Analysing Fall Out Boy’s Video – A Little Less Sixteen Candles, A Little More‘Touch Me’.The video is pastiche of old vampire and horror films. It starts with titles reminiscentof films such as ‘War of the Worlds’, red, bold writing outlined in black.It also includes references to films such as ‘Interview with the Vampire’ (thevampires who arrive near the end of the video are dressed like Lestat and Louis, italso references Alex’s Droogs from Cock Work Orange), and ‘Lost Boys’ (Youngteenage vampires).This video is post modern because it is tongue in cheek, a humorous parody on teenvampire films, such as ‘The Lost Boys’, ‘Twilight’, and ‘True Blood’. It uses devicestypical of the horror genre, such as shots at night, and teens kissing in a car then beingattacked, but the violence is over the top to the point where it becomes funny ratherthan frightening.The video is aimed at teenagers who are fans of the ‘vampire craze’. Many teenagersare becoming interested in books and films about vampires because it is a metaphorfor loneliness and solitude, and teenagers can relate to that; the vampire trait ofthirsting for blood can also be a link to sexual desire. Fall Out Boy have chosen topresent their lead singer as a vampire, largely because their audience (teenage girls)will find this sexy.I would class this video as both an advert and art. The fact that Fall Out Boy haschosen to use vampires as the subject of their music video in a time where masses ofteenager girls are becoming obsessed with the vampire craze would be toocoincidental to suggest that it had nothing to do with sales. However, the post modernand parodying nature of the video also makes it a clever piece of art, using somereferences (such as ‘Clock Work Orange’) which would go over the head of thetypical teenage girl, and shows that Fall Out Boy have put more thought and effortinto the content of the video than if they were just trying to sell to their audience.It is quite ironic, in fact, that this video, which is extremely popular with vampireobsessed teenage girls, is actually making a comment on come and go fads. For thisreason I think that this video is very clever.