The 13th Floor

If You’re Terrified of the Dentist, Don’t Watch This Video

Not surprisingly, the amazing visual style of director Peter Strickland (BERBERIAN SOUND STUDIO, THE DUKE OF BURGUNDY) lends itself well to the musical format… and his new video for the track “Never Enough” by UK-based synth duo The KVB captures much of that same sexually confusing, vaguely threatening and totally dreamlike vibe that has become his signature.


The award-winning director is apparently a big fan of the band, particularly of their new album OF DESIRE, from which “Never Enough” is the latest single… but it’s one specific and personally traumatic experience that influenced his concept for the short film.


“I had three wisdom teeth taken out when the album came out,” Strickland told Film4, “and somehow the various nocturnal anxieties I felt when falling asleep to the album ended up in this video.”


Needless to say, if you have similar anxieties about sitting in the dentist’s chair, this video isn’t going to put your mind at ease — no matter how attractive the patient in this clip may be.

Especially when these dental training dummies make their horrifying debut.


OF DESIRE is available now from Invada Records, who have also released exclusive soundtrack albums for HANNIBAL, EX MACHINA, BONE TOMAHAWK, BASKIN and 30 DAYS OF NIGHT.

Now… open wide!