When Up Meets Dead Island


I’ve long thought that if you put the famous Dead Island trailer piano track to any video, it makes whatever you’re watching infinitely more sad. The haunting melody stays with you, and has potent effects even when not paired with the original source material.

So what happens if you put it with a scene that’s ALREADY extremely sad? Get ready to grab some kleenex. The video above lays the track over the Ellie and Carl intro scene from Up, which is one of the most heart-wrenching movie moments in recent memory already. What amplifies the effect even further is that magically the track really seems to line up with what’s happening onscreen, particularly when she’s tightening his ties and when he floats the balloon over to her in the hospital.

Anyway, I hope you weren’t planning on being happy today.


  1. Matthias September 28, 2011
  2. C September 28, 2011
  3. pepper September 29, 2011
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