Dio & Coscarelli: ‘The Last In Line’

Once again I’ve had the pleasure of being published by We Are The Mutants. This time the site hosts my exploration into the political and cultural significance of the 1984 music video for Dio’s metal track ‘The Last In Line’. This bizarre monsterwork was directed by cult film legend Don Coscarelli (of Phantasm and Beastmaster fame). Far more than a mere promo clip for Dio’s mighty anthem, ‘The Last In Line’ is just as confrontational and innovative as any of Coscarelli’s feature film work:

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