Ghost Pull Inspiration From ‘The Shining’ In Eerily Funny New Video

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Tobias Forge performing as Cardinal Copia of the band Ghost at Barclays Center on December 15, 2018 in New York City
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Swedish metal titans Ghost are back with the first new episode of their beloved web series in five months. The Addams Family-reminiscent videos are filled with humor, eerie moments, and a look into the backstory of the band’s enigmatic characters.

Episode seven follows the story of how Cardinal Copia (Tobias Forge) is going about taking the place of Papa Nihil. The saxophone player that tours with the band in real life is not happy about being replaced by the Cardinal, and fully believes he’s not ready for the responsibility.

Some would argue that clips of Cardinal riding around on a tricycle support that point…

Along with continuing the story, the new video also gives a clear nod the Stephen King’s The Shining. “All work and no play makes Papa a bad dad,” Papa Nihil unconsciously types.

“There’s gotta be a gas leak,” Cardinal Copia notes after a few more surreal instances of assumed hallucinations occur. Watch the hilarious new video above.

Chapter 7: New World Redro is perfectly timed as the teaser for The Shining follow-up Doctor Sleep just debuted yesterday (June 13). It also comes as no surprise after Tobias Forge revealed his love for filmmaking and shared he would likely be fully committed to it if he wasn’t in Ghost.