Avenged Sevenfold is an absolutely phenomenal group of musicians so my friends and I decided to make a music video for this song. The organization of the film is rather confusing, so here's a quick plot line summary.
Sister (Purple and Black Hair) - Alana Rune
Mother (Red Hair) - Lexi
Victim/Daughter (Black Hair) - Ivana
Murderer (Brown Hair) - Alex
(Listed in order of initial appearance in the video)
Present Time: The mother and sister attend the daughter's funeral. The sister cries, unable to hide her sense of loss for her sibling. The mother remains stoic, refusing to acknowledge her turmoil in fear of her emotional balance collapsing completely.
The sister is seen crying on the stairs, unaware that her sister's tormented ghost is visiting her in an attempt to ease her loss.
(The black and white scenes indicate past events)
Past Event: The murderer enters the home and sneaks up to the victim's room while she sleeps. He threatens her with a knife, and attempts to take advantage of her.
Present Time: The sister takes a walk to the park to be alone, and reminisce.
Past Event: The two siblings sit on the bridge together, talking and bonding.
Present Event: The sister sits on the bridge crying with her sister's ghost next to her.
Past Event: The victim runs and tries to escape while her sister sleeps in the next room, and her mother is passed out on the toilet bowl after drinking too much. Neither of them are awake to save her.
Present Event: The sister leaves for school without any sense of motivation.
Past Event: The victim runs out the front door to escape the murderer.
Present Event: The sister sees the murderer at her school and realizes she knows the killer. She returns home even more disheartened, and not even the puppy her mother bought to ease the pain can help. Her mother starts yelling at her when she walks in, drunk and angry. The sister runs up the stairs and her sister's ghost is seen again.
Past Event: The victim runs out the front door, but the killer catches up with her in the front yard and takes her life. The sister wakes up when she hears the yelling, and follows the sound to the front yard where she finds her dead sibling. She runs down the street in an attempt to follow the murderer.
Present Event: The ghost of the sister passes on.