The video for Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space” has rightly been billed as the singer’s Gone Girl moment. But why not take the comparison one step further, and match the film’s horror-like trailers with a similar cut of Swift’s video?
That is exactly what Slate did, transforming Taylor’s version of Amy Dunne into nothing short of a full on horror movie villain.
Joseph Kahn’s original music video looks so cinematic and employs enough trappings of the horror and thriller genre to make such an edit an easy comparison to make. Here’s the original for comparison—in which, though it’s obvious Swift was in on the joke, she doesn’t even need the horror-trailer editing to be scary.