In a hauntingly captivating move just in time for Halloween, Bad Bunny has taken on the iconic role of Nosferatu in his latest music video, "Baticano," a track from his chart-topping album, "Nadie Sabe Lo Que Va a Pasar Mañana." Directed by Stillz, the music video pays homage to the 1922 German Expressionism classic, "Nosferatu," featuring eerie angles, shadows, and the eerie aura of the original.
The video introduces Steve Buscemi as a fatherly figure and mad scientist, offering words of reassurance to the pointy-eared creature, "they're not ready for you in this world. But you are beautiful. Remember that. You are too perfect for this world." Bad Bunny's portrayal follows in the footsteps of Max Schreck, whose performance in the original film left an indelible mark in the horror genre.
It's worth noting that Willem Dafoe even reprised the role of Schreck in "Shadow of the Vampire," exploring the idea that Schreck might have been a real vampire.
Bad Bunny's Eerie Transformation
Throughout the video, Bad Bunny captures the essence of the character, embracing the darkness and mystery that surround Nosferatu.
This intriguing reinterpretation of the classic vampire character adds a unique twist to the music video, making it a must-watch for both Bad Bunny fans and horror enthusiasts. "Baticano" is just one of the 21 songs from Bad Bunny's latest album, "Nadie Sabe Lo Que Va a Pasar Mañana," which has achieved remarkable success.
All 21 songs from the album have entered the Billboard H*t 100, with "Baticano" making its debut at No. 78. This album marks his fifth solo studio release, following the massive success of "Un Verano Sin Ti" in the previous year.
Notably, "Nadie Sabe Lo Que Va a Pasar Mañana" spent an impressive 13 weeks atop the Billboard 200 albums chart and claimed the top spot on the year-end Billboard 200, making it the first Spanish-language album to achieve such a feat.
Spotify also recognized the album's popularity by confirming it as the most-streamed album in a single day on the platform in 2023. As Bad Bunny continues to push creative boundaries and make headlines in the music industry, fans eagerly anticipate what's next from this talented Puerto Rican superstar.
With a penchant for blending artistry and storytelling, he has once again left his mark in the world of music and visual storytelling with "Baticano."