On October 28, 2013, shock rocker Marilyn Manson teamed up with “Funny or Die” to participate in a Halloween exclusive video anthology titled “Are These Tales Spooky To You?” parodying the old Nickelodeon show “Are You Afraid Of The Dark (1991- 2000).”
In the 23 minute skit Manson meets up with the “The Inner Circle of the Scary Storytellers Crew” (read: “The Midnight Society”) and must tell five scary stories in order to be initiated in to club. The trouble with Manson’s interpretation of scary is that even on a pubescent level, it’s weird- not creepy- just weird.
While Manson’s bizarre tales don’t seem to do the trick in scaring the youngsters, he actually strikes comedic gold more than once throughout the scene.
The video has been making its way across the Internet and in true Halloween fashion, anything that can combine the terrifying with the hilarious solicits equal praise and attention. Just hearing Manson flippantly use and gesticulate words like “mouth hole” and “glory hole” are more than enough to leave to you in stitches even if the off-color humor in some of his stories don’t.
The skit has garnered so much attention even the generally surly and ludicrous men of MetalSucks.net bothered to have laugh about it and re-post it. We don’t want to give away too much of the goings on in this comedic enterprise, but one thing’s for sure, if music ever fails him, Manson’s always got a shot in comedy.