings have been cut off and he is now mortal again.

Every music video in the Born Villain era exhibits segments of slow motion. This special effect was filmed by Alan Lasky using a special camera. Marilyn Manson spoke about this in an interview with Loudwire.


"No Reflection"


Slo-Mo-Tion[edit]

"Slo-Mo-Tion" was released on August 21, 2012 on the Marilyn Manson VEVO channel on YouTube and on the Marilyn Manson website. The video is directed by Marilyn Manson. The video begins with a long intro showing Manson with a glass bubble around his head and wearing headlights over his eyes. He dances for a bit and then glitter rains down from the ceiling. Manson is then seen injecting himself with presumably drugs and then vomiting liquid from his mouth, not unlike the No Reflection video. Twiggy is prominently featured in the video, as well as Twiggy's girlfriend and an actor from Eastbound and Down (Manson's favorite show) wearing a corset with prosthetic breasts. Manson and Twiggy are seen walking around Los Angeles with a small girl with her breasts exposed, and cuts to another shot of Manson in a wheelchair being pushed by the girl. This is one of the few music videos where Manson is seen playing guitar. The video end abruptly before the ending "This is my beautiful show and everything is shot -- (in slo-motion)" and jump cuts to Manson on a rooftop jostling a gun around before finally pointing it at what appears to be a man on his bicycle. The music video violently shakes and then cuts short.


"Slo-Mo-Tion"


Hey, Cruel World...[edit]

"Hey, Cruel World..." was released on September 28, 2012 on the Marilyn Manson VEVO channel on YouTube and on the Marilyn Manson website. The video was directed by Tim Mattia for ARTV. The video itself is mostly comprised of tour footage with backwards-masked voiceovers of Manson speaking spliced into the beginning and end. During the second "I am among no one", Manson stands alone in a tunnel.


"Hey, Cruel World..."


The Pale Emperor Era[edit]

Deep Six[edit]

"Deep Six" was released on December 19, 2014 on the Marilyn Manson VEVO channel on YouTube.


"Deep Six"


The Mephistopheles of Los Angeles[edit]

"The Mephistopheles of Los Angeles" was released on May 11, 2015 on the Marilyn Manson VEVO channel on YouTube. Directed by Francesco Carrozzini.


"The Mephistopheles of Los Angeles"


Third Day of a Seven Day Binge[edit]

"Third Day of a Seven Day Binge" was released on July 9, 2015 on the Marilyn Manson channel on YouTube.


"Third Day of a Seven Day Binge"


Heaven Upside Down era[edit]

WE KNOW WHERE YOU FUCKING LIVE[edit]

"WE KNOW WHERE YOU FUCKING LIVE" was released on September 15, 2017 on the MarilynMansonVEVO channel on YouTube.


"WE KNOW WHERE YOU FUCKING LIVE"


SAY10[edit]

"SAY10", featuring Johnny Depp, was released on October 10, 2017 on Marilyn Manson's channel on YouTube.


"SAY10"


KILL4ME[edit]

"KILL4ME", featuring Johnny Depp, was released on November 13, 2017 MarilynMansonVEVO on YouTube.


"KILL4ME"


Other Videos[edit]

This section of the article features videos by Manson not classfied as music videos. That includes films, short films and promotional videos.

Autopsy[edit]

"Autopsy" is a two minute short film directed by Marilyn Manson and D. Sardy, released online on November 14, 2000 by Interscope Records. It features an instrumental loop of "GodEatGod", from Marilyn Manson's fourth studio album, Holy Wood (In the Shadow of the Valley of Death), which "Autopsy"'s release coincided with. The short film was hosted by Interscope's official website, and was accessed through running the "START.exe" file included on the Holy Wood album, on a personal computer. "Autopsy" is no longer hosted online and as such, this START.exe file leads to a broken link when accessed. In 2004, the film was re-released as an easter egg on the Lest We Forget (The Best of) bonus DVD, which can be viewed by highlighting Manson's crotch on the Special Features menu.

The video features Manson on an autopsy table, having his cranium opened, from which a fetus is extracted. This could be reference to the birth of the Greek goddess Athena, whom had been the result of a tryst that Zeus had with Metis. Out of fear of Metis conceiving children more powerful than he, Zeus swallowed her. His actions were too late however, as Metis had already conceived Athena from within him. Another interpretation of the short film could be the recurring theme of emotionally neglected children throughout Holy Wood (In the Shadow of the Valley of Death), and this could be the child theoretically hiding within himself.


"Autopsy"


Doppelherz[edit]

Doppelherz is a twenty-five minute short film directed by Marilyn Manson in 2003, using music composed a year prior, in 2002. The name Doppelherz is German for "double-heart". The DVD comes with the original pressings of Marilyn Manson's 2003 album, The Golden Age of Grotesque, released on May 13, 2003. This pressing of the album is now out of print, and the film has yet to see standalone release.


"Doppelherz"


Born Villain Trailer[edit]

"Overneath the Path of Misery" serves as part of the score for the short film/trailer Born Villain. Below is snippets of "Overneath the Path of Misery" pasted together.


"Born Villain Trailer"


Trivia

  • The video was released on Salvador Dali's birthday.
  • The song differs from the album version as this version is in the demo stages, while the album version has much harder guitars and more ambient synths.

The Show[edit]

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"The Show"


Marilyn Manson shot exclusively by Rankin at the British Fashion Awards 2016[edit]

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Third Day of a Seven Day Binge audio track[edit]

The "Third Day of a Seven Day Binge" audio track was released on October 26, 2014 on the Marilyn Manson channel on YouTube and on the Marilyn Manson website.


"Third Day of a Seven Day Binge"


Cupid Carries a Gun audio track[edit]

The "Cupid Carries a Gun" audio track was released on January 7, 2015 on the Marilyn Manson Youtube channel and on the Marilyn Manson website.


"Cupid Carries a Gun"


References[edit]

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  3. Marilyn Manson premieres new video. NME.com. May 14, 2009.
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